Indie Business Podcast with Donna Maria and Lorrie Morgan Ferrero

IBP#012: Simple Tips For Writing Good Marketing Copy, from Lorrie Morgan Ferrero [Podcast]

I‘m thrilled to bring another podcast out of the Indie Business archives today! Why not? It is Throwback Thursday after all. In this episode, Lorrie Morgan Ferrero shares her best tips for writing good marketing copy. Whether it’s a website, a brochure, a business card, or an web page, you’ll enjoy Lorrie’s ideas to produce…

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Top 10 User-Friendly Links to FDA Cosmetics Laws

Earlier this month, the US Food & Drug Administration updated its website to add several useful overviews and Fact Sheets to help you properly launch, lead, and grow your handmade cosmetics business. While these updates do not change the law, they specifically publicly recognize, for the first time as far as I know, the existence…

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Gorgeous Handmade Soap From Sarva Soap Co.

One of the best ways to be inspired to pursue your passion in business is to learn from others who have dones so. That’s why we love to spotlight our members here at the blog. Today, you’ll meet Michelle Gilbert, founder of Sarva Soap Co. in Cleveland, Ohio. At Sarva Soap Co., Michelle makes handmade…

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IBP#010: Jack Canfield on The Success Principles [Podcast]

This is one of the preliminary episodes of the newly re-launched Indie Business Podcast. To stream or download more recent episodes of the podcast at this blog, click here or you can download it on iTunes. Thank you for visiting! I have been podcasting since before podcasting was a word. I hosted my first online…

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Announcing #MakerMonday!

Iam excited to announce #MakerMonday, a new way for the world to experience the local and handmade products from members of the Indie Business Network. For those who don’t know, our members hail from all 50 states and Canada (and a few other countries), and#MakerMonday is our newest fun way to help them spread the…

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Rest in Peace: Holly Beatie of High Octave Healing

I am saddened to report the passing of one of IBN’s members, Holly Beatie of High Octave Healing in Truckee, California. Holly had been a member of IBN since April 2009, making herbal products to help people live better lives. Holly’s products were sold online and at local artisan markets near her home near Lake…

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#IBP009: Paula Deen on Success and Women in Business [Podcast]

This is one of the preliminary episodes of the newly re-launched Indie Business Podcast. To stream or download more recent episodes of the podcast at this blog, click here or you can download it on iTunes. Thank you for visiting! I hosted my first online radio show on September 21, 2005, before social media took…

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Featured Indie: Brenda Hunter of CT River Candles

One of the best ways to achieve business success on your terms is to learn from people who have achieved it on theirs. That’s why we love to spotlight our members here at the blog. Today, you’ll meet Brenda Hunter, founder of CT River Candles in Haddam, Connecticut. At CT River Candles, Brenda makes handmade…

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Announcing Connection Day: Charlotte!

Connection Day Atlanta was so incredible that we had to do it again! As you know, Connection Day will be hosted in multiple cities in 2014. We kicked things of in Atlanta last month. Our next Connection Day is set for Friday, April 24, 2014, at the newly opened Indie Business Studio in South Charlotte,…

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#IBP008: How Your Artisan Business Can Become a Non-Profit Powerhouse [Podcast]

This is one of the preliminary episodes of the newly re-launched Indie Business Podcast. To stream or download more recent episodes of the podcast at this blog, click here or you can download it on iTunes. Thank you for visiting! How do you transform a small Texas soapmaking venture into a non-profit powerhouse that changes…

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I’m Keynoting the 2014 Tennessee Soap and Candle Gathering!

Ine am pleased to share that I have accepted an invitation to deliver the keynote address at this year’s Tennessee Soap and Candle Social on May 3-4, 2014, at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee, near Nashville. You may recall that I was a speaker at the event last year. Hosted by Rachel Turner…

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“#IndieCruise MasterMind 2014 Sails Back Home!” by Donna Maria

IndieCruise Mastermind 2014 was a resounding success! I’m thrilled to share that my annual signature event was — in a word — fabulous. You may recall that our theme was “No More Beauty Business As Usual.” In addition to myself, the speakers were the amazing Lela Barker of Lucky Break Consulting, Dawn Fitch of Pooka…

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First 10 Things To Do After You Join The Indie Business Network

One of the questions I am most often asked by new members is, “What should I do first now that I am a member of the Indie Business Network?” There are so many benefits to joining the Indie Business Network (you can see them here), and it can be a big daunting to decide where…

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