Join Me at The Soapmasters In New York City in September!

We're so excited to tell you about The Soapmasters, a new learning and empowerment event from longtime Indie Business Network member, La Shonda Tyree of Handmade Soap Coach in Paterson, New Jersey, and I have a coupon code for you to attend at a $50 discount!! Scroll to the bottom to get the details. I am honored to be one of the speakers at the event, which will take place September 13 – 15, 2013, in SOHO, New York City.


As you can see, the lineup is second to none, and includes your option to focus on your soapmaking technique, your business acumen, or both. (I recommend both!) Here are the topics that will be covered at the event.

La Shonda Tyree: your host and soapmaking mentor

La Shonda will help you unleash your inner soap chemist, harness your creativity and master your soapmaking destiny. You haven't made soap until you've made it with The Handmade Soap Coach herself.

Diedre Mason, Esq.

Diedre will equip you to protect your intellectual property, in particular, copyrights and trademarks. You'll learn how to shield your assets, profit from your ideas, and protect, your future earnings.

Lela Barker

Lela (one of our members too!), will share on two topics. First, you'll learn to price your products for maximum profitability — in retail, wholesale, and export environments. Next, you'll dive into your recipe for wholesale success, covering the nuts and bolts of market differentiation, wholesale terms, and the creation of persuasive collateral materials. This is a powerful one-two punch for anyone who sells anything, so don't miss this chance to get them both in the same place at the same time.

Dawn Fitch

Dawn, another one of our members, will make you so efficient in your social media use, you'll scare yourself with all the time you'll free up using her tips and tricks. You'll explore and embrace the social media platforms that suit your business best, and leave with a social media system that will drive traffic to your websites and support all of your sales and marketing efforts.

Donna Maria: the Lifestyle CEO (this is me)

In one of my signature talks, I will help you tap into and embrace your life's passions and mission so you can claim your status as CEO of every aspect of your life. Starting with my personal conviction that your creativity and innovative spirit can form the basis for a business that helps you achieve all of your life goals, I'll combine motivation, inspiration and practical tips to help you harness the power of platform building and branding so you can take yourself and your business wherever you want them to go.

It's a Dream Come True, Right?

I know you're saying: “This is *everything* I need, all in one place!”

And I can confirm that, yes, you are right! How smart are you? And remember, you can register for the whole entire program (you know you should, yes?), or you can register for just the soapmaking day or just the business day. (It's nice to have options, but you really should take the whole thing. You'll already be there, right? Why not learn everything you need in one sitting?)

Coupon Code: Register Now!

Click here to see the full schedule, with more complete session descriptions.

After that, you'll want to head straight over to the registration page to grab your seat before someone else does.

The coupon code is LIFESTYLECEO, and you can use it anytime between now and September 6, 2013, on your purchase of the full event ticket — business and creative track. Insert the code at checkout!

And if you make soap and cosmetics, either for yourself or to sell, be sure to support one of The Soapmaster's sponsors, our very own Bramble Berry.

See you there!

QUESTION: Will you be joining me? Or are you going to let this amazing opportunity pass you by?

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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.