Season 2, Episode 1: Women, Wealth and Wow! [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this first episode of 2015, I am excited to announce our theme for Season 2. It’s all about an undeniably exciting phenomenon that we are not only witnessing, but that many of you — my listeners and members — are also a living,…

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An Experiment: Our 2015 Hash Tag: #IndieFlow

Other than the unofficial #IndieBusiness hash tag that we (and lots of others) use from time to time, the Indie Business Network has never had a hash tag of any kind. Today, we’re excited to introduce our hash tag for 2015. Some people choose a “word of the year.” We have chosen a “hash tag…

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Indie Business Network: 2014 Year In Review

In a few hours, 2014 will come to a close. As we move toward 2015, I am pausing to reflect on the magnificent blessing I have to serve hundreds of Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs across this amazing land of ours. 2014 has been a year of growth for IBN and for me personally. This makes…

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Join Before 2015 For Lowest Pricing Ever!

Along with our members, we are poised for an amazing 2015. If you were not a member of the Indie Business Network in 2014, here is some of what you missed. But it’s not to late too join us before we raise the heat and the prices. New member benefits and opportunities to help Makers…

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Our 2015 Member Badge is Here!

The new 2015 Indie Business Network member badge is here! Indie Business Network members in good standing can log in and grab the code for the badge for the current year at this link. (Members: remember to log in before following the link to avoid the “Ooops” page!) The badge looks like this, except there…

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Merry Christmas 2014

The presents are wrapped and a fire is roaring in the fireplace. Fragrant holiday candles are burning (Ginger Fig from our member over at Creekside Candles in West Virginia), and there is festive music playing, mostly Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis. The kitchen is a mess because everyone has been snacking all day but no…

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Handmade Holiday Surprise Gift: Nakee’ Natural in Jackson, Michigan

Our members are generous all year long, but during the holiday season, they often take a little extra time to share their best products. If you don’t believe us, check out this amazing assortment of handmade goodness form our 2014 Indie Business Network Holiday Gift Exchange. We are thrilled to open surprise packages all year,…

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A Success Bundle Giveaway For You!

What?! Another giveaway? Well, it is the holidays. And we do love to surprise you. And it is better to give than to receive, yes? So, if you liked our last few giveaways of the season, you will love this one. We have partnered up with some of our other Maker pals to create a…

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Meet the Indie Business Network Head Coach Christine Laureano

Today, we are excited to introduce new Indie Business Network Head Coach, Christine Laureano, who will lead our exclusive IBN member monthly Access Q+A Coaching Calls. More about our coaching program later, but first, here’s a bit about Christine. Her association with IBN began in 2004 with the launch of her first business, which she…

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in2uition Mercantile Opens in Oakdale, New York

Retail store ownership is not for everyone. It certainly wasn’t for me. But as more Americans seek ways to keep local dollars circulating in their own communities, many of our members are finding success in bricks and mortar. Our Jennifer Wojcieski opened the in2uition Mercantile in Oakdale, New York, just in time for the holiday…

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Episode 13: Bonus: Kayla Fioravanti: How to Publish Your Book on Amazon [Podcast]

Welcome to the BONUS of Season 1 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this thirteenth episode, a bonus for Season 1, you will meet Kayla Fioravanti. Kayla is a wife, mom, author, kitchen chemist, farmer, entrepreneur, aromatherapist and poet, and she’s going to share how to publish your book on Amazon. One of Kayla’s dreams…

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Indie Business Network 2014 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

Last year, we hosted the first annual Indie Business Network Secret Santa Gift Exchange, with 19 gifts exchanged. This year, we blew Santa off the chimney with 72 participating members gifting each other awesome American Made gifts, representing 20 states. And, wow. Just WOW! If you have some shopping to do, here is the place…

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I Heart Indies Giveaway Winner Selected!

Last month, we hosted the I Heart Indies Giveaway with Gloss48. A lucky winner named Terri in Lake City, Florida, was randomly chosen from over 10,000 entrants to win a $50 gift certificate to Gloss48, and her choice of $50 worth of American Made handmade products from our member, Alana Rivera at Etta + Billie.…

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Indie Business Podcast: Season 01 Archive

Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday, we were gearing up to release the first episode of Season 1 of the Indie Business Podcast. Fast forward 12 weeks, we find ourselves celebrating the successful release of twelve 30 to 40 minute interviews of some of the most amazing Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs on…

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Episode 12: Annie Pham: Cirque Colors [Podcast]

Welcome to the final episode of Season 1 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this twelfth episode, you will meet Annie Pham of Cirque Colors in Brooklyn, New York. Like many other Indies, Annie was employed at a well paying but unsatisfying job. Having been raised by parents who were entrepreneurs, Annie knew that there…

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#IndieCruise Mastermind 2015 Presenter: Kim Jones: Yoga and Belly Dancing

What would the #IndieCruise Mastermind event be without activities to help everyone center their minds and pursue their highest intentions for success in the New Year? What would our #IndieCruise be like without activities like belly dancing and yoga? Luckily, we will never know because we are fortunate enough to have Kim Jones of Urban…

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Indie Foodie Recipe: Sesame Maple Roasted Pecans

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! My family and I traveled from our home in Charlotte to my hometown of Washington, DC, to enjoy an entire fun-filled week with family and friends. It was such a treat. This year, about 50 relatives and friends gathered at my cousin’s house to eat, take selfies, hug,…

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