On Thursdays at 8pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a weekly Twitter talk show to coach, inform and inspire handmade and creative entrepreneurs. If you've never attended, now is the time. #HandmadeChat is a fun, inspirational and supportive event where you'll learn so much about making your business more successful.
As you'll see below, you can submit your questions in advance! So cozy up on Thursday evenings with your favorite cup of tea, and get tips and ideas you can use to grow your business from your fellow Indies who are doing it big! Here is the lineup for April 2013!
April 4: Andrea Polk: Solo Noir, Chicago, IL, top left
A complete grooming line for ethnic men. Solo Noir offers cutting edge skin care technologies to achieve skin perfection in our consumers. Andrea will answer your questions about ethnic men's grooming lines on this episode of #HandmadeChat.
Andrea has been an IBN member since 2012.
Got a question for Andrea? Submit it here.
April 11: Marla Bosworth: Back Porch Soap Company, Duxbury, MA top right
Back Porch Soap Company sea inspired soap designs are sold in upscale gift stores, spas, and natural health stores nationwide. Marla also teaches classes to help you be successful in your beauty business. She recently returned from a trip to teach women how to make soap and start bath and body product companies in Haiti. On this edition of #HandmadeChat, Marla will share her best tips on owning and managing a profitable bath and body business, and she'll also share a bit about her experiences teaching soapmaking in Haiti.
Marla has been an IBN member since 2007.
Got a question for Marla? Submit it here.
April 18: Torrian Howell : DorNee Shea Body Souffle, Twinsburg, OH, bottom left
DorNee' is the premiere natural body luxuries line that caters to the seekers of lush, natural moisture. Torrian's products are made of the finest of natural ingredients, paraben and phthalate free. On this episode of #HandmadeChat, Torrian will share how she has grown her business using a “family” of independent consultants, and how she has sustained her business through some challenging life times.
Torrian has been an IBN member since 2008.
Got a question for Torrian? Submit it here.
April 25: Joan Morais: Joan Morais Naturals, Fairfield, CA, bottom right
Joan Morais teaches classes, workshops and offers consulting on How to Make Natural Skin and Body Care Products. Lotions, Creams, Body Butters, Cold Process Soap Making, Facial Skin Care Products-milk cleansers, scrubs, and more … you name it. On this edition of #HandmadeChat, Joan will answer some of your formulation questions and share her take on the most exciting new ingredients, and health and beauty trends.
Joan has been an IBN member since 2008.
Got a question for Joan? Submit it here.
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See you on April 4, for #HandmadeChat. Remember to read the easy instructions here if you don't already know how to participate.
And by the way, we choose our topics based on feedback from you! If you have any ideas, please complete the #HandmadeChat Survey, so we can consider your suggestions!