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Ever feel like you are completely lost when it comes to running your small business?  You aren't alone. 

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Project Management 

Did you know the fastest way to achieve business goals is to have a comprehensive business plan? Any idea on how you make one? If your answer is "no", don't worry, I do :) With 20+ years of certified project management knowledge under my belt, I not only know how to help you define and design the plans you will need to make your small business profitable (business plan, lessons learned, risk management, project rollouts, SWOT Analysis) ,  but I actually love designing them. :)

Mentoring Inspiration

  Sometimes we all need a little guidance, girl talk and empathy, especially if you are a solo entrepreneur. The need for a real connection that you can talk to about the ups and downs of business ownership can be overwhelming. That's why I love being able to mentor & coach my small biz wizzes, eco-evangelistas & va-va-vendors! Watching my army of awesomeness grow as they develop & run a successful & unique business model makes this Chief Chica Verde so happy!

Graphic Design & Marketing

You're an expert at what you do, That should be enough to make you successful, Right? Wrong.. in this digital age, you are expected to present your company flawlessly online. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs glaze over when they hear the words "social media posts" and assume "branding" is what you do to cattle. :) Never fear, Melissa is here. I rock at logos & graphic design, biz branding and social media/marketing design. Design is like coloring to me, relaxing and fun! 

Business setup and design 

It's so awesome to be able to finally announce to friends and family that you've opened your own shop. I am here to make sure you don't have to announce the closing of that shop a little later. Initial business setup can be overwhelming and if you aren't careful, you can end up spending a lot more money and time than you need to. I've helped people start businesses and I've helped people fix the issues after they've been in business a few years...trust me, starting out right is waaay easier. :)

Small Biz Education 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with admitting you need to learn a new skill as a new biz owner. We all have different weak areas and seminars & classes can help fill those in. After all, you rock at what YOUR BUSINESS offers its clients. You never claimed to be an office goddess.  As a former college instructor, I offer fun, unique group and one-on-one classes in all aspects of small business from using computer programs like Canva & Asana to Marketing Strategy to business plan creation & risk management design. 

Creative Copywriting 

Is writing copy for your website and social media giving you a massive headache? What you say and how you say it matters...especially when you are running your own business. Your social media, your website and your marketing should all reflect your company's values and tone. Small, targeted changes can make big differences in how you are perceived online by your potential customers. I can help by taking what you want to say and transforming your thoughts into on-brand awesomeness

"Do not ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive" Howard Thurman

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Welcome to Emerald Entrepreneur

Welcome to the clubhouse! I'm Melissa Wagner-Gens, PMP, owner of Emerald Entrepreneur. I'm so happy you are here! Authenticity, fun, community & reliability have always been the cornerstones of my business. FYI - I am not a cookie-cutter, color inside the lines kind of person and neither are the people who are drawn to the Emerald. My tribe is made up of uniquely talented, caffeinated, messy, generous & sarcastic types who believe in helping others & want to share their unique talents with the world.

Instead of forcing these entrepreneurs into doing things the way “they always have been done”, we explore ways to take the tried and true small business processes and merge it with their own special brand of awesome. The outcome isn’t just a great finished logo or successful mentoring session. The byproduct of this type of deliverable is a new confidence in their own ideas about their business.

Where others may see "flaws" or "raws", I see "genuineness". I fall in love with those people and their entrepreneurial visions immediately. My next questions are "how can I help this person give their gift to the world?" and "I wonder how they take their coffee?".

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When Can Emerald Help?  


When you are planning 

Let's figure out what you want to do 

This is when you need feasibility reports, inital business plans, SWOT Analysis & logo designs . . and a friendly ear over a coffee cup.

I need that!

When you get started 

Let's start you off strong

Marketing campaigns, writing copy, strategy and accounting, oh the accounting! When the reality sets in, Emerald is here!

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When you are leveling up

Let's grow you smartly

You are in your groove and bam! It's evident you are ready for more! Company rebrands, strategy sessions, project management plans - we got you covered!

Here we grow!

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Upcoming Brilliant Biz Classes  

Grant Class

Grant Applications

How to Successfully Apply For a Grant 

As a former winner of the Texas Women's University StartHER grant, Melissa will be outlining the tips to successfully applying for a grant, as well as helping you look for grants you are eligible for.

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Your Biz, Your Personality 

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Want to know how to make your small business unique? Make sure your business reflects the awesome person you are. Your tribe is looking for you, Make sure they can find you!

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Melissa believes in making adult education fun and interactive.   After all,  who learns when they are bored? Try one of our online, in-person or destination classes below and see for yourself.

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“I love it when the coffee kicks in and I realize what an adorable badass I'm going to be today.” - Nanea Hoffman

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“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” ~ Coco Chanel

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You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world." Oprah Winfrey

Phone: (972) 202-9950

Email: info@BeEmerald.com

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