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Marcia Pledger

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“Setbacks are a gift when you don’t give up,” is the mantra that author and journalist Marcia Pledger enjoys sharing. The author of “My Biggest Mistake and How I Fixed It: Lessons from the Entrepreneurial Frontlines, Pledger has a knack for getting small business owners to reveal how facing and conquering challenges makes them stronger.

She’s a business writer and columnist at The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper, where she covers entrepreneurs in a weekly Sunday feature, and women with a million or more in sales, in a monthly feature called “Women Empowered.”


For most of her career, she’s covered businesses, with topics that range from tourism and marketing at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to personal finance, as a Money Magazine correspondent for 16 years. But her passion is entrepreneurs and business etiquette. For three years she fielded questions about the do’s and dont’s of business life in a weekly business etiquette column. Pledger is sought by women’s groups, business organizations, colleges and universities, to speak about both entrepreneur


Website @marciapledger


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