Today's #SmallBizRollCall was so empowering, with my co-host, IBN member Sandi Garrett Little, president of the Alabama Soap & Candle Association, exuding her special brand of enthusiasm. Sandi and her team are hosting their 13th annual meeting this coming weekend. The keynote speaker is Kayla Fioravanti, author of How To Make Melt & Pour Soap Base From Scratch. Also speaking is another IBN member, Lisa Rodgers, formerly co-founder of Personal Care Truth. Even if you're not planning to attend, you can follow the fun on Twitter. More about that in the video recording, which you can watch here in case you missed us live!
Thanks to everyone who joined, especially Angela Bowman Wales who won some of Sandi's soap for answering our small business trivia question correctly and first. Here are a the links shared during the live broadcast.
- #INDIECruise. As I blogged yesterday, Early Bird registration is open. Of course I have registered, and so has . , who attended last year with her husband, is bringing the whole family next year! You know you wanna come!
I accidentally shared the incorrect link on the live video. The correct link to register is this. Sorry for the inconvenience.
- Susan Mann live tonight in Boston. If you're in Boston, join Susan Mann tonight at the Whole Foods Market Symphony Store on Westland Avenue from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Meet Susan and get samples of her products, and buy some freshly made goodies right off the shelf while you're there! Follow Susan.
- Today's small business trivia question. Recently, Paul Thiel paid several students $100,000 each NOT to attend college. Thiel is the co-founder of what well know tech company? Answer: PayPal! Lillian won some of Sandi's soap, including her Hippie Sunshine (with pink grapefruit, patchouli and lavender) and Buttermilk & Honey (with, well, buttermilk and honey).
- Marla Bosworth is celebrating Marla is celebrating her 13th year in business! Follow Marla.
- Angela Bowman Wales in another Whole Foods Market. If you're in Tennessee, you'll be able to get Angela's products starting June 25 at the Whole Foods Market Poplar in Memphis. Angela's products are already in several stores, and we are so excited to celebrate about the addition of this one!Follow Angela.
- Sandi's word of encouragement.
Don't put a question mark where God has put a period.
Sandi says that everything happens for a reason, and this quote shared often by her mother, reminds her that when things don't work out, it's OK. There are better things to come!
What a great way to start the week!
Here are three links you won't want to miss: Join the INDIE Beauty Network for affordable products liability insurance and the resources you need to pump up the volume, success and fun in your business (and hang out with people like Sandi all the time!), and INDIE Social where you can network online with other small business leaders just like you, and follow the Alabama Soap & Candle Meeting action on Twitter using the #bamasoapconf hash tag, and on FaceBook! Learn more about the organization at their website.
For all my IBN members, if you have good news to share, please post it to Twitter. All of my members are on this public Twitter List so anyone can follow your Tweets. In fact, and me and my team Tweet your news regularly throughout the week from my Twitter Page and the INDIEAssist Twitter Page. I scour the list on Monday mornings to get the latest good news to share on #SmallBizRollCall. I look forward to sharing your successes with the world next week. You can also post to the FaceBook or blog comments below.
#SmallBizRollCall is recorded LIVE each week from 11:00am EST to 11:15am EST (or a tad bit longer if we're having too much fun) at the INDIE FaceBook Page. Instructions for joining are here. See you next week, June 6 at 11:00am EST right here.
Question: Want to co-host #SmallBizRollCall with me, and get your brand showcased in front of thousands while also having fun? Tell me Your Story, and I'll be in touch with the details if there's a good match for my audience!