Money Shifts

Financial advisors Marissa Cepelinski and Allison Warnyca provides a creative approach to financial planning. They are committed to making it less of a scary and intimidating topic and more of an empowering one. With discussions exploring our meaning on money and our relationship with this currency of exchange, they work to take away that dark… 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 »

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 »