Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist and speaker who specializes in careers and entrepreneurship. She is author of the new book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business (Random House, January 2018), where she looks at how entrepreneurs are scaling to $1 million in revenue prior to hiring employees.  

Upcoming events: 

92nd St. Y, May 10, 7 pm.

"The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business"


Forbes writer Elaine Pofeldt talks with entrepreneurs Rich and Vicki Fulop of Brooklinen, Joey Healy of Joey Healy Eyebrow and haunted house and stage designer Dalton Dale about the hottest trend in employment today: earning a six-figure take-home income from your own business on your own terms. They'll discuss Pofeldt's new book and share their secrets on how to make great money working the way they want, as well as how to identify, launch, grow and reinvent your business. If you're seeking ways to create a great work life and great lifestyle, this talk is not to be missed. 


Register now (tickets start at $29) and support a great community organization. 

Brooklyn Public Library, June 13, noon
Celebrate Small Business in Brooklyn Day
This year's event will focus on freelancing. Elaine will deliver the keynote address and moderate a panel made up of spoken word artist Kelly Tsai, visual artist Iris Scott and entrepreneur Ramon Ray. More info to come. 


 As a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, she was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her feature stories. Her work has appeared in FORTUNE, Money, CNBC, Inc., Forbes, Crain’s New York Business and many other business publications and she is a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit. 

 Elaine is also available to help clients with projects such as blogging, ghost writing, white papersreports, ebooks, custom content, academic editing, and proposal writing and editing at Elaine Pofeldt, LLC. Having built traffic Fortune Small Business Online from a fledgling site to one with 2 million to 5 million page views a month, she frequently draws on her experience to help clients improve their online presence. Her approach is to use simple but effective editorial techniques to maximize a site's appeal and impact, working in conjunction with designers, developers and others on the client's web team.

Planning an entrepreneurship competition or other small-business-related event? Elaine can help. She founded Fortune Small Business's national Business Plan Competition and ran it for five years. She has also been a judge in the Crain's New York Business Perfect Pitch Competition at Columbia Business School and Rutger's University's business plan competition. An experienced moderator, she has run panel discussions for New York Entrepreneurship Week and the Crain's Top Entrepreneurs and Best Places to Work competitions.

To contact Elaine at Elaine Pofeldt, LLC, please use the contact form.