What is #SmallBizChat? The mission of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure. Melinda Emerson launched #Smallbizchat, in April of 2009, as a peer-to-peer mentoring program to help entrepreneurs get answers to their small business questions. “Everybody has good ideas, but people get in trouble with the business of running a business,” says Emerson.
How does #Smallbizchat work? Every Wednesday from 8-9pm ET, Twitter users use the hashtag #Smallbizchat to follow the live interviews Emerson conducts with noted small business experts. The expert guests type answers to questions using their Twitter accounts and hundreds of entrepreneurs join in to learn and chime in with answers as well. Expert guests have included best-selling authors and small business experts Michael Gerber, Jean Chatzky, Anita Campbell, Barry Moltz, Jill Konrath and Peter Shankman.
More About #SmallBizChat: @Smallbizchat is hosted by Melinda Emerson @SmallBizLady. #SmallBizChat reaches over one million twitter accounts each week. It is the largest online community for small business owners on Twitter and is committed to creating and sustaining a supportive network where all business owners can find answers and inspiration in their business endeavors. Melinda Emerson, regarded as one of America’s #1 Small Business Experts, provides resources for emerging and existing small business owners to run profitable and sustainable businesses. Emerson’s corporate clients include Pitney Bowes, Deluxe, FedEx, Dell, American Family Insurance, Walmart.com, Wells Fargo and Xerox. Emerson is a graduate of Virginia Tech.
Every Thursday morning on Melinda’s blog, a complete Q&A interview from each #Smallbizchat guest is posted http://www.succeedasyourownboss.com
For information on how to participate in #SmallBizChat, click here.