Watch Melinda Emerson Educate You on Essentials for Your Business at Small Business University

In the premiere week of our Small Business University program, the nation’s premier small business expert Melinda Emerson, also known as SmallBiz Lady, educated our audience on crowdfunding, hiring a lawyer or accountant for your small business.

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Below is a schedule of the last two weeks of SBU instruction:

Derrick Webster, President and CEO of Vanguarde Consulting Group, will discuss competitors in the marketplace and how to establish competitive pricing for a product or service. This session will also explore the best online networks for promoting a small business.

Monday, October 21: How to Properly Assess and Compete With Your Competition
Tuesday, October 21: How to Determine Your Price point and Market Value
Wednesday, October 23: How to Decide What Online Networks are Best for Your Business

Alfred Edmond Jr., SVP/Multimedia Editor-at-Large of Black Enterprise, will discuss how to manage cash accounts and the positive and negative impact that social media can have on a business.

Monday, October 28: Cash flow Management: Keeping an Eye on Your Bottom Line
Tuesday, October 29: Creating and Maintaining a Social Media Presence for Your Business
Wednesday, October 30: Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Your Business