A New Indie Beauty Is Born!
I launched the Indie Beauty Network in January 2000. Since then, it has grown to well over 700 members. As the organization has expanded, it has been given life through the most creative, fun-loving, tenacious and hard working entrepreneurs in the world, the members of the Indie Beauty Network. Several months ago, I initiated discussions with one of my advisors about how to better share the energy and vitality of IBn members with the world. Today's website launch is our answer to that question. Please click the picture to watch the video and enjoy some of my Indie Beauties in action.
The new website is designed to showcase Indie Beauty Network members in a fun, informative, engaging and entertaining way. Anyone can join the site as a Visitor. The only requirements are that a first and last name be used and that a photograph be included. Visitors can display photos and interact with other visitors and IBN members. But only members of the Indie Beauty Network can join an exclusive Private Discussion Area, and only IBN members can launch their own Indie Branded Community Areas (like this one set up by Valana Minerals), where they can house their media kits, initiate discussions and connect with friends, customers, clients, the media and other stakeholders. Within 24 hours of our soft launch Friday evening, over 100 people had joined as Visitors and as I prepare this post, there are 25 Indie Brands featured at the site.
Please note that all of the content at the flagship IBN site is still alive and well and full of activity as members enjoy exclusive online training and also enjoy nearly 9 years of our Indie Experience Newsletter!
We are in the process of updating the links at our flagship site with the new address of Indie Beauty Network.com, so please be patient if some links don't work properly as we finalize the transition. For those wondering, here are the most popular links at the flagship site:
- Indie Beauty Network member home page
- Join the Indie Beauty Network
- Visit our Members Only Business Resource Center
- Renew your products liability insurance and membership
- Listen to the Group Coaching and Expert Audio Recordings
- Change your directory listings
- Enjoy the Indie Experience Newsletter
What do you think?
Well, this has been a very long weekend. Thanks to all of the Indie Beauty Network members who are making suggestions for how to improve the site and make it more useful for you. Keep your suggestions coming!! Please take a moment to tell me what you think of the new site!