Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally renowned speaker on small business development and social media marketing. Melinda is also the president of the Quintessence Group, an award-winning marketing consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow online. Melinda’s small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week. She publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com. She is the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, 2nd Edition, the ebook How to Become a Social Media Ninja and her latest book Fix Your Businesswill be released in 2018.