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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.

Joyce Reid

215 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Joyce Reid, as the founder and CEO of Gift Retailers Connection and Gift Basket Network, has provided influence to the gift and gift basket industry through her writing, teaching at workshops, leadership,…   Read More



Scott Allen

41 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Scott Allen has been helping small businesses transform virtual relationships into real business since 2002. He loves technology, but not for its own sake — he loves to see it transform businesses,…   Read More



Gene Marks

94 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Gene Marks is a small business management columnist, author, speaker, and business owner. He writes columns for The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week and American City Business Journals. He owns…   Read More



Barbara Corcoran

42 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Barbara Corcoran is a real estate investor, agent, author, speaker, a real estate correspondent for NBC and one of the Sharks on ABC's show Shark Tank. In 1973, Barbara Corcoran started a real estate…   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



Mardy Sitzer

626 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Mardy Sitzer began her entrepreneurial journey in 1993, after leaving a career in corporate America. She started Bumblebee Design and Marketing, a full-service marketing firm that helps small to mid-size…   Read More



Stephanie Chandler

50 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Stephanie Chandler is an award-winning author of several books including "LEAP! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business," "From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products,"…   Read More



Lisa Kanarek

168 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Lisa Kanarek is one of the nation’s home office experts and the author of five books, including "Working Naked: A Guide to the Bare Essentials of Home Office Life" and "Home Office Solutions." She…   Read More



Scott Shane

195 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including: "Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths…   Read More



Dequiana Brooks

256 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Gurus


Dequiana Brooks, MBA is a small business marketing coach, speaker and author. As CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., she specializes in teaching women entrepreneurs the marketing fundamentals they need to…   Read More



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