Category Archives: Empower

Spoken Word Artist: Melissa Beauvery

Meet Francesca Andre – a talented photographer and filmmaker who has joined the FFN team. She’s working with FFN co-founder Jane Applegate on Jane’s film and video projects… In this video Melissa Beauvery, of Haitian parentage, was born in the United States. Growing up in Brooklyn, she was surrounded by the lilt of Creole; the… Read More »

Branding Basics Book: Must Read for all Business Owners

Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget, 2nd Edition by Maria Ross (Norlights Press)   Branding expert, author and speaker Maria Ross, launches the 2nd edition of her Amazon best-selling book Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget on April 2, 2014.… Read More »

Notes from AMYLAND

FFN is happy to welcome Amy Berger, a writer and teacher from Lakewood, California, to the FFN blogging team. Her new column: AMYLAND adds a fresh new voice to FFN. By Amy Berger Okay, God.  You win.  You’ve given me material, sent me messages of encouragement; last week, You even sent my dog, Kimmy, into to my… Read More »

Meet Connie Cusick- Founder,Proof Jewelry

By Holly Hurd When her children were young, Connie Cusick quit her job at a communications company to open The Brown Bumblebee, a small company selling home accessories from France, a line of handbags she designed and vintage jewelry. “With four shows a year, the house became my showroom and workroom,” said Connie. As the… Read More »