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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Your Money And Your Life

Resources To Help You Build Your Bottom Line Indies have to be especially careful about how we spend our money. It sounds good to enjoy small business tax deductions, but we can’t overlook the fact that we have to make money before we can deduct it! We must be careful with every dollar, whether someone…

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Being Chicken Is For The Birds

Chicken Indie Is Not An Option Yesterday, an opportunity to feature members of the Indie Beauty Network on Indie Business Radio arose at the last minute. While totally unexpected, I thought it was a great chance for Indies to get some free pub. I circulated an email to companies featured in my 2007 Holiday Gift…

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j.blossom Mini Fun Pack Gift Sets

Fun Products For Little Girls Strawberry Banana and Grape scents are complemented by uplifting messages to help little girls feel confident and beautiful. What little girl could resist the j.blossom Mini Fun Pack Gift Sets? Certainly not mine, as you can see!        Get your Mini Fun Packs at j.blossom.com. $12.00 in reusable…

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Tour Of Indie HQ

A Short Video Of My Space, Now Let Me See Yours Working in cyberspace most of the time as I do means that like you, I communicate a lot by phone, email and blog post. And I am always curious about who I’m talking to. Where are they emailing me from? Where do they work?…

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Suck It Up Princess!

Cut The Excuses To Look Your Business Best The guest on today’s Indie Business Radio Show was Kim Duke, the Sales Diva. The audio won’t be ready for download for a few days, but in the meantime, I wanted to share something Kim said on today’s show that I thought was wonderfully instructive.     …

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When Link Love Hurts

To Link Or Not To Link, That Is The Qustion Question: I recently launched a new website. To increase traffic, I listed my site link at a few relevant free listing sites. Now, I’m getting lots of requests for me to link back to their sites and other sites. Should I do this? Mary in…

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Giving Credit Credit

Even I Have A Soft Spot For Credit, With Limits Even though I love what I do, I work hard and long to make Indie Business Media, LLC and the Indie Beauty Network profitable. To do that, I associate with the banking and credit card industries from time to time. But as you can see…

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The Sick Indie

Back when I had a “real” job, when I got sick, I called my boss and told her I was going to take the day off. My voice usually sounded awful and my boss commented that I needed my rest and that she was grateful that I was not coming into the office to infect…

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IBTV Episode 2: Real Coupon Queen

Guest Shares How To Shave Thousands Off Your Grocery Bill Last week’s Indie Business Radio Show was one of the most popular ever. It featured my next door neighbor, Suzanne Phillips, whom I have dubbed "Real Coupon Queen." She earned that title by shaving $7,000 off her grocery bill in a single 12-month period. As…

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Little Hat, Big Cattle

Texas Indie Embodies The Indie Revolution If you want to describe someone who is all talk and no substance, you might say "big hat, little cattle." I guess if you describe someone as "big hat, big cattle," they are really walking their talk. But if you are "little hat (or lots of hats), big cattle,"…

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Increase Your Sales With Email Newsletters

Last week, I spoke with an Indie who said that one of the things she learned on Indie Business Podcast is the importance of having an email newsletter. She emailed me to tell me that she got a sale just hours after sending out her first ever email newsletter. It was the first sale she’d had…

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Writer's Strike Could Change Your Life

… For The Better It finally happened. Television writers across America did something about the fact that they are not fairly paid for their work. The result? They are on strike, and with them goes the writing that sustains late night television shows like Letterman and Leno, daytime soap operas and prime time sitcoms.  …

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Where Is The Link Love?

C’mon. Link Out! Everyone has a pet peeve or two. You know, those pesky little things that happen every day. And even though you know they shouldn’t bug you, they somehow manage to drive you nuts anyway. Blogs are great places to vent about your pet peeves. So here goes. My pet peeve is online…

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Fall: The Season Of Me

It’s Fall. Hibernate. Take Time For You. Recently, it occurred to me that the Indie Business Blog is all about business. That’s as it should be I suppose. However, for people who don’t know me personally, it may look like I eat, live, sleep and breathe nothing but business. Guilty. Sort of. Well, except when…

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Craft Gossip

Check Out The Latest Indie Beauty Gossip I love gossip — craft gossip that is. But with two young’uns, a radio show and a growing business, there’s not much time for crafting (or gossip) unless it’s done with safety scissors and crayons. But I can live vicariously through Craft Gossip. Former Indie Beauty Network member…

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