New Foundation To Support Minority and Women Business Owners

 (Philadelphia, PA—Oct. 10, 2012) National Small Business Expert, Melinda F. Emerson, known online as SmallBizLady, proudly announces the launch of The Melinda F. Emerson Foundation for Small Business Success (www.melindafemersonfoundation.org). Melinda believes that through technical support and education, small business owners can overcome the challenges they face and play an important role in building the […]

Why Are So Many Women Business Owners Broke?

More than 10 million women own businesses in the U.S. today. In fact, the ratio of women to men starting small businesses is 2-to-1. According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, the fastest-growing segment of women business owners is baby-boomer women 50 and older. Yet too many women business owners are broke. And it’s […]

Dear SmallBizLady, I am working around the clock in my business. Help?

Dear SmallBizLady, I am a Mompreneur working around the clock in my business and I feel like I am getting nowhere fast.  Can you help me? Many of us running our small businesses are working hard, real hard. We are doing more with less and trying to figure out how to get it done smarter, cheaper […]

Liz Lynch QA How to Be a Power Networker

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Liz Lynch @liz_lynch.  Liz is an international speaker, business development expert, and the author of Smart Networking: Attract a Following In Person […]

How to Grow a Billion Dollar Membership Site QA

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Alexis Maybank @giltfounder Alexis cofounded Gilt Groupe with her best friend Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. Gilt Groupe took only four years to take […]

12 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs For 2012

I normally do this post at the top of the year, but I was inspired to wait until now.  With Easter upon us, I though this post would be particularly meaningful at this time of year.   My religious theme for 2012 is, “Either I win or I learn, but with God’s help I never lose.” […]

How to Be Successful as a Franchise Owner with Dina Dwyer-Owens

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @DinaDwyerOwens.  She’s the Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group www.dwyergroup.com over such well-known service brands as Mr. Rooter, Aire Serv Heating […]

How To Be A Pregnant Entrepreneur – #Smallbizchat QA with Darla DeMorrow

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with professional organizer Darla DeMorrow @DarlaDeMorrow  Darla helps people find their desktops, keys, time, money, and sanity as a certified professional organizer, but […]

How to Simplify Your Life in 2012- Q/A with Allyson Lewis

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Allyson Lewis @Allyson7Minutes Allyson has spent the last 29 years developing and teaching concrete, actionable business ideas all over the country. As a […]