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The Leaders nomination category includes executives, academics, government officials, or key employees who are part of organizations serving the small business market.

Nominees for 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in the category of business leaders.

Alex Bard

63 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Alex Bard is the CEO of Salesforce Desk.com, an instant customer service help desk for small and medium sized businesses. Desk.com lets SMBs deliver personal customer service with a help desk that is…   Read More



Greg Gianforte

12 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


An engineer by training, Greg Gianforte founded RightNow in 1997 and took the company public in 2004. He also founded Brightwork, a pioneering developer of network management applications, in 1986. With…   Read More



Jennifer Walzer

70 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Jennifer Walzer, CEO and Founder of BUMI (Backup My Info!), Inc., has an extensive background in technology and business strategy consulting. Prior to founding BUMI, Walzer spent her career helping…   Read More



James Altucher

12 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


James Altucher is a blogger, entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, and an author who has started and sold several businesses including Stockpickr. Altucher was a managing partner at technology venture capital…   Read More



Mike Handelsman

15 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Mike Handelsman is Group General Manager for BizBuySell, the Internet's largest and most heavily trafficked business-for-sale marketplace. Prior to his BizBuySell position, Mike began his career in brand…   Read More



"Dina Dwyer-Owens" Named A Top 100 Champion

256 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Dina Dwyer-Owens has served as chairwoman and chief executive officer of The Dwyer Group® since 2007. America knows her for going undercover as a participant in Season 3 of CBS’ hit reality show, “Undercover…   Read More



Richard Branson

37 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Richard Branson is an iconic entrepreneur and the founder of Virgin Airways, Virgin Records, and many other Virgin businesses around the world. With around 200 companies in over 30 countries, the Virgin…   Read More



Mark Peter Davis

15 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Mark Peter Davis is the CEO & Co-Founder of Kohort. Prior to this, he was a VC at DFJ Gotham Ventures. Davis is a well-known investor in information companies. Some of the companies he had been involved…   Read More



Nell Merlino

18 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Nell Merlino is Founder and President of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the national not-for-profit provider of resources for women to grow their micro businesses into million-dollar…   Read More



Sara Sutton Fell

49 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Sara Sutton Fell is the Founder & CEO of FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time…   Read More



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