Melinda Emerson launched #Smallbizchat LIVE as a Tweetchat in April of 2009. These days #Smallbizchat LIVE is a live monthly video show to help entrepreneurs get answers to their small business questions.
Every third Wednesday, Melinda interviews three business experts about topics facing today’s entrepreneurs. The show also features a speed round panel at the end of the show call “Hit it and Quit it.” The video chat that is streamed to her SmallBizLady Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and on Twitter via Periscope. The show reaches small business owners from across the U.S. and the world with advice related to running and scaling a small business.
Small business owners join the conversation by using the hashtag #Smallbizchat to chime in with questions and answers as well. The mission of #Smallbizchat LIVE is to end small business failure.
How does #Smallbizchat work? Participants use the hashtag #Smallbizchat to find the video stream or turn in directly to SmallBizLady’s YouTube or Facebook Page or Periscope.
Who can be a guest on #Smallbizchat LIVE? You must be a small business owner, author, or subject matter expert to appear as a guest on #Smallbizchat. This show is focused on educating our business community. Expert guests have included best-selling authors and small business experts Shep Hyken, Michael Gerber, Jean Chatzky, Mike Michalowitz, Neil Patel, Barry Moltz, Jill Konrath, Ramon Ray and Peter Shankman. #Smallbizchat Live guests are booked two months in advance. Once your topic is selected, you will be required to submit 3 questions and answers in paragraph form to demonstrate your expertise. For details on how to submit your information to be a guest on #Smallbizchat LIVE click here.
How can my company sponsor #Smallbizchat? We invite brands to sponsor #Smallbizchat LIVE. We allow brand managers to work with us on the topic or suggest a small biz expert or spokesperson to be a guest. As part of your sponsorship, you will be able to roll :30-:60 sec commercials during the show for special offer or promotion. If your company is interested in sponsoring #Smallbizchat LIVE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Is there a transcript of #Smallbizchat? A recap from each #Smallbizchat LIVE is posted on http://www.succeedasyourownboss.com the day after the show. Video of the show is archived on Melinda’s Youtube Channel.