Want to Become a Sought-After National Brand?

At Brand in Demand LIVE, you'll get the blueprint!

Join Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady”— along with industry leaders, renowned experts, and like-minded individuals — for an empowering two-day intensive event that will ignite your brand’s growth and propel yourself to the national stage!

Step into the world of limitless possibilities at “Brand In Demand LIVE,” 
an extraordinary immersive experience for business owners and corporate executives who want to become national brands.

Prepare to embark on a transformative journey where the power of public speaking, the art of writing a book, securing major brand deals, and conquering the barriers of mindset unite to unlock your true potential. 

This unparalleled event is meticulously curated to provide you with the strategic tools, insider secrets, and invaluable connections needed to catapult your personal brand to new heights.

September 21-23, 2023

W Philadelphia

Downtown Philadelphia, PA

The Struggle Is Real!

Establishing a distinctive personal brand that stands out among the competition often feels like an uphill battle.

Can you relate to any of these common personal branding challenges?

  • Endless Validation
    Tired of constantly needing to prove your worth, over and over again, to each new potential client or partnership?
  • Pitch (and No Catch)
    Are you investing time and energy into pitching yourself or your ideas, only to face rejection or minimal feedback?
  • The Unpublished Author
    Do you have a wealth of knowledge and experience that could fill a book, but struggle with where to begin or how to get it published?
  • The Uncaptured Spotlight
    Have you dreamed of being a respected high paid speaker, sharing your wisdom on notable stages, but can’t get any real opportunities?​
  • The Stalled Coach or Consultant
    Have your efforts to establish a high-end coaching program or consulting business fallen flat?​
  • The Invisible Brand
    Does your personal brand seem to blend in with the crowd, making it difficult to stand out and attract the attention your talent deserves?​

The struggle is real, and at Brand in Demand LIVE, we get it! We’ve faced these challenges and made our way through…and now we’re sharing our secrets in this one-of-a-kind event that you can’t afford to miss.

It’s Your Time to Shine!

Transform Your Brand,

Transform Your Life

Imagine the thrill of building such an impactful personal brand that speaking engagements, media requests, and corporate partnerships naturally gravitate towards you.

Picture yourself basking in the admiration and recognition that come with being a celebrated author, a sought-after speaker, an influential coach, or a high-profile consultant.

This is not just a dream—it’s an attainable reality. 

And that’s exactly what we’ll help you achieve at Brand in Demand LIVE.

Brand in Demand Live is

  • An extraordinary, immersive, two-day live event
  • Created by Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady,” America's #1 Small Business Expert
  • Designed exclusively for small business owners, speakers, authors, coaches, consultants, and corporate executives
  • Aimed at providing you strategic tools, insider secrets, and invaluable connections to become a national brand
"Melinda is a treasure trove of knowledge, and her advice has given me amazing and practical insight that has transformed my business."
Olivia C.S. Thomas
M.A., Brand and Business Consultant, Wintentional Development Co.

Bring Your Passion; We'll Do the Rest!

Brand in Demand LIVE, happening from September 21-23 at The W Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, is the place where your burning aspirations meet our comprehensive blueprint for success.

Over the course of two electrifying days, you’ll have access to industry experts, listen to riveting keynote speeches that stir your spirit, and watch engaging panel discussions that delve into the heart of brand building.

  • Learn the 6 Ms of Influence, the exclusive Brand in Demand system that is your stepping stone for becoming a national sensation
  • Get proven strategies and content tricks to level up your marketing, skyrocket your visibility, and position yourself as an industry thought leader.
  • Unlock proven tactics for securing media coverage, opening doors to endless possibilities and wider reach.
  • Master the art of captivating your audience through impactful public speaking.
  • Uncover the secrets of crafting a compelling book that positions you as an authority in your field.
  • Discover the intricacies of securing lucrative brand deals that propel your visibility and impact.

Secure Your Seat Here

Meet Melinda

Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is a bestselling author, keynote speaker and marketing expert.

As CEO of QuintessenceGroup, her marketing consulting firm serves Fortune 500 brands that target small businesses. Her advice is widely read, reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs weekly online. She has an online school www.smallbizladyuniversity.com and hosts The
Smallbizchat Podcast. She is the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months.


I've been featured on...
"Melinda helped me scale my online business Darngoodyarn.com, since we've worked with her, I've made the Inc. 5000 list every year."
Nicole Snow
CEO, Darngoodyarn.com

Is Brand in Demand Live Right for Me?

Brand in Demand LIVE is the perfect event for driven, passionate individuals, – whether you’re a small business owner, speaker, author, consultant, coach or corporate executive.

Are you?

