Applications for Q2 2019 Maker Mastermind™ Circles Business Accelerator are Open!

I'm pleased to share that applications for Q2 Maker Mastermind Circles Business Accelerator are officially open. Spaces are limited, and there is an application deadline. Why Maker Mastermind™ Circles Business Accelerator? I won’t repeat the details on the information and application page, but I would like to strongly encourage you to check it out today. If you want to eliminate … [Read more...]

IBN Members Featured in Handmade Business Magazine

I am thrilled to share that several of our members are featured in a recent issue of the Handmade Business Magazine. The article, entitled Your Packaging Problems, Solved!, appears in the September 2018 issue. The article features real life case studies and tips from the trenches to help Maker and Handmade Entrepreneurs solve their packaging problems. Here are the members … [Read more...]

February 2019 Master Class: Brand Identity Strategies for Success

One of the benefits of IBN membership is a live monthly Master Class with someone who has mastered a topic that will help you be successful in your Maker business. Our Master Classes are great opportunities to learn and grow in our supportive community, and to meet some of the people who can make help you make your business more profitable and fun. Brand Identity Strategies for … [Read more...]

Your Packaging Problems: Solved!

In our private entrepreneurial discussion community, IBN members discuss and resolve entrepreneurial problems all day long. Recently, I sat down with a few of them to talk shop and learn how they resolved some of their toughest packaging challenges. After your customer's order is placed into the hands of your shipper, it is completely outside your control. As it travels to its final … [Read more...]

I’m Speaking at the Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting!

I am thrilled to announce that I'll be speaking at the Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, next month. I know it will be an amazing time because I spoke at the event in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and it has never once disappointed. Click here to register for this event. The Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting is a one-day gathering of soapmakers and candlemakers from … [Read more...]

Indie Cruise 2020: Aruba: 20 Years of Maker Journeys

We are excited to announce the theme and the destination for Indie Cruise 2020. For those who don't know, Indie Cruise is IBN's signature retreat designed specifically for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. If you already know you want to join us, you can register for Indie Cruise 2020 now by clicking here. If you have any questions before registering, call Suzanne Niemeier at … [Read more...]

Success Call: Product Liability Insurance for Topical Hemp CBD Products!

The Indie Business Network now offers, through Veracity Insurance Services, IBN members product liability insurance for topical, full-spectrum products containing hemp CBD. This new offering enhances our robust yet affordable non-hemp CBD product product liability insurance program. Both programs are described here. We are hosting a member Success Call today to share more details and to answer … [Read more...]

The Indie Business Network 2019 Member Badge Is Here!

Let Your Customers and Colleagues Know That Your Membership is Current! The new 2019 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 the current year. After you log in, choose the "Get your 2019 Member Badge" icon from the Dashboard, and follow the prompts to display your current … [Read more...]

Is the Indie Business Network Right For You?

If you are not a member of the Indie Business Network, it might be helpful to learn a bit about exactly how we help Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs succeed, so you can know if IBN is right for you. If you already know you'd like to join, click here to join now. We look forward to serving you! If you're on the fence, this article will help you decide whether to become a part of our … [Read more...]

Indie Business Network: 2018 Year In Review

As we draw ever closer to 2019, I am reflecting on the many wonderful experiences IBN and its members have had during the past 12 months. This is my 19th year leading the Indie Business Network, and I can honestly say that I have yet to work a single day since January 16, 2000 when I started it. What a blessing! I love what I do, and I believe so firmly in IBN's mission to empower women … [Read more...]