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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.

Mari Smith

80 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Mari Smith is known as an expert on using Facebook as a marketing channel. She is the coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day and the lead author of The Relationship Age. Mari is a popular Social…   Read More



Steve King

61 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Steve King is a Partner at Emergent Research. Steve's current research and consulting is focused on economic decentralization, the growth of small business and the future of work and workplaces. Steve…   Read More



Michelle Villalobos

38 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Miami-based Michelle Villalobos teaches people how to communicate effectively and powerfully in business, particularly for sales, marketing and customer service. Through her company, Mivista Consulting,…   Read More



Peter Shankman

41 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


PR Week Magazine has described Peter as “redefining the art of networking”, and Investor’s Business Daily has called him “crazy, but effective”. Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what…   Read More



Liz Strauss

83 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Liz Strauss is an influential non-celebrity blogger. People visit her blog to learn, swap strategies, and meet each other. Liz works with businesses, universities, and individuals to help them understand…   Read More



John Spence

1869 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


"Making the very complex...awesomely simple” is John Spence’s mission in life. Driven by curiosity to understand the fundamental aspects of what it takes to achieve and sustain excellence in business…   Read More



Daniel Kehoe

28 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Daniel Kehoe is an entrepreneur who works to bridge the space between strategic vision, business practice, and software implementation. He worked as a CTO for startups, a writer about technology and…   Read More



Dan Schawbel

48 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, LLC. He is the author of the #1 international bestselling career book, Me 2.0. Me 2.0, made the New York Times summer reading list for job seekers,…   Read More



Laura Petrolino

111 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Laura Petrolino is the Founder and Managing Director of Flying Pig Communications, a communications and business consulting firm that focuses on the needs of startups, small business and non-profits. She…   Read More



Connie Dieken

41 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


For more than 20 years, Connie Dieken has helped leaders transform how they communicate to achieve success. Connie believes every voice can be persuasive. Through her keynotes, workshops, coaching programs,…   Read More



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