Small Business Trends is an award-winning online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them.
Small Business Trends is the premier source of information, news and advice covering issues of key importance to the small business market. Small Business Trends appears on countless “Top” and “Best of” lists of small business resources.
We offer a variety of newsletters and information feeds to help you stay informed about the small business market. As we like to say, we’re “small business success … delivered daily.” You can track, explore and learn from trends, issues and news updates through these informational resources:
- Small Business Trends — Our flagship site (you are on it right now) in which we explore the trends driving the small business market. “Small business success … delivered daily.”
- Small Biz Experts — Small Business Trends has an avid community of over 300 experts who volunteer their knowledge, insights, experiences, successes and failures.
- BizSugar — This social-media site points you to the finest and most interesting content shared by the small business community at large — a one stop shop for great reading.
- Small Business CEO — A site acquired in 2008, this site gives quick tips and advice for CEOs of small businesses.
- Tweak Your Biz — A group business site with an International flair. Formerly known as Bloggertone.com.
Small Business Trends was founded in 2003 by Anita Campbell, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Our content is syndicated through Newstex and other sites around the Web. Small Business Trends currently reaches over 4,000,000 readers annually, via direct visits, RSS feeds (115,000+ subscribers) and social feeds (120,000+).
The name “Small Business Trends” is a registered trademark of Small Business Trends LLC.
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Small Business Trends is committed to reporting fairly. Our writers and editors may not write about people or entities with which they have financial interests, without disclosure. Our coverage is not influenced by advertisers. Advertising is handled by our advertising department and is kept separate from the editorial department. Advertising and sponsored content is clearly identified as such.
We do not accept payment for reviewing books or products. Our book reviewers may, however, receive review copies of books (a customary practice in the publishing industry), but will disclose same in the review. For product reviews we typically review apps or software (not hardware) and for that purpose use free accounts, demo accounts or temporary review accounts. In the limited instances where we review hardware, we use temporary product loans, or a product previously owned by the reviewer.
Anita Campbell is the Founder of Small Business Trends, and its CEO and Publisher.
A former corporate attorney and General Counsel, she went on to become the CEO of a technology subsidiary of Bell & Howell. Happily running her own business for the last decade, she founded Small Business Trends in 2003, while looking for a simple way to publish newsletter articles. The site quickly grew, and other sites focusing on the small business market were acquired along the way.
Anita is widely regarded as an expert in small business issues. She is the co-author of Visual Marketing: 99 Proven Ways for Small Businesses to Market with Images and Design (Wiley 2011).
Anita has served on numerous Boards, including the Board of NEOSA (the technology network of COSE, Council of Smaller Enterprises); the Center for eBusiness and Information Technology at the University of Akron College of Business; and NorTech. She has a B.A. degree from Duquesne University and a J.D. degree from the University of Akron School of Law. She completed an executive education program at the University of Michigan Business School.
Anita is quoted regularly in media, appearing in everything from the New York Times to magazines and trade publications, to various websites. She appears on countless Top Lists, including: 3 Forbes lists of women in social media: the 25 Most Influential WOMEN Tweeting About Entrepreneurship, the 20 Best-Branded Women on Twitter, and 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter. She is also one of the 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter.
Staci is the Chief Operations Officer of Small Business Trends. She is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Small Business Trends network, the commissioning and scheduling of site content on Small Business Trends, relations with Small Business Trends Experts, creation of custom content, relations with syndication partners, marketing, staff oversight, staffing requirements and quality assurance.
She was also the Producer of the former Small Business Trends Radio Show, a podcasted radio show featuring interviews with small business experts across various industries where she was responsible for guest scheduling, scouting and show content.
After being a 20-year member of the rat race, Staci traded in her office, opted out – and joined the virtual world and the Small Business Trends community. Staci is a graduate of the Bradford School of Business and currently resides and works in Pennsylvania. She was the first person to come on board at Small Business Trends, after the Founder, in 2006.
Leland is the Chief Technology Officer at Small Business Trends. He is responsible for all technical aspects of the Small Business Trends network of websites. Leland is responsible for programming, design and maintenance of the sites, as well as server administration. He has performed work for Small Business Trends since 2010.
Leland has a long-standing passion for website development. While in high school, he created the website for the local elementary school, and in college he was responsible for maintaining the student government website.
Leland currently resides and works in Oregon. He attended Blue Mountain Community College, earning an Associate of Science Degree in Computers and Mathematics. He received his Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University.
Amanda Stillwagon is the Projects Editor at Small Business Trends. Amanda is responsible for online marketing, newsletter creation and generation, the small business events and public news sections, as well as social media for the Small Business Trends network of sites.
Amanda serves as Editor of Small Business CEO, a sister site of Small Business Trends, LLC., where she is responsible for editing, content, site management and the oversight of guest contributors.
Amanda is the former office manager of a veterinary office, and joined Small Business Trends in 2008.