Perseverance Always Wins

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

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The Small Business Marketing Imperative

Earlier this month, I had an interesting conversation with a local store owner who is having trouble getting her store off the ground. She opened in September with a ribbon cutting party (I attended), and was well received in the community. Her space is located in an area with good foot traffic. Stores around her…

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#HandmadeHoliday Gift Guide: Charlene Sevier Jewelry

In her book, The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love, author Jill Conner Browne writes as follows: Cheap jewelry, however, is worse than no jewelry at all, and there are very few things in life than are worse than no jewelry at all.” I have always loved jewelry, but even the most dazzling jewels I…

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#HandmadeChat Q&A No. 29: How to Run a Handmade Business

Every Thursday evening from 8 to 9pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a Twitter talk show to help handmade entrepreneurs sell more products and make more money. While the show is aimed mainly at artisans, crafters and business owners who make and sell handmade consumer products, the topics and discussions can empower and encourage the growth…

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IBN Members on the Move: Plum Hill on ABC4 in Idaho

Recently, Kelly Johnson with our member Plum Hill in Eagle, Idaho, was featured on their local ABC4 station. Watch as she shares how sugar scrub can help you take care of your skin, especially during the winter months. There are some super winter skin care tips, and for all you guys out there, check out…

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IBN Members on the Move: Lisa Kennally on Fox Connecticut Morning News!

This morning, our member, Lisa Kennally of lisa anne skincare, was interviewed on her local television morning show in Connecticut. Watch as she demonstrates how to make a quick and easy mask with yogurt, pumpkin, honey and herbal tea. (Click the “full screen” option to enlarge the view.) As you can see, host Al Terzi…

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A Perspective on Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.” -Melody Beattie HANDMADE ENTREPRENEURIAL COACHING AND MENTORING The best coaching and mentoring for handmade entrepreneurs is at Indie Beauty Network. Click here to connect at our social network.

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Happy Thanksgiving Indies!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and…

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8 Life Lessons Entrepreneurship Is Teaching Me

I have been an entrepreneur since 1995 when I left my job to start a business. I knew what I wanted my business to accomplish and how I wanted it to make the world a better place. What I didn’t know when I started was that my business would teach me a lot about life.…

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