Take The "I Am Indie Business" Pledge

The 10 Commitments of 2008 The "I Am Indie Business" Pledge empowers you by changing the paradigm through which you view the connections between family, home, wealth and business. They are the commitments that I and my family made that helped us reach our goal of successfully managing home and business, without compromising either.  …

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Get Your Jam On

People Jam: A Hip Social Networking Site A few days ago on Indie Business TV, I shared my advice that social network marketing is a smart, efficient and cost effective method of getting the word out about you and your business. So I just had to tell you about a new social site I joined…

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The Best Kept Branding Secret

Domain Name Offers Incomplete But Valuable Protection The United States Patent & Trademark Office reported that it examined a record 323,527 trademark applications in fiscal year 2007. Compare this to 2006, when it reported examining 275,790 applications, a 9% jump from 2005. But filing a trademark registration application can be expensive and time consuming. And…

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Striking Writers Give Hollywood The Business

Soon-To-Be Indies Poised To Cross The Ultimate Picket Line Last month, I shared my thoughts on the Hollywood writer's strike. The focus of the post was how we could all stand to turn off the television so we could devote more attention to using our businesses to build wealth instead of just dreaming about all…

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Avoid The Blogger’s Kiss Of Death

Bring Something To The Party, Or Else In my Blogging For Business Tutorials, I make it clear that blogging can help Indie Business owners expand and grow their ventures by leaps and bounds. At a minimum, a relevant comment at a blog that links to your blog or site can result in new online traffic…

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Indie Business TV Episode 12: Holiday Product Reviews

More Great Gifts For You Last Minute Shoppers Iam having a blast telling you about so many great products made by members of the Indie Beauty Network. Click on the arrow in the picture below to enjoy a look at some more great Indie finds!        That travel pack from von Natur has…

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Indie Business TV Episode 11: Is Social Networking A Waste Of Time?

It Depends On Who You Ask, But Count Me In! Like many people I’ve talked with, I once thought social network marketing was strictly for Generation Y’ers. You know, people born after 1981 with too much time on their hands or who just wanted to find their next date. I was wrong and this segment…

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Wasabi Anyone?

Today, I’m feeling the love from Wasabi Publicity! Wasabi is a PR firm that is chock full of some of the most creative people I know, including my friend and colleague Michelle Tennant. That’s why I was doubly excited when they asked l’il ole me to be a guest speaker at their November Wasabi Club…

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My Beef With Bank of America

They’re Only Pennies, But They’re My Pennies Bank of America is in trouble. And they’re trying to get me to help bail them out. You might be on their list too. So listen up.            I do almost all of my business banking online with Bank of America. I check my account…

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Bring On The Indie Business Revolution!

If You Have A Passion, You Have A Business Yesterday, the business section of my local paper ran a story about a woman with disabilities who is perfectly capable and willing to work. She's been employed her entire adult life, but at only 54 years of age, is unable to find a job.     …

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Double-Minded Dilemma

Successful Indies Look In One Direction Only A New Testament Bible verse says that a double-minded person is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8) That’s true, especially when it comes to business. Every day, I speak with Indies who love what they do. They want to make money and maybe even ditch a full-time…

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Fear It And Forget It

Don’t Let Camera Shyness Keep You From Your Dream Yesterday I posted my Indie Business TV interview with Karen Williams of Indie Beauty Network member Pockuts. Before the interview, Karen told me she was terrified of being in front of a camera that was capturing her every move. She was afraid that she would say…

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IBTV Episode 10: It's Not Just About The Soap

When Soap Is More Than That There’s soap. And then there’s soap. The stuff in the big box stores cleans well enough I suppose, but why use that when you can treat your skin like you actually care. Indie Beauty Network members care about the products they make for you, and these soaps are top…

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IBTV Episode 9: I Am Indie Business

Sharing The True Meaning Of Indie Everywhere I go, people want to know what "Indie" means. Sometimes they think I must be somehow associated with the professional racing circuit. Other times, they know that "indie" means "independent," but they want to know more. I created this segment to share the 5 concepts upon which Indie…

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IBTV Episode 8: Pick A Pockut

Fashion And Function For Spa and Salon Professionals For Indie Beauty Network member Karen Williams of Pockuts, LLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina, most days are a flurry of activity. Afer seeing her children off to school and her husband to work, she usually rushes to her hair salon to tend to clients’ coifs. Most afternoons…

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IBTV Episode 7: Food For Face And Body

Food Is No Longer Just For Eating There was a time when pumpkins were only associated with pies and coconuts with a fancy desert at a Thai restaurant. But at the Indie Beauty Network, members are cooking up face and body goodies using delicious ingredients that are not just for tasting. I’ve got my hair…

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Indie Beauty Business For Sale

This Could Be Your Chance To Break Into The Market Looking for a way to break into the Indie Beauty business without strating from scratch? Then consider snapping up this company with a great media portfolio, trademarks and other assets that could have you on your way in no time.            The…

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IBTV EPISODE 6: Cerise and Paradise Potions

Add A Little Smooth And Fizz To Your Holiday California is one of my favorite states and my husband and I have a long term dream to live there someday. We’ve got some offspring to usher into adulthood first, so for now we’ll just enjoy the state remotely, starting with some bath goodies from a…

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