Welcome to the Indie Business Network!
Launched in 2000 by award winning home-based business advocate Donna Maria Coles Johnson, Esq., the Indie Business Network is the first trade organization serving Maker and Handmade Entrepreneurs in a variety of industries: soap and cosmetics, perfume, candles and home fragrance, jewelry, aromatherapy products, baked god, confections, and other artisan-made consumer products.
Donna Maria’s motto is “Break all the rules, build your own corporate ladder, and create the life you love!”
This is exactly what she did after several years of practicing law in traditional law firms and big corporations. The rules worked for a while, but when they stopped working, Donna Maria made her own rules. Her “corporate ladder” is more like a jungle gym — filled with handmade products and Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs from all walks of life. She feels truly blessed to the work of so many people who are making the world a better place.
More Than A Networking Organization … We Are A Community
In addition to a professional services provider, the Indie Business Network is a community — a community of women (and some men too!) from all walks of life who inspire, uplift and encourage each other every day. From the Indie Business Podcast to our the Indie Business Network on Instagram, IBN is designed to help you break all the rules, build your own corporate ladder, and create the life you love.
We Serve Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs
The Indie Business Network helps members embrace entrepreneurship by doing a lot with a little. Rather than focus on making millions, we focus on planning your best life and then wrapping a profitable and sustainable business around it it. We empower Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs to take action based on what you know, not on what you have, so you can plan your best business around your best life.
How to Use this Site to Find Makers
This site uses a geolocator powered by Google Maps. You can click on the compass icon inside the location search field to pinpoint your location, and search from there. You may also input a specific address or a city/state combination to narrow your search. The search output results will be within a 50-mile radius of your location specification. You can then extend the search up to 100 miles out to expand your results.
While many of our members start off as hobbyists, our focus is on business. If you have a creative business, or you have a hobby you want to turn into a business, you have come to the right place. Indie Business Network is for you!
Grow Your Business with the Indie Business Network!