Melinda F. Emerson, small business coach and author of the national bestseller Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, has designed a system to help would-be entrepreneurs transition from corporate America to small business ownership. Melinda explores the skill sets that would-be entrepreneurs must engage to overcome the roadblocks leaving an employment structure presents. She is joining us to talk about the Emerson Planning System, which she calls "The Plan Before The Business." Melinda, known to many as "SmallBizLady," was recently named by Forbes Magazine one of Top 20 women for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. Her work had also been featured on NBC Nightly News, and in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, www.Smallbiztrends.com and www.SecondAct.com.