Time Travel to Summertime With These 9 Sun-Soaked Scents

Hey, sun baby! We know you’re exhausted by winter and pleading for the first days of summer. But toss those wonky time machine blueprints the snake oil salesman persuaded you to purchase. It turns out your sniffer makes for an even more powerful fast-forward button! Scents are their own time machine that you don’t need…

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You’ll Wanna Binge This Showstopping Slate of 9 Movie and TV Candles

Lights, camera, action! Whether you Netflix and chill or relax with HBO Max, binging your favorite movies and TV shows is an unbeatable way to unwind. Twisty-turny plots, heartwarming romance, and swashbuckling adventure. These are just a few of the plots that captivate our souls. Set the mood with the right candle scents, and you might…

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Apply For IBN's Q2 2023 Scholarship

Apply For IBN’s Q2 2023 Scholarship

The Indie Business Network was founded 20 years ago based on the transformative power of entrepreneurship. We believe it is time to replace traditional notions of entrepreneurship with the increasingly obvious reality that entrepreneurship is for everyone, and can be defined in different ways by different people with uniquely different lifestyle goals. You do not…

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9 Strawberry Beauty Products To Juice Up Your Self-Care Routine

We’re raiding the pantry for more unlikely beauty heroes. We’ve tapped watermelon, coconuts, and oatmeal. Now, we’re fresh-picking self-care tips right off the bush: strawberries!  Strawberries add a juicy punch of finger-licking flavor to candles and room sprays. But the ruby-hued icon of the berry brood also packs vitamins and antioxidants that leave skin luminous. The…

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Heat Up the Bedroom With These Hot and Steamy Handmade Gifts

It’s Valentine’s Day week! You’ve got your flowers, box of chocolates, and an oh-so-special romantic surprise. But to keep the eternal flame burning for a lifetime, you must turn up the heat more than one day in February. These sizzling gifts turn your bedroom into a boudoir 24/7/365.  It’s time to get in the mood!…

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Say ‘I Love You’ With These Handmade Valentine’s Day Gifts

Love is in the air! 💖 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While we think celebrating your sweetheart should be an everyday thing, February 14th is the date to go all-in on love. This year, ditch the last-minute bouquet and box of convenience-store chocolates. These artisan gifts will really show your honey how much…

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Celebrate Black History Month

We have come to call it Black History Month, but Black History is not a month. Black History is a story. It’s a true and inspiring story that resonates throughout time and space to highlight the beauty of a people and their many and unending contributions to our nation and the world. Black History is…

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Oatmeal Leaps Out of the Pantry and Into Your Beauty Routine

Overnight oats, oat milk, and oatmeal raisin cookies—oatmeal is officially on the map of multi-hyphenate pantry goods. But did you know it’s a star in your beauty bag, too? This breakfast staple serves up helpings and helpings of skincare benefits. The grain hydrates, brightens, and soothes skin, solidifying its celebrated leap from the kitchen into your…

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Beat Winter Blahs With Blue-Hued Beauty and Decor

Endless snow, fewer sun-kissed afternoons, and thermometer readings better suited to bear markets than temperatures—winter comes with its fair share of gloom! But don’t let those blahs lead to the blues. After all, how did “blue” get a down-in-the dumps rep when the color is such a mood boost? Blue hues can make us feel…

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February 2023 Indie Business Book Club: People Buy You

Very early on in my entrepreneurial journey, I learned that the only thing about my business that cannot be copied is me. The same is true for you. Whether it’s a product or a service, it can be duplicated. But there is only one you, and when the one and only you is integrated into…

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The Best Winter Candles to Warm Up Frosty Evenings

The weather report calls for frigid flurries and gusts of ice-cold wind. So shut off your phone and block out your calendar—it’s time for a comfy, undisturbed evening in! What do you need by your side? The warm glow of an artisan candle, radiating with cozy scents, is like a fluffy blanket for the senses!…

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Meet Ali Smith: Indie Business Network 1Q 2023 Scholarship Winner

Introducing Ali Smith of The Witchy Bibliophile in Pittsburg, Kansas. Ali is our 1Q 2023 Maker Scholarship recipient. Ali up-cycles tarot and oracle cards into bookmarks, keychains, magnets and other self-care items designed to add a little magic to your every day routine. About Ali Ali is a a queer, non-binary, autistic, disabled entrepreneur. Ali…

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Indie Business Network: 2022 Year In Review

It’s been a great year – thanks to all of our amazing Indie Business Network members for riding with us for the past twelve months. As is our custom, we are sharing our annual reflections on some of many ways we had the opportunity to serve you in 2022. For nearly a quarter of a…

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