#Smallbizchat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss.  

Please join us live on Twitter every Wednesday 8-9 pm ET. Here’s how: follow @SmallBizChat on Twitter and follow the hashtag #Smallbizchat and click here for directions  to join the weekly conversation.  

In May, #SmallBizChat will be celebrating National Small Business Month. On May 3,, 2017 from 8-9pm ET, we’ll be doing a special TV show, #SmallBizChat Live from NYC.  It’s as a live broadcast which you can watch on my SmallBizLady facebook fan page.  We’ll have live studio guests answering questions on small business growth.

The rest of the month we’ll be back on Twitter talking about how to leverage an answering service, picking the ideal client for your small business; learning the do’s and don’ts of working with family; and utilizing LinkedIn to grow your small business.

Here is a list of who is on #Smallbizchat in May.

smallbizchat-liveny-2017May 3rd – #SmallBizChat LIVE From NYC, sponsored by FedEx

sponsoredbyfedexJoin #SmallBizChat LIVE from NYC on May 3rd @ 8pm ET sponsored by FedEx

You can watch the video broadcast on my SmallBizLady Facebook fan page . Guest experts include Author, Dorie Clark Serial Entrepreneur,  Twyla Garrett and the Founders of Ginjan / Organic Ginger Juice, 2016 Grand Prize of FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.

grayson-kemperMay 10th – How Answering Services Can Facilitate Small Business Growth, @clutch_co

Grayson Kemper is a Content Developer at Clutch, a B2B research and review platform based in Washington, DC. He specializes in telecom research. .

May 17th – How to Pick Ideal Clients for Your Small Business, @inspiredmedia1

Dequiana Jackson, Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing strategist who teaches women entrepreneurs solid marketing strategies to turn their life’s passion into a profitable, service-based business. Dequiana is an author (Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More...

May 24th – The Do’s and Don’t’s Of Working with Family, @kathykolbe

Kathy Kolbe is co-author of Business Is Business: Reality Checks For Family-Owned Companies. She is the global leader in discovering and accessing the power of human instincts. She has done the brain research to prove the relevance of her Kolbe Theory of Conation to individual and organizational success. Find out more at

May 31st – How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business, @BrynneTillman

Brynne Tillman, an Amazon bestselling author of The LinkedIn Sales Playbook: a Tactical Guide to Social Selling has helped tens of thousands of sales professionals leverage LinkedIn for business development. As a career sales professional herself, Brynne bridges the gap between traditional sales, networking and social media.  Learn more at

Every Thursday morning on Melinda’s blog, a complete Q&A interview from each #Smallbizchat is posted as a recap

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