  • Ready to pour your heart and soul into building your brand?
  • Eager to amplify your visibility?
  • Bursting with ideas for that book you want to write?
  • Poised to transition from corporate life to consulting?
  • Yearning to take the spotlight as a professional speaker?
  • Excited to kickstart a transformative a coaching business?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then we want to see YOU at Brand in Demand LIVE!

Brand in Demand Live Is Perfect for Me!

Registration Options

Ready to transform your brand at Brand in Demand LIVE?

This event will feature Melinda Emerson, Team SmallBizLady, a phenomenal emcee, special guest speakers, corporate marketing leaders, media professionals and incredible SURPRISES!

We offer two amazing ticket options tailored to your preferences and needs. Dive straight into the action with our general admission or amplify your experience with our exclusive VIP admission, packed with exciting extra perks!

General Admission

  • 2-day all-access pass
  • General admission seating
  • Brand in Demand Live Conference Playbook

VIP Admission

  • All General Admission benefits PLUS:
  • VIP seating
  • Early access private VIP networking event
  • VIP swag bag
  • Pre-conference group strategy Zoom call
  • Post-conference action plan Zoom call

Note: Early Bird Pricing lasts through June 19th, so register today!


W Philadelphia, 1439 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Nearby Airport

Philadelphia International Airpost is approximately a 25 minute drive from W Philadelphia


Chic accommodation in downtown Philadelphia awaits at W Philadelphia (a Marriott property), featuring luxury hotel rooms and suites.

"Working with Melinda has taken my business from being transactional to becoming a powerhouse in food manufacturing. Scaling one’s business can be daunting. However, Melinda helped us transform our business model by taking a whole systems iterative approach that allowed us to pursue more opportunities and gain growth partners."
Toni Johnson
CEO, Dr. Brownies, The Original Plant-Based Brownie Company

Agenda (Tentative)

Thursday September 21, 2023

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    VIP Attendees Reception

Friday September 22, 2023

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:00 PM
    Training Continues
  • 4:30 PM
    Day Session Ends
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Networking Reception
  • 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    LIVE Q & A w/ SmallBizLady

Saturday September 23, 2023

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:00 PM
    Training Continues
  • 4:00 PM
    Training Ends/Photo Session
  • 4:30 PM
    Closing VIP Reception
"I highly recommend Melinda as a coach, mentor, speaker, consultant, trainer, and all-around influencer in helping organizations and businesses achieve top-performing results. Thank you, Melinda, for being my Game Changer!"
Michelle Snow
Grow with Snow


Brand in Demand LIVE happens September 21-23, 2023, at The W Philadelphia, in Downtown Philadelphia, PA. On September 21 there’s an early access private VIP reception, and the main conference starts on Friday, September 22 and ends by 5pm on Saturday, September 23.

Brand in Demand LIVE is an in-person event at The W Philadelphia, Downtown Philadelphia, PA. Virtual tickets are not available.

The cost of the conference depends on the type of admission you choose and when you register. General admission is regularly priced at $597, and VIP is $997.

VIP Admission includes extra perks to help you propel your brand further and faster. In addition to the General Admission benefits, early access to a private VIP networking event, a VIP swag bag, special VIP seating and pre-and post-conference group Zoom calls to discuss strategy and your action plan with Melinda Emerson, SmallBizLady.

The conference price covers your admission to the conference, lunch, snacks and training sessions. You will be responsible for arranging your own travel and hotel accommodations.

For your convenience, we have reserved a block of hotel rooms at group pricing at The W Philadelphia and their sister property Elements, which is located within the W Philadelphia property. When making your arrangements, mention that you are attending the Brand in Demand Live Event

The conference agenda is currently being finalized. We will add it to this website as soon as it is ready.

No refunds will be provided for this event. Registrations can be transferred to another guest if we are contacted by Tuesday Sept. 5th. If you would like to request a change in your registeration send your request to support@melindaemerson.com.

For all other questions, please email us at support@melindaemerson.com to speak to a member of our team.

Act Now – Limited Seats Available!

Elevating your brand is an investment in yourself, and there's no better time to start than now.

With limited seats available, every second counts. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. Your journey to becoming a national brand starts here!

"One phone call with Melinda had me rethinking my entire business model. She may tell you some things you don’t want to hear, but as an expert in her field, you NEED to hear it. Throughout our coaching session, she pointed out the holes in my business and gave me solutions on how I can fix them. If you are not looking for a boost in your business, Melinda is not the business coach for you."
Kharisma Faulkner
President, MarketWithKharisma.com
"One phone call with Melinda had me rethinking my entire business model. She may tell you some things you don’t want to hear, but as an expert in her field, you NEED to hear it. Throughout our coaching session, she pointed out the holes in my business and gave me solutions on how I can fix them. If you are not looking for a boost in your business, Melinda is not the business coach for you."
Kharisma Faulkner
President, MarketWithKharisma.com
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