What I Learned at the Tennessee Soap + Candle Conference

I had a great time in Nashville last weekend, attending and speaking at the Tennessee Soap and Candle Conference. I thought I'd share a bit about what I learned while I was there. THE FORMAT The conference was a one-day event, which was nice. It was a mixture of business speakers and maker demonstrations, which are always fun. The Radisson Nashville Airport is very clean and … [Read more...]

March 2019 Master Class: How to Sell When You Don’t Know How to Sell

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...]

Apply to be a Guest on Indie Business Podcast

Do you have a story to share? Of course you do, and we want to help you share it with the world, on Indie Business Podcast, hosted by Donna Maria, the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network! As you may know, Indie Business Podcast, which features inspiring stories of Makers from across the nation. The purpose of Indie Business Podcast is to inspire you with a behind-the-scenes look at … [Read more...]

Congratulations Instagram Pod Giveaway Winner!

We are excited to announce the winner of IBN's March Instagram Pod Giveaway. Our theme was Your Perfect Bath Retreat. It was fun! The IBN members who participated loved it, but no one is happier than our winner, a mama, nature lover and adventure seeker, who will soon have a bath filled with amazing products from American Makers across the country. The products featured, not surprisingly, … [Read more...]

Indie Business Podcast is on Spotify!

I am thrilled to share that Indie Business Podcast is now available on Spotify for your listening pleasure. To subscribe now, just open the Spotify app on your phone, search INDIE BUSINESS PODCAST, and click subscribe. In addition to Spotify, you can listen to Indie Business Podcast on your favorite podcast app. Here's a list of apps, so you can easily decide which one is best for … [Read more...]

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

I'm pleased to share that applications for Q2 Maker Mastermind Circles Business Incubator are officially open. Spaces are limited, and there is an application deadline. Why Maker Mastermind™ Circles Business Incubator? 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...]