The F-Suite, LLC

The F-Suite, LLC The F-Suite's mission is help female entrepreneurs and small business owners grow their businesses and develop as leaders who make a positive impact on the greater community.
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This should actually say, "A woman, without her Mann, is nothing."  ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ง And, yes, punctuation is important!๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ“โ›๏ธ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ—œ๏ธ๐ŸงฐMann...
09/24/2020

This should actually say, "A woman, without her Mann, is nothing." ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ง And, yes, punctuation is important!

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Mann Tool and Supply, Inc. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

"What a beautiful magazine!"  That's usually the first thing people say when they begin flipping through the pages (afte...
09/24/2020
Designing Oneโ€™s Own Business - The F Suite

"What a beautiful magazine!"

That's usually the first thing people say when they begin flipping through the pages (after they've already commented on our eye-catching covers). Well, we have to give credit where credit's due. Meet the woman who makes us look so good, Kristina Parella, graphic designer extraordinaire! She's actually the powerhouse behind The F-Suite magazine, and we're proud to profile her in our current issue.

#womensupportingwomen #womanownedbusiness
#womanentrepreneurs #thefsuite

Kristina Parella works in a room where dreams actually come true By Carolyn Culbertson Photographs by Kristina Parella Kristina Parella worked from home before it was popular. And like any single mother, she can tell you itโ€™s not as peaceful...

Samantha of AR Workshop Columbia got her personal copy of our fall issue today. Swing by her shop in Forest Acres and gr...
09/23/2020

Samantha of AR Workshop Columbia got her personal copy of our fall issue today. Swing by her shop in Forest Acres and grab one for yourself. If she's closed, we put copies next door in Eggs Up Grill and Southern Children. Get your read on!

If you need groceries, think about heading to the newly reopened Earth Fare on Devine. And grab a copy of The F-Suite on...
09/23/2020

If you need groceries, think about heading to the newly reopened Earth Fare on Devine. And grab a copy of The F-Suite on your way out!

Actually, take two and give one to a friend!

#columbiasc #shoplocal

Don't leave your small business unprotected from cyber attack.Learn what it takes to protect your networks, devices, pro...
09/23/2020
SC Cyber Round Table Series

Don't leave your small business unprotected from cyber attack.
Learn what it takes to protect your networks, devices, programs and data.

Register today for this free webinar.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Have you taken the time to consider your company may be at risk? Cyber attacks can happen to any business, even yours. Donโ€™t be a soft target; be prepared! Join our panel of experts as we jump into various scenarios your company may face in the cyber worl...

We'd love to hear how you think we're doing, what you like or don't like about The F-Suite magazine. You can help us gro...
09/22/2020

We'd love to hear how you think we're doing, what you like or don't like about The F-Suite magazine. You can help us grow by clicking on the link and leaving us a review. We love hearing from our readers!

https://g.page/thef-suite/review?gm

Mark your calendar all you makers, builders, and DIYers. This event is for you!Remember, every woman needs a Mann! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ“...
09/22/2020
Mann Event Countdown Begins - Mark Your Calendar!

Mark your calendar all you makers, builders, and DIYers. This event is for you!

Remember, every woman needs a Mann! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ง

๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿงฐ๐Ÿ”ฉโš™๏ธ๐Ÿ”ง

Please observe CDC social distancing guidelines when visiting. Fall 2020 Calendar of Events Mark your calendar for the 2020 Mann Event! Tuesday, Oct. 6 - Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 Our Annual Fall Show w

That's our new intern Emma hanging out with Nicole Rountree of Philips Auto Tech in NE Cola. ๐Ÿš—Women of distinction! Prop...
09/15/2020

That's our new intern Emma hanging out with Nicole Rountree of Philips Auto Tech in NE Cola. ๐Ÿš—

Women of distinction!

Proper social distancing was practiced during this visit except for the short moment it took to snap the photo.

So this was installed on Meeting Street near Cafe Strudel West Columbia. Grab a copy of the new fall issue from there. A...
09/14/2020

So this was installed on Meeting Street near Cafe Strudel West Columbia. Grab a copy of the new fall issue from there. Actually, take two and give one to a friend!

Alison of Seminole Candle Company was bragging about the article we published about them (instead of peddling the candle...
09/12/2020

Alison of Seminole Candle Company was bragging about the article we published about them (instead of peddling the candles they make), while other vendors were busy reading the article. ๐Ÿคฃ

We had a great day meeting new friends at the West Columbiaโ€™s Meeting Street Artisan Market this afternoon. And putting up a new distribution box in front of Cafe Strudel West Columbia. So go grab a copy and get your read on!

