#HandmadeChat: May 2013 Lineup

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 May 2013!

May 2: Jennifer Rapp Peterson: IndieMade, Chicago, IL (top left)

Jennifer founded IndieMade, a company that helps indie entrepreneurs build online websites that are attractive and easy to manage. On this edition of #HandmadeChat, Jennifer will share on the topic of How To Launch A Successful E-Commerce Site.

Got a question for Jennifer? Submit it here.

May 9: Brandon Uttley: Sales Performance International, Charlotte, NC (top right) (PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 12 noon EST)

Brandon is a social media consultant and a public relations and marketing professional with 25 years of experience where the PR and tech worlds interconnect. On this edition of #HandmadeChat, Branding will share How To Use New Media To Land Your Best Job.

Got a question for Brandon? Submit it here.

May 16: Chelsea Elam : Yum Yum Candle, Florham Park, NJ (center)

Chelsea is the founder of Yum Yum Candle, a soy candle company rooted in creativity and the joy of life. Yum Yum has been a member of Indie Business since 2010 and in this edition of #Handmadechat, Chelsea will share How To Start A Candle Company

Got a question for Chelsea? Submit it here.

May 23: Andrew Zahn: Actor, Creative and Blogger, Lewisberry, PA (bottom left)

Andrew is the author of the popular e-book, “The Ten Commandments For Creatives.” He is an actor with a passion for helping creative entrepreneurs add structure to creativity so they can pursue their passion and make a living at the same time. Andrew will share Top Habits of Successful Creative Entrepreneurs.

Got a question for Andrew? Submit it here.

May 30: Allison Kontur: AliMar Labs, Cuyahoga Falls, OH (bottom right)

Allison is the founder of AliMar Labs, a private label and contract manufacturing cosmetics company. On this edition of #HandmadeChat, Allison will share How To Grow Your Business With Private Label Services.

Got a question for Allison? Submit it here.

See how to participate in #HandmadeChat here.

See you on May 2, for the first #HandmadeChat of May 2013. 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!


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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.