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

Jeff Bezos

35 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


After a cross country drive from New York to Seattle, where Jeff Bezos came up with the idea for Amazon.com, he founded the site from his garage. As Amazon succeeded, Bezos became a well-known dot-com…   Read More



Fred DeLuca

31 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Fred DeLuca, born in 1948 in New York City, is the billionaire co-founder of the Subway franchise of sandwich restaurants. DeLuca is an alumnus of University of Bridgeport and Central High School in Bridgeport,…   Read More



Kellep A. Charles

464 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Kellep A. Charles is completing his Doctorate of Science in Information Assurance at Capitol College with concentration in Information Privacy and Human Computer Interaction-Security (HCI-SEC). Kellep…   Read More



Alison Ball

373 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Alison is the senior relationship manager at Intuit responsible for building the relationships between Intuit's small business products and the CPA societies and accounting associations. Accountants and…   Read More



Karen-Michelle Mirko

82 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Karen-Michelle Mirko is the Director of Customer Advocacy Marketing at American Express OPEN. She oversees community-based marketing efforts and strategic alliances with business associations, including…   Read More



Nell Merlino

569 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



Marilyn Johnson

37 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Marilyn D. Johnson, Vice President, Market Development at IBM, is one of a handful of African-American women with sales and marketing experience at the executive level within the global elite of information…   Read More



Laurel Touby

36 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


The original idea for Mediabistro.com was cooked up in 1994, when Laurel — then a freelance business writer and Glamour magazine contributor — and a friend decided to host a mixer for media people.…   Read More



Mark Fidelman

35 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Mark applies his sales and marketing expertise in revenue generation, marketing and business strategy to produce the highest possible ROI by at the lowest cost basis. Mark worked in the software and technology…   Read More



Jennifer Walzer

143 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



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