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Melinda Emerson
Works at Quintessence Group
Attends Dartmouth College
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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Tonight on #SmallBizChat: How To Create An eCommerce Business That Earns 5-6 Figures, with Chris Sentz of F13 Works. Tune in, at 8pm ET, by following the hashtag #SmallBizChat.
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Video is slated to be the best communications and marketing tool of 2017. With the right channel, it can be your most valuable marketing strategy. Here are the best tools to promote your online video, to grow your business, in 2017. http://ow.ly/6Asj3082A9O
Video is slated to be the best communications and marketing tool of 2017, but you need to be strategic to get it right. Taking a video isn’t all that hard — though quality should be your top objective — but once you have your videos created, where do you upload them and promote them to …
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Tonight on #SmallBizChat: How To Successfully Use Social Selling For Your Small Business, with digital media authority, and Co-founder of Smarp, Mikael Lauharanta. Tune in by following the hashtag #SmallBizChat on Twitter from 8pm - 9pm ET.
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If starting a freelance business is on your 2017 New Year’s goals list, you’ll need to get a few things in place. Here are 17 steps you need to take to launch a successful freelance business this year. http://ow.ly/Cwnw307P4gr
If starting a freelance business is on your 2017 New Year’s Goals list, you’ll need to get a few things in place. In this post, I will walk you through the steps you need to take to launch a successful freelance business this year. By the way, I wrote the book Become Your Own Boss …
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While most entrepreneurs think the best way to increase profitability is by increasing sales, this could not be further from the truth. In 80% or more of cases, cost cutting is the easiest and most effective way of increasing profits. A company that becomes efficient first by cutting costs will be much more likely to uphold those efficiencies during growth. Here are 5 secrets to massively increasing efficiency within your company. http://ow.ly/jXRK307DWdB
Feel free to share...Guest Article While most entrepreneurs think that the number one way to increase profitability is by increasing sales, this could not be further from the truth. In over two decades of being a business owner and coaching other CEOs, I have seen that in 80% or more of cases, cost cutting is …
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Here's to a new year and a new month of #SmallBizChat! In January, each chat will be focused on New Ideas That Move Your Small Business To The Next Level. Check on who's on #SmallBizChat next month. http://ow.ly/IkJJ307wGvD
Feel free to share...#SmallBizChat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #SmallBizChat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss. Please join us live on Twitter every Wednesday 8-9 pm ET. Here’s how: follow @SmallBizChat on Twitter and click here for directions on …
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Word to the wise, don’t take customer feedback for granted. You might think, "customers aren’t telling me anything about this campaign. They’re not even opening our emails." There’s still valuable information in what they’re NOT doing. http://ow.ly/MJAc30855zj #sponsored
Sponsored Post If you’re pulling your hair out because your marketing campaigns aren’t doing as well as you hoped they would, it’s time to consider the reasons why you’re struggling. There’s a reason why Big Data is a hot buzzword right now: data can be tremendously useful in helping you create marketing campaigns that do hit the mark. It …
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Did you miss #SmallBizChat last night? Here's the entire Q&A from our discussion about Social Selling with Smarp COO, Mikael Lauharanta. http://ow.ly/r8AC307WeBJ
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Are you planning to grow your small business in 2017? Here are some great tips for finding, qualifying and hiring freelancers. http://ow.ly/2hvq307RBwo
Guest Post According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 40% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020. This is great news for individuals that have the audacity to remove the chains of perceived security of full-time employment and the discipline to work independently. On the other hand, it presents challenges for the …
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This week on #SmallBizChat: How To Move Your Small Business From Idea To Implementation. http://ow.ly/4o4D307IzAW
Feel free to share...Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Adrena Sawyer. Adrena is an entrepreneur, author and consultant committed to helping women entrepreneurs succeed. She is …
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Let’s resolve to do something different in 2017. If you are fearful about launching a business, swallow the fear and deal with facts. Create a plan and then work your plan. Here are seven things you must put in place to succeed as your own boss. http://ow.ly/VPMY307BMI1
Feel free to share...I hope you didn’t spend too much time making resolutions that you probably won’t keep over the holidays. Let’s resolve to do something different in 2017. If you are fearful about launching a business. Swallow the fear and deal with facts. Create a plan and then work your plan. You can do …
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Tech innovation has expanded marketing technique and reach. However, misconceptions about how tech has changed traditional marketing can limit the effectiveness of campaigns. Avoid these common tech marketing mistakes. http://ow.ly/GNWM307tjhb
Feel free to share...Guest Post Technological innovation has significantly expanded marketing technique and reach. However, misconceptions about how tech has changed traditional marketing can limit the effectiveness of your campaign. Too often, tech marketers get swept up in trends and buzzwords without stopping to think about what actually works. Avoiding some of the most common …
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America's #1 Small Business Expert with a Mission to End Small Business Failure
Introduction

Melinda F. Emerson, known as "SmallBizLady" is one of America's leading small business experts. Her areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. Melinda writes a weekly column for the New York Times and publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com.Melinda has been featured on MSNBC, Fox News, NBC Nightly News and in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Black Enterprise.

Melinda hosts #Smallbizchat, a weekly talk show on Twitter. #Smallbizchat is the trusted resource on Twitter to discuss everything entrepreneurs need to know about launching and running a profitable small business. 

She is also the founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, a full social media marketing and content development firm.  She started the business after a career in television as a producer with ABC and NBC.


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Testimonials: 

"Melinda Emerson is an engaging and dynamic speaker who effectively uses humor and great stories to teach small business owners information critical to their success. She is very capable of addressing a wide range of business audiences. Her knowledge and passion for what she believes comes across in her speaking. She is an outstanding presenter. We will have her back again.”

Beth McMenemin
Director
, Small Business Development 
IKEA

“I just finished reading Melinda's soon to be released Book... WOW! Good Stuff! You are looking at a future nationally known personality... With the way in which she has leveraged the social media landscape with her #smallbizchat, and with the genius strategy she has been using to help countless entrepreneurs while building her brand.... there is no doubt that this is a rising star in the small business world you need to take into account!”

Issamar Ginsberg, Small Business Consultant

“Melinda Emerson combines tremendous business knowledge with her vibrant personality and creativity. Her presentation skills are at the highest level; she can totally engage a room with no visuals or special effects. Her expertise gives her a solid basis for providing business advice, and she is able to reach clients from small businesses to large corporations. She thinks strategically, but can also drill down to the details. I welcome any further opportunities to work with Melinda again.”

Amy Blake, International Association of Business Communicators

"Melinda's journalism training makes her a professional and extremely engaging speaker. Her material is lively yet focused with real substance that can help develop other businesses."

Yvette Dukes 
Director, Supplier Diversity 
GlaxoSmithKline

“Your presentation on The Importance of Identifying Your Niche provided sound and substantive insight to our suppliers and IKON personnel in attendance. You delivered a highly energetic and informative presentation in a manner that generated food-for-thought and strong encouragement to some of our audience members to begin re-evaluating their business plan and focus it in a more strategic and profitable direction…”

Wanda Lewis 
Manager, Supplier Diversity
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I reach 3 million entrepreneurs a week on the internet.
Education
  • Dartmouth College
    present
  • Virginia Tech
    Communications, 1990 - 1994
  • University of VA
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