We’ve listed Twitter’s must-follows for small business owners.
People across the globe are following small business experts and owners on Twitter for business advice and motivation.
We compiled our own list of business experts who have impressed us with their business expertise, far-reaching influence and commitment to followers.
1. Anita Campbell @smallbiztrends
CEO of Small Business Trends, www.smallbiztrends.com
Campbell is a Forbes Top Influential Woman for Entrepreneurs. This CEO, author and editor tweets about small business trends that are relevant to small business owners, from technology to lending.
2. Becky McCray @beckymccray
Retail store and cattle ranch owner in Oklahoma.
McCray created smallbizsurvival.com, and focuses her tweets on small business issues in small towns.
3. Eric Brown @Urbane_Media
President of Urbane Media, a digital marketing and public relations company in Royal Oak, Mich.
Learn everything that social media marketing has to offer from Brown’s tweets.
4. Jim Kukral @Jimkukral
Author, speaker and owner of JFK Services, an Internet marketing services company in Cleveland
Kukral has over 16 years of experience in the business world. His tweets revolve around the book publishing industry.
5. Jon Ferrara @Jon_Ferrara
Founder of Nimble LLC, a Web-based social customer relationship management (CRM) platform
Ferrara’s tweets discuss small business issues, leadership and search engine optimization.
6. Melinda Emerson @smallbizlady
Social media/content strategist, business expert
Author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months and rated No. 1 Influential Woman for Entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine, Emerson shares interesting reads, social media tips and entrepreneurial secrets for small business owners.
7. Neil Patel @neilpatel
Co-founder of Internet sites CrazyEgg.com and KISSmetrics.com
Patel is a “serial entrepreneur, blogger and investor,” and is named one of the top Web influencers by Entrepreneur magazine. His tweets provide lessons on entrepreneurship, technology, marketing and branding to his 120,000+ followers.
8. Paul Spigelman @paulspiegelman
CEO of The Beryl Companies, four businesses focused on patient experience and workplace culture in Bedford, Texas
Spigelman believes the leading indicator of success is employee engagement. His tweets reflect this mindset and topics include corporate culture and leadership.
9. Rieva Lesonsky @rieva
CEO of smallbiz.com and GrowBiz Media in Lakewood, Calif.
Lesonsky uses 20+ years of prior experience as editorial director for Entrepreneur Magazine to offer insight and advice on everything from your company’s logo to targeted marketing.
10. Scott Stratten @unmarketing
President of UnMarketing
Scott’s knowledge of harnessing social media will help you improve your business’ online marketing strategies.
Remember to follow NFIB on Twitter @nfib for tips on running your business better and for the latest on legislation affecting small business.