Save the Date: Indie Business Network 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration

A thrilling moment is on the horizon for the Indie Business Network as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of our 25th year of continuous service! Thanks to the unwavering support of our extraordinary members, we’re gearing up to commemorate a quarter-century of dedicated service to small business owners across North America. Our journey began in…

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Let Your Customers Be Your Guide with Robbin Turner of Violet Botanical Skincare – Indie Business Podcast Episode 99

Welcome to Episode 99 of the Indie Business Podcast! On this episode, you’ll meet Robbin Turner of Violet Botanical Skincare in Los Angeles, CA. One of the first things you might notice about the Violet Botanical brand is the gorgeous violet blue bottles in which each product is  carefully packaged. The bottles are not only beautiful,…

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March 2024 Indie Business Book Club: Worthy

If you’ve ever struggled with self-doubt or generally felt like you don’t have what it takes to truly achieve your highest dreams and aspirations, then our March 2024 Indie Business Book Club pick just may be the super catalyst you need right now. Authored by Jamie Kern Lima, co-founder with her husband of It Cosmetics,…

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Give a Gorgeous Floral Gift That Outlasts Traditional Bouquets

Everyone loves getting a beautiful bouquet of flowers spilling over with roses, tulips, and sunflowers. But the joy of fresh-cut blossoms lasts only a few days before they wind up in the trash. Instead of gifting flowers that will soon wilt and wither, how about a floral-inspired gift that’ll last for weeks? Forget fresh-cut stems…

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5 Ways a Podcast Can Help You Sell More Products

One of the questions most frequently asked questions I receive from entrepreneurs is how to more effectively market their products. One marketing tool I suggest because it works, almost without fail, is a podcast. If you are struggling to take your marketing efforts to a new level, it may be time to consider a podcast.…

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Get Kissably Soft Lips With These 9 Super-Silky Lip Balms

Punxsutawney Phil has made his declaration: spring’s coming early this year! With a swift debut of Spring Fever on the horizon—now’s the time to get your lips kissably smooth for the season of romance. Nuzzle up to this list of handmade lip balms, polishes, and oils and get ready to plant a big smooch on…

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9 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Sweeten Your Honey’s Day

The season of love is swiftly approaching—Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! This is the year you truly sweep your sweetie off their feet with a thoughtful gift to indulge their senses. From candles to room scents, love notes to all-day pampering, this list of handmade Valentine’s Day gifts show your partner, spouse, bestie,…

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February 2024 Indie Business Book Club: Unreasonable Hospitality

Hospitality is defined as “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.” The benefits of offering high degrees of hospitality in your business become obvious when you consider how important it is to make every effort to receive your customers and clients in ways that reflect how much you value and…

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Your Business and the Corporate Transparency Act

In an effort to crack down on financial crimes, Congress recently passed the Corporate Transparency Act requiring that the owners of certain types of corporate entities file a Beneficial Ownership Interest (BOI) report with the US Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The reporting requirements, which become effective this month, are designed to…

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Join Us: Celebrating 24 Years!

Join us as we celebrate 24 years of serving entrepreneurs and small business owners nationwide here at the Indie Business Network! We have watched tens of thousands of new businesses grow and thrive over the years. What a gift it has been to coach and mentor so many of our members turn a flicker of…

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Fire Up Your New Year’s Resolutions With These Inspiring Candles

New Year’s resolutions have a bad reputation for falling by the wayside mid-March. But not you! You’re ready to take swings at your most joyful dreams. Whether you’re looking to spend more time with loved ones, hop into a new hobby, start a business, or hit those fitness goals, we just know 2024 is going…

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Introducing IBN’s New Director of Operations

I am pleased to announce that Jennifer Smith has agreed to become Director of Operations of the Indie Business Network. In this capacity, she will perform an increasing number of the duties I have previously performed, and many that she has already been performing without being asked as you may recall from this post. Jennifer…

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Indie Business Network: 2023 Year In Review

Whether you describe it as the end of an old year or the start of a new one, it’s December 29 and that makes it the perfect time to reflect on 365 days well traveled and make plans to move with confidence into a new year. In this post, I reflect upon and evaluate how…

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