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Welcome to Smartnet Strategies

I am Melissa Washington, a Navy veteran, small business owner, speaker, author, and LinkedIn workshop trainer who is passionate about connecting with people to engage, educate and inspire others across the nation. Take a look around to get a better sense of what I do and how I can help you and/or your business or organization.

Looking for a one on one LinkedIn session?  I offer that!  Let me show you how LinkedIn can help you- find work, network, generate more business, increase branding, research companies and never make a cold call again.  Contact me so we can set up a date time. I can do this in person (depending on location) or via web. Cost is $295 and sessions usually last 1 1/2 hour to 2 hours.

Melissa Washington shows you how to grow your business

Get Back to Work- Now Available!


Melissa Washington’s highly anticipated book  “Get Back to Work” is now available. In this cutting-edge guide, recruiting, career and social media expert Melissa Washington kicks the myth of the “dreaded job hunt” to the curb, and shares the most effective current-day methods that put the unemployed back into the driver’s seat.

A chapter dedicated on how to use LinkedIn.

Get Back to Work is a no-frills book designed with practical, straightforward, and innovative tips to keep you ahead of the pack



  • Learn how to effectively use social media to set yourself apart from the crowd.
  • Leverage your existing network and how to build a stronger network
  • Find out how to tap into commonly overlooked employment outlets to get a leg up on the competition.

Whether you’re a fresh college graduate, a military veteran, transitioning back into the workforce, or just someone, like so many, who is between jobs, this book lays out the essentials candidly and in a simple, step-by-step fashion to help you maximize your shot at securing your ideal position. Now it’s all about getting you back to work!

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Certified Veteran-Owned Small Business

Smartnet Strategies is a Certified Veteran Owned Small BusinessSmartnet Strategies is a Certified Veteran Enteprise

By contracting with a certified veteran-owned small business, you can add another diversity victory in your vendor catalog.  SmartNet Stratgies is proud to be certified through the Department of Veterans Affairs as Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) as well as a member of the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NAVOBA) where the mission is to create opportunities for all America’s veteran-owned businesses. More than 3 million men and women who have defended our nation’s freedoms by serving in America’s armed forces have made the choice to start their own small businesses after their military service. We call them “vetrepreneurs.”

Smartnet Strategies is a Certified California Small Business.

Upcoming Events

  1. Capital Women’s Business Center- LinkedIn 101 Workshop

    January 15, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Exhibitor Live! LinkedIn Event App Lab for Trade Show Managers

    March 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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