December 26, 2015

What is the new biz chat

Charles Edwards launched #Thenewbizchat on Twitter in January 2016, as a mentoring program to help entrepreneurs get answers to their small business questions. The live chat convenes small business owners from across the Africa and the world to discuss issues related to running and growing a small business in the 21st century. Every Teusday, Charles conducts live interviews with renowned business experts. The guests type answers to questions using their Twitter accounts. Small business owners join the conversation by using the hashtag #Thenewbizchat to chime in with answers as well. #Thenewbizchat is the largest online community for small business owners on Twitter reaching over 2 million twitter accounts each week. The mission of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure.

How does #Thenewbizchat work?

You must have a Twitter account to participate. The chat takes place every Wednesday night from 8-9pm EST. Participants use crowdchat, [eafl id=658 name=”” text=””] or [eafl id=656 name=”” text=””] to follow the conversation using the hashtag #Thenewbizchat. In the last five minutes of every chat, all participants are invited to share their “120 character” commercial about their businesses.

Who can be a guest on #Thenewbizchat?

You must be a small business owner, author, or subject matter expert to appear as a guest on #Thenewbizchat. This chat is focused on educating our business community. Expert guests have included best-selling authors and small business experts Michael Gerber, Jean Chatzky, David Allen, Anita Campbell, Barry Moltz, Jill Konrath and Peter Shankman. #Thenewbizchat guests are booked two months in advance. Once your topic is selected, you will be required to submit 12 questions and answers in paragraph form to demonstrate your expertise. For details on how to submit your information to be a guest on #Thenewbizchat click here.

How can my company sponsor #Thenewbizchat?

We invite brands to sponsor #Thenewbizchat for one week, one month or three months. We allow brand managers to work with us on the topic or suggest a small biz expert to be a guest. Or you may sponsor the chat with a pre-selected guest. As part of your sponsorship, you will receive four branded tweets during the show with links to a special offer or promotion. If your company is interested in sponsoring #Thenewbizchat please contact for details.

Is there a transcript of #Thenewbizchat?

Every Thursday morning on Charles’ blog, a complete Q&A interview from each # Thenewbizchat is posted as a recap

Information on the topic and each week’s guest can be found by following @ThenewbizChat and @ThenewBizGuy on Twitter.