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...]

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 few good men) on exotic mastermind … [Read more...]

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 with Alana over five years ago (link below) because it will provide a … [Read more...]

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...]