Season 2, Episode 12: “Women, Wealth and Wow” with Neenz Faleafine [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this eleventh and final episode of our Women, Wealth and Wow! series, I introduce you to Neenz Faleafine of Pono Media in Hawaii. Through her business, Neenz helps entrepreneurs develop “virtual solutions for real-life results.” Some might say she is a social media…

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How to Participate in #MakerBizChat: Wednesdays at 8pm ET on Instagram!

Welcome to #MakerBizChat, the only weekly chat on Instagram! #MakerBizChat is a peer-to-peer networking and mentoring event where Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs come together to learn, share, grow, and meet other like-minded small business owners. #MakerBizChat takes place on Wednesdays from 8-8:30pm ET, and all you need to participate is your mobile phone open to…

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Indie Business Tips [Video]: March 30 – April 3, 2015

This week, for the first time, I invited a guest to deliver one of your Indie Business Tips! Author and speaker Marlon Smith and I met on Thursday to record some video to announce his new “Personal Branding Summit,” coming up in Charlotte next month. While there, I asked him to share a 10-second business…

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Season 2, Episode 11: “Women, Wealth and Wow” with Lisa Price [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this eleventh episode of our Women, Wealth and Wow! series, I introduce you to my friend Lisa Price, the founder of Carol’s Daughter. In 1992, Lisa began making lotions and potions in her Brooklyn kitchen, and selling them under the brand name Carol’s…

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Announcing #IndieCruise 2016: Make – Market – Monetize

Today, I am excited to share that #IndieCruise will continue in exotic retreat destinations where you will step away from the fast-paced demands of business, and experience unconditional love and support as you craft the next iteration of your life. You can register for #IndieCruise 2016 now by clicking here. If you have any questions…

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Road Trip to The Nova Studio [Video]

Last week, I received a surprise email from Trina Espinosa, aka Ms. Beautyphile, via LinkedIn. Trina linked me to a video she made featuring her visit to The Nova Studio, which has been an Indie Business Network member since 2006. The video was so cute that I had to share it with you. The video…

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Indie Business Tips [Video]: March 23-27, 2015

The first week of spring means I can make more videos outside, yippee! This week was my first one back after a week of travel. I’m excited to be home for the next several weeks, as my next travel is not until May. I am really enjoying making these #IndieBusinessTips videos for you. Before I…

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Handmade Springtime at the Indie Business Network

It’s springtime! After this crazy winter, who isn’t excited about that?! As we progress toward the end of the first week of spring, I am pleased to share some of the graphics our members are using to share their seasonal handmade wares with you. Let’s kick things off spring with three of our Indie Maker…

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The More Publishing Changes, the More It Stays the Same

In 2008, I wrote a short article entitled Your New Career: Publisher. If you missed it, you can read it here. Back then, there was no such thing as Pinterest or Instagram, and WordPress and YouTube were only three years old. The principles I shared in that post are more relevant today than they were…

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#IndieCruise Sails to Permanent Dry Dock (But Wait There’s More!)

Last month, I had the privilege of hosting the 5th annual #IndieCruise MasterMind. Our theme this year was Unleash Your Awesome: Branding Breakthroughs for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. We sailed to St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Coco Cay. A fabulous time was had by all. I made a big and completely unexpected announcement at the…

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What I Learned at Central Soapers Workshop

Yesterday, I shared a summary and the slides from my “Authentic Leadership for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs” presentation at Central Soapers. Today, I’m excited to share some of the things I learned from other speakers. But first, here is a quick video showcasing the fun. (Press the arrow to play the video. Press anywhere in…

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Authentic Leadership for Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs

This past weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at the last ever Central Soapers Workshop. Hosted by our member, Kenna Cote of Modern Soapmaking, the event was huge fun, and filled with people who are so happy to be earning a living making and selling the handmade products their customers love. I received super…

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Indie Business Tips Round Up [Video]: March 16-20, 2015

Iam having a great week of traveling. After a wonderful Mastermind meeting on the west coast on Monday, I flew to Kansas City Tuesday to join soapmakers for the last Central Soapers Workshop. Today, I was honored to speak on the topic of leadership, and tomorrow, I’ll speak on the topic of content creation for…

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The March 2015 Coaching Call is Today!

In case you didn’t know, one of the most fun things we do here at the Indie Business Network is engage in peer-to-peer mentoring. It’s an incredible way to learn. I love gurus and experts, and we hob knob with them all the time too, but the richest experiences happen when our members uplift and…

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Season 2, Episode 10: “Women, Wealth and Wow” with Melinda Emerson [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this tenth episode of our Women, Wealth and Wow! series, I introduce you to my friend and your Small Biz Lady, Melinda Emerson. Melinda is the author of Become Your Own Boss in Twelve Months, and the host of the weekly Twitter talk…

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Indie Business Tips Round Up [Video]: March 8-12, 2015

What a super week it was! If you missed this week’s podcast inspired by a discussion about competition in our private member group, you can get it here. But what I’m really excited to share today is my new video series: #IndieBusinessTips! #IndieBusiness Tips are 15-second videos that originate on Instagram. Instagram has a 15-second…

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See You at Central Soapers in Kansas City!

A am excited to be speaking at the Central Soapers Workshop in Kansas City in a few weeks. I am especially honored to speak since Kenna Cote, the event host, has announced that this will be the final year for Central Soapers. The event will take place March 20 to 22 at the Residence Inn…

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Season 2, Episode 9: “Women, Wealth and Wow” with Donna Maria [Podcast]

Arecent popular thread in the very awesome Indie Business Network Member Secret Forum deals with the issue of “competition.” Among other things, the conversation consists of members encouraging each other and sharing how they approach the very important issue of participating in a competitive market place — which we all are. In a nutshell, it…

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Season 2, Episode 8: “Women, Wealth and Wow” with Diane Humke [Podcast]

I was fighting a severe cold during this interview, and we had some audio difficulties, but I wanted you to meet Diane as soon as possible so you could have the benefit of her experience right away! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this eighth episode of our Women,…

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Season 2, Episode 7: “Women, Wealth and Wow” with Anne-Marie Faiola [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this seventh episode of our Women, Wealth and Wow! series, I introduce you to my guest Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry in Bellingham, Washington … and boy, are you in for a treat. Anne-Marie is one of the most evolved entrepreneurs I know. She has…

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Welcome to Indie Business TV!

I launched Indie Business TV way back in 2007 when online video was in its infancy and I didn’t know what I was doing and YouTube was only two years old. Fast forward to today, and I am excited to re-launch Indie Business TV at a brand new channel on YouTube. You can subscribe here.…

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