April 2019 Master Class: New Cosmetics Legislation

One of the benefits of IBN membership is a live monthly Master Class with someone who has mastered a topic that will help you be successful in your Maker business. Our Master Classes are great opportunities to learn and grow in our supportive community, and to meet some of the people who can make help you make your business more profitable and fun.

Cosmetics Legislation Update

Several blog posts here track the ongoing saga of cosmetics legislation. For anyone interested in taking a walk down memory lane, I published the first article on this topic in 2008, and several have followed: 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2017. If you really like this sort of thing, you can track it all from the beginning in our Law and Advocacy category.

Recently, new legislation was introduced, and today, I'll host a Master Class to share all of the details with our members who make cosmetic products.

I'll be interviewing Anne-Marie Faiola of the Coalition of Handcrafted Entrepreneurs, along with legislative lobbyist Rick DeSimone.

About the Master Class Instructor: Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie is the founder and CEO of Bramble Berry, the leader of the Coalition of Handcrafted Entrepreneurs, and a lifestyle coach at Best Day Ever. She is a serial entrepreneur, author, crafter, lifestyle coach, mom, and soapmaker who has met with lawmakers and regulators for a decade to help pursue new cosmetics legislation that would not adversely affect small businesses.

In this Master Class, Donna Maria will interview Anne-Marie and Rick DeSimone to get an updated overview of newly introduced legislation and discussion drafts. Our intention is to ensure that our IBN members are fully informed of what is being proposed so they can plan the future of their businesses accordingly.

How to Join Today's Master Class

If you are already a member of the Indie Business Network, the call information has been emailed to you, and it has been posted in the Secret Facebook Community.

If you are not a member of the Indie Business Network, join now so you don't miss this and other events to help you be successful in your life and in your business.

See you on today's Master Class!


Have you seen any copies of the newly introduced legislation or discussion drafts? What are your thoughts? What questions do you have?

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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.