Introducing Ali Smith of The Witchy Bibliophile in Pittsburg, Kansas. Ali is our 1Q 2023 Maker Scholarship recipient. Ali up-cycles tarot and oracle cards into bookmarks, keychains, magnets and other self-care items designed to add a little magic to your every day routine.
|Ali is a a queer, non-binary, autistic, disabled entrepreneur. Ali is also an herbalism student who creates and sells herbal teas and bath soaks — some of which can be customized and intuitively created specifically for you!|
Ali's business is a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Q: What does winning IBN's Scholarship Year mean to you?
|I am in financial need, and also very early in my business journey. I am excited to benefit from mentorship and support. I am currently a herbal medicine student at the American College of Healthcare Sciences and am juggling schoolwork and business.|
I am disabled and balancing having a dynamic disability where tasks I can do one day at a time. The IBN scholarship will help me by providing mentorship and support.
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The Indie Business Network offers a valuable and transformative entrepreneurial experience, and we recognize that not everyone has the resources to access our suite of entrepreneurial mentoring, coaching, and training services, especially when they are first starting out. To help offset the challenge for as many as possible, each quarter, we offer a scholarship for a year of membership and private one-on-one email coaching with me.
At the Indie Business Network, we believe that every woman can provide for herself and her children because she can sell something she made with her own hands. If you have started your business, but lack the resources needed to grow, you can apply for next quarter's Maker Scholarship Award at this link.