About US


Jane Applegate has been producing award-winning print, web and broadcast-quality video content for successful small business owners for more than 25 years.

Applegate is America’s most respected small business expert. She’s the author of four books on entrepreneurial success, including 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business (Bloomberg/Wiley).

The Applegate Network™ is your one-stop source of premiere content devoted to educating, inspiring and entertaining busy entrepreneurs. We are proud to be collaborating with the nation’s leading small business experts, including Melinda Emerson, Ramon Ray, Steve Strauss and Rieva Lesonsky. We have reporters, producers and editors based throughout North America and Europe and continue to expand our network every week.

Applegate has been serving the small business community since leaving her job as a syndicated small business columnist for the Los Angeles Times. She founded TAG in 1991, to serve as a bridge between a select group of companies serving small business owners and America’s small business owners. Current clients include: American Express, Bloomberg, Cox Business, Microsoft, Verizon Wireless and Pitney Bowes. In recent years we have also produced events, print, video and web content for: Sprint, MasterCard, IBM, ING, Wells Fargo Bank and Merrill Lynch, among others.

Our HD video clips are syndicated and available on SmallBizDaily.com, founded by Rieva Lesonsky and TheSelfEmployed.com, founded by Steve Strauss, senior small business columnist for USA Today.

Other high-profile contributors include: Cliff Ennico, attorney, author and syndicated columnist, John D’Aquila, CPA and investment banker, Dawn Fotopolus, finance professor at Kings College, Melinda Emerson, Twitter expert, Diane DiResta, presentation coach, Julia Reich, branding and design expert, Robb Patterson, technology consultant, Nancy Michaels, marketing expert and author, Ramon Ray, technology evangelist.

For more information on licensing our content or booking any of our experts, please contact:

Jane@theapplegategroup.com or Christine@theapplegategroup.com