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

Debbi Fields

31 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Debbi Fields is the founder and current spokesperson of Mrs. Fields Bakeries. Additionally, she has written several cookbooks - her first was the first cookbook to to the New York Times Bestseller list. Debbi…   Read More



Prasad Thammineni

943 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Prasad Thammineni is the CEO and Co-Founder of OfficeDrop and a serial entrepreneur. He has founded four companies and holds 15 years of technology, operations, sales and marketing experience. Prasad earned…   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



Dharmesh Shah

380 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Prior to HubSpot, Dharmesh was founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions, an enterprise software company selling to large financial services companies. Pyramid was a three time winner of the Inc. 500…   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



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



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



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



Julie Marie Irvin

398 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


As Julie learned while working at Disney ... imagination is important, but in order to be successful you have to consistently deliver results that generate revenue. Julie founded Keystone Resources on…   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



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