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

Nancy Ploeger

62 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Nancy Ploeger is the President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Enhancing New York City's economic growth and advocacy for small businesses has been Nancy's goal for the past 16 years. Since joining…   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



Ilana Eberson

1027 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Ilana Eberson is President of The NYC Business Networking Group (NYCBNG) and Founder of The Sydney Business Networking Group (SBNG). She is the "Queen Yenta" of Business Matchmaking. NYCBNG has been…   Read More



Gail Goodman

587 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Gail Goodman is the CEO of Constant Contact, which provides email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online survey tools to small organizations. Since taking leadership of Constant…   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



Jennifer Walzer

143 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Jennifer Walzer, CEO and Founder of BUMI (Backup My Info!), Inc., has an extensive background in technology and business strategy consulting. Prior to founding BUMI, Walzer spent her career helping…   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



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



Laura Thomas

56 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Laura Pevehouse Thomas was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has worked in and around…   Read More



Ridgely Evers

33 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Ridgely Evers has been CEO of companies in the software, real estate, investment, and consumer products industries. He has also been a supporter of America’s small business community. He currently leads…   Read More



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