Upcoming events we want Makers to know about!

December 4, 2019: House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing (Members only)

This is an exclusive Indie Business Network member event. If you are not a member, you can join here.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a hearing regarding cosmetics regulations at 10:00am ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

The hearing, entitled “Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety,” will be lead by the committee’s Health Subcommittee and will feature the testimony of five witnesses: Leigh O’Donnell, Executive Director of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild, and representatives from the FDA, the Environmental Working Group, National Women’s Health Network, and Beautycounter.

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December 11, 2019: Q+A Call with Donna Maria (Members only)

This is an exclusive Indie Business Network member event. If you are not a member, you can join here.

When you have questions or want to brainstorm or kick around an idea, you can post to our community anytime, 24/7. But sometimes, the virtual written response is just not enough. It's often more helpful to actually speak your issue, and get a verbal response focused specifically on your issue.

That's what our weekly Access Q+A Calls with Donna Maria are all about.

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January 13 – 17, 2020: Indie Cruise: Aruba, Dutch Caribbean (Open to all)


Indie Cruise is IBN's exclusive Mastermind Retreat For Makers & Handmade Entrepreneurs. It's a boutique mentoring retreat for people who are passionate about creating a product (or maybe a service too!) that enhances people's lives while providing you with the kind of fun, flexible lifestyle you want to live. Donna Maria (IBN's founder and CEO) has hosted this event since 2011, each one more exciting and rewarding than the one before.

Our luxury escape for Indie Cruise 2020 is Aruba, Dutch Caribbean! Registration is now open for Indie Cruise 2020. If you have any questions, contact our Cruise Designer, Suzanne Niemeier, at 800-326-4971.