Hey, James Patrick the Fitness Guru! Thanks for the follow! We love when men get us! Tell one of your gal pals/clients t...
09/11/2020

Hey, James Patrick the Fitness Guru! Thanks for the follow! We love when men get us! Tell one of your gal pals/clients to nominate you! You'd sure make us look good!

This is a cool opportunity! A select group of applicants will be chosen for the program based on applicant's area of int...
09/11/2020
Growing Your Handmade Business | Richland Library

This is a cool opportunity! A select group of applicants will be chosen for the program based on applicant's area of interest and availability. Teaching the class is Richland Library former entrepreneur in residence Bayne Dangerfield of Soda City Sewing.

Apply now for this four week class and learn how to elevate your business with sessions on growing sales, increasing production capability, lowering cost, managing inventory, and product photography.

Two awesome ladies takin' care of bizness. No sweat involved this time  ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
09/10/2020

Two awesome ladies takin' care of bizness. No sweat involved this time ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

You're gonna wanna read this issue! It's chock full of relevant content.  And you can help us answer the question on Pag...
09/10/2020

You're gonna wanna read this issue! It's chock full of relevant content. And you can help us answer the question on Page 7?

Copies currently being distributed around town (see our website for distribution points), or read the digital copy. https://thefsuite.com/articles/

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST MALE TO GRACE THE COVER OF THE F-SUITE?If you know a successful male business owner who exemplifie...
09/09/2020

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST MALE TO GRACE THE COVER OF THE F-SUITE?

If you know a successful male business owner who exemplifies the mission of The F-Suite* and is supportive of gender equality in the workplace, we want to hear about him!

Post your recommendation in the comment section and tag him and his business. If he's selected, we'll give your business a 1/6-page ad in that issue. BONUS: Post a Facebook or Google review of The F-Suite and weโ€™ll bump that up to a 1/4-page ad.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 12

*Our mission is to encourage and be a resource for women in the business community, empowering them to grow and develop their businesses and leadership skills in order to make a positive impact on the greater community.

Grief is experienced in many situations, not just following a death. The COVID pandemic has us grieving lost jobs and fa...
09/08/2020
Grief in the Workplace - The F Suite

Grief is experienced in many situations, not just following a death. The COVID pandemic has us grieving lost jobs and failed businesses, our inability to socialize and travel freely, visit the sick, and even the loss of homes. The trauma is deep and wide โ€“ and will be long-lasting. This article, written in 2018 by Heather Leigh, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, only touches the surface, but it's a conversation starter.

This article is from our archives and was one of our most widely read to date. We encourage you to share it.

Reocognize that grief is not resolved once the standard three bereavement days are over. Tips on how to address the issue of grief in the workplace.

What you think about the magazine helps us determine the content we publish. So, tell us what you like about The F-Suite...
09/07/2020

What you think about the magazine helps us determine the content we publish. So, tell us what you like about The F-Suite! You can do it here or in a Google or Facebook review. We read 'em all... and respond! This is YOUR magazine! (New issue coming next week!!)

#womenownedbusiness #smallbusinessowner #smallbusiness #columbiasc #westcolumbiasc #caycesc #lexingtonsc #womensupportingwomen #strivetobegreat
@thatpeplumgirl Thank you!

So our fall issue is in the works! Thank you, Professional Printers, for taking such care to help make our magazine a to...
09/01/2020

So our fall issue is in the works! Thank you, Professional Printers, for taking such care to help make our magazine a top quality publication!

Another issue of the F-Suite Magazine is going into production today! We want to thank the The F-Suite, LLC for being such a loyal customer. We are honored to be a part of such a thoughtful and empowering project for the local community. Be on the lookout for a copy at local spots all around the Midlands!

We told you about The Curbside Studio in our summer issue and now look what he's up to. This is an ah-mazing giveaway at...
08/31/2020

We told you about The Curbside Studio in our summer issue and now look what he's up to. This is an ah-mazing giveaway at Tot Trade Columbia - Children's Consignment Sale. If you go, tell Curbside Jeremy that The F-Suite says, "Hey!"

