Recap: Artisan Made Show: Spring 2020 Edition

In case you missed it today, the Artisan Made Show: Spring 2020 Edition was a huge success. Our show lineup included six of our member artisan entrepreneurs from five states: Oklahoma, Connecticut, Wyoming, California, and Louisiana. As you know, the Artisan Made Show makes it fun and easy for you Meet the Makers | Shop the Brands. Here are the streams from today's show, along with shopping … [Read more...]

Product Liability Coverage for Handmade Hand Sanitizer

Effective Immediately, Indie Business Network members with product liability insurance through IBN's program with Veracity Insurance Services have coverage to handmade hand sanitizer, so long as they are in compliance with FDA's Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency. We are so excited to partner with Veracity to … [Read more...]

New Member Benefit: Yoga and Stretch LIVE With Kim Jones

I am excited to announce the newest addition to our Indie Business Fit Club -- Yoga and Stretch with Kim Jones, perfectly timed to support the physical, emotional, and mental wellness of our members as they simultaneously lead their businesses and face down COVID-19. Kim will host two classes a week. We'll start the week on Mondays at 8:30am ET with a time of calm and peace that eases us … [Read more...]

March 2020 Indie Chat: Branding: Questions, Answers, and WhatNot

One of the benefits of IBN membership is a live monthly Indie Chat with someone who has mastered a topic that will help you be successful in your Maker business. Indie Chats events are great opportunities to learn and grow in our supportive community, and to meet some of the people who can help you make your business more profitable and fun. Branding: Questions, Answers, and WhatNot A … [Read more...]

Support Small Business: #Safehands

Click here to get handmade soap deals now! The challenge is real and we are all feeling the strain. Nevertheless, according to the World Health Organization, one thing we can all do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wash our hands often, and there's no better place to get the soap needed to do that than from Indie Business Network members right now -- and with a deal … [Read more...]

Introducing IBN’s Virtual Coworking and Accountability Program

As a virtual organization with 20 solid years of experience helping Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs use technology to build their and brands, IBN is uniquely situated to train entrepreneurs to maximize the use of technology for the benefit of their brands. At no time in IBN's 20 years of service is this more important than it is now. To help our members thrive as we move forward in this … [Read more...]

Introducing IBN’s Collaborative Financial Leadership Program

We have all heard the news. We are all experiencing collective fallout. In the wake of COVID-19, the Indie Business Network is facing an unprecedented opportunity to serve our members better as they lead their businesses through this time of freakish uncertainty. At IBN, we’re committed to helping you thrive in these turbulent times. As supply chains are temporarily disrupted and local and … [Read more...]

Plan Your Life First! [Indie Method™]

Plan Your Life First is Step 1 of the Emerge Phase of the Indie Method, my step-by-step, entrepreneurial training curriculum that helps you build a solid business foundation, increase your income, and use your business to create the life you love. As a result of leading the Indie Business Network for nearly two decades, I receive a lot of questions from people wanting me to share my tips on … [Read more...]

Help Holly Port, the Bath Fizzy Queen, Beat Cancer!

Sadly, Holly Port has transitioned, but you can still click links here to support her family and the Lotion Bar Cafe. If you've followed me for any period of time, you know that my favorite thing about entrepreneurship is not the money, but the amazing relationships I have been blessed to nurture and cultivate over my twenty years in business. Along the way on my entrepreneurial journey, one of … [Read more...]

Melissa Troupe of Mocha Whip [Maker Stories: Episode 73: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 73 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today's Maker Story introduces you to Melissa Troupe of MochaWhip in West Palm Beach, Florida. Melissa makes whipped vegan body butter with ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, and aloe juice. Mocha Whip products can be found online and at dozens of Whole Foods Market locations throughout Florida. As you'll enjoy learning in this … [Read more...]