SmallBizChat Special with Melinda Emerson | National Small Business Week 2023

#SmallBizChat​ Special Edition
National Small Business Week 2023

- Michele Phillips | Why Every Small Business Owner Needs a Coach
- Dee Bowden | Handling Collections in Your Business
- Barry Banther | Succession Planning in Family Businesses

Melinda Emerson, the SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She has been a thriving entrepreneur for nearly 20 years and is a internationally-known keynote speaker and expert on small business development and social media marketing. She publishes a resource blog, https://succeedasyourownboss.com/​

Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. A pioneer in social media marketing, she is the creator and 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.

Michele Phillips is a veteran entrepreneur and seasoned business coach with over 20 years of experience. She knows the excitement and challenges that come with leading a team and business, both large and small. Michele succeeded in an industry where 80% of businesses fail. Not only did she grow, but successfully sold and exited her company after 8 years. She scaled her business to seven figures with 14-17% profit year-over-year. Beyond her experience as an entrepreneur, Michele also excelled in sales and project management in the corporate banking world.
For more information: www.cultivateadvisors.com

Dee Bowden is the founder of BCS Solutions and the Author of the book Collect the Cash. She works with small businesses that want to solve their cash flow problems. Her mission is to keep businesses in business. After collecting $6 Million dollars in 60 days while working for a small IT company, Dee recognized small businesses also fall prey to revenue loss because they don’t collect outstanding invoices. Her revenue recovery strategies have been featured in Forbes, Black Enterprise, and Thrive Global Magazines. One of the faith strategies used to collect the cash was reciting an affirmation specifically for companies that have outstanding invoices due.
For more information: https://collectthecash.biz/book/

Barry Banther is a family business expert. As Sr. Partner of Banther Consulting Group, He has been helping families work together in business and live together in harmony for over three decades. He has been the lead consultant on over 400 engagements to help improve small business performance. From strategy and planning to succession and exit strategies, Barry's clients depend on him. A client and president of a 120-year-old family business. described Barry this way, "Barry is a leader of leaders. His wisdom, encouragement, and knowledge have helped us grow personally and professionally for the past ten years."
For more information: www.barrybanther.com

The #SmallBizChat​ program airs LIVE monthly on the Melinda Emerson Facebook, YouTube and Twitter Channels.

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Broadcast and remotely-produced by Robert Hix with Hixvideo in Gaithersburg, MD.
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