• 01:01

    @TaiGoodwin from #smallbizchat

    in Social Networking

     
    One of the greatest challenges for all businesses is how to attract and keep customers. Relationships are highly valued in almost every business. Perhaps no other challenge impacts the small business any more than this one.
    Tai Goodwin - Practical Profitable Social Media
    Tai Goodwin is someone who has been observed over the last several months helping bring useful and necessary information to the small business owner and consultant regarding the use of social media. While many people claim to be bringing value Tai actually has that reputation.

  • 00:40

    Be Your Own Boss with The Small Biz Lady Melinda Emerson

    in Business

    “The Small Biz Lady” Melinda Emerson joins us to talk to us about how she built a national reputation using social media, her book Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, and her role in the new CNBC show “Crowd Rules,” debuting on April 30.
    Melinda is one of America’s leading small business experts. She is a seasoned entrepreneur, professional speaker, and social media strategist whose mission is to end small business failure. Her blog Succeed As Your Own Boss is syndicated by the Huffington Post. She also hosts #Smallbizchat, a weekly live talk show on Twitter. She also writes a regular column on social media for the New York Times You’re The Boss Blog.
    Melinda is the author of the bestselling book Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works, a workbook and curriculum Are You Ready To Become Your Own Boss? and an audio CD 10 Things You Must Never Forget in Business. 
    Melinda has been featured on MSNBC, Fox News, NBC Nightly News and in The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise and Essence Magazines.

  • 00:31

    Author Melinda Emerson-Small Biz Lady

    in Business

    Melinda F. Emerson, known as “SmallBizLady,” is one of America’s leading small business experts. She is a seasoned entrepreneur, professional speaker, social media strategist whose mission is to end small business failure.
    Melinda publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com, which is syndicated by the Huffington Post. She also hosts #Smallbizchat a weekly live talk show on Twitter. #Smallbizchat is the trusted resource on Twitter to discuss everything entrepreneurs need to know about running a profitable small business. She also writes a regular column on social media for the New York Times You’re The Boss Blog.
    Her new E-Book for 2013 is 31 Ways to Boost Your Business, which is 31 blog articles from 31 small business leaders!

  • 00:49

    Using PR to Establish Credibility in a New Niche

    in Business

    So you've decided to launch your new business or relaunch your business and you're not sure how to create quick buzz and credibility around your book, brand, service or product. These strategies will show you how to use publicity to launch your business and create market leadership.
    Our Guest: Tynisha Thompson is a New York Times Bestselling Book Publicist, Business strategist and expert. She helps CEO's, corporate executives, Authors, and Speakers build media platforms that position them as the Market Leader in their Industry.
    She is a former corporate executive who has worked at Showtime Networks, Time Warner Inc., NBC, Doubleday Books and Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers. Her clients have appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Essence Magazine, and Entrepreneur.com.
    Your Host: Your Host: Tai Goodwin is a Launch While Working coach, speaker and author of the upcoming book: Monday Morning Pep Talks: 52 Notes to Ignite Your Purpose, Passion and Prosperity. Co-host of #smallbizchat, Tai is also editor-in-chief at Launch While Working.com.

  • 00:56

    Creating Social Entrepreneurs in the Helping Field

    in Business

    Thinking about joining the growing field of social entrepreneurs. This episode highlights social entrepreneur and activist Asha Tarry who has launched The Collective Advocates while working in the mental health field. We’ll be talking about activism as a business and how to cultivate a new generation of advocates. Asha also shares how to tackle self-defeating, limiting attitudes in transitioning from working for others to working for yourself.
    Our Guest: Asha Tarry, a licensed mental health professional, advocate and activist formed The Collective Advocates, a grassroots association that includes young women and men who are advocates in social causes in New York and abroad. Asha has worked in New York City and in Washington, D.C. giving back to communities of color.
    Asha is a supporter of anti-human trafficking, studying this issue for almost two years, she has met many survivors and activists who fight against trafficking every day. Asha uses social media, community events and on the ground networking to bring awareness to social causes, especially in mental health and wellness.
    Asha has also been a Production Assistant for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and D.C. Fashion Week as well as a Show Runner for Afrique Couture in New York and a reporter for New York’s Couture Fashion Week, interviewing Michelle Obama’s hair stylist, Johnny Wright. She was also a host for three years for independent film company, Act Now Foundation, in Brooklyn, New York.
    Your Host: Tai Goodwin is a Launch While Working coach, speaker and author of the upcoming book: Monday Morning Pep Talks: A Powerful 52 Week Journey to More Purpose, Passion and Prosperity. Co-host of #smallbizchat, Tai is also editor-in-chief at Launch While Working.com.

  • 00:50

    Is it a Business Opportunity or Another Distraction?

    in Entrepreneur

    In this powerful LaunchTalk conversation, I get inspiration and insight from the co-founders of the Liberated B.I.T.C.H.ES Movement on their new bok How She Got Free! Don’t miss this 100% real talk on how to quit being distracted in business and the specific ways to become more profitable and impactful.
    Our Guests: Katrina M. Harrell, Best-selling Author and President of KM Harrell Group, works with women entrepreneurs on business and life strategizing.
    Akilah S. Richards, Certified Family Life Educator is founder of The Life Design Agency, offers personal developmentsolutions to women, mothers, and entrepreneurs in live and digital settings. Both women share an interest in helping women entrepreneurs escape the prisons of uninformed, trial-and-error, emotionally draining businesses. Their shared objective is to build a body of work that teaches women how to create effective systems for achieving their personal and professional goals.
    Your Host: Tai Goodwin is a Launch While Working coach, speaker and author of the upcoming book: Monday Morning Pep Talks: 52 Notes to Ignite Your Purpose, Passion and Prosperity. Co-host of #smallbizchat, Tai is also editor-in-chief at Launch While Working.com.

