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

Gabriel Shaoolian

149 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Gabriel Shaoolian is the founder and CEO of Blue Fountain Media, a web design, development and online marketing team based in Manhattan. Shaoolian started Blue Fountain Media as a one-man operation and…   Read More



Sharon Miller

159 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Sharon Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, a position she has held since 1999. Sharon was named the Women in Business Champion for 2011 by the US Small Business…   Read More



Clayton Mathile

34 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Former CEO and owner of The Iams Company, Clay Mathile is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Aileron. Mathile attributes professional management as one of the key reasons he was able to grow Iams…   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



Michelle Riggen-Ransom

39 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Michelle Riggen-Ransom was formerly the Chief Communications Officer at BatchBlue Software, which she co-founded in 2006. As overseer of all things editorial and champion of the customer experience, Michelle…   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 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



Steve Case

39 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


As the force behind Startup America, a program initiated by the President to help entrepreneurs succeed, Steve Case lends his expertise from co-founding America Online to create a community of support…   Read More



Pamela O'Hara

62 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Pamela O’Hara is CEO of BatchBlue Software, which she co-founded in 2006. Pam is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. As a businesswoman and a mother, Pamela…   Read More



Jill Foster

65 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Cited by ForbesWoman as one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter, Jill Foster is founder of Live Your Talk and video blogger. Her work has been in conversation in The Washington Post, Huffington…   Read More



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