#IndieCruise Mastermind 2017 Speaker: La Shonda Tyree: How to Establish Consistent Cash Flow in Your Creative Business

Today, I'm excited to share that La Shonda Tyree will be a speaker on my 7th Annual #IndieCruise Mastermind Retreat at the beautiful Club Med Luxury Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on January 15 – 20, 2017. Our block is sold out at the early bird pricing, but there are some regular priced slots available, so you can still register to join us and invest in yourself and your business at the same time — and in paradise. I recently introduced you to three of our other speakers: Melody Bockelman (who will show us how to “do” private label the right way), Deb Jasien (who will share how to design the perfect show booth), and Roslyne Yates-Johnson (who will tell us how to use Periscope #likeaboss).

Now, get to know La Shonda Tyree, the “Soap Coach”, from Paterson, New Jersey.


I have known La Shonda for well over a decade, and here is one thing I, and everyone who knows her, can say about her: she is as gentle as a dove, but as bold as a lion.

A rather introverted person by nature, I have literally watched La Shonda crack open her shell, come out of it, and shine a bright light in the Maker community. While she started her entrepreneurial career as a soapmaker, today, she has grown well beyond that as she not only makes and sells handmade soap (retail and wholesale), but she is also a teacher, a mentor, and a leader.

La Shonda has opened her own studio in Paterson where she teaches people from all over the world how to make soap, and how to make a business. She is a highly sought after mentor, particularly as a Business Academy Instructor at Rising Tide Capital, a non-profit organization helping to build strong businesses which transform lives and strengthen the Jersey City community. Specifically, La Shonda teaches a class on how to set prices and manage cash flow, where she combines her past experience as a financial comptroller with her present experience as a profitable business owner.

La Shonda breaks down complicated financial principles into layperson's terms so after her talk, you'll be able to improve your financial position immediately. Her talk on #IndieCruise is How to Establish Consistent Cash Flow in Your Creative Business.

Everyone knows that if you take care of your money, your money will take care of you. Surely you want in on that action, yes?! Join us in Punta Cana in 2017 and La Shonda will give up the good stuff just for you!

More About La Shonda

As a sought after natural soap and cosmetics instructor since 2006, La Shonda has been a Guest Member Coach and an Expert Guest on prior Indie Business Network Success Calls. She has also been featured in the Herald News, EbruTV and The Network Journal Magazine, and Inside Jersey Magazine. She also spoke on #IndieCruise 2013 on the topic of how to make money teaching classes.

You can get to know La Shonda better by streaming or downloading this episode of the Indie Business Podcast. It's the perfect way to empower yourself on-the-go.

Meet La Shonda Online!

Check out La Shonda website, and follow her on Instagram, and on Facebook.

#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!

La Shonda, Melody, Roslyne, Deb 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!


Are you paying as much attention to handling the money you have as you are to creating new money? If not, now is the time! Please do share your thoughts and questions for La Shonda 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.