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July 2011 Blog Posts (41)

Shark Week is almost HERE! <3

We are insane for ALL things Shark Week at our house!  How do YOU Celebrate?

We are making these Shark Cupcakes! Here’s how to make them.

We are making Shark Bite drinks, Sharktini’s and of course Bloody Marys.  :) Recipes are here:…

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Added by IBN Member Lisa Kasper on July 29, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Welcome Dawn Shaffer: IBN’s Local Director: State College, PA

Earlier today, I introduced you to Mary Humphrey, IBN’s new Local Director in Cincinnati, Ohio. You’ve also met new directors in New York City, Louisville,… Continue

Added by dM, CEO on July 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Welcome Mary Humphrey: IBN’s Local Director: Cincinnati

As you know, I’m rolling out an exciting new opportunity for my IBN members to connect with other INDIEs in their local area, and to help them take advantage of my extensive online media presence. So far, I’ve announced Local Directors in New York City, Louisville,… Continue

Added by dM, CEO on July 28, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Video: What Ants Teach Us About Community and Collaboration

I enjoyed watching The Secret World of Ants this morning on CBS. Watch this fascinating video trailer from the show. (Sorry for the commercials before and after the video — but it is worth watching.)

It is interesting to see what ants can teach us about the benefits of cooperation and collaboration. Here are three things ants can teach us about how cooperation and collaboration make us all better.…

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Added by dM, CEO on July 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Welcome Melissa Rivera: IBN’s Local Director: New York City

I'm continuing to roll out an exciting new opportunity for my IBN members to connect with other INDIEs in their local area, and to help them take advantage of my extensive online media presence. So far, I’ve announced Local Directors in Louisville, Baltimore,… Continue

Added by dM, CEO on July 27, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

INDIE Beauty Network Opposes HR 2359: The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

On July 4, 2011, I informed you that HR 2359: The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 had been introduced. You can read the text of the bill here. This month, I hosted two exclusive IBN member calls to discuss the bill. The first was July 6, to review the substance of the bill. If you are a member and you missed that call, you can…

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Added by dM, CEO on July 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Welcome Alyssa Middleton: IBN’s Local Director: Louisville

As you know, I’m rolling out an exciting new opportunity for my IBN members to connect with other INDIEs in their local area, and to help them take advantage of my extensive online media presence. So far, I’ve announced Local Directors in Baltimore, Los Angeles and also in… Continue

Added by dM, CEO on July 22, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Video: I Love My Business!

One of my members, Dawn Shaffer of French Hill Country in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, designs and creates non-stick candle and soap silicone molds that candle and soap making. Among other shapes, Dawn makes molds in the shape of fruit, hearts, tin cans, pretzels, jelly beans, sunflowers, alphabets and even hot dogs! Today, she shared this short video about why she loves her business.…

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Added by dM, CEO on July 21, 2011 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Introducing Frankincense & Rose Botanical Skin Care and Perfumery

Hello!  My name is Katie Friedland and I am from Norwich, Vermont, a wee little town on the Connecticut River.  I have recently opened my online business, www.frankincenseandrose.com, dedicated to formulating high class skin care products and perfumes from botanical sources.  I have had a life-long love of natural skin care products and aromatherapy and have dabbled for years in creating my own blends.  After much consternation over moldy jars…

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Added by Katie Friedland on July 18, 2011 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

HR 2359: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011: IBN Member Meeting: July 19, 2011

This is a very quick note for members of IBN. On July 6, I hosted a call to discuss with Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale her position on the newly released HR 2359: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011. If you are a member and you missed it, you can log in and get it …

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Added by dM, CEO on July 18, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

About Those Multiple Streams of Income

When I read articles promoting the value of multiple streams of income, I get excited in a good way, or I get excited in a not-so-good way. I get excited in a good way because everyone is capable of multiplying their income by managing a business (or businesses). I get excited in a not-so-good way because some of articles make it seem like creating…

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Added by dM, CEO on July 17, 2011 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Introducing INDIE Local Groups!

Hello everyone!

I'm excited to introduce our first INDIE Local Groups!

INDIE Business: Newark - led by …

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Added by dM, CEO on July 17, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

Natural Nails

I started a group on Linkedin.com Called Natural Nails.  It is a group dedicated to educating other nail technicians on the benefits of "Natural Nails."  If you want to become a member, just go there and ask so I can approve you.  We don't do product promotions (although you can reply to one of the group members and do a private promotion).  Hope to see you there.

 

Chere.

Added by Chere McCoy on July 17, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

You’re Invited To Blast Off Your Family Business: July 27, 2011

If you’re in the Charlotte area and you have a family business (or are in the process of starting one), join us for an evening of networking, learning and family encouragement as my husband an I share powerful ways to use branded media on FaceBook to expand your influence and increase opportunities to sell your products and services. Here are the details:…

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Added by dM, CEO on July 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Video: Family Business TV: Episode 1: Using A Blog To Achieve Personal and Professional Goals

Well, it’s actually Episode 2 (see Episode 1 here), but my husband wants to start fresh since he is using a different technology for the show now. In this episode, we talk about using a blog to achieve your personal and professional goals. We…

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Added by dM, CEO on July 16, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

InfoGraphic: Fun With Oprah and Visual.ly

Have you heard of Visual.ly? It’s a cool new program that allows you to create infographics by plugging in data and then choosing graphic options to display information in a way that’s easy for people to digest. I love infographics but I am not a designer so it’s always been a challenge to create them. Well, those days may be gone now that there’s Visual.ly. Here’s an information graphic I created today displaying Twitter date for me and Oprah…

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Added by dM, CEO on July 15, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Video: Young Black Men’s Leadership Retreat

Last month, my husband, Darryl, served as the official videographer for the with the Young Black Men’s Leadership Alliance leadership retreat in Midland, North Carolina. He was asked to create a short video capturing a few of the fun moments and showcasing how much the young men enjoyed the experience.

YBM’s…

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Added by dM, CEO on July 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

INDIEs Are Talking: What to look for in a website designer

Last year, I hosted FaceBook Fridays, where I posed a question at the INDIE FaceBook Page and shared the insightful answers people shared at this blog. You can read some of the more popular FaceBook Friday posts here (about joining competitors’s FaceBook Pages) and here (about attracting more fans to your… Continue

Added by dM, CEO on July 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Introducing Family Business TV on FaceBook

I am dropping a quick note to let you know about my husband’s new Family Business TV FaceBook Page. You can watch the video from the first Family Business TV Show here. Since that show, on New Year’s Day this year, Darryl has been tweaking this and that, and the time is right now to launch on FaceBook.…

FBTV FB Page

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Added by dM, CEO on July 13, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Last Minute Mini-Vacation

For my kids, summer is all about water and more water. My daughter is like a little fish, and I love splashing around with her. This week, my husband and I surprised our kids with an unplanned trip to Great Wolf Lodge. Everyone had a blast and came home pretty much exhausted, but thrilled for the experience.…

At Great Wolf

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Added by dM, CEO on July 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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