Audio eClass: Saving Your Business Before it Starts


with Donna Maria Coles Johnson

This Audio eClass is a digital download. Once purchased, you will find the link to access your document & audio file on your MY ACCOUNT page.

OK, you’ve finalized your recipes, hooked up with the best suppliers and are ready to enter the marketplace. Or maybe you’ve been around for a while and are still waiting for you ship to come in. Either way, you may soon discover that there’s a lot more to turning dollars into profits than you once thought! While the “small business workshop” abounds, this one gives you the real low down so your mind set can keep up with the realities of business in a fast paced, global economy. In this workshop, Donna Maria bares the business and lifestyle mind set principles that she uses to successfully run her business and help others run theirs.

In this 3 hour Audio Class, you’ll learn:

~ How to choose the right business structure (sole proprietor, LLC, corporation, etc.) for you
~ Discover the business and lifestyle mind set principles that will help you successfully run your business now and into the future
~ Donna Maria’s 12-step approach to business planning, or business planning without the headaches
~ and more!

This Audio eClass is only one part of a 4-part Audio Busines Boot Camp with Donna Maria Coles Johnson that was originally intended to be experienced as a whole (all 4 parts). We are offering the option to purchase each part individually, so that you can pick and choose the part(s) you want, when you are ready for them. You can rest assured that each individual Audio Class stands on its own as a valuable business resource. Additionally, these sessions were professionally recorded & professionally edited to ensure excellent quality and a pleasurable listening experience.

Please read about the teacher & find more details in the “Program Description” tab below before purchasing this Audio eClass.

When you purchase each part of the Audio Business Boot Camp, you get 2 things:

1) The main content in audio form (MPEG file).

2) A detailed text outline with hyperlinks (.pdf document) of what is covered, minute by minute.

After purchasing, you will receive an email with the files. Download both files to your computer (and save them). There you can listen & access them as many times as you like. We recommend printing the outline (.pdf document) and using it to refer to & make notes on as you are listening to Donna Maria’s voice on the audio (MPEG) files.

Click on “Contents” above to read a detailed description of what is covered in this part.


Table of Contents (with the time frame for each topic)

Introduction (0 to 3:17)
The Law (03:17 to 09:07)
What is considered a cosmetic? (09:07 to 13:40)
Changing your true soap into a cosmetic or a drug (13:40 to 18:20)
Labeling your Product (18:20 to 24:50)
What is required to be on the label? (24:50 to 48:00)
What would a regulator want your customer to see? (49:00 to 1:02:26)
Creating a level of trust with your customers (59:00 to 1:02:26)
Claims on Labels (1:02:26 to 1:08:22)
FDA Requirements (8:22 to 13:40)
Warnings & Product Testing (1:13:40 to 1:16:55)
Water Verses No Water (1:16:55 to 1:23:00)
When you buy a base & modify it, does it make it yours? (1:23:00 to 1:29:10)
Good Manufacturing Practice / Procedures (1:29:10 to 1:34:47)
FDA Globalization Act (1:34:47 to 1:54:45)
Product Liability Insurance (1:54:45 to 2:02:22)
Small but mighty! Small company set up & structure. (2:02:22 to 2:12:47)
Ready? What is the first thing you do? (2:12:47 to 2:26:23)
Establishing the business mindset (2:26:23 to 2:39:30)
Saving your friends & family relationships & your sanity (2:39:30 to 2:49:18)
Educate yourself! (2:49:18 to 2:54:12)


All sales are final. However, we want you to be happy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us!


Donna Maria Coles Johnson is an award-winning small business advocate and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network (IBN), a nationwide trade organization offering entrepreneurial training services and product liability insurance to Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs. (Note: The Nova Studio has been proud member of the IBN since 2006). Donna Maria is also a former practicing attorney, an author, and the host of the Indie Business Podcast. Donna Maria taught the Original Business Boot Camp at The Nova Studio, and we’re proud to be offering it exclusively as a 4-part instantly downloadable Audio eClass. Learn strategies for getting your business off the ground or giving it the boost it needs from Donna Maria.


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