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Feature: What You Need to Know When You Start Your Small Business Empire

Melinda EmersonYou know her as the "SmallBizLady," but Melinda Emerson didn't start out that way. Learn how Melinda built her brand and get her advice on starting and growing your business.

In the interview, Melinda shares the difficulties she faced when starting, how she became one of the top speakers and writers in the industry, and provides advice for small business owners.

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Technology & eCommerce
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Emerging Trends in Online Marketing Keep Your Technology Plan Up-to-Date
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Technology Solutions for Small Business Social Media for Your Business
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Business Planning
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