How to be an Entrepreneurial Multiplier

One of the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur is that she is a relentless multiplier. The same can be said of any successful person really, but the ability to bring about multiple beneficial business outcomes as a result of a single action is a requirement for everyone who expects to lead a profitable and sustainable business. In a nutshell, an entrepreneurial multiplier is one … [Read more...]

Episode 45: Christina Wennstrom: Soap Seas, Redondo Beach, California [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 45 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this episode, I'll introduce you to Christina Wennstrom of Soap Seas in Redondo Beach, California. Before we dive in, I want you to know that I recorded this episode at my mother's dining room table on a day when her alarm malfunctioned and my children had just started summer vacation. Please be forgiving when you hear a few beeping sounds in … [Read more...]

Episode 44: Khadija Dawn Carryl: Henna Sooq, Elkridge, Maryland [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 44 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this episode, I'll introduce you to Khadija Dawn Carryl of Henna Sooq, Elkridge, Maryland. Khadija launched Henna Sooq 11 years ago when she was the mother of four kids under the age of six. Today, her business has multiple income streams, and she credits a great deal of her growth to her willingness to engage personally with … [Read more...]

#IndieCruise Mastermind 2017 Speaker: La Shonda Tyree: How to Establish Consistent Cash Flow in Your Creative Business

Today, I'm excited to share that La Shonda Tyree will be a speaker on my 7th Annual #IndieCruise Mastermind Retreat at the beautiful Club Med Luxury Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on January 15 – 20, 2017. Our block is sold out at the early bird pricing, but there are some regular priced slots available, so you can still register to join us and invest in yourself and your business … [Read more...]

Episode 43: Jennifer Hardaway: KleanSpa, Burbank, California [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 43 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this episode, I'll introduce you to Jennifer Hardaway of KleanSpa in Burbank, California. As you'll hear first-hand, Jennifer got the idea for her brand in December 2004 while driving down the street, just minding her business. By 2005, she was making and retailing sugar scrubs and other bath and body products at a new website and local … [Read more...]

#IndieCruise Mastermind 2017 Speaker: Roslyne Yates-Johnson: How to Use Periscope to Grow Your Creative Business

There are 227 days to go until my 7th Annual #IndieCruise Mastermind Retreat! In case you missed it, we'll be gathering at the beautiful Club Med Luxury Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on January 15 – 20, 2017. It will be here before you know it, so if you have not registered, now is the time to learn more and see if we might be able to squeeze you in to one of the last remaining … [Read more...]

Memorial Day 2016

Along with you, today, I honor those who served! I have never lost a loved one to war, but I know that many of you have, or you have served with the fallen. As we relax, beach, and barbecue today, I join you in remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could have the opportunity to pursue our happiness, and be happy in our pursuit. Have a wonderful day with your family and … [Read more...]

Episode 42: Michelle Smith: MamaSuds, Goodrich, Michigan [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 42 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this podcast episode, I introduce you to Michelle Smith of MamaSuds, Maker of natural cleaning products in Goodrich, Michigan. Michelle is a former middle school teacher who began making household cleaners for her family after she and her husband began their family. Encouraged by her husband, Michelle took the first tentative steps toward … [Read more...]

Is Social Comparison Bias Sabotaging Your Small Business?

Wondering why you are not getting the results you think you deserve? By focusing on other people, you may be sabotaging your own success. It starts when you are young. Your brother gets a fancy birthday party, so you want a better fancy birthday party. Your sister got an expensive makeover for Christmas, and now you think you deserve one too. It's human nature to compare yourself to others. In … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurial Lessons from #2x4Live: Nashville

I recently co-hosted a two-day event filled with entrepreneurial lessons: 2x4Live: Nashville, with three business colleagues: Lela Barker, Anne-Marie Faila and Kayla Fioravanti. If you were there, you already know what a treat it was. If you were not there, then strap yourself in for an overview of the presentations you missed. Entrepreneurial Lessons from #2x4Live: Nashville After an … [Read more...]