Donna Maria is the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network. Launched in 2000, IBN is the leading for-profit trade organization serving the unique needs of Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs nationwide and in Canada. In addition to affordable product liability insurance, which helps IBN members increase sales in retail stores and trade shows, IBN offers entrepreneurial and leadership training tailored directly to the needs of artisan business owners. IBN features a front-facing blog and in-person events, like the annual Indie Cruise Retreat and Maker Mastermind Incubators, which provide the training, resources, and guidance you need to build a profitable and sustainable Maker business.

Twitter: @indiebusiness

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