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

Gina Alagata

293 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Gina Alagata is the Founder and CEO of Wink, Women Inkorporated. Wink is a women-only networking company that officially launched in April 2010 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. Wink offers meeting…   Read More



Irma Bocanegra

33 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Irma Bocanegra strives to influence not only women but also the Hispanic community as a whole. Her career started as a cord board operator back in 1977 and throughout her career she has been able to accomplish…   Read More



Steve Case

39 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


As the force behind Startup America, a program initiated by the President to help entrepreneurs succeed, Steve Case lends his expertise from co-founding America Online to create a community of support…   Read More



Dan Gilbert

51 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Dan Gilbert is Chairman and Founder of Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online home lender. He is also majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and the American Hockey League’s Lake…   Read More



Jim Fowler

34 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


A veteran sales executive, Jim has more than 12 years selling software for marketing and collaboration applications. Before starting Jigsaw, Jim served as VP of Sales at Digital Impact (DIGI), Paramark…   Read More



Mitch Jacobs

40 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Mitch Jacobs is CEO of On Deck, the technology company dedicated to changing the way small businesses access capital. Prior to starting On Deck Capital, Jacobs was the CEO and founder of Tranvia, Inc.,…   Read More



Karen G. Mills

40 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Karen Gordon Mills was sworn in April 6, 2009, as the 23rd Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration after being appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S.…   Read More



Bob Shephard

36 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


After working as a Director for SCORE in Florida for 16 years, Bob Shephard now serves as the Director of Community Partnerships for the Disney Entrepreneur Center in Orlando. Shephard has assisted and…   Read More



Larry Augustin

32 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Larry Augustin is an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Appcelerator, Compiere, DeviceVM, DotNetNuke, Fonality, Hyperic, Medsphere,…   Read More



Burton Goldfield

248 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Burton Goldfield, President and CEO of TriNet, is known for driving product innovation, and has impacted the TriNet client experience with the addition of 22 new products and services. He more than doubled…   Read More



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