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Small Business Expert Melinda Emerson Shares Startup Tips

July 15, 2013

Best known as the SmallBizLady, Melinda Emerson shares what you’ll need to know when starting a business.

We had an opportunity to catch up with Melinda at the annual RISE Austin conference. RISE, the Relationship & Information Series for Entrepreneurs, exposes entrepreneurs to resources, seminars and tips on how to grow their businesses.

The video above features Melinda’s MyStartupStory, a Hiscox series featuring top entrepreneurs offering small business advice and discussing their own start-up experiences. Emerson launched her production company, Quintessence Multimedia, almost 15 years ago after being inspired by Oprah Winfrey’s HARPO Studios. In the video, Emerson shares the steps she took to prepare herself for entrepreneurship, how she funded her business, the importance of work/life balance and more.

For more insight from entrepreneurs, including Pete Cashmore of Mashable, David Karp of Tumblr and many more, view past episodes of MyStartupStory.