Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady”
President, Quintessence Group
Melinda F. Emerson, known as SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally known keynote speaker and an expert on small business start up, business development, and social media marketing. Melinda’s small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. In addition to being a former columnist for the New York Times, she is frequently quoted by other media organizations including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News. She is the host of #Smallbizchat, the longest running live chat on Twitter for small business owners. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. She publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com, which is syndicated by the Huffington Post. Melinda is the author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, 2nd Edition and the ebook How To Become a Social Media Ninja. Melinda is the founder and president of the Quintessence Group, an
award-winning marketing consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA. Notable Clients Include: FedEx, ADP, Pitney Bowes, Dell, Staples, Sam’s Club, Chase Bank, Facebook, IKEA, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and Xerox.