Frances Harder is the founder/President of the Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI), which provides vital business development and job retraining programs to the US apparel industry Fashionbizinc.org. She has self-published a series of books dealing with starting a fashion business. Fashion for Profit is an extensive text that covers the A to Z of starting an apparel company, this book along with her other publications address valuable information to assist when starting an apparel related venture. www.fashionforprofit.com.
Frances is also a United Nations consultant to women owned businesses producing Alpaca products in Peru. She is currently partnered with a Chinese manufacturer “Platform” to introduce California designers in to their domestic market. She consults on product development, branding, merchandising, production and entering the US market. Frances often serves as an industry expert in legal disputes. Frances is a faculty adjunct professor at Woodbury University and Cal Poly Pomona, a member of the Southern California District Export Council (SCDEC), and a founding member of Business Incubation Network (BINS).