Frances and industry expert and educator has published a series of books dealing with starting a fashion business. Fashion for Profit, Costing for Profit, Brand Building for Profit and Forms for Profit are industry focused texts used both by new companies and for further education programs. www.fashionforprofit.com.
She was the Founder/President of the FBI (Fashion Business Incorporated) 1999- 2017. Educational 501c3, which provided vital business development and certified job retraining programs to the US apparel industry.
United Nations consultant for small businesses producing Alpaca products in Peru & Cashmere products in Nepal.
Consults and speaks internationally on product development, branding, merchandising, production and entering the US market.
Serves as an industry expert in legal disputes. Adjunct professor Cal Poly Pomona, a member of the Southern California District Export Council (SCDEC), Business Incubation Network (BINS).