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About Barbara

Introducing Barbara!

I’m honored and delighted to be named among the List of 100 Small Business Influencers from 2011 to 2014!

2012 Small Business Influencer

Since the publication of her J.K. Lasser’s Tax Deductions for Small Business in 1995, Barbara Weltman has built a reputation as an experienced and helpful source for small business advice. 

A tax and business attorney since 1977, Barbara has the knowledge entrepreneurs need to get ahead and stay ahead.  Whether she’s writing books on small business taxes, legal issues for business and business finance topics, speaking to corporate groups, teaching and consulting, guesting on popular radio shows, or publishing her Big Ideas for Small Business® newsletter, Barbara isn’t just in the game—She’s ahead of it.

Barbara Selected as Advocate of the Year!
The Economic Stimulus Package
The NY Enterprise Report 2010 Small Business Awards has selected Barbara Weltman as the 2010 Advocate of the Year!

Barbara graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1976 and went right to work for J.K. Lasser Tax Institute.  In 1983 she moved into private practice, serving primarily small business clients while writing professional and educational materials for accountants and other attorneys.

After her first book was published, Barbara began to realize a passion beyond helping personal business clients one-on-one as an attorney.  She wanted to serve as a true small business expert, teaching people how to start a business and expand their current enterprises. She wanted to reveal her business ideas and hands-on knowledge to others who share her entrepreneurial spirit.

The books kept coming as Barbara drew from experience to show business owners how to sift through the complexities of the tax, legal and financial issues they faced constantly.  Her first website was launched in 1996.  All this led to opportunities as a speaker, consultant, commentator, and educator in the corporate, small business, and educational sectors.  Barbara had found her niche.

Today, Barbara is a respected corporate speaker, contributing editor, author of more than a dozen books from major publishers, sought-after expert media source, newsletter publisher and more than ever a trusted advocate for small business owners.  BarbaraWeltman.com is the first choice for entrepreneurs to get the small business ideas and information they need to succeed now and in the future.

Barbara at a Glance

Author J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business; The Rational Guide to Building Small Business Credit; Click here for the rest

Speaker UJA conferences; Tax Seminar at Baruch College; Financial Planners Association Spring Forum;  eBay Live! conference; The Learning Annex, New York City; Science, Industry and Business Library, New York Public Library; SBA conferences

Radio  Host of Build Your Business; regular guest on eBay Radio; Small Business Advocate

Publisher Big Ideas for Small Business®, monthly newsletter written and published by Barbara since 2002 and Idea of the Day®, daily tips since 2003.

Articles Wall Street Journal.com; U.S. News and World Reports; The New York Enterprise Report

Adjunct Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY

Blogs American Express OPEN; SBA.gov; MyVenturePad

Consultant Various Fortune 500 Companies

Advisory Board Memberships Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council; Women Entrepreneurs Inc.; Boardroom Bottom Line/Personal; MyVenturePad

Podcasts Inc. TV; Smart Money; AmFam Business Accelerator Program

Webinars This Week in Taxation; SAP software solutions; Bank of America’s Small Business Online Community; AICPA

Expert source The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; Reuters; Forbes.com; Marketwatch.com; WABC-TV; Fox News; CNN; Bloomberg Radio; CNBC

New York Enterprise Report’s Small Business Awards Advocate of the Year 2010
Independent Association of Business’ 2011 Top 10 Small Business Awards
Small Business Influencer Champion 2011 and 2012


Barbara Weltman


2011 Top 10 Small Business Awards

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