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Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She has been a thriving entrepreneur for nearly 20 years and is an internationally known keynote speaker and expert on small business development and social media marketing. She publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com. Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. A pioneer in social media marketing, she is the creator and host of #Smallbizchat, the longest running live chat on Twitter for small business owners. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter.

Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She has been a thriving entrepreneur for nearly 20 years and is an internationally known keynote speaker and expert on small business development and social media marketing. She publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com. Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. A pioneer in social media marketing, she is the creator and host of #Smallbizchat, the longest running live chat on Twitter for small business owners. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter.
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Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She has been a thriving entrepreneur for nearly 20 years and is an internationally known keynote speaker and expert on small business development and social media marketing. She publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com. Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. A pioneer in social media marketing, she is the creator and host of #Smallbizchat, the longest running live chat on Twitter for small business owners. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter.

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Small Business Hacks to Grow Your Business with Barry Moltz

11/6/2019
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SBC018 - Small Business Hacks to Grow Your Business with Barry Moltz Barry Moltz is a small business expert with over 20 years of experience in starting and building small organizations. He is the author of multiple business-related books, including How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again and his latest, Small Business Hacks: 100 Shortcuts to Your Success. He is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, and a former...

Duration:00:15:38

Making Profit First Work in Your Business with Mike Micholowicz

10/30/2019
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SBC017 - Building a Business to Run Itself with Mike Michalowicz Mike Michalowicz is a small business wizard and author of five business-strategy books, including Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-It-Like-It-Is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business Even if You’re at the End of Your Roll. Mike is the co-founder and CEO of Profit First Professionals, a membership organization that guides businesses to higher and more consistent levels of...

Duration:00:13:49

Understanding the Trump Tax Bill with Accounting Rockstar Dawn Brolin

10/23/2019
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SBC016 - Understanding the Trump Tax Bill with Accounting Rockstar Dawn Brolin Dawn Brolin is an Accounting Rockstar. She is a Certified CPA, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and the CEO of Powerful Accounting LLC, a high-energy accounting firm based in Windham, Connecticut. Dawn is an experienced speaker, known for her lively presentation style, who has been featured on MSNBC’s Your Business and was named among the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor. She has...

Duration:00:21:04

Finding Success in Love and Business with Charreah Jackson

10/16/2019
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SBC015 - Finding Success in Love and Business with Charreah Jackson Charreah Jackson is a certified coach, international speaker, and author of Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman’s Playbook for Love and Success. She is a former senior editor for ESSENCE and was instrumental in launching the brand’s E Suite for entrepreneurs and executives. Named a Woman of the Year by The National Association of Professional Women, Charreah has also been a guest professor at Howard University in Washington...

Duration:00:17:04

Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Sales, Networking, and Social Media with Brynne Tillman

10/2/2019
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Brynne Tillman is a top sales expert, keynote speaker, and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The LinkedIn Sales Playbook: A Tactical Guide to Social Selling. She is a career sales professional and the CEO of Social Sales Link, an online resource for business professionals to learn the art and craft of social selling through training, workshops, and programs. Brynne is a networking extraordinaire with over a decade of experience as a sales trainer and personal producer. She is frequently...

Duration:00:15:42

How to Leverage the Power of Facebook Ads with Fitzgerald Hardnett

9/25/2019
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SBC012 - How to Leverage the Power of Facebook Ads with Fitzgerald Hardnett Fitzgerald Hardnett is America’s #1 Small Business Visibility Expert and the Founder and CEO of Local Market Authority, a boutique marketing company based in Clinton, Maryland that focuses on helping their clients’ share their message, mission, products, and services through online visibility, lead generation, and strategic business development strategies. He specializes in helping entrepreneurs and small business...

Duration:00:16:24

When You Hate Your Business

9/18/2019
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Starting your business can be an exciting, exhilarating adventure. In the beginning, you spend your time networking, building rapport, learning new skills, and creating your products or services that customers will love. But over time, as your business begins to evolve and grow and your responsibilities begin to increase - so does your levels of stress and anxiety. This stress and anxiety can often lead to burnout and feelings of resentment. And that, my friend, can cause you to begin to...

Duration:00:24:41

Alfred Edmund Jr. on What It Takes to Be Successful in Business

9/11/2019
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Alfred Edmund Jr. is a widely recognized expert on personal finance, entrepreneurship, leadership development, and mentorship. He is the co-principal of A2Z Personal Growth Enterprises and the co-producer of the Grown Zone™ Relationship Education Platform. Additionally, Alfred is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Money Matters, and an award-winning business journalist, editor, and media executive with Black Enterprise. Alfred joins me today to discuss what it takes to be...

