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Small Businesses Share Impact Of HR 5786, If Passed As Written [Audio]

August 17, 2010 Read More View Comments

My guests on yesterday’s Indie Business Podcast were Ann Wooledge, Valerie Reed and Vanessa Nixon Klein, each of whom owns a small cosmetics company and is a former signer of the Compact For Safe Cosmetics. On the show, they shared their entrepreneurial stories and offered practical insights on how HR 5786, as drafted, would impact [...]


Indie Business Podcast: 8/16: What Would Life Be Like If HR 5786 Became Law?

August 15, 2010 Read More View Comments

Yesterday, I told you How To Comply With Federal Law, 50 State Laws, Political Subdivision Laws and Tribe Laws. On August 16, I’ll introduce you to three Indies who are faced with that daunting task, if HR 5786, as written, becomes alw. The show airs live at 1:00pm EST, and you can listen live online [...]

A Post To Etsy Sellers About SCA 2010

August 12, 2010 Read More View Comments

This morning, I added a post to a discussion on the etsy forums about SCA 2010. Thanks to everyone who has shared the Petition and other helpful information there. My post is a high level overview of three of the most problematic portions of HR 5786, so I thought I would share it here as [...]

Cosmetic Industry Leaders Discuss H.R. 5786 [Audio]

August 9, 2010 Read More View Comments

Last week, the Indie Business podcast studio was dark so I could travel to Capitol Hill to advocate for small businesses regarding H.R. 5786. The week before, on July 26, I hosted a lively discussion with cosmetic industry leaders about the new bill. Scroll to the bottom to click to listen to the audio. My [...]


Oppose SCA 2010 On July 26 Indie Business Podcast

July 26, 2010 Read More View Comments

(I apologize if the formatting of this post is a little off. We are still in launch mode. Thank you for your patience.) As you may know, I have hosted and produced the Indie Business Podcast since October 2005, featuring influential experts, authors, entrepreneurs and celebrities who offer tips and insights to help small business [...]