JJ Ramberg is the host of msnbc's “Your Business,” the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners and co-author of It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business, available October 16th. Now in its seventh season, the program has profiled hundreds of small business owners and offered advice from countless small business experts and investors. In addition, Your Business guests have included Senate and House Small Business Committee members, the head of the Small Business Administration, and members of the Cabinet.
As a leader in this field, Ramberg has been called upon to moderate town halls, including one during Washington D.C.'s Small Business Week.
Ramberg is a regular contributor to the TODAY Show on small business and financial issues. She is also msnbc's small business expert and occasional on-air anchor. In addition, she is a financial columnist for Cookie Magazine, Conde Nast's parenting magazine. She has also written columns on social entrepreneurship for Entrepreneur Magazine.
Ramberg is passionate about small business and has firsthand experience as an entrepreneur herself. With her brother, she co-founded GoodSearch.com, a search engine that donates 50 percent of revenue to the charities and schools its users designate. Ramberg also spent two years after business school as the director of marketing and one of the first employees at Cooking.com, an Internet-based cookware retailer. In addition, Ramberg has spent her career balancing business with public service, spending considerable time working for microfinance organizations in Uganda and India.
Ramberg graduated cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and received her MBA from Stanford Business School.
Before joining msnbc, Ramberg was a reporter at CNN, where she covered a wide range of topics, ranging from breaking news to profiles of the country’s top business leaders. Her extensive field experience includes reporting from Biloxi, Miss., and New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She also hosted the daytime talk program “The Flipside” on CNNfn and was a producer on CNN’s profile program “Pinnacle.” She began her television career at NBC News, where she was an associate producer at Dateline NBC.
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