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Jan Norman is an award-winning newspaper reporter, columnist and book author.

Jan writes the popular It's Your Business column for the Orange County Register, one of California's largest daily newspapers. The column, which explores solutions to problems faced by small business owners, is distributed internationally by Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. The Register now features a separate Small Business page of Jan's work on its web site.

Her books include "What No One Ever Tells You About Starting Your Own Business 2nd Edition", "What No One Ever Tells You About Marketing Your Own Business", "What No One Ever Tells You About Financing Your Own Business" and, "What No One Ever Tells You About Franchising" all by Kaplan Publishing. The Orange County Register published a book of more than 70 of Jan's columns entitled, "It's Your Business: A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship."

Her coverage of small business has been honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration with its top national award for journalists.

Jan has spoken on entrepreneurial issues to hundreds of business groups.