The Authors

Jamie A. Brown Author of Bea is for Business

Name: Jamie Brown

Where I live right now: Charlotte, North Carolina
My hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Where I went to school: Davidson College (B.A.); University of Southern California (MA); University of Arizona (MBA)
When I was Bea's age: I had a fort in the woods near an old, red barn. I shared a room with my twin sister Kerry. I wanted to be a dentist.
Three interesting jobs I love to talk about: I worked several years at Lance - the company that makes the peanut butter crackers (now Snyder's-Lance). I'm a mom - so I get to play, run, watch, and learn every day. I also co-own a couple of restaurants in Charlotte, NC.
My first great business : "PFK" - Parties for Kids! My sister, best friend and I would go manage little kids birthdays with prizes, games, crafts and fun activities.
My go-to business solution: Pull a great team together.
My best advice to a young entrepreneur like Bea: Ask lots of questions, and ask those questions to lots of different people.
What I love about Bea: She wants success for her friends and herself.
My favorite day of the week: Saturday.


Meg Seitz author of Bea is for BusinessName: Meg Seitz

Where I live right now: Charlotte, North Carolina
My hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Where I went to school: Kenyon College (B.A, English, 2005), Wake Forest University (M.B.A, 2013)
When I was Bea's age: I lived in suburban Chicago; I rode my blue bicycle to Lines Elementary School with my friend, Megan J.; I wanted to be a veterinarian and an Olympic figure skater.
Interesting jobs I love to talk about: 12th grade English teacher and a summer internship at Mister Rogers' Neighborhood/Family Communications, Inc.
The first thing I sold: I sold rocks on my grandparents' front stoop the day after Thanksgiving 1988. It was my first Black Friday sale . I was five years old.
My go-to business solution: Be creative.
My best advice to a young entrepreneur like Bea: You just have to try it. You'll never know if it's a great idea if you don't give it a shot.
What I love about Bea: She's everything that's great about being a girl – fun and feminine; spunky and adventurous.
My favorite day of the week: Thursday.