Screen Name: Empress of Biz
Overview: Jo Ann Forrester, award winning entrepreneur with high profile clients in the Pittsburgh area, and nationally. Contributor to Pittsburgh Business Times and an anchor broadcast on PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com where her shows are syndicated.
Biography: Host of Empress of Biz, JoAnn Forrester is a 30 year veteran as an entrepreneur in a variety of businesses and consulting small businesses. She is the co-developer of Price It Perfect Cost Control and Analysis Solution. Software that gives you a CFO in a box! When you talk about reinventing yourself in rugged times, Jo Ann has been there done that, took a picture and got the t-shirt. She has secured 40 million dollars in funding for small to medium business and has been named to the Women'Â?s Business Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania'Ã?Â?Ã?Â?s Best 50 in Business. Also JoAnn has recently won the YWCA Tribute to Women Award as Entrepreneur of the Year. JoAnn has been a column contributor to the Pittsburgh Business Times and other publications. She has also been recognized twice by the Small Business Administration for her advocacy of Small Business. Prodigy that she is, she started this financial and business success odyssey when she was five.