Shift by Alberta Innovates

Shift talks with Melinda Emerson and Craig Elias about starting a small business

June 22, 2020 Shift Season 1 Episode 11
Shift by Alberta Innovates
Shift talks with Melinda Emerson and Craig Elias about starting a small business
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Shift by Alberta Innovates
Shift talks with Melinda Emerson and Craig Elias about starting a small business
Jun 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
Shift

In this episode we take a deep dive into starting a business with Innovation Rodeo keynote speaker and best selling author Melinda Emerson and Bow Valley College's Chiu School of Business Entrepreneur-in-Residence Craig Elias.

Melinda and Craig will share their insights on business: how to start one, pitch one, build networks/supports and move toward success.

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Melinda F. Emerson
twitter.com/SmallBizLady

Melinda, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally renowned keynote speaker on small business development, social media and content marketing. Melinda is also the president of the Quintessence Group, an award-winning marketing consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA, serving Fortune 500 brands who target small business market. LinkedIn named her a Top Voice for 2019 in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  In addition to being a former NY Times columnist, she is frequently quoted by media organizations including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News. She is the host of #Smallbizchat LIVE and The SmallBizChat Podcast. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. A prolific writer, Melinda has published more than 5000 articles on her blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com.
Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. 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 is Fix Your Business, a 90 Day Plan to Get Back Your Life and Reduce Chaos in Your Business.  She is graduate of Virginia Tech and received her Executive MBA from Drexel University.

Melinda is speaking at this year's Innovation Rodeo, Monday, July 6 at 3:15. Buy your ticket now!

Craig Elias
ca.linkedin.com/in/craigelias

Craig’s first startup won a global billion-dollar pitch idea competition and was twice chosen by Dow Jones as one of the 50 most promising startups in North America. Craig is now a Startup Mentor for the, B2B focused, Alchemist Accelerator, a Scaleup Mentor for the GrowthX Academy, on an advisory board for SXSW and is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bow Valley College in downtown Calgary.

Craig is also the lead organizer for the Innovation Rodeo, a five day (mornings) entrepreneurial extravaganza featuring an array of speakers and presenters running July 6-10, 2020. Alberta Innovates is proud to be a founding partner of the Innovation Rodeo.

Register now!


Show Notes

In this episode we take a deep dive into starting a business with Innovation Rodeo keynote speaker and best selling author Melinda Emerson and Bow Valley College's Chiu School of Business Entrepreneur-in-Residence Craig Elias.

Melinda and Craig will share their insights on business: how to start one, pitch one, build networks/supports and move toward success.

Bios
Melinda F. Emerson
twitter.com/SmallBizLady

Melinda, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally renowned keynote speaker on small business development, social media and content marketing. Melinda is also the president of the Quintessence Group, an award-winning marketing consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA, serving Fortune 500 brands who target small business market. LinkedIn named her a Top Voice for 2019 in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  In addition to being a former NY Times columnist, she is frequently quoted by media organizations including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News. She is the host of #Smallbizchat LIVE and The SmallBizChat Podcast. Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. A prolific writer, Melinda has published more than 5000 articles on her blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com.
Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. 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 is Fix Your Business, a 90 Day Plan to Get Back Your Life and Reduce Chaos in Your Business.  She is graduate of Virginia Tech and received her Executive MBA from Drexel University.

Melinda is speaking at this year's Innovation Rodeo, Monday, July 6 at 3:15. Buy your ticket now!

Craig Elias
ca.linkedin.com/in/craigelias

Craig’s first startup won a global billion-dollar pitch idea competition and was twice chosen by Dow Jones as one of the 50 most promising startups in North America. Craig is now a Startup Mentor for the, B2B focused, Alchemist Accelerator, a Scaleup Mentor for the GrowthX Academy, on an advisory board for SXSW and is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bow Valley College in downtown Calgary.

Craig is also the lead organizer for the Innovation Rodeo, a five day (mornings) entrepreneurial extravaganza featuring an array of speakers and presenters running July 6-10, 2020. Alberta Innovates is proud to be a founding partner of the Innovation Rodeo.

Register now!