  • 00:30

    How to Become an Online Ecommerce Triple Threat

    in Business

    Do you want to expand your online store, but don’t have the time? Become an “Online Triple Threat” by taking advantage of the “big three” – eBay, Amazon and you own Web site without adding more time to your already busy schedule. Vendio CEO Mike Effle will discuss the best ways to use eBay, Amazon and your own web site to boost your online sales while saving time and increasing profits.
    Our Guest: Mike Effle joined Vendio in 1999 as one of the first 10 employees. He initially directed business development and strategy efforts and increasingly managed various product and functional department efforts during his time with Vendio. Mike was promoted from COO to CEO concurrent with Vendio's acquisition by Alibaba.
    Your Host: Tai Goodwin is a Launch While Working coach, speaker and author of the upcoming book: Monday Morning Pep Talks: 52 Notes to Ignite Your Purpose, Passion and Prosperity. Co-host of #smallbizchat, Tai is also editor-in-chief at Launch While Working.com. 

  • 00:34

    Using Your Intuition to Create Multiple Streams of Income

    in Entrepreneur

    Intuition is an innate spiritual gift that you can use to create multiple streams of income you are passionate about or love to do. In this Launch Talk conversation, Darlene Pitts shares how to use your intuition to achieve success with new and existing businesses.
    Our Guest: Darlene Pitts is an Intuition Consultant, Speaker & Author of Let’s Talk Intuition and Discover Your Intuition. She teaches intuition development courses and uses her intuition in consulting with individuals, businesses, and law enforcement. She is also an Inspirational Photographer, a Graphic Designer, and a Senior Information Security Analyst for a global corporation.
    Your Host: Tai Goodwin is a Launch While Working coach, speaker and author of the upcoming book: You Don't Have to Quit Your Day Job: How to Pursue Your Passion, Start a Business and Still Take Care of Home. Co-host of #smallbizchat, she blogs at at www.taigoodwin.com and is editor-in-chief at Launch While Working.com.

  • 00:39

    End of the Year Checklist for Entrepreneurs

    in Business

    Countdown to 2013. CEO of CorpNet.com, Nellie Akalp is back to talk about the five key things to get done before the new year rolls in. For example, what do you do if your LLC or Corporation is no longer in business? Or what needs to be included in the annual report for your corporation? Tune in and learn the loose ends you need to tie up before 2012 is over.
    Our Guest: Nellie Akalp is a passionate entrepreneur, small business advocate and mother of four. As CEO of CorpNet.com, an online legal document filing service, Nellie helps small business owners form an LLC or incorporate a business to start their ventures off the right way. She's also a Kitchen Table Advisor to Launch While Working.com.
    Your Host: Your Host: Tai Goodwin is a Launch While Working coach, speaker and author of the upcoming book: You Don't Have to Quit Your Day Job: How to Pursue Your Passion, Start a Business and Still Take Care of Home. Co-host of #smallbizchat, she blogs at at www.taigoodwin.com and is editor-in-chief at Launch While Working.com

  • 00:55

    How to Be Loud & Clear When Communicating Your Brand

    in Business

    We're done with the days of telling audiences what to do and having them do it. Nowadays, audiences want it spelled out clearly, they want to see the connectivity, and they want to understand the immediate and long-term benefits they're experience if they decide to entertain your offer. Because we're living in a consumer - driven economy, the ability to deliver succinct and compelling messaging is imminent. That's why we've partnered with Akia Garnett, CEO of Brandbuilder, CoAuthor of Seen and Sustain: Best Practices in Communication that Increase the Visibility of Small and Diverse Businesses, Adjunct Professor of Marketing & Host of #MasterYourBrandChat to help you understand what things you can do immediately to ensure your messages are not only heard but understood.
    Our Guest: Akia Garnett has over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur, expert in marketing and communication, and business operations. Creator of the Brandbuilder Continuous Improvement Process™ model, a communication tool, Akia has implemented communication programs for several organizations including everal minority owned firms, small businesses and nonprofit companies. She is an adjunct professor of marketing & consumer behavior and business at Trinity University of Washington, DC, and Vice President of the state board of directors for Bethany Christian Services. Akia is also a columnist for Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine.
    Your Host: Your Host: Tai Goodwin is a Launch While Working coach, speaker and author of the upcoming book: You Don't Have to Quit Your Day Job: How to Pursue Your Passion, Start a Business and Still Take Care of Home. Co-host of #smallbizchat, she blogs at at www.taigoodwin.com and is editor-in-chief at Launch While Working.com

  • 00:36

    Finding Your Sweet Spot Niche: Pimento Jamaican Grill

    in Business

    In this Launch Talk conversation I grill employedpreneur Tomme Beevas. Tomme is the Director of Community Involvement at Cargill by day and co-owner of Pimento Grill - a mobile Jamaican cuisine experience servicing Twin Cities neighborhoods and Minnesota events. Join me for this conversation full of practical advice for launching while working.  Tomme shares about his entrepreneurial journey and raw insight about managing work, home, and the business: his wife is an employedpreneur too (she's VP of a publishing company, blogger, and published author.)
    Your Host: Tai Goodwin is a Launch While Working coach, speaker and author of the upcoming book: You Don't Have to Quit Your Day Job: How to Pursue Your Passion, Start a Business and Still Take Care of Home. Co-host of #smallbizchat, she blogs at at www.taigoodwin.com and is editor-in-chief at Launch While Working.com

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