Contact: Sonia Schenker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 9, 2011) — Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady is a small business expert and bestselling author who has been featured in The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, Essence and Black Enterprise magazines. Known for her savvy approach to ending small business failure, she is crossing the country to coach small business owners through the Become Your Own Boss (BYOB2011) national tour. The conference is designed to give entrepreneurs a healthy slice of the reality of starting and running a successful business.
The half-day program sponsored by http://www.corpnet.com/, will be held in the nation’s capital at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Streets NW, Wednesday May 25th, 2011 from 8-1pm. Registration is now open for area entrepreneurs seeking to ditch their paychecks and start or grow their own small businesses. All attendees will receive a free copy of Melinda’s new workbook as part of their registration. Seating is limited; tickets are $99 and are available online.
When asked why she decided to produce BYOB2011 Emerson said, “My mission is to end small business failure. This is an affordable way for entrepreneurs to learn my system for starting a successful small business.”
Melinda Emerson followed her own entrepreneurial vision in 1999 after a career in broadcast television with NBC and ABC networks. She is one of America’s leading small business experts and is a columnist for smallbiztrends.com and secondact.com. SmallBizLady also publishes her own resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com and has established a solid online audience by hosting #SmallBizChat, a weekly Twitter chat where emerging entrepreneurs tune in for advice on how to start and run a small business.
As CEO of MFE Consulting LLC, Melinda addresses Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. Forbes named Emerson one of the Top 20 Women Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. She has also been featured on NBC Nightly News and in the Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur Magazine. Melinda is the author of the national bestseller Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works. (Adams Media 2010) and the workbook Are You Ready to Become Your Boss? ###