Author: Mona Anita K. Olsen

Mona Anita K. Olsen is an associate professor at the Norwegian Hotel School at the University of Stavanger in Norway and now lives in Farsund. She is also the founder of Innovation Barn AS, leading the efforts to launch Yogibana in Norway. Yogibana is an artistic wellness concept fueled by the weaving of yoga and ikebana (Japanese style floral design) together in 12 steps.
Larsen's Bakery Vanse

Larsen’s Bakery

Larsen’s Bakery in Vanse, Norway brings a taste of the United States to Scandinavia, serving up treats from pancakes to pies to smoothies.


Australian entrepreneur Talor Brown has burst into the coffee and donut market in Oslo, opening two Talormade shops in the capital.

“Alle Fugler”

The exhibit “Alle Fugler” (All Birds) in Borhaug, Norway, looks like paintings, but moving closer, one can see the art was created by a fusion of plastic.

Mona Anita K. Olsen

Mona moves back home to Norway

Dr. Mona Anita K. Olsen is moving to Norway and offers her top 10 checklist items, from immigration processing to buying a car to bringing your pets.

Farsund Coworks

Redevelopment in Farsund Harbor

A small group of entrepreneurs with a passion for their hometown has brought the fast-growing concept of coworking to coastal Farsund in Vest-Agder.

Learning how to think like an entrepreneur

Students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) are enjoying the launch of the new university course, Entrepreneurial Psychology.