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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.

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

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



Derrith Lambka

147 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Derrith Lambka is ex Hewlett-Packard Director of Advertising and former SVP at Millward Brown, a global brand/advertising research firm owned by WPP. She’s now founder and Editor-in-Chief of MarketingZone.com,…   Read More



Cynthia McCahon

33 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Entrepreneur and author Cynthia K. McCahon founded Enloop to provide an easy way for anyone to plan and forecast a business. After years of providing business planning and development services for private…   Read More



Ann Handley

126 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Ann Handley is the Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs.com since the summer of 2002. She is the co-founder ClickZ.com in 1997; sold to then-internet.com in 2000.   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



David H. Sussman

920 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


David H. Sussman, M.A. is CEO and a Principal Trainer at Valcor, a Small Business Restructuring, Mediation and Capital Acquisition firm serving companies throughout North America. Born and raised in…   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



Jon Ferrara

61 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Jon V. Ferrara is an entrepreneur and the founder of Nimble LLC, his most recent venture. Jon has over 20 years of experience in Customer Relationship Management and Sales Force Automation. An entrepreneur…   Read More



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



Steve Kimball

33 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


As CEO at Inc. Navigator, Steve Kimball is a strategic advisor to CEOs. He helps CEOs and their leadership teams develop strategies to bring differentiated products, services, and business models to market…   Read More



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