The work-life merger

Donna Maria assesses the work-life merger, and asks other Indie Business owners this question: Do you work?

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Mea Culpa

I Feel Awful! Please allow me to apologize to all of my Indie Shoppers who tried to join our show last night. I now know that you were not able to access the live show. It wasn't your computer or Ustream. It was me. And I'm so sorry. Here's what happened. For branding purposes, we…

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See you in Palm Springs!

Donna Maria announces that Indie Beauty Network members can enjoy $50 off registration fees for the 2009 Conference of Handcrafted Soap Makers.

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CPSIA Attorney On Today's Indie Business Radio Show!

Donna Maria announces attorney Michael Kushner at guest on Indie Business Radio to discuss planned class action law suit regarding impelmentation and enforcement of the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act against very small businesses.

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It can't happen fast enough

Donna Maria shares how one Indie writer-director used the 2007 writer’s strike to create and produce his own independent produced content.

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Scandle Candles featured on Indie Shopping!

Last Friday night, I hosted another live edition of Indie Shopping Network TV! This time, we featured the body massage candles of Indie Beauty Network member Christine White-Stanton of Scandle in Texas. Halfway through the show, we raffled off a pair of ear rings by Pennie Mills of Ladies Blend. You can enjoy the full…

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How to be in business with your spouse

Even before the nationwide unemployment rate started climbing dramatically, many married couples were considering combining their talents and gifts to start a business of their own. Now that about 7.2% of Americans are unemployed (and many think the real percentage is far higher), even more people are considering starting a family business. If you or someone…

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Practice anticipation

Donna Maria shares how William H. Swift, a speaker at the 2nd Annual Morehouse Entrepreneurship Conference, recommends that Indie Business owners “practice anticipation” in order to lead their businesses to success in the long term.

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FDA Globalization Act of 2009

As I said last month, it was only a matter of time before a new FDA globalization Act was introduced as a bill. Click here to read the FDA Globalization Act of 2009. I am digesting it over the weekend. Please subscribe to the blog and join us at Indie Beauty’s social media site to remain abreast…

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Time for a change

Donna Maria announces that, on January 23, 2009, all of the content at Indie Business Blog will be exported to a WordPress hosted platform.

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WBO American Dream Launches

Donna Maria shares the exciting news of Margie Zable Fisher’s launch of the WBO American Dream, a new women’s entrepreneur group.

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The end of handmade baby clothes?

Donna Maria interviews Rachele Dressler-Sweetser (text and audio) of Monkey Baby Clothes on her planned class action lawsuit to reform the newly enacted Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

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Who's next?

Donna Maria shares how the impact of Steve Jobs’ of Apple’s medical leave of absence points out the importance of succession planning for Indie Business owners.

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