Monica Mehta

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Monica Mehta
Occupation Author, journalist, investor
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Notable works The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business
Website
www.monicamehta.com

Monica Mehta (born 1974) is an American financial journalist and investor. She authored The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business[1] and writes small business and finance columns for Inc. and Entrepreneur. She also writes for the Wall Street Journal's "The Experts."[2] Mehta has appeared on national cable networks including Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television, MSNBC and HBO.[3][4] She is a managing principal at Seventh Capital, a Texas-based investment firm.[5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

Mehta is Indian-American.[8] Her father was a merchant marine ship’s captain. She spent her early childhood living at sea, until her family immigrated to Texas in 1980. Her parents faced initial struggles as new immigrants before becoming successful small business owners.[9][10] Mehta received a Bachelor of Science with a major in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.[11] Mehta was a small business consultant at the Wharton Small Business Development Center assisting local West Philadelphia businesses in writing business plans and preparing loan applications.[12]

Career and media appearances[edit]

Mehta is Managing Principal for Seventh Capital, an investment firm with offices in New York and Texas.[13][14] She started appearing on cable television as a business and finance expert in 2006. She is a frequent guest for programs including Real Time with Bill Maher, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, The Adam Carolla Show, Your World with Neil Cavuto, "Closing Bell", CNN and ABC News.[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28]

In 2014, Mehta was named Ambassador for Operation HOPE Project 5117, a non-partisan organization empowering economic mobility by providing credit counseling, banking programs for the poor, financial literacy and entrepreneurship training for at risk youth, in partnership with the White House, Department of Education and the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.[29]

Book[edit]

In 2012 Mehta published The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business, which explores the role of behavior and brain chemistry in our ability to take entrepreneurial risks and bounce back from failure to start a financially successful business.[30][31][32][33]

The book was recognized as "Best Start-up Book" 2013 by Small Business Trends,[34] and was a finalist for "Best Business & Economics Book of 2012" by Foreword Reviews,[35] and "Best Small Business Book of 2012" by the National Federation of Independent Businesses.[36]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mehta Monica (2012). The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0071797424

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eha, Brian Patrick. "Look at Problems From an Outsider's POV and 4 More Business Tips From the Week". Entrepreneur. 
  2. ^ "Monica Mehta News - The Experts - WSJ". WSJ. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Monica Mehta Profile". Shesource. 
  4. ^ Egelhoff, Tom. "Monica Mehta On Entrepreneurs – Open for Business Saturday 9/22". AM1450KMMS. 
  5. ^ "Small Biz Startup". American Express Open Forum. 
  6. ^ Eha, Brian Patrick. "Look at Problems From an Outsider's POV and 4 More Business Tips From the Week". Entrepreneur. 
  7. ^ Schawbel, Dan. "How to Train Your Mind to Become Entrepreneurial". Forbes. 
  8. ^ "Meet Monica Mehta author of "The Entrepreneurial Instinct"". NetIP Houston. 
  9. ^ "Episodes: Monica Mehta and David Wild". The Adam Carolla Show. 
  10. ^ Mehta, Monica. "Why the Rhetoric Against the Successful Must End". BlogHer. 
  11. ^ "The Bookshelf". Wharton Magazine. 
  12. ^ ""The Entrepreneurial Instinct" description". McGraw-Hill Education. 
  13. ^ Schawbel, Dan. "How to Train Your Mind to Become Entrepreneurial". Forbes. 
  14. ^ bio for her BusinessWeek articles
  15. ^ "Real Time with Bill Maher: Ep 273 March 1, 2013". HBO.com. 
  16. ^ "The O'Reilly Factor - Monday, October 1, 2012". Bill O'Reilly. 
  17. ^ "Monica Mehta on FNC Fox and Friends 9-14-2012". Youtube. 
  18. ^ "Bryan Cranston and Monica Mehta". The Adam Carolla Show. 
  19. ^ "Retail sales post biggest drop in nine months". Fox News. 
  20. ^ "MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Loses Temper, Can’t Stand the Wealthy Being Regarded as Risk Takers". Hot Air. 
  21. ^ "MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry screams at guest in welfare debate". Los Angeles Times. 
  22. ^ "Investor Worry: Policy Making, Delay in Spain". Bloomberg TV. 
  23. ^ "Teaching Kids Entrepreneurial Skills". ABC News. 
  24. ^ Clemons, Steve. "Debating the Debt Debates at Atlantic Economy Summit". Yahoo! Finance. 
  25. ^ "Monica Mehta's articles - Inc.com". Inc. 
  26. ^ "Monica Mehta - Entrepreneur.com". Entrepreneur. 
  27. ^ "CNN: Unemployment Rate Drops as Discouraged Job Seekers Call It Quits". monicamehta.com. 
  28. ^ "Closing Bell Exchange: The 'Show Me' Market". CNBC.com. 
  29. ^ "Monica Mehta, Finance Expert, Joins Operation HOPE as Project 5117 Ambassador". operationhope.org. 
  30. ^ O'Brien, James. "Is Brain Science the Key to Your Success?". American Express Open Forum. 
  31. ^ "Bookshelf: March 1, 2013". HBO - Real Time with Bill Maher Blog. 
  32. ^ Freeman, Bruce. "Biz Professor: Entrepreneurs have a unique approach to risk". Mercury News. 
  33. ^ Goodman, Nadia. "Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear". NBC News. 
  34. ^ "Winner Announcement - 2013 Small Business Book Awards". Small Business Book Awards 2013. 
  35. ^ "The Entrepreneurial Instinct". ForeWord Reviews. 
  36. ^ "Best Small Business Books of 2012 - Part 2". National Federation of Independent Business. 

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