Broadcast November 26, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio
Melinda Emerson is Founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, but everybody knows her as the SmallBizLady! She advises Fortune 500 companies (like Pitney Bowes, FedEx, Verizon, Xerox, Wal-Mart, Deluxe and Wells Fargo) how to market to small business and helps small businesses and Fortune 500 customers use social media effectively. Melinda shares her small business insights and knowledge through her New York Times column “You’re The Boss” and her blog “succeedasyourownboss.com” which is syndicated by the Huffington Post. Her articles have been featured in Entrepreneur, Smallbiztrends.com, SecondAct.com, Black Enterprise and Essence and she frequently speaks about small business issues on media such as Fox News, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Money Matters and in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Inc. Magazines. Forbes Magazine named her the #1 Woman for Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. And, she is the author if the national bestselling author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works.”
Norberto “Tito” Gil - Co-Founder of MapYourStartup.co
Tito Gil runs MapYourStartups, a really cool entrepreneurial platform, where the mission is to connect startup ecosystems by mapping business resources. MapYourStartup.co is dedicated to connecting the startup ecosystems across the US. On the site, you can get a quick illustration of the activity occurring in the entrepreneurial world. From how many startups exist, to how many companies are hiring, to how many are looking for funding, and what events are occurring, all just a few clicks away. The ultimate mission is to connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need to be successful. Tito started as an entrepreneur early in life, when he would buy,sell, and trade business cards at local trade shows.