Category Archives: Inspiration

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 Lynne Byrne – Founder, Artistic Photography

By Holly Hurd ,Venture Mom.com While shooting photos during family hikes in New Hampshire, Lynne Byrne never thought her passion for photography would lead to a successful business venture.  Byrne had worked in advertising on the marketing  and client management side. But because she is creative, she also worked with the teams assigned to promote… Read More »

New Year, New Buzz Words and Business Models

By Jane Applegate I declare that curation and aggregation are the buzz words for 2014. One new company is doing both: curating a collection of accessories and apparel and ‘aggregating’ them to offer them for sale to big and small retailers via their new company: Modalyst.  www.modalyst.co  (not .com). Founder and CEO Jill Sherman, has… Read More »

Cool Jewelry Companies Offer New Twist on Holiday Gifts

By Jane Applegate Last Christmas, my husband and I presented our daughter with a small, turquoise box from Tiffany. She burst into tears. “I’ve told you—never, ever, ever buy me jewelry!” Without opening it, she handed it back to me and walked away. If you have similar challenges buying jewelry, read on. Two fashion-forward sisters… Read More »