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The Gurus nomination category includes mavens, authors, speakers, consultants, advocates, professionals such as lawyers or CPAs.

Small Business Trends brings you the nominees for 2011 anual Small Business Influencer award for business gurus.

Norma Rist

165 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Norma is immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of ATHENA International, the premier organization that honors, supports and develops women leaders. As an experienced no-nonsense business coach,…   Read More



Mike Blumenthal

266 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Mike Blumenthal most recently has been responsible for developing the marketing plan and technical documentation for !RapidWeb. He has over 25 years experience in the computer, imaging & internet industries…   Read More



David Mitroff

42 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


David Mitroff, Ph.D. is the Chief Consultant of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, which he founded to meet the growing needs of organizations and business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond over…   Read More



Shashi Bellamkonda

97 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Shashi Bellamkonda is the Social Media Swami (otherwise known as: Director, Social Media) of Network Solutions, a company which helps small businesses establish an online presence and conduct online marketing. Shashi…   Read More



Seth Godin

67 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Seth Godin has written thirteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing,…   Read More



Erin Blaskie

40 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Erin Blaskie, also known as the Bizinatrix, is the brainpower behind several companies - BSETC, a creative, professional outsourcing firm; eThusiasm, an onine video podcast focused on making the Internet…   Read More



Jason Fried

70 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Jason Fried is the co-founder and President of 37signals. Jason believes there’s real value and beauty in the basics. Jason co-wrote all of 37signals books, and is invited to speak around the world on…   Read More



David Cohen

31 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars. Previously, David was a founder of several software and web technology companies. He was the founder and CTO of Pinpoint Technologies, as well as the founder…   Read More



Carolyn Elefant

41 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Carolyn Elefant is a practicing solo attorney at the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant. She also is an evangelist for lawyers who remain independent of large firms and who start their own law firms. She…   Read More



Jennifer Shaheen

230 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Jennifer Shaheen, The Technology Therapist, is an expert at helping business owners harness today’s technology to effectively grow their businesses in the digital marketplace. As a monthly columnist…   Read More



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