Make Your Email Newsletter Sparkle

3 Easy Steps: Teach, Inspire, Do Email newsletters are the most convenient, efficient and cost effective way to use technology to create, develop and enhance relationships with your customers around the globe. My Group Coaching session last night was filled with information on how to launch and maintain an email newsletter to grow your business.…

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Alaskan Indie Takes On The Big Apple

Indie Beauty Network Member On The Big Idea Even though I don’t ascribe to the belief that making millions is the ultimate small business goal, I do enjoy The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch. I especially like it when my friends are on the show. A few weeks ago, my friend and fellow Mocha Mom…

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Flowers And Fusion

East Meets West In Wedding Design Business When Dorothy (“Dot” for short) was a child, she and her sisters desperately wanted a video game console. Rather than buy one for her children, Dot’s mother gave them some glue, paper and cardboard and told them to make their own video game. The sisters spent hours assembling…

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Vault Episode #95: Maggie Kennon [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 95 featuring my interview with Maggie Kennon. Maggie’s website, www.givingadvice.com, offers personalized 1-on-1 Giving Strategy sessions to help you create a powerful giving action plan and maximize your charitable impact. Inspired by a…

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Making A Giving

Smart Philanthropy For Indie Business Owners As Indies, we like the idea of aligning our business with charitable causes that help those in need. As people, we enjoy helping others. As business owners, we enjoy the tax deduction.            But how can we be sure that our donations really get to those…

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Ask Not What The Economy Can Do For You

Create Your Own Economy With My FREE Group Coaching Along with dozens of major newspapers yesterday, the New York Times reported that more Americans were laid off in January than in any other month in the last four years. To me, this is much more than a statistic. When my husband was laid off in…

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Soap and Business, The Indie Beauty Way!

Longtime Indie Beauty Member Struts Her Stuff I am always so pleased with the success of Indie Beauty Network members. Of course "success" is different for all 650+ of our members, but there’s no denying that video makes it easy to share what my members are doing. Today, I’m pleased to present this clip where…

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New Year's Resolutions

Have Yours Fizzled or Sizzled? It’s the last day of the first month of 2008. Have your new year’s resolutions fizzled or sizzled? Let’s admit it, we Indie Business owners can easily set ourselves up by making resolutions that are a little unrealistic. And while hope may spring eternal, the reality is that specific goals…

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The Best Credit Card

… Is No Credit Card A few weeks ago, in response to a reporter’s query, I suggested that the best credit card for Indie Business owners was no credit card. I explained why. I never heard from her again.            Presumably, her story ran without my input, but that’s OK becuase I…

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IBTV Episode 20: Carol's Daughter Product Review

I first discovered Carol’s Daughter products when I spoke at a women’s conference in Pennsylvania in 1996. A woman had a booth filled to the brim with goodies made from exotic fragrance oils, herbs and colors taken from natural ingredients like alkanet root and calendula. The first one I tried was Mimosa Hair Honey. Of…

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Vault Episode #94: Robin Ryan [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 94 featuring my interview with Robin Ryan, a career expert with a passion for pushing you forward. Robin specializes in individual career counseling and emphasizes the importance of commitment to your success. She’s…

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Repeat After Me …

Put The Needle On The Record When I was an attorney representing the business interests of a Fortune 500 company many years ago, my colleagues and I quickly figured out which arguments swayed the regulators to our side and which ones didn’t. As we preapred for a trial or hearing, we knew that, while we…

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Vault Episode #93: Dawn Fitch [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 93 featuring my interview with Dawn Fitch of Pooka Pure and Simple. From crafting products on her apartment stove to a Kearny, NJ showroom, and distribution across Whole Food markets and online…

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Strange, Brave Black Man

He Had A Dream So We Could Have A Chance What did he see through that window, this strange, brave black man? Smooth southern sun kissed skin, a broad nose and full lips — all so hated throughout so much of history. Doesn't he know that one person can't change the world?        …

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IBTV Episode 19: 4 Foundations of Meaningful Work

Work + Passion = Success There’s a lot of talk about "success" these days. In the business arena, I call it "Success Excess" because it seems as though most people inextricably link business success to financial excess. Consider the television shows which, though inspiring and entertaining, focus to a large extent on making millions, buying…

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