Steve Strauss Bio
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About Steven D. Strauss

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Steven D. Strauss, often called "America’s small business expert," is an internationally recognized author, columnist, lawyer, and speaker. He is the senior business columnist for and his column, Ask an Expert, is one of the most highly syndicated business columns in the world. Steve is also the small business columnist for AOL, American Express OPEN Forum, and AT&T. The author of 15 books, his latest is The Small Business Bible.

A highly sought after commentator and media guest, Steve has been on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Television, The O’Reilly Factor, and the BBC, among others. He is a regular guest on both MSNBC’s business show Your Business and ABC News Now. Steve is regularly seen in magazines and newspapers such as Time, Inc., Entrepreneur, Success, New York, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, and scores of others.

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Steve often speaks to groups the world over, including a recent visit to the United Nations. He sits on the Board of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, and is also a speaker for the United States State Department, speaking in places such as the West Bank, South Korea, Bahrain, Japan, Mongolia, and Jordan. He is also often asked to be the small business spokesperson for companies that wish to reach the small business marketplace.

Finally, Steve too is an entrepreneur. He is president of The Strauss Group, Inc: The Strauss Law Firm, Strauss Seminar Co., Strauss Syndication, and He graduated from UCLA, the Claremont Graduate School, the McGeorge School of Law, and was a Coro Foundation Fellow in Public Affairs. If you would like to get in touch with him, have him speak to your group, or sign up for his free newsletter -- Small Business Success Secrets! -- please visit his website,