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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.

Clate Mask

175 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Clate’s passion is turning small businesses into big successes. His decades of experience with paper routes, door-to-door sales and start-up ventures give him the heart, entrepreneurial fire and courage…   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



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



Marcy Shinder

530 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Marcella (Marcy) Shinder oversees marketing for OPEN’s Charge products, leading programs designed to educate business owners in Card usage and benefits. Shinder has spearheaded a number of initiatives…   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



Yao Huang

46 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Yao-Hui Huang is an entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and startups in many industries with a focus on technology, helping them to grow their organizations in a market-smart and cost-effective…   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



Robin Carey

120 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


In 2007, Robin Carey founded Social Media Today LLC, one of the first companies to manage online B2B communities that connect large organizations with people they want to influence. A veteran of the…   Read More



Reid Hoffman

36 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Reid G. Hoffman is an entrepreneur and angel investor, best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn. Hoffman was born in Stanford, California, but grew up in Berkeley, California. Hoffman's first company…   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



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