Duration:00:19:32

Why Small Businesses Fail

9/11/2019
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As the SmallBizLady, one of the saddest things in the world to me is to see a small business go out of business. To drive down the road and see small businesses with “For Rent” or “Everything Must Go!” signs in the windows of their establishment. My mission is about empowering you - giving you the valuable information you need to avoid small business failure. So, in today’s episode, I share why so many small businesses fail and what you need to do to avoid this fate. I explain why it’s...

Duration:00:30:20

How to ROCK Your Next Trade Show with Dianna Geairn

9/11/2019
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Dianna Geairn, aka The Irreverent Sales Girl, is the founder of Trade Show Makeover, a company that helps clients with generating business leads from the trade show floor. Her company has been featured in media publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and SellingPower. She is the host of the Youtube video series, The SellOut Show, where she shares actionable sales tips, tricks, and advice to help entrepreneurs “get a solid six” in sales. Dianne joins me today to share how...

Duration:00:13:58

How to Be Boss

9/11/2019
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What does it really take to be your own boss and start a small business? Many new entrepreneurs start their ventures with the impression that starting a business is easy. Social media has drastically glamorized the concept of entrepreneurship, but what many people do not realize is that what you see on social media is only the tip of the iceberg. What you don’t see below the water’s surface is all of the hard work, mistakes, and sacrifices those entrepreneurs have made to start and grow...

Duration:00:23:03

Master Your Marketing with Wake Up Warrior Garrett White

9/11/2019
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Garrett White is the founder of Wake Up Warrior and Warrior Week. Wake Up Warrior is the world’s leading training system for modern married businessmen. He teaches men how to get out of their own way and break free from the person they used to be to finally step into their greatness as a man. He is the author of the Warrior Book: How to Master the Art and Science of Having It All as well as the host of Warrior Week TV and the Warrior On Fire podcast. Garrett joins me today to share his...

Duration:00:13:20

Don’t Be the Momma

9/11/2019
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As entrepreneurs, we need to hire people that want to work for us, that want to work hard, and that can think and make decisions on their own. When you’re just starting your entrepreneurial journey, it’s easy to become the ‘momma’ - the micro-manager - of your operations. But, micro-managing your team comes at a cost. So, how do you position yourself as the leader of your organization instead of the ‘momma of operations?’ On today’s episode, I discuss why you need to stop being the momma...

Duration:00:10:22

Get More Productive On Social Media with Stephanie Humphrey

9/11/2019
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SBC004 Get More Productive On Social Media with Stephanie Humphrey Stephanie Humphrey is a technology and lifestyle expert and the founder of Til Death Do You Tweet, a company dedicated to teaching parents, students, teachers, and business professionals how to manage their online reputation. She is a nationally syndicated media personality and a frequent technology contributor to Good Morning America and Strahan and Sara. Stephanie is passionate about empowering everyday people to explore...

Duration:00:18:53

Failing Does Not Mean You're a Failure

9/11/2019
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As solopreneurs and small business owners, it’s easy to identify ourselves based on the successes - and failures - of our business. As the leader - the public face - for our organizations, when our business hits a rough patch, our team makes a mistake, or we lose a client, we often internalize our business failures, feeling as if we have failed on a personal level. But… just because your business has hit a rough patch, that doesn’t mean you have failed as an individual. It’s simply part...

Duration:00:12:49

Disrupt Your Competition Through Customer Amazement with Shep Hyken

9/11/2019
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Shep Hyken is a Customer Service and Experience Expert and the Chief Amazement Officer at Shepard Presentations. He has presented keynote speeches and organization presentations for dozens of well-known companies including Energizer, Applebee’s, American Express, American Red Cross, and Georgia Oilman’s Association to help them build loyal relationships with their customers as well as their employees. Additionally, Shep is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and has...

Duration:00:22:50

How I Became SmallBizLady

9/10/2019
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Welcome to the first episode of the SmallBizChat Podcast - the show that’s on a mission to help you improve your small business and avoid small business failure. I’m your host, Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady,” America’s #1 Small Business Expert. I’m the CEO of the blog Succeed As Your Own Boss, where I’ve published more than 5,000 articles about how to start and grow a business. I’m also CEO of Quintessence Group and the author of multiple bestselling business books including Become Your Own...

Duration:00:23:47

SmallBizChat

9/4/2019
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Welcome to the SmallBizChat Podcast!

Duration:00:06:26