#SmallBizChat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #SmallBizChat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss.
Join me live every Wednesday, 8PM EST for #SmallBizChat on Twitter.
Here is a list of who is on #SmallBizChat in February:
February 4th: How to Write Your Book FAST! (Even if you’re super-busy, flunked English, or hate to write), @BizBookWriter
Julie Anne Eason has been a professional writer for over 20 years. After figuring out that fiction writing wasn’t for her, she turned to freelance journalism and copywriting for a living. As technology advanced, she witnessed the balance of power in the publishing industry shift. Once, the big New York publishers held all the cards. Writers were “lucky” if they could land an agent or a book contract. But now individuals are taking the initiative and writing, publishing, and marketing their own books without the need for an agent or publisher to give them a chance — which means that finally businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs can take advantage of the amazing power of books.
Today she ghostwrites full-length books for entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches, CEOs, and other business people who want to expand their reach and build their brands. And most recently she has combined her love for marketing and writing to create The Successful Author Podcast, where she interviews book industry experts on writing, publishing, and marketing books. You can find more information and free training on her website JulieAnneEason.com
February 11th: How to Work With the One You Love, @grownzone with Dr. Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Zara Green
Alfred A. Edmond Jr., and Zara D. Green are the authors of Loving in the Grown Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to Making Healthy Decisions in the Quest for Loving, Romantic Relationships of Honor, Esteem and Respect (Balboa Press), are co-principals of A2Z Personal Growth Enterprises, producer of The Grown Zone discussion series, which focuses on key themes popularized via their respective social media platforms, as where the couple jointly leads sessions on personal growth, self-love and resiliency, healthy relationships and “grown” decision-making at live events across the country.
Alfred Edmond Jr., best known as an award-winning journalist, editor and media executive with Black Enterprise and host of the nationally syndicated radio feature Money Matters for American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond was spokesperson and co-designer of the Alfred Edmond Jr. Bow Tie Collection for Nashville, TN-based Windsor Neckwear. Zara Green is an author, speaker and trainer specializing in personal growth, resiliency development and individuality advocacy. She is best known for helping others to understanding individual temperaments as a key factor of healthy, productive life management, in order to empower them to make their Next Decision Better™. For more info, visit grownzone.com
February 18th: How to Finally Start Earning a Profit in Your Small Business, @ruthking
Profitability Master Ruth King is a serial entrepreneur having owned 7 businesses in the past 30 years. Ruth has been instrumental in helping small business owners understand and profitably use the information generated from the financial segment of their businesses. She has a knack for helping business owners truly understand financials.
After twelve years on the road, doing 200 flights per year, she knew there had to be a better way to reach business people who wanted to build their businesses and train their employees. She began training on the Internet in 1998 and began the first television like broadcasting in 2002. Her latest channel is www.profitabilityrevolution.com, helping small business owners run their business better, make money, live better, enjoy freedom, and give back.
She started the Decatur, Georgia branch of the Small Business Development Center in 1982. She also started the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center and taught a year-long course for women who wanted to start their own businesses. This course was the foundation for one of the classes at the Women’s Economic Development Authority in Atlanta, Georgia. Ruth holds an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.
Ruth’s best-selling book, The Courage to be Profitable: Get and Stay Profitable in Less than 30 Minutes a Month, is her latest small business book. She has written two other award winning books, The Ugly Truth About Small Business and The Ugly Truth about Managing People. For more info, visit profitabilityrevolution.com
February 25th: How to Handle the Ugly Side of Small Business with @clatemask
Clate Mask is an entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft, which makes small business sales and marketing automation software. Mask co-authored Conquer the Chaos, a New York Times best-selling book. Mask has made contributions writing about entrepreneurship for VentureBeat, Entrepreneur and Fast Company. Mask attended Arizona State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1996. He then continued to earn his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University in 2000. Mask started his career working for North Sky, a company in Utah that was later sold to About.com in 1999. In 2001, he started eNovaSys with Scott Martineau and Eric Martineau. eNovaSys evolved into what is now Infusionsoft where Mask serves as CEO. Mask and Scott Martineau’s book, Conquer the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy (ISBN 0470599324), was on the best-selling lists in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal in June 2010. Conquer the Chaos focuses on balancing personal and work life, while becoming successful, as a budding entrepreneur. For more information, visit infusionsoft.com