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Linsey Knerl

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Linsey Knerl is a blogger-turned-journalist who turned her modest start as a personal finance writer into a passion to helping small businesses get more for their dollar. In addition to covering timely topics at MSN Money, Tom's Guide, PC Magazine, Investopedia, and Investing Answers, her focus on giving mom-and-pop shops the edge has earned her frequent articles at American Express' Open Forum website.


*Linsey's articles at and other sites have guided small business with topics such as Twitter management, marketing to women, and using reality TV to boost your business.

*Her speaking engagements draw a varied audience. She has shared her business expertise at SXSW, The Financial Bloggers Conference, iBlog and other conferences.

*By aligning with notable brands on her blogs, Linsey has helped deliver over $2,000 in toy and food donations to local charities in 2010 and 2011.

Linsey's approachable style to sharing the good news of using social media to level the business playing field has been an encouragement to companies of all sizes. Her recently launched 1099Mom site helps moms, in particular, turn their gifts into incomes that are necessary and appreciated in today's economy. Mrs. Knerl's personal story of creating a thriving career in a recession has been shared in publications like All You Magazine, TIME, and Walmart World.


Website @LKnerl


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