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November 8, 2011: How do you like our new look?


I'm thrilled to share our new look -- what do you think? it's amazing
what borders and a splash of color can do to make content more
appealing and easier to enjoy. I hope you agree!



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That's not enough inspiration for you? Here's some more!!

Enjoy the rest of your week! 


Truffle Mint Shea butter Soap (pictured) from
Judi Welden, Terra Soaps, CA

Purple Sari Silk and Bead Bangle from
Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer, VA

Plum Hill Lip Balm from
Jeanne Kissman, Plum Hill, ID

Blue Faux Suede Bracelet from
Dusty Warren, Dusty Warren, TN

8oz Winter Cranberry Candle from
Arricka Harrison, Black Kettle Soap Company, TX

IBN Members, add your photos by clicking here. We want to feature you!


Thank those who have inspired you, from Ginger Moore

What is the best way to approach new boutiques with your products?

Tips wanted for preparing an investment package

FDA to tackle cosmetic microbiological safety issues in 11/30 public meeting

Another scam to watch out for!, from Nieves Rathbun

What are your favorite sources for raw ingredients and supplies?, from Heather Hamilton

Advice wanted for switching to a natural preservative, from Teri Patterson

--> Add your blog posts and discussions so we can feature you!


PREMIUM CONTENT - for IBN members and Protégés!

--> Embracing Your Entrepreneurial Mindset

--> Go Global! -- Intro to EU Cosmetics Regulation

--> 60-Minute Business Planning, Parts 1 and 2 (this is awesome stuff!)

--> Q&A With dM: Business Ethics and Intellectual Property

--> HOW TO: Use Direct Mail To Boost Holiday Sales

--> How I Got My Products Into Whole Foods Market (and how you can too!)

--> INDIE Regulatory Compliance: Is It A Cosmetic Or Is It A Drug? Or Is It Both? (And Other Dicey FDA Questions)

--> If you are not an IBN member, what gives? Join here!


FEATURED EVENTS - IBN's movers and shakers!

11/13 - Heart-To-Heart With Donna Maria, Online

11/13 - Body Butters and Whips, East Orange, NJ

11/13 - Lotion and Cream Making Class, East Orange, NJ

11/14 - Startup Success in 90 Days Or Less? with Jim Beach, dM's Podcast, Online

11/15 - 7 Hidden Small Business Financial Disasters and How To Avoid Them! with Professor Nunzio Bruno, IBN Member & Protégé Call

11/19 - Soap & Cosmetic Labeling Workshop, San Francisco Bay Area

11/19 - How To Distill Herbs and Essential Oils, New York City

11/19 - Bath Salts, Scrubs, Teas & Milks, San Francisco Bay Area

11/30 - Attend A Live Taping Of The Martha Stewart Show! (Meetup), New York City

--> IBN Members, add your events by clicking here. We want to feature you!


Enjoy the rest of your week!

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Comment by dM, CEO on November 11, 2011 at 11:32am

Thanks, Jeanne! I like being able to feature my members's activities and products in the new format!

Comment by Jeanne Kissman on November 11, 2011 at 10:04am

I like the new look very clean easy to read

Comment by dM, CEO on November 8, 2011 at 2:32pm
Thank you, Nicole and Susan!
Comment by Susan Mann - Manor Hall Soap on November 8, 2011 at 12:05pm

It's like a poster... you can't help but read it. I love it, dM!



Reach out. Make friends. Let's lift each other!

Comment by Nicole on November 8, 2011 at 11:32am
Hi DM, I really like the new look very sleek and visually easy to navigate!

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