Michele Welch: BizSugar “Contributor of the Week”

Woo-hoo! It’s that time again. So, please put your hands together (or better yet, give us a nice tweet, Facebook “share” or comment below) to help welcome our latest BizSugar “Contributor of the Week”, Michele Welch!

What’s that?! Still don’t know much about this “Contributor of the Week” thing we do? Well, have you come to the right place! Here’s how it works.

You see, each week, BizSugar community members just like you and Michele find or create wonderful articles on small business and share them with our friendly BizSugar community. Without you, there would be no BizSugar, but, with your help, this community provides a great resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs the world over looking for a place to find and share first class small business information and to network with other small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs just like them.

As Michele explains:

“BizSugar has been such a wonderful experience for me, for real. I’m like a kid in a candy store every time I visit the site. I’m surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs who are up to great things in life, committed to supporting others and who are changing the world in their own way. What more can you ask for?”

We couldn’t agree more!

Michele is a great example of the kind of helpful folks you’ll find in our community.

With 15 years of corporate training and business management experience, Michele “dabbled” in a few offline ventures before launching her first major business, 4 Kids, an online store, in 2009.

But, though Michele had always had the entrepreneurial urge, she found running an e-commerce store wasn’t quite the right fit.

“I was miserable,” said Michele in a recent e-mail. “I had traded in one rat race for another. I was working 8, 12, 14 hour days in a business I wasn’t passionate about, spending little time with my kids and not enjoying my life in the process.”

Then she launched her business blog NewBizBlogger and the rest is history.

“…I soon realized the benefits of sharing my experiences and knowledge on starting and running an online business; and helping other entrepreneurs and small business owners do the same,” Michele added. “It was a complete joy for me and I had soon found my life’s passion!”

Well, it was the effort to further recognize BizSugar community members just like Michele that led us to create the BizSugar “Contributor of the Week” in the first place.

Each week we announce a new contributor on Tuesday’s blog in a profile just like this one. To be eligible, simply sign up for a free BizSugar account and start sharing great small business content either from your own blog or from quality sources on the Web and join and participate in our BizSugar Facebook community. It’s that simple.

Each Thursday we choose a contributor active in both communities and contact them for a profile interview to be run on our blog the following week. Think you have what it takes to share great small business content with the rest of our community? Maybe you could be our next BizSugar “Contributor of the Week.”

29 Responses to “Michele Welch: BizSugar “Contributor of the Week””


  1. So awesome you guys. Thanks so much for the wonderful mention… it’s truly an honor! :-)

    I’m very fortunate to be part of a wonderful community of entrepreneurs and business owners.

  2. Amanda says:

    Congrats Michele, lovely to meet you!

    1. Thanks Amanda. Great meeting you too! :)

  3. Congratulations Michele! You truly deserve this honor. you know I’m a big fan of yours. :)

    1. Likewise my fellow “Contributor of the Week” ;-) Big virtual hugs to you!

  4. bbrian017 says:

    From experience I say without a doubt it’s always the members that make a community. When you have amazing member like Michele it clearly demonstrates the type of communtiy bizsugar is! Way to go Michele I’m sending some blog engage love your way!

    1. Wow Brian! What a wonderful comment AND compliment! Coming from you, it really means a lot. :D

  5. Ivana Taylor says:

    Congratulations! Michele! Always appreciate your contribution.

  6. businessavante says:

    Hi Michele! I’ve seen lots of great stuff, and am looking forward to lots more!
    Duncan

    1. Hi Duncan,

      Thanks SO much. Very happy to hear that. I hope I don’t disappoint. ;-) But I have LOTS more to share. :D

  7. Niall Devitt says:

    Congrats Michele on becoming our latest “Contributor of the Week”. It’s great to be able to recognize your contribution to the Bizsugar community.

  8. Ileane says:

    Michele, congratulations! It’s so great to know that you found you true passion. You’re an inspiration.

    1. I’m just trying to keep up with you Ileane! LOL Thanks for the wonderful comment my dear. :-)

  9. Vedran Tomic says:

    Congrats, Michele! It’s great to have you as our new “Contributor of the Week”!

  10. Jackie says:

    Congrats Michele, well done.

    1. Thanks Jackie for taking the time to leave a lovely comment… I truly appreciate it (AND you ;-)).

  11. Congrat Michele,
    Thanks for your good work you have been doing and keep doing more. The best is yet to come!

    1. Thanks Valentine. You’re right, the best IS yet to come… there’s always more. ;-) Stay cool!

  12. Fantastic Michele you really deserve it!!

    And to BizSugar, you made an excellent choice!! Michele isn’t only a true professional she is friendly and helpful as well.

    Keep up the good work Michele!!

    1. Wow Catarina… what an awesome comment! You are pretty great yourself. ;-) Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment!

  13. Congrats, Michele. Delighted at your participation here.

    - Anita

    1. Thanks Anita. It’s my absolute pleasure. :D

  14. Fran Civile says:

    Hi Michele and congratulations … I became aware of your name and your expertise at a webinar you did yesterday with Lon Naylor and Connie Ragen Green.

    I find it interesting that I run into you again so soon after that first encounter, that happens in the real world sometimes where we never heard of a person and then suddenly run into them in different places!

    I will be visiting your blog again … it’s very interesting!

    Fran

  15. Catarina says:

    Super Michele!! What a pleasant surprise that you are contibutor of the week!!

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