Celebrating 20 Years

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Indie Business Network! Twenty years ago today, IBN was founded with the goal of helping women to maximize their potential through small business ownership, and with the vision that every woman in the universe would know without a doubt that she could support herself and her family by selling something she made with her own hands. Rather than cut and … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Content That Converts with Christine Laureano

In less than 48 hours, I will board a flight headed to the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. If you had asked me 10 years ago when I announced the first Indie Cruise that I'd still be hosting it, I would absolutely told you, "No." But here we are, and what a ride it is. This is one of a series of posts in which I share some of the … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Let’s Talk CBD with Kayla Fioravanti

As you may know, later this month, I will host the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. Tickets are sold out, but I wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing presenters who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us when we gather in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past six … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Destination Photography with Nikie Wishnow

As you may know, later this month, I will host the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. Tickets are sold out, but I wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing presenters who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us when we gather in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. Just like any other special adventure experience, you … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Nia with Maria: Moving to Heal

As you may know, later this month, I will host the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. Tickets are sold out, but I wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing presenters who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us when we gather in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. As an entrepreneur, you probably know what it's like to … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Stretching and Yoga With Kim

As you may know, later this month, I will host the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. Tickets are sold out, but I wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing presenters who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us when we gather in Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. As you surely know as a creative entrepreneur, small … [Read more...]

Make Your Business Support Your Life: Indie Business Podcast: Episode 71

Welcome to Episode 71 of the Indie Business Podcast, all about how to make your business support your life! If you’ve listened to even just a few of our interviews with amazing Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs, you’ve surely noticed that most of them have one powerful personal entrepreneurial purpose in common. Here it is: they are all determined to grow a business that allows them to … [Read more...]

The Indie Business Network 2020 Member Badge Is Here!

Let Your Customers and Colleagues Know That Your Membership is Current! The new 2020 Indie Business Network member badge is here! Indie Business Network members in good standing can log in and grab the code (without the watermark) for the badge for our 20th anniversary year. After you log in, choose the "Get Your Member Badge" icon from the Dashboard, and follow the prompts to display your … [Read more...]

Indie Business Network: 2019 Year In Review

It's hard to fathom, but 2019 is nearly over, and with its conclusion comes the time for an amazing celebration for us here at the Indie Business Network. I'll get to that in a few minutes, but first, I'm excited to reflect with genuine joy and happiness at the pleasure it has been to serve my members for yet another great year. In 2019, IBN introduced several new member benefits, watched … [Read more...]

Marissa Bethoney of Precious Skin Elixirs [Maker Stories: Episode 70: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 70 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today's Maker Story introduces you to Marissa Bethoney of Precious Skin Elixirs in Boxford, Massachusetts. Marissa left a decade-long career as a jeweler to create a business that allowed her to feel better about simultaneously leading a business and being a mother. As you'll enjoy learning in this episode, Marissa's business is more … [Read more...]