#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 ET for #SmallBizChat on Twitter.
Here is a list of who is on #SmallBizChat in May:
May 4th: Live from New York with guest Sylvie di Giusto, Personal Branding Expert @, Brent Leary, CRM Expert @ and Nina Kaufman, Esq.@
Sylvie helps individuals and companies to explore how people make up their minds very quickly about you, your leadership potential or your company, and either open the door for you or slam it shut. The good thing is that this process is entirely under your control. You can choose to present yourself as a leader, or not. Because, your image is something you can control. You can make it what you want. You can control the message you send to the people who see you and interact with you. She is the author of The Image of Leadership http://executive-
Brent Leary is Co-founder and Partner of CRM Essentials LLC, a CRMconsulting/advisory firm focused on small and mid-size enterprises. He has over 15 years of IT and management consulting experience working on projects for Microsoft, Research In Motion, BellSouth, Compaq and the state of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development. Leary received CRM Magazine’s 2004 Most Influential Leader Award along with his business partner Michael Thomas. He serves on the national board of the Customer Relationship Management Association as Vice President of Technology, and as CRM subject matter expert for the Small Business Technology Task Force. For more details: http://crm2.typepad.com
Nina Kaufman is a small business champion—not just your ordinary business attorney. Forbes Magazine calls her “One of the 25 Most Influential Women Tweeting about Entrepreneurship.” The U.S. Small Business Administration named her their regional Women in Business Champion of the Year for her creative approaches to educating and advocating for small businesses. For more information about Nina, visit: http://askthebusinesslawyer.com/
May 11th: How to be a Successful Part-time Entrepreneur, @
Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast-growing businesses. As a 10% Entrepreneur, he has built a diverse portfolio of investments in new ventures in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University, he writes for Business Insider, Huffington Post, Boston Magazine, and Forbes. He lives in New York City. For more information, visit www.patrickmcginnis.com.
May 18th: Leveraging Blog Talk Radio to Build Your Brand for Small Business Brand, @Dare2Aspire
Tosi Ufodike is the CEO of HairYum™, a vegan haircare company for naturals, the creator of Dare 2 Aspire Conference, an annual conference for women & Moms in business and the founder of My Good Nanny Agency. She hosts the ever-popular MGN Radio show, a podcast highlighting primarily Mom small business owners doing great things. MGN Radio was created as a way to spread parenting & business information to the masses. Her podcasts reach a global audience of over 30,000 listeners. Tosi uses her podcast as a tool to share business opportunities, ignite conversations and foster relationships that result in business growth.
May 25th: How To Answer the Most Important 12 Questions to Grow Your Small Business, @JessicaMah