The SmallBizChat with Melinda Emerson
The SmallBizChat with Melinda Emerson
A series focused on small business advice and strategies, by Melinda Emerson, known as "SmallBizLady", discussing various aspects of entrepreneurship and small business management. Get insights from experts about topics relevant to small business owners.
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Hit It & Quit It with Lisha Bell, Alyson Caffrey, and Mickie Kennedy

E256 • Jun 5, 2024 • 9 mins

Melinda Emerson welcomes listeners and introduces guests Lisha Bell, Alyson Caffrey, and Mickie Kennedy. They share their favorite business apps and top business books. The "hit it and quit it" segment provides rapid-fire insights. Sponsored by, the episode concludes with final advice.

Key Points

  • Using email and newsletters remains a powerful method for maintaining client communication and generating leads.
  • Traditional business cards are still essential for networking and making lasting impressions.
  • Embracing a mindset-focused approach, influenced by books like "Think and Grow Rich," is crucial for entrepreneurial success.

Connect with Lisha Bell:

Lisha Bell is Co-Founder of BLXVC, an angel syndicate of moms funding Black and Brown founders. She is the host of the Sisters with Ventures Podcast, which aims to tell the stories of women in venture capital. Bell is also the prior deal flow lead for Pipeline Angels, an angel group of impact investors focused on women and femmes to build over 7M portfolio. Lisha also serves as board chair for Black Girl Ventures. In her day job, she is an Economic Opportunity Manager at PayPal. For more information Website: Instagram: LinkedIn: Twitter: Facebook:

Connect with Alyson Caffrey:

Alyson Caffrey is a small business Operations Strategist, Best-Selling Author, and founder of Operations Agency. She is best known for helping streamline brands’ back-end operations and using her Operations Simplified™ framework to unleash the power of small teams. Alyson is committed to using her experience growing businesses and streamlining operations to help parentpreneurs kid-proof their businesses and live family-focused lives. She is also the author of the new book, The Sabbatical Method. For more information: Website: Instagram: Youtube: Facebook:

Connect with Mickie Kennedy:

Mickie Kennedy is the Founder and President of eReleases, the small business leader for press release distribution, now celebrating 25 years in business. He is an expert at helping small businesses increase their visibility and credibility. He created eReleases to give small businesses access to the media and a national newswire—all with a personal touch. He also writes for the PR Fuel blog covering PR & public relations topics. For more information: Website: Twitter: Facebook: LinkedIn:

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