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: 

September 4, New York City, 9 am to noon
Million Dollar Solopreneur

Would you like to own a business that let's you work from home and doesn't require large overhead like staff amd space, but you still want to THINK BIG?

Learn from successful million dollar business owners how to build your own lean million dollar business with few to no full-time employees.

Women business owners have unique challenges, fewer resources for support, fewer peers and different needs for learning and development.

Connect and learn from an exciting panel of women who have overcome these and other challenges to break through the $1 million mark—all moderated by a woman who has not only done it but made it her mission to help others do the same.

Sept. 13, Brooklyn
LeSS Conference

Details to be announced.

September 20, San Francisco, 6:30-10 pm
How to build an insanely successful business of one 

Part of the FreshBooks #imakealiving series, this panel, moderated by Elaine, brings together a diverse group of creatives, entrepreneurs & small business owners for a lively, candid and often hilarious conversation. Meet Wendy Colson, founder of Boobie Bars; Zack Chen, co-founder of Impressions Holdings--a software, content marketing and web services firm; and Jonathan Johnson, founder of two high-revenue ecommerce sites,  DirectGov Source and PPEKits.com. Free. 

October 6, Chicago, 1:05-2:05pm
Chicago Inventors Organization

October 24, Brooklyn, NY
Details coming soon on this panel in the FreshBooks #imakealiving series. 

October 26, New York
She Leads Conference

November 14, Austin, Texas
Details coming soon on this panel in the FreshBooks #imakealiving series

November 16, South Carolina
Women's Business Center of SC
Details coming soon on this keynote. 






 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.

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