“Real Simple” Magazine features my “Spiral Spectrum” Etsy-empowered Side Hustle

Real Simple, a national magazine, is jumping on the Side Hustle train with their article “8 Ways to Earn Money in Your Free Time” in the September 2017 edition, on newsstands now. My humble little side project, Spiral Spectrum, got me an interview and I’m tickled to be quoted throughout. Here are some excerpts: Read … More “Real Simple” Magazine features my “Spiral Spectrum” Etsy-empowered Side Hustle

Fare-thee-well, Dandelion! This lil seed flies free, where she lands….

Dear Community, It is with a light and liberated heart that I share the news that I am no longer an owner of Dandelion Communitea Cafe, having recently signed a settlement. The settlement stopped the lawsuit to dissolve the business. The incredible place I infused with so much of my heart, soul and essence will continue on to feed … More Fare-thee-well, Dandelion! This lil seed flies free, where she lands….

“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