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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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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