SCORE Los Angeles and SmallBizLady Upcoming Free Workshop: Fix Your Business! April 26, 2018 at the Pasadena Central Library

Los Angeles, California (March 27, 2018) — SCORE of Greater Los Angeles (SCORE LA), mentors to startups and small businesses (, has teamed up in a workshop presentation with America’s #1 Small Business Expert – Melinda F. Emerson, as both are committed to helping entrepreneurs strike the work/life balance they have been looking for when they choose to become small business owners. Ms. Emerson, aka, the “SmallBizLady” is the author of the best-seller, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, and a recent release, Fix Your Business: 90-Day Plan to Get Back Your Life and Reduce Chaos in Your Business


Melinda F. Emerson, Forbes’ #1 Influential Woman for Entrepreneurs, founder and president of the Quintessence Group, international speaker, and best-selling author gives sound, realistic goals, tools and strategies that every small business owner can use immediately to improve their business. And what’s the best part? “It can be done in 90 days,” proclaims Emerson.

Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” is an expert on small business start-up, business development, and social media marketing. In 2017, Forbes magazine named her the #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. Founder of the Quintessence Group, an award winning marketing consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA, Emerson understands firsthand the strenuous path to success. She was just 26 when she started her company. A journalist by trade and not knowing much about running a small business in a very male-dominated field, she faced an uphill battle. Today, Emerson uses the brand and social media machine she created to help end small business failure, reaching over 3 million small business owners each week online.

“Fifty percent of all business problems are not so well hidden personal problems,” says, Emerson. “Your ego and lack of leadership might be what’s wrong with your business. You have to grow yourself and your leadership to grow your business.”

This free workshop presentation will cover 12 Principals of Running a Successful Business: Preparation, Purpose, People, Profit, Processes, Productivity, Performance, Product, Promotion, Prospects, Planning, and Perseverance.

Hosted locally by Greater Los Angeles SCORE) and Melinda F. Emerson, the “SmallBizLady,” this workshop will be held on Thursday, April 26, starting with registration at 11 AM.  The first 20 people to register will receive a free copy of Melinda’s book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months. The workshop will begin promptly at 11:30 AM, concluding at 1 PM in the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, in the Donald Wright Auditorium. There is nearby street parking and paid parking lots near the library. No library parking. Register to reserve your spot at


Since 1964, SCORE has been the premier small-business mentoring service in the U.S. The nonprofit resource partner of the Small Business Administration has about 320 chapters and more than 11,000 business expert mentors who give free help so that small businesses and entrepreneurs can successfully start and grow their businesses.

The SCORE LA chapter helps small businesses get established and grow by providing free business resource information, free expert mentoring and low-cost educational workshops. SCORE LA has been offering these services for many years and in 2016 enhanced its aid to the sprawling Los Angeles area by adopting a “subchapter” setup that better matches programs to the population(s) of five regions of L.A. To learn more about the SCORE L.A. chapter, please visit


David Berkus (SCORE)

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