#IndieCruise Mastermind 2017 Speaker: Melody Bockelman: How to Add Private Label and Contract Manufacturing to Your Existing Business Model

It's the best day ever (again) because I am here to introduce you to our first speaker for #IndieCruise Mastermind 2017. Her name is Melody Bockelman and she is the founder and CEO of Private Label Insider in Harlingen, Texas. If you haven't yet registered for our 7th annual retreat for creative entrepreneurs, you can do so here.


Melody has been a member of the Indie Business Network for several years, and we have worked together on multiple projects. She is always a pleasure, and her knowledge of the subject matter she'll be speaking on is top notch. Please join me in welcoming Melody, as we prepare to gather at the beautiful Club Med Luxury Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on January 15 – 20, 2017.

Melody's's topic is How to Add Private Label and Contract Manufacturing to Your Existing Business Model.

As you may recall, our theme for #IndieCruise 2017 Mastermind is Refresh | Refine | Results (more about that here), and Melody is the perfect person to help us do all three. Not only is she an expert at helping you use the private label and contract manufacturing of others, but she is equally equipped to help you add private label and contract manufacturing services to your existing business mode. Indeed, this will be like a double whammy! We'll focus mainly on expanding your own business services model, but you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions on both sides of the equation.

More About Melody

Melody's background includes helping brands turn ideas into products that have been featured on QVC and HSN, and in some of the nation's largest retail and in grocery store chains. Aside from helping people manage their brands, she is also a seasoned Internet entrepreneur, having successfully led two e-commerce websites. She's even had one of her products featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show!

If you want to learn how to scale your handmade business so you can increase your income by having others make your products on a larger scale, or by becoming a contract manufacturer or private label manufacturer yourself, you will not want to miss #IndieCruise 2017.

You can enjoy some of Melody's stellar business advice and watch her in action at this link.

Meet Melody!

Check out Melody's website, and follow her on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Hear + Embrace + Act

The first step in growing personally and professionally is to hear the things you need to hear that will set you on the course to the work and the life you want.

After you hear it, you must embrace it. We all hear a million things a day, but we only embrace a small fraction of what we hear. To do otherwise would make it impossible for you to make any progress at all. Be discerning. Err on the side of minimizing information. Embrace only those things that will move you closer to your goals.

Once you embrace carefully selected pieces of information, you can act on them — and then, Break all the Rules, Build Your Own Corporate Ladder and Create the Life You Love.

Melody's presentation is full of information you need to hear if you want to propel your handmade business to the next level. We will help you embrace it in a safe, unplugged environment where you will have a chance to ask all the questions you want, and to Mastermind what you learn with others. Then, in between excursions and mornings at the spa, we'll help you act on the information you have heard and embraced, so you can grow your business, have more fun, and make more money in 2017 and beyond.

It will be unlike any business retreat or conference experience you've ever had before.

#IndieCruise is Unlike Any Business Retreat or Conference You've Ever Attended!

But don't take my word for it. Watch the short video below to see and hear what an #IndieCruise'r had to say about the #IndieCruise Mastermind 2016 retreat!

If you don't want to change your life, then don't waste your time joining us on #IndieCruise 2017 Mastermind.

Snorkeling and Sunshine

Come snorkel and learn with us!

Melody and I are ready to roll out the red carpet for you.

Register for #IndieCruise NOW

Ready to up-level your life and your business?

Of course you are!

While the best rates for our room block are all taken, you may still be able to reserve a spot to join us if you act fast. You can get the details here! And remember, if you're too late for 2017, you can start planning for 2018. We always go in January so you can start the year off right with fresh strategies and ideas for the next level of your business in the new year!

See you in Punta Cana!


Do you want to scale your handmade business using private label or contract manufacturing services? What questions do you have for Melody? What are you looking forward to learning from Melody on #IndieCruise Mastermind 2017? Please do share thoughts and experiences in the comments below, or share on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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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.