Here’s  FAQs about coaching with Melinda Emerson

How did I become the Smallbizlady?

I have been an entrepreneur over 12 years. I am an accident business coach.  I started out coaching friends who wanted to start a business and then I became a professional speaker and national small business expert.  In 2005, I created a special report 44 Things to Do Before Going Into Business. Then in 2008, I got a book deal to write Become Your Own Boss in 12 months which is a national best seller. That same year I went to Twitter to build my platform and when my name was taken I became “Smallbizlady.” As CEO of MFE Consulting LLC, I work with entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. Forbes Magazine recently named me one of the Top 20 women for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. I also host #SmallBizChat Wednesdays on Twitter 8-9pm ET for emerging entrepreneurs and publish a resource blog My specialty is helping be transition from a job to small business ownership. My mission is to end small business failure.

Who are my ideal clients?

Business owners who know what business they are in and are ready to learn and take action to create change in their businesses. If you just want to complain about the problems with your customers or employees. I am NOT the coach for you.

What kind of personalities do I work with?

I like strong personalities who know what they want to accomplish in life and in business.

What kind of couching programs do I offer?

I do private one-on-one coaching programs and three times a year I offer my Become Your Own Boss 8-week mastermind group program. I also have a one day training conference that travels across the U.S.

What do I expect from coaching clients?

I want you to respect our time together. Once I give you a set time on my weekly calendar; that is your dedicated time.  I am a small business owner too and I know that there are times when client emergencies come up, but I do not allow sessions to be reschedule day of unless there’s a serious emergency.

What can my coaching do for your business?

Often we cannot see problems or solutions in front of us because we are too close to the situation.  Using my coaching method of the bullet list for each coaching call allows us to drill down on a specific issue in your business. I can get you unstuck, and on the right road or help you get the focus needed to execute high dollar activities.

How quickly can I see results?

Typically is takes two-three months to see results which is why I won’t work with a business owner that is not willing to invest in coaching for at least three months.

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