Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally renowned keynote speaker on small business development, social media, and marketing strategy. Melinda is also the president of the Quintessence Group, a marketing consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA. Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. She hosts The SmallBizChat Podcast and the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months and her latest book is Fix Your Business, a 90 Day Plan to Get Back Your Life and Reduce Chaos in Your Business.
Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group and the Co-Founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. He has spent 30 years helping organizations and leaders from over 40 countries become more effective. Inc.com has twice named him in the top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World. His books include, Remarkable Leadership, From Bud to Boss, and The Long-Distance Leader. His next book is The Long-Distance Teammate.
Nicole Sahin’s mission is to eliminate barriers to doing business internationally and building global teams. As founder and CEO of Globalization Partners, she is recognized for having created an innovative solution that enables companies to hire great talent anywhere in the world, without the complexity of setting up international branch offices or subsidiaries. Businesses are able to bypass the legal, HR and tax complexities of hiring in another country, while getting all the benefits of a global team.
Nicole holds an MBA in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She splits her time between Boston & San Diego, loves to travel, and is inspired by the belief that making it easy for people to expand internationally, and work seamlessly across borders, ultimately makes the world a more exciting and open-minded place.
Chris Brogan is CEO of Owner Media Group, a company providing skills and strategy for small businesses. He also runs Chris Brogan Media, LLC, a business advisory organization that works with larger companies to navigate the changing world of digital presence. He is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting, an international keynote speaker, and seems nice.