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In this episode, Melinda Emerson 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 SmallBizLady Academy, the episode concludes with final advice.

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

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:

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:

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This week on SmallBizChat Podcast:

Recommended podcasts by the guests
Recommended business apps by the guests
Favorite old school marketing tip from the guests include networking and use of creative giveaways
The best business books according to the guests and host

Podcasts Mentioned: 

Sisters with Ventures
Gold Digger
$100 MBA Show

Apps Mentioned: 

Wells Fargo Banking App

Old School Marketing Tips: 

Communicate with your clients and leads
Print and use business cards

Books Mentioned: 

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The Motivation Myth by Jeff Hayden
80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall
10 X is Easier than 2 X by Dan Sullivan

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