Shortly after graduating from Virginia Tech, Melinda Emerson landed at her dream job. A journalism student, she was hired as a producer at the age of 23. Soon, after going from the frying pan to the skillet, she realized that she wanted more than that dream, a better career. She saw Oprah Winfrey as a model, another journalist who went on to start successful businesses.
In this episode, Melinda Emerson talks about how she set out on her own business adventure with a laptop, fax machine, and a dream. She tapped her skills as an investigative journalist to research her strategy, build networks, and won an opportunity from a business incubator. Within a couple of years, her firm became the largest female-owned production company in Philadelphia. Awards followed, along with lucrative contracts.
She compiled every “expensive mistake” she made along the way and these helpful notes became the basis for her first major book.
Her goal is to boost small business entrepreneurs everywhere so they experience success and learn the lessons she shares with them. We need to build our personal leadership in order to bring success to our business activities. Melinda Emerson reminds listeners that they never lose in business: They either win or they learn of mistakes that need to be corrected.
This is a very inspiring interview!
Ways to contact Melinda:
- Website: succeedasyourownboss.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/smallbizlady
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/melindaemerson
- Twitter: @SmallBizLady
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/melindaemerson