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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IBP#004: How I Started My Business and Ideas To Help You Gain Clarity and Succeed In Yours [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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Handmade Soap Crush: Big Fat Soap in Sugar Grove, Illinois

The busiest and most exciting time of the year is finally here for Indie Business Network members nationwide! It’s such a thrill to be connected with them across the miles via the Web and on our member Success Calls. It’s like one big happy party all year long, especially during the holidays when our members…

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Thirteen Year Old Indie Business Network Member Screens “Girls Rising”

I am excited to introduce you to our youngest member, 13-year old Zandra Cunningham of Buffalo, New York. Along with her parents, Zandra owns and manages Azariah’s Innocence, a bath and body company. Zandra recently hosted a screening of the popular “Girls Rising” movie, designed to a file featuring the stories of nine girls around…

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Video From the Indie Business Studio Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

It was a fun ride, but the Indie Business Studio closed in 2014. You can read a little about why in this post. Thank you for visiting! The big day finally arrived. After months of planning and anticipation, I hosted the grand opening for our new Indie Business Network Headquarters and the Indie Business Studio.…

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Marilyn Thompson of Victoria’s Lavender Publishes Her First Book

I am thrilled to share that our member, Marilyn Thompson of Victoria’s Lavender in Newberg, Oregon, has published her first book. Entitled Live a Legacy, Leave a Legacy: Choosing to live with hope and courage in the face of Lou Gehrig’s disease, the book is an intimate look at the life of Troy Thompson, Marilyn’s…

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How About a Local Pop Up Coffee Shop?

One of the fun things I have planned for the Indie Business Studio grand opening is an artisan coffee service from the Franklin Street Coffee Company. From the beginning, this seemed like the perfect addition since the coffee shop opened around the corner back in June. Over the weekend, I confirmed our pricing and arrangement,…

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Petition to Challenge SOAP LOAF Trademark Registration

Since it was originally published in September 2013, this article has been updated to reflect the current status of the trademark dispute. Thank you for visiting! Bonnie Garrity of Good Earth Spa in Indianapolis, Indiana, say she believes that Trademark No. 4359286 for the word mark SOAP LOAF, registered to Petunia Farms of Liverpool, New…

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Our Grand Opening Flyer!

If you are in the South Charlotte/Monroe area and you see this brightly colored flyer (or the black and white version of it) announcing our grand opening, be sure to pick it up! We are thrilled with the fun design by Jenny Prevatte of TwiliteCS. As you can see, it’s brightly colored and fun just…

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