New Handmade at Amazon [Video]

Earlier this year, Amazon announced plans to launch a handmade market place. That should come as no huge surprise I guess since Amazon's mission is to sell everything to everybody. Watch this video to learn more. What is really interesting about this is that Amazon is already selling in its main store tons of the exact same products that will now be sold in the new Handmade at Amazon store, … [Read more...]

Our October 2015 Access Q+A Coaching Call

Today, I am hosting one of my most popular member events -- our monthly Access Q+A Coaching Call! Not only do we get to take a break from being in the weeds to connect and grow together, but our members get answers to the most challenging business, success, and lifestyle questions that are affecting them right now. As always, our call will be recorded for members who cannot attend … [Read more...]

Season 4: Episode 3: Martha Stewart American Made with Humdinger Juice [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 3 of the Indie Business Podcast! This season is all about celebrating finalists in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. So far, I've connected you with Riche Holmes Grant from the Style category and to Gilyn McKelligon from the Design category. Today, it's about the Food category, and I'm pleased to introduce you to Colin Fickes and Mary Collins, the brother/sister … [Read more...]

Five Epic Things You Need To Know About Essential Wholesale & Labs

If you haven't been living under a rock, you know that I am hosting Connection Day in Portland next week. And unless you've been under a bigger rock, you know that Essential Wholesale EWL is my sponsor and co-host. What you may not know is how EWL can help you grow your cosmetics business, and this post is all about that. So, if you own a beauty business and growth is on your mind, listen … [Read more...]

Introducing Member Makeovers!

I am THRILLED to share the launch of the Indie Business Network's newest member benefit: Member Makeovers. Based on conversations with you, our members, I saw the need for a service offering live, tactical, hands on training to help you attract more people to your website to discover and buy your products. Member Makeovers is that service, and it starts this month! Member Makeovers takes … [Read more...]

#IndieCruise Mastermind 2016 Speaker: Donna Maria: How to Build Community Around Your Brand

Only 109 days until #IndieCruise 2016 Mastermind at the beautiful Club Med Luxury Resort & Spa, Cancún, Yucatán, Mexico on January 17 – 21, 2016. I have already introduced you to two of our speakers: Anne-Marie Faiola and Stacia Guzzo. Today, I am pleased to share that, based on the questions I receive from Makers from all walks of life, I have settled on my topic for the event. My's topic … [Read more...]

Season 4: Episode 2: Martha Stewart American Made with Gilyn McKelligon [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 2 of the Indie Business Podcast! This season is all about celebrating finalists in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Last week, we brought you Riche Holmes Grant, our choice from the Style category. Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to Gilyn McKelligon of Hannah Bergen in Portland, Oregon, our choice from the Design category. Hannah Bergen makes easy-to-use … [Read more...]

September Success Call: How to Get Media Attention for Your Beauty Business

Are you curious about what it takes to get media attention for your business? Are you afraid to pitch? Maybe you know you’re not ready and don’t know what to do to position yourself to be ready? Wondering what to do to get your brand ready for prime time media attention? If you find yourself asking these questions, then today's Success Call is for you. Stephanie will answer questions about … [Read more...]

Introducing Blog Swap (#BlogSwap) For Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Earlier this year, I opened my Blog Your Brand Training Project to all Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs. Since then, nearly 200 (189 as of today, to be exact) Makers with blogs businesses are leveraging our blogs to build community and attract increasing numbers of targeted visitors to our websites. Our first #BlogSwap is Monday, October 12, so get on board now if you want to benefit! Read on to … [Read more...]

Indie Business Network Members Are 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Finalists!

I am thrilled to announce our members who are finalists in the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Awards! You can vote for your favorites every day, through October 19. The Audience Choice Award Winner will be announced on or about October 23, 2015, and will win a trip for the winner and a guest to New York City on November 6-8, 2015 for the American Made Summit. (Meet me there?!) The Martha … [Read more...]