“Get Your 2014 Indie Business Network Member Badge!”

The new 2014 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. The badge looks like this, except the year is 2014 and there is no “sample” watermark. The badge is available in…

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First #IndieMeetup of 2014: A Vision Board Experience

Earlier this evening, our very own La Shonda Tyree hosted the first #IndieMeetup of the year in her brand new NYAH Studio in Paterson, New Jersey. The ladies in attendance enjoyed a great time of fellowship and encouragement as they used colorful graphics and affirming words to visualize a great 2014. Here’s a photo of…

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Indie Business Network: Year In Review 2013

During these last few days of 2013, I am reflecting on the fabulous year it has been. I have the privilege to wake up every morning to live the life of my dreams doing what I love. There is nothing like this way of living. Through IBN, I help others discover and use their unique…

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Indie Business Network 2013 Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

Dozens of our members had fun exchanging gifts during our first annual Indie Business Network Secret Santa Gift Exchange. All of the gifts were personally handmade (of course) by the Secret Santa member and had a retail value of somewhere around $20.00. Pictured here are aromatherapy soaps in Cashmere, Holiday Magic and Cinnamint, gifted to…

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Ingredients: Shea Butter

I‘m excited to introduce a new topic we’ll be covering here at the blog. The idea is to showcase the ingredients and product components our members use to make the fantastic handmade products they sell. Our members make everything from perfume, to james and jellies, to soaps, to bath bombs, to candles … and hundreds…

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Announcing Connection Day: Atlanta!

I am very excited to share an amazingly new thing that we have never done before here at the Indie Business Network. Announcing Connection Day 2014! Connection Day will be hosted in multiple cities in 2014, starting with Atlanta. Other cities will be added soon including: Los Angeles, Dallas Ft. Worth, Chicago, New York City,…

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Indie Business Member Spotlight: Katherine Corkill from Nampa, Idaho

One of the best ways to be inspired to make yourself and your business the best they can be is to learn from the success of others. That’s why we love to spotlight our members here at the blog. Today, you’ll meet Katherine Corkill, founder of Sterling Minerals in Nampa, Idaho. Meet Katherine, her lovely…

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IBP#007: How Your Local Chamber of Commerce Can Help Your Business Be Successful [Podcast]

This episode of Indie Business Podcast is a recording of my “Real People Real Business” radio show which airs live on Saturday mornings on WIXE-AM in Monroe, North Carolina. In this episode, I interviewed Pat Kahle, President of the Union County Chamber of Commerce, and Johnnie McCrorey of Trendy Treats by Johnnie. We discussed a…

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IBP#006: Social Media For Newbies [Podcast]

This episode of Indie Business Podcast is a recording of my “Real People Real Business” radio show which airs live on Saturday mornings on WIXE-AM in Monroe, North Carolina. In this episode, I interviewed Shane and Elise Fraser of Social Networking Assistance Today about how to use social media if you are just starting out…

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Simply 7 Skincare in Cherokee, Alabama, is Ready For The Holidays!

Our member, Carrie Seibert of Simply 7 Skincare in Cherokee, Alabama is an impressive planner. It’s a good thing too, since she and her husband, Darren, have seven children and a growing business making lovely handmade soaps and other bath and body products. There’s no grass growing under their feet where the holidays are concerned…

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IBP#005: How I Quit My Job to Open My Dream 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! This episode of Indie Business Podcast is a recording of my “Real People Real Business”…

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