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๐Ÿ”ฆ๐‘ถ๐’–๐’“ '๐‘บ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐‘บ๐’‘๐’๐’๐’”๐’๐’“', ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’–๐’“๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐‘บ๐’•๐’–๐’…๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ป๐’๐’• ๐‘ป๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘จ๐’‰๐’‰๐’‰๐’‰---๐’Ž๐’‚๐’›๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’‚๐’˜๐’‚๐’š!

โญOne Studio Session on the Mobile Bus, A $250.00 Value!
โญA $25 Gift Card and a Sunday, Sep.13th Presale Pass @5:00pm

๐Ÿ‘‚Listen Close, ๐˜๐Ž๐” ๐Œ๐”๐’๐“ ๐…๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐Ž๐– ๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐’๐“๐„๐๐’,

โญFollow Tot Trade Columbia - Children's Consignment Sale
โญFollow The Curbside Studio
โญRSVP To The Tot Trade '20 Fall Sale - Click Interested/Going
โญTag Three Friends

And Guess What Ya'll! The Curbside Studio will be at Tot Trade Columbia - Children's Consignment Sale on September 16 - 18th booking session and they are giving US a discount!
$25 off your session using TOTTRADE.

๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’• ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’”๐’š ๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐‘พ๐‘ฐ๐‘ต ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐‘ฎ๐‘น๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘ป ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฐ๐‘ฝ๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘พ๐‘จ๐’€!
๐‘พ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’“ ๐‘จ๐’๐’๐’๐’–๐’๐’„๐’†๐’… ๐‘บ๐’†๐’‘. 2๐’๐’…
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Keep yer eyes peeled for our next issue, which will be on the streets and available digitially in about a week. You're g...
08/28/2020

Keep yer eyes peeled for our next issue, which will be on the streets and available digitially in about a week. You're gonna love it!

#womenownedbusiness #smallbusinessowner #columbiasc #westcolumbiasc #forestacressc

In Five Points hanging with Columbia's bath bomber this morning. ๐Ÿงผ
08/25/2020

In Five Points hanging with Columbia's bath bomber this morning. ๐Ÿงผ

Have fun naming a business, but be sensible about it. If you're starting a business, April Blake advises you to think of...
08/24/2020
Whatchmacallit, Inc. - The F Suite

Have fun naming a business, but be sensible about it. If you're starting a business, April Blake advises you to think of a socially-sound business name as an investment โ€“ and offers tips on finding just the right one.

Things to keep in mind when naming your business to make sure your big idea doesnโ€™t sound like a big joke to everyone else.

Met and chatted with several interesting small business owners this afternoon at the Blythewood Farmers Market. And got ...
08/19/2020

Met and chatted with several interesting small business owners this afternoon at the Blythewood Farmers Market. And got to see the ever-cheerful Jenny of Seminole Candle Company, to boot!

See you on Saturday, West Columbiaโ€™s Meeting Street Artisan Market!

#shoplocal

People want to know your business backstory and we want to tell it. DM us for info how we can make that happen like we d...
08/19/2020

People want to know your business backstory and we want to tell it. DM us for info how we can make that happen like we did for these and other business owners. Yes, you get a photo, too!

#womenentrepreneurs #womanownedsmallbusiness #thefsuite ##pr #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesses #marketyourbusiness #columbiasc

The F-Suite, LLC's cover photo
08/18/2020

The F-Suite, LLC's cover photo

It's likely that every woman who reads this article borrowed from SCWomenLead has been interrupted countless times over ...
08/17/2020
As I Was Sayingโ€ฆ - The F Suite

It's likely that every woman who reads this article borrowed from SCWomenLead has been interrupted countless times over their lives by male colleagues at work, by male friends in social situations, by male students in classrooms, and (gasp!) male partners at home.

Obviously, that means those men aren't listening.

Men interrupt women countless times over their lives at work in social situations, classrooms, and at home. It is a universal phenomenon.

So the weather said, "Go enjoy me on the porch at @gervaisandvine." And for once, I did what I was told and was rewarded...
08/13/2020

So the weather said, "Go enjoy me on the porch at @gervaisandvine." And for once, I did what I was told and was rewarded with eggplant fries with a good friend.

How are you giving back to the community today? ๐Ÿฉธ
08/13/2020

How are you giving back to the community today? ๐Ÿฉธ

In case you missed it, here's our current issue's cover story on Columbia's bubbly and buoyant bath bomber, Tzima Brown....
08/12/2020
Tzima Brown - The F Suite

In case you missed it, here's our current issue's cover story on Columbia's bubbly and buoyant bath bomber, Tzima Brown. When you're done reading, head down to Five Points and stop in to see her. You won't be disappointed!

