Systems and mindset for a successful handmade business with Donna Maria of @IndieBusiness

May 28, 2014

systems and mindset for a successful handmade businessDo you want to go from crafter to successful entrepreneur and turn your passion into a business? If so, today’s interview with Donna Maria Coles Johnson of Indie Business Network is a must-listen. In this episode, Donna Maria and I talk about the 3 things you MUST systematize in order to have a business that is profitable and runs smoothly. Donna Maria also talks about the ONE mindset shift you need to go from crafter to successful business owner.


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Decide what you want your life to be like and build your business around that! @indiebusiness @andreeaayers


Donna Maria is the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network™, a nationwide trade organization serving Makers and handmade entrepreneurs who make soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, candles, aromatherapy products, and home-baked goods. Indie Business Network offers members affordable product liability insurance, mentoring and coaching. She is also a speaker and the host of the Indie Business Podcast, as well as her signature event, the annual #IndieCruise Mastermind.

If you are a Maker who needs affordable product liability insurance and likes to be a part of a dynamic community with hundreds of people who support each other nationwide, visit Indie Business Network to learn more about how you can join.


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What was your biggest takeaway from this podcast? Did you enjoy it? Is there anything you’d like to ask Donna Maria? If so, leave a comment below and let me know.

8 Comments. Leave new

Great speaker. Very knowledgeable and skilled. I could listen to her many times. I’m sure she has loads more to share. Her wisdom and experience are invaluable.

June 2, 2014 2:44 am

Yes, definitely! We will have to have her back at some point soon :)

This was an awesome podcast. Thank you Andrea! If you can have her speak again, I would definitely listen in!!

June 2, 2014 2:43 am

Glad you enjoyed it! I took away a lot of great info, too!

Connie Powers
June 2, 2014 2:38 am

I was completely re-inspired by what Donna Maria said to pick up and start sending newsletters again. I’ve let it slide, but she made me realize how valuable they can be . . . and how easy, really. Thank you Andreea!

June 2, 2014 2:43 am

So excited to hear that, Connie!

This was very informative and detailed. Andreea, I like podcast like this that you choose a specific topic and delve into it.

This was so informative, and made me realize how lacking I am in systems with my business. Especially with the holiday season coming up, I need to be much more strategic about how I spend my time with my jewelry business an creating systems for helping me to manage everything. Thanks!