Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012
Melinda Emerson, widely known as "SmallBizLady" joins the writing team at You're the Boss blog section of The New York Times. The author, speaker and small business coach is a sought after specialist for small business start-ups, business development and social media marketing. Premiering in May, Emerson's column on social media and small businesses will run weekly on the blog centered on small business ownership advice.
Emerson is elated about this writing opportunity, "Since I was in the eighth grade I have wanted to be a journalist. It is a dream come true to join the staff of bloggers at The New York Times, the nation's most highly regarded news organization. My mission is to end small business failure, and I am grateful to have another platform to reach more small business owners."
Loren Feldman, small-business editor of The New York Times says “Melinda Emerson is a force of nature. She will be writing about social media, and we are very excited about adding her passion, her energy and her insights to You’re the Boss.”
You’re the Boss offers an insider’s perspective on small-business ownership. It gives business owners a place where they can compare notes, ask questions, get advice, and learn from one another’s mistakes. Its contributors also interpret news events, track political and policy issues, and suggest investing tips.
Melinda Emerson is a highly regarded social media expert who has built an online community of small business owners. As CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, a social media marketing and content development firm, she helps Fortune 500 companies and small business owners with brand strategy and business development. Emerson created and hosts #Smallbizchat, her weekly Twitter talk show for entrepreneurs and is the author of the top selling book “Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works” (now in its third printing).
Emerson is also a regular on MSNBC, Fox News and NBC News. Her blog SucceedAsYourOwnBoss.com is syndicated by the Huffington Post, and Forbes Magazine named Melinda Emerson the #1 Woman for Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter. Her message currently reaches 1.5 million entrepreneurs online weekly.
Emerson has lectured for the Sloan School of Business at MIT, the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania and for such organizations as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Magazine, Bloomberg, National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship, Black Enterprise and The Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women.