#IndieMeetup: Long Island: March 2, 2013: with @CELaureano

Today’s the day! Yesterday in this post, I introduced you to IBN new Local Director in Long Island, New York. Well, she got busy fast, and is hosting #IndieMeetUp today at noon. If you’re looking for a fun way to connect and MasterMind your business this afternoon, head on over to the Panera Bread at…

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#HandmadeChat: March 2013 Lineup

On Thursdays at 8pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a weekly Twitter talk show to coach, inform and inspire #handmade and creative entrepreneurs. If you’ve never attended, now is the time. #HandmadeChat is a fun, inspirational and supportive event where you’ll learn so much about making your business more successful. As you’ll see below, you can…

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Welcome David Boling @IndieAssist: IBN’s Membership Coordinator

Iam pleased to introduce you to IBN’s new Membership Coordinator, David Boling. David is a native Charlottean, and we are so excited to have him right here with us as we prepare to open our offices in south Charlotte. David is a seasoned relationship builder who enjoys meeting and connecting people, and helping them be…

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Featured IBN Member: Kelly Bloom @Soapalooza Makes Sugar Scrub on TV!

Our member, Kelly Bloom of Soapalooza in Richmond, Virginia, was recently invited to show viewers how to make sugar scrub on on the Richmond CBS affiliate. Take a look. Kelly is a high school science teacher by profession, and her natural teaching abilities shine through beautifully here as she shows the host, Cheryl Miller, how…

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#HandmadeChat No. 39: Sarah Zahn @SugaredBeauty

On Thursday evenings from 8 to 9pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a Twitter talk show to help handmade and creative entrepreneurs sell more products, have more fun, and be more successful personally and professionally. While the show is aimed mainly at business owners who make and sell handmade consumer products, the topics and discussions can…

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#HandmadeChat No. 38: Online Marketing And Customer Service Success Tips

On Thursday evenings from 8 to 9pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a Twitter talk show to help handmade and creative entrepreneurs sell more products, have more fun, and be more successful personally and professionally. While the show is aimed mainly at business owners who make and sell handmade consumer products, the topics and discussions can…

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Featured IBN Member: GCD Spa and #IndieCruise Lip Balm

Lots of amazing things happened on #IndieCruise last week, among them the sharing of these customized lip balms from our member, Emily Caswell at GCDSpa in Topsham Maine. Just look at how gorgeous this is — a customized lip balm made with cocoa butter, shea butter, sweet almond oil and other lip loving goodies. Our…

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The Growth Process

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou 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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Video: Featured IBN Member: Harmony Bath & Body

Our member, Sandi Garrett of Harmony Bath & Body and the Alabama Soap and Candle Association, is featured in a current local news story about a new retail shopping initiative taking place in Sandi’s home town of Birmingham, Alabama. Check it out! Like Sandi says, all of her products are handmade by her, and not…

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Top Complementary Business Models For Handmade Entrepreneurs

As you lead your business forward, you will eventually have to do one of three things to grow your handmade business: (1) train others (either employees or contractors) to help you make the products you sell; (2) offer “how to” information products along with handmade products; or (3) add complementary business models within your existing…

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“I Love My Business,” by Kismet Andrews

Last week was one of the most amazing weeks of my life, as I and dozens of Indies set sail on my annual signature event, #IndieCruise, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. Along with a record number of attendees, I sailed to Belize and Cozumel for MasterMinding, snorkeling, island touring, shopping, sunset watching, horseback…

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#HandmadeChat Q&A No. 35: How to Launch a Destination Learning Location

On Thursday evenings from 8 to 9pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a Twitter talk show to help handmade and creative entrepreneurs sell more products, have more fun, and be more successful personally and professionally. While the show is aimed mainly at business owners who make and sell handmade consumer products, the topics and discussions can…

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The Unseen Forces: How are they coming to your aid?

This quote, attributed to Dorothea Brande, has always fascinated me. Unseen forces are always at work, no matter what you do. Whether you act boldly or as a coward would, unseen forces will indeed come to your aid. The question is — what will they help you do? Will they help you be bold? Will…

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#HandmadeChat: February 2013 Lineup

On Thursdays at 8pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a weekly Twitter talk show to coach, inform and inspire #handmade and creative entrepreneurs. If you’ve never attended, now is the time. #HandmadeChat is a fun, inspirational and supportive event where you’ll learn so much about making your business more successful. As you’ll see below, you can…

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