Meet Tzima Brown, owner of Sunrise Artisan Bath & Body in Five Points. Learn what drew this creative soul to soap making.

Yes, even during these difficult times you may have to let a worker go for reasons unrelated to COVID-19. If you're waff...
08/10/2020
Knowing When Itโ€™s Time to Let an Employee Go - The F Suite

Yes, even during these difficult times you may have to let a worker go for reasons unrelated to COVID-19. If you're waffling or unsure about making such a decision, Kimico Myers of TeamLogic IT offers some advice. fromKimico Meyers

Letting an employee go is one of the most difficult things a boss, but making tough decisions comes with business ownership.

Went pre-clubbing with the @femmexcolumbia gals today! What a trio!@spottedsalamander Nell has a current issue of the ma...
08/05/2020

Went pre-clubbing with the @femmexcolumbia gals today! What a trio!

@spottedsalamander Nell has a current issue of the magazine for you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

#womanownedbusiness
#womenentrepeneurs
#womensupportingwomen
#columbiasc

The queens are holding court at The F-Suite HQ today.  Can you smell the clean? ๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿงฝ๐ŸงนQueens Of Clean Cola owner Jazmine is...
08/04/2020

The queens are holding court at The F-Suite HQ today. Can you smell the clean? ๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿงฝ๐Ÿงน

Queens Of Clean Cola owner Jazmine is a rockstar at cleaning and running her business! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

#womanownedbusiness
#womanentrepreneur
#smallbusiness
#columbiasc #westcolumbiasc #caycesc #lexingtonsc

Sometimes we just need reminded that we're all equipped with a built-in weapon against stress. And if there was ever tim...
08/03/2020
Girl, Take a Breath! - The F Suite

Sometimes we just need reminded that we're all equipped with a built-in weapon against stress. And if there was ever time we needed to put it to use, it's now!

Taking a breath may not be the getaway you had planned, but itโ€™s sure to provide a temporary escape to recovery and relaxation.

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At The F-Suite, we believe that confident women empowered with the necessary resources, drive and encouragement will achieve not only their personal career goals, but be influencers in their local community. This positions them to help reshape the larger business, political, and cultural landscape.

Women think differently than men.

Women manage differently than men.

Women reason and negotiate differently than men.

Women make decisions differently than men.

Women donโ€™t do these things better than men. We simply do them differently. The F-Suite is about females taking their seat next to males at the table to contribute their ideas, skills, and talents. And, yes, some of us will be sitting at the head of the table.

Women have unique needs, challenges and opportunities. They have unique perspectives, ambitions and goals. Women need resources designed to grow their businesses and launch themselves into leadership positions alongside their male colleagues. We intend to provide that. Our mission is to help women not only reach their goals but exceed them.

This is The F-Suite. Come on in and take a seat at the table!

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I am very excited about the paper issue featuring you know who, will soon be available! But please allow me to explain why this means so much to me. I have always been a champion of women in business so when I say this is an honor it truly is along with one of my many dreams coming into fruition. When I first found out about The F-Suite and learned what the "F" truly meant not only was I excited but inspired at knowing someone was really paying attention. When I got the first copy of the magazine and met Anna I knew immediately I would do whatever I could to not only support her but to bring attention to the value of having this type of magazine in the first place. I was so impressed with the attention to detail, the great articles written by some truly amazing writers, the beautiful pictures (I am very visual) and of course the seriousness and the playfulness of the magazine itself. I am so proud to be a sponsor as I get to witness its growth. I have never seen a picture of me, the shop or even an article that soulfully got who I am as a woman in business. I told Anna she has certainly raised the bar and in my humble opinion, leading the pack! Kudos to you Anna for bringing your vision into full physical manifestation! This is truly your passion and it shows in every issue! I know for a fact that The F-Suite will continue to grow in ways that you have yet to even grasp!!!
Please join the Zonta Club of Columbia for our upcoming Zonta Zinger! This is our annual fundraiser for our award and scholarship for women! ๐Ÿ’˜ https://facebook.com/events/s/zonta-zinger/2277995749170818/?ti=icl
Best of luck!
You guys have one of the most beautiful websites I have ever seen.... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