Melinda F. Emerson

CEO – Quintessence Multimedia


Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, is America’s #1 small business expert. She is an author, speaker and small business coach whose areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. As CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, Melinda develops audio, video and written content to help her Fortune 500 clients engage small business customers.  She is a weekly columnist for the You’re The Boss blog for the New York Times.

She publishes a resource blog, which is syndicated by the Huffington Post, entitled and hosts a weekly talk show on Twitter called  #SmallBizChat for today’s entrepreneurs.  She reaches 1.5 million small business owners weekly on the internet. Forbes Magazine named Melinda Emerson #1 Woman for Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. She is also the author of the bestselling book “Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works.”