This Blog Is Being Transferred To a New Host

One of the reasons I’ve been posting less frequently lately is because I have been preparing for a new website launch. More about that later. For now, I wanted to let you know that this blog is currently undergoing a hosting transfer. For the next few days, you may notice intermittent downtime as content is…

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How To Get Your Kids To Eat Spinach

It’s Monday and I’m ready for another super week. There’s lot of great stuff happening at Indie as we close out June and head into July. For one, Team Indie and I are working hard to launch a new website for you. There are many moving parts to my business and this move will consolidate…

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#HandmadeChat No. 7: How To Wholesale Your Handmade Products

Last night, our topic on #HandmadeChat was How To Wholesale Your Handmade Products. Our special guest was Alyssa Middleton, founder and CEO of Vintage Body Spa and the Bath and Body Academy, and IBN’s Louisville, Kentucky, Local Director Alyssa Middleton. Alyssa has been leading Vintage Body Spa since 2007, and her premium spa and bath…

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10 Habits Of Highly Effective Business Owners

Do you want to (continue to) be a successful business owner? I do. It’s what I invest most of my time doing, really — performing activities that help me serve my members more effectively. Ideas pop into my head all the time. Thank goodness for my team members, who receive a steady stream of dM’s…

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Asian Kale Salad

I love kale, and even better, so do my kids. It’s a super healthy veggie, and it’s easy to prepare and enjoy without messing up your fitness routine. This weekend, we devoured this easy Asian Kale Salad. Just wash a big, huge bunch of kale, and separate and discard the stems. Chop up the leaves…

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Why You Should Keep Blogging

A few days ago, USA Today published More Companies Quit Blogging, Go With FaceBook Instead. Huh? I don’t get it. You know I don’t get it, especially if you read this 2009 post about why a blog adds more long term valuable to your business than a FaceBook Page could ever add. Sure, it takes…

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Opportunities and Challenges

What do you see when you survey the small and independent business landscape? You won’t be surprised to know that I see a world of opportunity. You won’t be surprised to know that I see a world or challenges. Let me explain. Opportunities Let’s start with the opportunities. You can do it. The world is…

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A Constant State Of Beta

Donna Maria shares tips to help you lead your business through the sea of constant “beta” and change that accompanies entrepreneurship.

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