Spiral Spectrum featured in “Side Hustle School”

  Chris Guillebeau is one of the few people I actually follow in the business world. I admire his authentic style, action orientation and the way he gathers people together. He just launched this new podcast on side hustles which swept to the top of the charts, debuting at #2 on iTunes, beating This American … More Spiral Spectrum featured in “Side Hustle School”

This “Mompreneur” is featured on “Dear Rockstar”

I wish I had access to an interview like this when I became a mom, six years into being an entrepreneur. While there are lots of good gems in here for everyone, our entrepreneurial mama’s in particular deserve a listen! Tune in to the whole episode right here for insights into disrupting power (because that’s … More This “Mompreneur” is featured on “Dear Rockstar”

A retrospect of Front Porch Radio in 2015

I am incredibly grateful to reflect back on this past year at the treasure trove of guests I’ve welcomed to Front Porch Radio to share their wisdom, insights and talent. 2015 was a wonderful year for this program. In April, FPR was featured in Winter Park Magazine and the summer heat kept me inside revamping the branding & website, … More A retrospect of Front Porch Radio in 2015

“Best in Basement Radio” Front Porch Radio featured in Winter Park Magazine

This article really captures the spirit of WPRK, which really IS the “Best in Basement Radio” Stumbling onto 91.5 while scanning the dial is like crash-landing in an alternative radio universe — a dimension of broadcasting in which every genre of music is honored, the DJs are unpolished and, in the spirit of non-commercial FM, … More “Best in Basement Radio” Front Porch Radio featured in Winter Park Magazine

UCF Alumni’s recognized for work in local food

In good company at East End Market with these local food champions: Back in the glory days, I was a UCF Business Administration major, which appears to have come in handy. Honored to be recognized along with my fellow compadres in the local food scene in the Fall 2014 Pegasus Magazine.  So grateful Scott Joseph included “Growing a … More UCF Alumni’s recognized for work in local food

Working Families Summit: For Many Small Businesses Offering Paid Maternity Leave Is Out Of Reach

Julie Norris became a “proud single mother” in 2009, in a U.S. economic downturn that forced her to choose between having a home and keeping her 3-year-old business alive. The co-founder of Dandelion Communitea Café in Orlando, Florida, found a way to keep her company going by spending a few of those lean months sleeping … More Working Families Summit: For Many Small Businesses Offering Paid Maternity Leave Is Out Of Reach

Knight News, Presentation at UCF is featured

Julie Norris, University of Central Florida alumnae and owner of Orlando’s own organic and eco-friendly Dandelion Communitea Café, spoke to students about her business and work ethic on Wednesday afternoon. Her thoughts about starting a business and overcoming challenges are unique, authentic and interesting. Norris first began her career as a manager for Kinko’s in … More Knight News, Presentation at UCF is featured

The city’s Buy Local Orlando program runs off into the sunset by Billy Manes for the Orlando Weekly

Back in 2009, the city caught some local heat when the mayor announced Buy Local Orlando, a window-sticker and membership-card merchant promotion intended to encourage Orlando consumers to patronize local businesses, as many were suffering the effects of the recent recession. The problem was that the city wasn’t able (or, possibly, willing) to distinguish between … More The city’s Buy Local Orlando program runs off into the sunset by Billy Manes for the Orlando Weekly

Balancing act with layoffs: Profits vs. people by Jim Stratton for the Orlando Sentinel

Excerpt from a larger article posted January 26, 2014 But the notion that they must try to squeeze profit out of every dollar — reducing staff whenever possible, for example – “is the mantra of the business world,” Henderson said, “not a legal obligation.” It’s a mantra that makes Julie Norris uncomfortable. Like Sharp, Norris is … More Balancing act with layoffs: Profits vs. people by Jim Stratton for the Orlando Sentinel