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

Greg Gianforte

37 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



Jerry L. Mills

3750 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Jerry L. Mills is the author of two business books, speaker, contributor, and founder of B2B CFO,nation's largest CFO services firm exclusively focused on small businesses. He has more than 30 years…   Read More



Clayton Mathile

34 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Former CEO and owner of The Iams Company, Clay Mathile is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Aileron. Mathile attributes professional management as one of the key reasons he was able to grow Iams…   Read More



Pamela O'Hara

62 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Pamela O’Hara is CEO of BatchBlue Software, which she co-founded in 2006. Pam is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. As a businesswoman and a mother, Pamela…   Read More



Jill Foster

65 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Cited by ForbesWoman as one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter, Jill Foster is founder of Live Your Talk and video blogger. Her work has been in conversation in The Washington Post, Huffington…   Read More



Bijan Sabet

32 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Bijan Sabet has been a General Partner at Spark Capital since its inception in 2005. Bijan led Spark's investments and is on the board of directors at Twitter, Tumblr, Boxee, Foursquare, Stack Exchange,…   Read More



Ruth Bramson

31 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Ruth Bramson is an international lecturer and published author, writing on issues including strategic change, workplace violence, sexual harassment prevention, shared services and work/family balance.   She…   Read More



Brian Moran

437 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Brian Moran is the Executive Director, Sales Development at The Wall Street Journal, where he is an advocate for small business. Prior to working at the Journal, Brian was the Associate Publisher at Inc.…   Read More



Janine Popick

856 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Janine Popick is the CEO and co-founder of VerticalResponse (Inc. 5000 2006-2010), a leading self-service direct marketing provider to over 100,000 small businesses. Janine brings over 18 years of experience…   Read More



Gabriel Shaoolian

149 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Gabriel Shaoolian is the founder and CEO of Blue Fountain Media, a web design, development and online marketing team based in Manhattan. Shaoolian started Blue Fountain Media as a one-man operation and…   Read More



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