Teleclass Recap—Building Your Business with Melinda Emerson

Everyone has good ideas, but making the leap from corporate America to small business ownership can be overwhelming. If you want to succeed as your own boss, there are some questions that need answers!

Small business expert Melinda Emerson presented an information-packed, 30-minute teleclass exclusively for the Conference for Women on Tuesday, January 22. Scroll down to listen to the recording and to find out:

Is your business idea solid?
Do you have the right skill set?
Who is going to buy from you and why?
How much money do you need to start?
Are you fit to work from home?

Melinda discusses how to evaluate just what you need before you start a business, including:

A strong network
A solid business idea
Industry experience
Exceptional credit
A personal support network
A realistic timeline
A “kitchen cabinet” of advisors
and much more

“Wear your confidence” and “be strategic with what you do with time and money” are just two of the MANY takeaways shared in this call. Feel free to listen or download now, and stay tuned for future teleclasses from the Texas Conference for Women! Join our email list, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @texaswomen.

About the presenter:

Melinda EmersonMelinda F. Emerson, known to many as SmallBizLady, is one of America’s leading small business experts. She is an author, speaker and small business coach whose areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. Melinda’s mission is end small business failure.  She also publishes a resource blog, She hosts a weekly talk show on Twitter called #Smallbizchat for emerging entrepreneurs.  Melindahas been featured in The Washington Post, New York Times, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise and Essence Magazine.Melinda is the author of the bestselling book “Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works.”  Forbes Magazine named her one Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. She writes a column for and and is an instructor for the Black Enterprise Small Business University.