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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Thank You Indie Cruise!

As you may know, last week, I hosted the last and final Indie Cruise, my signature Caribbean retreat for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. We had a marvelous time snorkeling, sailing, masterminding, dancing, spa-ing, exploring, dining, yoga-ing, and just enjoying being together. Indie Cruise has given me a fantastic 10-year run of leading women (and a…

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Alana Rivera of Etta and Billie [Maker Stories: Episode 72: Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 72 of the Indie Business Podcast! Today’s Maker Story features Alana Rivera of Etta + Billie in San Francisco, California. As you’ll learn in this episode, this is not Alana’s first appearance on Indie Business Podcast. After you enjoy this episode, I encourage you to listen to the first episode we did…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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