Introducing Influencer Melinda Emerson: The Master Small Business Networker

Recently, I announced the open call for entries for the 2017 Indie Business Network Artisan Product of the Year Awards. Our winners will be announced soon. In the meantime, I'd like you to become acquainted with our panel of curated Influencer Judges.

Earlier this month, I introduced you to Patrice Grell Yursik, Jade Huang, and Jen Moreau. Today, I'm pleased to announce Melinda Emerson, your Small Biz Lady! Melinda is a friend to small businesses nationwide. If you want to get connected to entrepreneurs from all walks of life, from Google masters and banking institutions, to mom and pop shops in Main Street America, you need to know Melinda. Here is more about her.

  1. Melinda is relentlessly focused on ending small business failure.

    Melinda is the creator, host, and producer of #SmallBizChat, the longest running virtual social media small business talk show on any social media outlet anywhere in the world. Melinda's #SmallBizChat has hosted phenomenal small business experts in every imaginable field, and millions of people have access to first class coaching through her live Twitter talk show every Wednesday evening. There are few people who are as focused on small business success as Melinda is.

  2. Melinda loves pampering herself.

    Melinda's busy schedule does not allow a lot of extra time for pampering, so when she gets to it, she really dives in for the best. In fact, after we shipped the entry products to the judges last month, it was Melinda who reached back out to us first with a phone call expressing how excited she was to have received such a fabulous cache of goodness to help her indulge and boost her self care quotient as we close out 2017.

Melinda is connected in nearly every business circle that exists, and it's wonderful to know that so many fabulous Indie products are now in her hands. She tells me that she is assessing each and every product she tries with the same level of care with which it was made.

Meet Melinda Emerson, your @SmallBizLady, and Influencer Judge for the 2017 Artisan Product of the Year Awards!Click To Tweet

Donna Maria, Indie Business Network

Visit Melinda's website at this link, and follow her on Twitter.

Get to know Melinda even better on this episode of the Indie Business Podcast!

Have you ever attended #SmallBizChat or encountered the positive entrepreneurial energy that is Melinda Emerson? If you are inspired and motivated by Melinda's approach to ending small business failure, do share in the comments below. And, of course, I appreciate every single share on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.