Hi dM, thanks for accepting the friendship request. It is truly great to be able to connect with you thru social media. Each day on IndieBeauty and thru all that you offer in your blogs, webcasts, etc I am finding more and more people that inspire me - you for one, Susan from Manor Hall, Lela Barker of Bella Lucce and I'm sure there will be more. You are all incredible business women and I can only hope to be one as well someday. This truly is a great support system and network of women and so glad that I landed here. Keep up the fantastic work! ~ Gigi
Hiya, dM... Great show you and Darryl put out last night. Me and Jason loved the chat feature, and it was so good to be talking with Gigi Valina. She's in the planning stage of her business, and was inspired by what you guys were telling her. I was reminded of how I felt all those years ago when I also found you and IndieBeauty. This is a great place, and thanks for a great show!
Thank you~ I do have a question, should small inde biz have lab testing done for products entering the spa market? That is the direction i am headed. currently I am consulting with a spa and Massage school.
I'm an engineer by profession, started a florist business 3 years ago with my sisters, Say It With Flowers.
Had the curiosity to make soaps this year and started off another baby, Glitzy Secret. Glitzy Secret is a cosmetic, bath and handmade jewellery line we are working on. It will take a year or so to go big, currently I am making soaps and candles as gifts to be included in my flower baskets. I made some MP and CP soaps lately and I like them. The only problem I have here is sourcing for materials for soap making here in Malaysia.
I made my first online ordering from BrambleBerry , but I find them a little pricey. Could you suggest me any other wholesale soap suppliers.
I wanted to quickly update you on my progress with Facebook. I know it has been a while since we spoke in January, but it is done! I have a really great Microsite on Facebook now that I can have consumers visit, view my blog, take a survey and buy products-all on Facebook! I really wanted to post this message when the American Express Post was up, I will have to find it again. I want to show other Indie Members that you can do Social Media and have fun with it(and it didn't cost an arm and a leg)! My Microsite is connected to my blog and Twitter, Ebay and other outlets so I only do one update and it automatically appears on Facebook. Many people have not heard of Microsite's because they are new, but it is a great way to be active in social media. Please check out my site at www.facebook.com/skinperfection
Again, thank you for making me feel so welcome. You are an amazing example of how important it is to really connect with your customers--thank you. I am really looking forward to learning, and giving to this community. I only have a couple of business items to take care of before I launch, but I will be sure to let you know when I do.
Thank you for the warm welcome. I am thrilled to be a part of this organization, and the gifted people who are members. I spent the morning listening to one of the audio classes you did with Nova Studios--fantastic information--only one day as a member, and you have already saved my business quite a bit of money! Thank you.
Thank you for the wonderful welcome, Donna Maria! I'm thrilled to be a small part of the IBN community. I'm a bit tech challenged so it may take me a while to get familiar with the features and benefits here but I'm so looking forward to being an active member and hopefully an asset to all here. I hope to be able to give back as much, even more, than I receive. What a great place to belong and interact with others who have similiar passions and desires for business! So let the fun begin!
Thank you! I am trying to figure out how all of the features here work. I would really like to become more of a part of the community but am finding it hard to find the time. Berween my full time job and getting my business off the ground. I am sure I am in the same boat as many others here. I am busy but having the time of my life and learning so much!
Hello Donna Maria - thank you for your greeting : ) - well, these days I'm sort of stuck between a rock and a hard place : ) - I have a DJ Business (mobile) which I've been active with (on and off and on) since 1985 - the cause for i's being on again; off again; on again is because I've faced a number of diversions (joined the USMC in 1986/activated for Desert Storm in '92) and have taken a number of world trips (for both business and pleasure) Including the USA and Canada (and Bermuda and Puerto Rico, Vatican City, and San Marino) I've ONLY been to around 22 countries - hence Par Excellence Media is currently focused on travel journalism, website ownership and development, and web copyrighting - SO because all are (for the moment) inactive, I'm between that rock and hard place : )
Darryl Johnson is IBN's Director of Digital Media. With a background that includes 20+ years of videography and photography experience, Darryl creates and produces IBN's original graphics and video programming. Connect with Darryl at his Profile Page.