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“How to Use Social Media to Leverage Your Brand and Attract More Paying Customers For Your Business!”

Indie Business Breakfast: Raleigh — Saturday, June 06, 2009 — Raleigh, NC

The Event is for artisans and galleries alike.

This is a ticketed event. Be one of the first to reserve and receive a free gift (see Pricing/Special SignUp).


Our special guest is Lisa Stewart, CREATIVEGoddess of ECStewart Designs in Raleigh. She is an award winning designer and illustrator who, along with her husband and business partner, creates an extensive line of sophisticated images that are licensed on all kinds of elegant home accessories and personal products designed to enhance the lifestyle of the sophisticated customer. Lisa is a graduate of Western Michigan University’s School of Graphic Design and Fine Arts.

Through the years, Lisa and her husband have become intimately familiar with the challenges artists and crafters face when seeking to make the most of the financial opportunities that flow from their gifts. Lisa and her work have been featured in dozens of magazines and news outlets.

Lisa will share from her experience and answer your questions about everything from maximizing online sales to achieving favorable publicity. If you want to learn how to use free and low cost social media tools to entrench your brand in your niche market, you need to follow Lisa’s lead! She can help you turn your artistic talent into a vehicle that will help you enjoy your craft while also living a lifestyle you have always dreamed of.

Attendance is limited to 100 because of the size of the venue. Reserve your ticket now. Tickets are non-refundable.

John P. “Top” Green Neighborhood Center, 401 Martin Luther King Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27061

* 9:00-10:00 :: Eat, Meet, Greet; Open Networking
* 10:00-10:15 :: Indie Business Revolution
* 10:15-11:15 :: Q&A and Discussion
* 11:15 – noon :: Open Networking

$20 in advance (register here) or $25 at the door (space permitting)

Sign Up by Friday, May 29th and the first 20 people receive:
1) One free print from CalligraphyPets, and
2) Your name gets entered into a drawing for a free social media two-hour consulting session (worth $150) from ECStewart Designs.

Indie Business is where independent business owners connect, collaborate and succeed. We share tips and how-tos, and use the latest branded new media tools to create new relationships and expand our spheres of influence.

Indie Business Breakfast is hosted by Donna Maria Coles Johnson, founder and president of the Indie Beauty Network and Indie Business Media. Known as the Chief Executive Indie and the Original Lifestyle CEO, Donna Maria is passionate about empowering people to maximize their potential through small business ownership. You can follow Donna Maria’s entrepreneurial journey at You can also connect with her on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild is an artistic enclave dedicated to increasing the awareness of and enthusiasm for mixed media arts and artists. Regular meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at Jerry’s Artarama, 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC at 7:00pm.

Please join us!

Lisa, CreativeGoddess
919 271 0668