Melissa Llado is the Co-Founder & SEO of Business Savvy Professionals. She’s an author, speaker, business coach, and blogger who is passionate about teaching small business owners how to navigate the ever-changing world of social media.
Retail Manager Turned Social Media Marketing Expert
In her previous life (the time before motherhood), Melissa was a retail manager for various companies large and small. For over 10 years she ran specialty retail shops like Things Remembered and Victoria’s Secret as well as big-box retailers like Target.
When her oldest child was born in 2011, Melissa left the retail world behind…or so she thought…and entered the world of social media marketing as a lifestyle blogger. She grew her lifestyle blog, Serendipity and Spice, to over 1 million page views a month and started generating a six figure income as a “mommy” blogger.
With a desire to help other women achieve the same success, Melissa began teaching other “mommy” bloggers how to make money blogging and how to grow their income using social media. In 2014 she started the annual blogger conference Blog Life University which brings together women from all over the country to learn, connect, and grow their businesses to the next level.
The Mother-Daughter Dynamic Team
In 2017 Melissa took a trip with her mother to Chicago and a new door opened returning her to the retail arena.
As a National Sales Manager for a bridal manufacturer, Melissa’s mother Donna dealt with small business owners on a daily basis and understood the challenges they faced with the constantly changing landscape that is social media.
During their girl’s weekend in Chicago, Melissa and Donna developed the concept of Business Savvy Professionals. By merging together Melissa’s expertise in social media, her experience in retail management, and Donna’s understanding of small business owners’ struggles they came up with a system that is like no other in the industry.
Now, Melissa and Donna work with small business owners helping and training them to utilize social media effectively to grow their business to new heights.
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