A woman of many talents, Susan Wilson Solovic is THE Small Business Expert, an award-winning entrepreneur, media personality, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon top 100 bestselling author, sought-after keynote speaker and attorney. Behind every achievement, Solovic embodies ideas that make her universally —and intimately— relatable to all entrepreneurs: hard work, fortitude, and persistence. In a world of quick and questionable viral fame, Solovic is a rare commodity: she is what she preaches.
Solovic, an Internet pioneer, was one of the original co-founders the first video news and information destination site for small businesses — SBTV.com, Small Business Television. Under her leadership the company grew from its infancy to a multi-million dollar enterprise. In 2006, Solovic accepted the Stevie Award on behalf of SBTV.com for the Most Innovative Company under 100 employees; that same year, SBTV.com was voted the Best Investment Opportunity presenting to a Venture Forum event in the Silicon Valley.
In 2010, Susan launched another entrepreneurial venture — Susan Solovic Media Group — which provides expertise to thousands of small businesses around the globe and assists major brands in developing content and sales strategies for the small and mid-sized business market.
Because she’s been in the trenches and truly knows about which she speaks, Solovic is a sought-after keynote speaker, as well as a regular expert contributor for Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC, WSJ and CNN. Previously she was the ABC News small business contributor. She’s a former synicated radio show host and she hosted a television feature on PBS called Reinvent Yourself Now: Become Self-Reliant in an Unpredictable World. In addition to television and radio appearances, Solovic is a featured blogger on numerous sites, including Huffington Post, FoxBusiness.com Constant Contact, and WSJ.com.
Solovic has written four bestselling books: “It’s Your Biz”, The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success; Reinvent Your Career; and The Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business. Her books have been translated into multiple languages.
A fervent activist for women entrepreneurs, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women. Previously, she served on the National Women’s Business Council, which counsels the President, Congress, and the SBA on issues affecting women business owners. She is also a past member of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University, and was Vice President of the Board of Directors of WIPP, Women Impacting Public Policy. In 2009, Solovic received the Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship Leader of Distinction Award, and in 2008 she was the first recipient of AT&T’s Innovator of the Year Award for being a pioneer in a new industry.
Solovic is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the MBA program at Saint Louis University and she also currently serves on the advisory board for the John Cook School of Business Entrepreneurial Studies at Saint Louis University, one of the top-rated entrepreneurial schools in the United States. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia College and serves on the board of the Fishman School for Entrepreneurship at the same institution.
Solovic has a passion for meeting and learning about new people and making a positive impact on their lives—that is her raison d’être. Having reinvented herself time and time again–while still holding on to core principles–she is an archetype of the entrepreneurial spirit, which affords her a unique vantage point from which to share information and insight with business owners around the world.