Melinda Emerson is more popularly known as the ‘Small Business Lady’ and has been helping small and mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs succeed and grow for more than fifteen years. Known as America's number one small business expert, Melinda pivoted from a solid corporate job to starting and running her own successful production company. She eventually began advising and coaching other entrepreneurs—a calling that has since exploded into a hugely successful brand. Today, Melinda is a best selling author and internationally lauded keynote speaker whose advice is read online each week by more than 3 million entrepreneurs. A Social Media Marketing pioneer, Melinda is the creator and host of #smallbizchat—the longest-running live chat on Twitter for small business owners.