Check Me Out On the Launch Grow Joy Podcast!

I am thrilled to share that I am a guest on Andreea Ayers’s Launch Grow Joy Podcast! For those who don’t know, Andreea is the founder of Launch Grow Joy, a Colorado-based business that helps people launch and grow their product lines. Her podcast features successful entrepreneurs with a consumer product line and the marketing…


I’m Speaking At International Hair Meetup Day in Washington, DC!

Here’s a great chance for us to meet while I’m in DC this weekend! I’m delighted to announce that I am speaking at the International Hair Meetup Day outside my hometown of Washington, DC. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a link to buy your tickets to the event, and to enter to…


Handmade Entrepreneurs Making It Happen at Maryland’s Boonsboro Green Fest

One of the most rewarding things about leading the Indie Business Network is serving handmade entrepreneurs who know how to support and encourage each other’s dreams. It melted my heart when I received emails over the weekend from some of our members who sold their handmade products at the 6th Annual Boonsboro Green Fest in…


Throwback Thursday: A Maker Documentary Trailer

Several years ago, I got an idea to create a documentary of sorts to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurial MAKERS nationwide. I sent my husband business partner out to gather B-roll and photographs of members who were making waves in their local communities. Here is the result. As you can see, it’s a kind of…


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Indie Business Network Members at Unique LA!

If I didn’t have to deliver the keynote at this weekend’s Tennessee Soap and Candle Gathering in Nashville, I would probably be at Unique LA with hundreds of Makers from around the nation, including several of our Indie Business Network members. In this post, I’m going to let you know who they are so you…


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#IBP015: A Bit About the Baking Business, with Warren Brown of Cakelove

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! If you are a foodie of any kind, chances are good you have considered turning…


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Opening Day at the Farmer’s Market

This month, all across America, Indie Business Network members are heading into the spring season at the local farmer’s market. I just returned from opening day at the Matthews Community Farmer’s Market near Charlotte, North Carolina. It was pouring down rain, but on the bright side, nothing sold out, even though I didn’t arrive until…


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IBP#014: Strategic Ways to Approach and Use Social Media [Podcast]

Editor’s Note: Shama Kabani changed her surname to Hyder after getting married and now goes by Shama Hyder. I‘m thrilled to bring another podcast out of the vault today, and this one is a favorite (like they all are). In this episode, author and social media consultant Shama Kabani shares insights to help you more…


Indie Business Podcast Episode 13 with Donna Maria and Pam Slim

IBP#013: How to Leave Your Job to Start Your Business, with Pam Slim [Podcast]

I‘m thrilled to bring another podcast out of the Indie Business archives today! Why not? I’ve kept these timeless recordings to myself for long enough, and I’m excited to share them with you. In this episode, Pam Slim shares her tips and insights to help you transition from a traditional job to start your business,…


Kelli Parisian, Owner, Parisian's Pure Indulgence

Self-Care for Women Entrepreneurs: My Interview with Kelli Parisian

Indie Business Network members are amazing. While I have met dozens of them in person, I’m connected to many hundreds virtually. They all stand out for different reasons, and this week’s featured member is no exception. I’m excited to introduce you to Kelli Parisian, founder of Parisian’s Pure Indulgence in Woodland Hills, California, outside Los…