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

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



Fred Wilson

40 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners, another NY based venture capital firm. Fred has…   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



Marsha Collier

45 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Marsha Collier is a successful eBay PowerSeller as well as the author of the best selling eBay references on the market. Before her eBay career took off, Collier owned and operated her own marketing…   Read More



Victoria Ransom

55 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Passionate about growing and marketing innovative companies, Victoria has been an entrepreneur since her early twenties and has developed three companies, all of which are successfully operating today.…   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



David Gass

792 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


David Gass, founder of Business Credit Services(BCS) has helped small business owners raise hundreds of millions in credit through his company. As a national speaker and author, he provides insight on…   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



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



Women Inkorporated

67 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Gina Alagata created a highly professional, organized women's networking group called Wink (Women Inkorporated) in April of 2010. Wink consists of a team of women who helped brainstorm, give counsel,…   Read More



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