The Evolution of Entrepreneurship: From Artisan, Back to Artisan Again

I came across this insightful information graphic showing the evolution of entrepreneurship, and I wanted to share it with you. Notice how it all began with Renaissance Tradesmen (and women!) — artisans who turned their ability to make things into a living. These creative entrepreneurs not only knew how to make beautiful things that people…

Let’s understand the patent application process, with @BreastChekKit

Did you know that simple things we do every day without thinking can form the basis for a multi-million dollar income stream? Consider my friend, Linda Lewis, inventor of Breast Chek Kit, a patented seamless breast self-exam shirt that makes it easy for women to conduct and track monthly self-breast examinations comfortably and privately. Who…

#HandMadeChat No. 42: Customizing Your Skin Care Regimen with @JackieBernardi

On Thursday evenings from 8 to 9pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a Twitter talk show to help handmade and creative entrepreneurs sell more products, have more fun, and be more successful personally and professionally. While the show is aimed mainly at business owners who make and sell handmade consumer products, the topics and discussions can…

Welcome IBN’s Local Director: Maia Singletary @AstridaNaturals: Chicago

I am thrilled to introduce you to Maia Singletary, IBN’s new Local Director in Chicago! Maia is CEO of Astrada Naturals in Chicago, where you can get “Freshly handcrafted skin care & fragrances customized with natural ingredients.” Maia has been an active and enthusiastic participant in the Indie Social community since 2010. She decided to…

Welcome IBN’s Local Director: Christine Laureano @CELaureano: Long Island, New York

I am thrilled to introduce you to Christine Laureano, IBN’s new Local Director in Long Island! Christine is the founder and Chief Formulator at Ba6 Botanicals. Christine has been connected to the Indie community for years, going back nearly a decade when she led a company called Good Ground Botanicals. I am so pleased to…