Burst Into Spring With These Bright & Colorful Scrubs, Soaps, and Scents

It’s finally here…the first day of spring! We are so ready for the sunshine, flowers, and vibrant colors of this exciting new season. Time to boot the sleepy grays and blues of winter and welcome a fresh and springy color palette into all things self-care. From sun-splashed florals, blasts of candy-colored hues to bubbly pastels,…

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These 9 Self-Care Sunday Ideas Will Refresh Your Soul

Have you heard the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”? It reminds us that we need to care for ourselves in order to best care for others. That’s why, around here, we love to devote our Sundays to self-care! At the end of a long week, a beautiful weekend wellness routine is a…

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Indie Business Book Club February 2022 Book Review, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin

Book Review: Tribes

For the February 2022 edition of the Indie Business Book Club, we read Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin. The premise of the book is that every business owner can and should bring together like-minded people to create and lead a tribe, or a community, around their brand. If you’re not familiar…

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Indie Business Network Core Values

It is critical that you operate your business according to a set of specific core values. Your brand’s core values form the foundation upon which you lead yourself, your team, and your business. Core values reflect why your business exists, what it stands for, and the principles you holds dear. This article shares IBN’s core…

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Say Aloha to 9 Products Made in Hawaii to Brighten Your Snow-Spent Spirit

The cold weather is rattling your bones and icy sleet batters the windowpane. Just when you’ve had it up to here with winter, that pesky groundhog promises six more weeks! So you scroll through your Instagram feed, swooning over breathtaking sun-soaked beaches glittering with teal tides and sugar-white sands. You can nearly feel the warm…

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Book Review: Company of One

For the January 2022 edition of the Indie Business Book Club, we read Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing in Business, by Paul Jarvis. The book stands the notion of traditional entrepreneurship on its head. It’s exactly appropriate for our Indie Business Network members, who hack new definitions of entrepreneurship and…

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These 4 Black Family-Owned Businesses Will Warm Your Heart

One of the many, many things we love about our Indie members is our family-owned businesses. Whether you work alongside your husband or your wife, sister or brother, your kids or your cousins—we are in constant awe of our powerhouse Indie fams. This month, we want to share some of our black-owned family businesses with…

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March 2022 Indie Business Book Club: Get Different!

I am pleased to announce the March 2022 Indie Business Book Club pick: Get Different: Marketing That Can’t Be Ignored! by Mike Michalowicz. Do you sometimes feel like people don’t appreciate how unique and fabulous your products are? Does it seem like your brand is drowning is a sea of similarity, with no hope of…

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Fall in Love With These 12 Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away! If your list of ideas is full of the same humdrum gifts like last-minute flowers, drugstore cards, and that same heart-shaped chocolate box—we’ve got a treat for you! Whether you’re shopping for a girlfriend or boyfriend, husband or wife, secret crush or bestie, this year, it’s time…

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9 Books Every Maker Business Owner Should Read in 2022

What resolution is topping our list this year? Read more! Reading is such a great way to strengthen your entrepreneurial muscle. It’s almost a guarantee that you’ll walk away filled-to-the-brim with fresh ideas to invigorate your business. But, it’s also a wellness secret weapon: reading can improve concentration, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness! Did you know…

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The Winter Candle Edit

The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean winter is going away anytime soon. The frigid and blustery nights call on a fresh set of candles, so we’ve put together a list of the ten scents keeping us warm until spring. Light one of these favorites to instantly transform your space into a warm and…

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February 2022 Indie Business Book Club: Tribes

The February 2022 Indie Business Book Club pick is: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin. The reason I selected this book is because I am more persuaded today than ever before that your business success depends largely on your willingness to create, nurture, and lead community around your brand. Your products…

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