A Book About Uncommon Results

As an entrepreneur, you must invest a considerable amount of time working both in and on your business. However, when the balance consistently tips too heavily in favor of working in your business instead of on it, you run the risk of living in a constant state of overwhelm. Of course, no one wants that.…

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Apply For IBN’s Q2 2022 Scholarship

The Indie Business Network was founded 20 years ago based on the transformative power of entrepreneurship. We believe it is time to replace traditional notions of entrepreneurship with the increasingly obvious reality that entrepreneurship is for everyone, and can be defined in different ways by different people with uniquely different lifestyle goals. You do not…

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April 2022 Indie Business Book Club: Live Your Best Day Ever

Our April 2022 Indie Business Book Club selection is Live Your Best Day Ever: Thirty-Five Strategies for Daily Success, by Anne-Marie Faiola. Everyone wants to live their best day ever every day, yet it often seems like a pipe dream. How can every day be a good day, not to mention the “best” day, when…

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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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