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Small Biz Lady, Melinda Emerson, is a seasoned entrepreneur, author, speaker and small business coach whose area of expertise includes small business start-up, niche marketing and supplier diversity. Under her brand, Building Your Business with Melinda Emerson, she has developed a TV News segment and published several articles and special reports including 44 Things To Do Before You Go Into Business. She also has an audio CD, 10 Things You Must Never Forget in Business. Melinda has won numerous awards including Top 50 Women in Business in Pennsylvania, Top 30 Leaders of the future by Ebony Magazine, and the National Association of Women Business Owners Woman of Distinction Award. Melinda has been featured on NBC Nightly News and in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report and Black Enterprise. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, a Month-By-Month Guide to a Business that Works (Adams Media)

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Join Melinda as she interviews Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul, bestselling author and the only woman ?shark? to swim in ABC's Shark Tank and now has a new book, SHARK TALES: How I turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business.... more

If you are overwhelmed by the mind-boggling array of widgets, web services, networking sites, tools, and terminology swarming the social media universe, electronic media strategist SHERRIE A. MADIA, PHD offers help on this week’s... more

Amy H. Handlin has a unique perspective as both a marketing professor and a New Jersey state assemblywoman. In her three terms in state office, Handlin has seen small business owners become effective advocates with government, and... more

Shelley Lieber is a publishing visionary and strategist. A leading authority on how to succeed in the new publishing environment, she teaches authors how to attract readers by combining traditional strategies, social media and the power of... more

Guest Linda Bolliger has traveled the path of using entrepreneurship to engineer social change. A successful business owner for over 20 years in Washington, DC, she is a recognized national diversity leader who has founded and... more

Melinda Emerson, SmallBizLady, interviews Stephanie Chandler, author of several business and marketing books including From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products (John Wiley & Sons) and... more

Gloria Berthold Larkin, President TargetGov at Marketing Outsource Associates, Inc. is author of The Veterans Business Guide: How to Build a Successful Government Contracting Business Larkin's credentials include Women... more

Anita Campbell has been an entrepreneur at heart her entire life. A lawyer by training, she has a wide range of interests, as reflected in her varied background in banking, information technology, human resources, marketing... more

Rich Bendis President, Innovation America will speak about how innovation will change small business. Richard Bendis has distinguished himself as a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, investment banker,... more

Richelle Shaw is the only female African American Public Utility owner in the United States as well as the leading authority for marketing to the credit challenged and the authority to building extraordinary businesses for Women of... more
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