SmallBizChat is the Wednesday weekly Twitter chat – focused on everything that small business owners need to know about running and sustaining their business. Hosted by Melinda Emerson, The Small Biz Lady; follow @smallbizchat for updates via Twitter. How to participate in #SmallBizChat: http://bit.ly/S797e
Sept. 1, 2010 How to network online and offline for your small business Kevin Knebl @KevinKnebl Kevin Knebl is the owner of Knebl Communications, Inc., a Colorado-based company specializing in effective Online and Offline Networking skills and Social Media training. He is also professional speaker, trainer and coach who presents to small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. He is an in-demand Online and Offline Networking keynote speaker and trainer and considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on networking using LinkedIn.
Sept. 8, 2010 How to write a marketing plan Kindra Cotton @kindracotton Kindra Cotton owns SSS for Success, a company that promotes Small Business Survival through the EASY Brand Marketing Program. She is also the creator of The MiniMarketing Survey, and she channels her energy into multiple activities that are geared towards helping small business grow.
Sept. 15, 2010 How to hire the right employees for your small business Dr. Janice Presser @DrJanice Dr. Janice Presser is Chief Executive Officer of The Gabriel Institute, and (with Dr. Jack Gerber) an originator of Role-Based Assessment (RBA). She is a recognized Thought Leader in talent development and measuring quality of hires in a business setting. Dr. Presser has served on SHRM’s Human Capital Assessment/Metrics Special Expertise Panel.
Sept. 22, 2010 Understanding the ins and outs of partnership agreements Nina Kaufman @NinaKaufman Nina Kaufman is an award-winning business attorney, columnist and blogger for Entrepreneur online, and author of The Entrepreneur’s Prenup: How to Choose a Business Partner Who Won’t [BLEEP] You, she demystifies legal mumbo-jumbo in business partnerships so you save time, money and aggravation.
Sept. 29, 2010 Could a franchise be the right model for your business? Mary Tomzack @FranchiseHelp Mary Tomzack is author of “Tips & Traps When Buying a Franchise,” and one of the industry’s most respected franchising experts. A former writer for the Economist Intelligence Unit, Mary has been cited by The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Franchise World, and has spoken on the topic of franchising at such institutions as Harvard Business School.
Melinda F. Emerson, known to many as SmallBizLady is one of America’s leading small business experts. As a seasoned entrepreneur, professional speaker, and small business coach, she develops audio, video and written content to fulfill her mission to end small business failure. As CEO of MFE Consulting LLC, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. She has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Tavis Smiley Radio Show, in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and Black Enterprise Magazine. She hosts #SmallBizChat weekly on Twitter for emerging entrepreneurs and publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com. Melinda is also 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)