Susan Wilson Solovic is a small business expert, award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, best-selling author, media personality, and attorney. As the co-founder AND CEO of SBTV.com – Small Business Television -- the first video news and information destination site for America’s small businesses, Solovic led the company from an idea to a multi-million dollar enterprise.
Solovic is a sought-after keynote speaker and media personality. She is a small business contributor on ABC NEWS NOW'S "GOOD MONEY" program. In her hometown of St. Louis, she is an exclusive contributor on Fox 2, KTVI-TV with a segment called “It’s Your Business with Susan Solovic”. Her expert advice columns, blogs and webinars appear on the small business web sites of major brands such as AT&T, MasterCard, Microsoft and Dell. Additionally, she is a featured blogger on numerous sites including Huffington Post and AllBusiness.com.
PBS produced a feature show with Solovic entitled: “Reinvent Yourself Now: Become Self-Reliant in an Unpredictable World.” Solovic has written three best-selling books: “The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success”; “Reinvent Your Career: Attain the Success You Desire and Deserve”; and “The Girls’ Guide to Building a Million Dollar Business.” Her next book “From Employee to Entrepreneur: Making a Smart and Successful Transition” is scheduled for release in 2011.
Susan was honored to serve on the National Women's Business Council which advises the President, Congress and the SBA on issues impacting women business owners. She holds leadership positions with numerous small business organizations including: Chairman of Women Impacting Public Policy's Executive Advisory Board; Advisory Board Member of John F. Cook School of Business Entrepreneurial Studies at Saint Louis University; Board of Advisors Enterprising Women Magazine; Advisory Board for Women Leadership Exchange's LEXCI Circles; and former member of the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University.
In 2009, Solovic received the “Leader of Distinction” award from the Institute of Women Entrepreneurs, and in the same year she was named an honorary SCORE Chapter member for her on-going support of the SCORE organization. In 2008, she became the first recipient of AT&T’s Innovator of the Year Award for being a pioneer in a new industry. Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) honored Solovic with the organization’s highest recognition, The President’s Award in 2007, and that same year she was named an Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women magazine. In 2006, Solovic accepted the Stevie Award on behalf of SBTV.com for the Most Innovative Company under 100 employees and SBTV.com was selected the Best Investment Opportunity by a group of Silicon Valley venture capitalist. Additionally, she has received the Distinguished Leader award from Southeast Missouri State University and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Columbia College. The St. Louis Business Journal named her one of the Most Influential Women in St. Louis and she received the YWCA’s Special Business Leader award for Entrepreneurial Success. Twice she has been named an SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year.
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