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Dec 29, 2016

From 2010: Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady,” is an author, speaker and small business coach whose areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing.

Melinda‘s mission is to End Small Business Failure. She publishes a resource blog, She hosts a weekly talk show on Twitter called #Smallbizchat for emerging entrepreneurs.

As one on the nation’s leading small business experts, Melinda has been featured on NBC Nightly News and in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report and Black Enterprise. Her first book “Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works” was released in March 2010 by Adams Media. Melinda also founded Quintessence Multimedia, a full service strategic communications firm where her clients include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Comcast and IKEA.

She also writes a regular column on social media for the New York Times You’re The Boss Blog.

Melinda is the author of a workbook and curriculum Are You Ready To Become Your Own Boss? and recorded an audio CD, 10 Things You Must Never Forget in Business.