Thanks for the Recognition

High five for recognitionRecently, Small Business Trends has been given a number of recognitions. I’d like to share those with you. But before I do, as Editor in Chief, I want to say thank you for your support.

Thank you, dear readers.

And thank you to all the experts and staff and service providers and volunteers like Deborah Brown, Staci Wood, Tim Grahl, Ivana Taylor, Martin Lindeskog, Amanda and many many others (yes, you!) who make this site vibrant.

Because without your support this site would be nothing. You have shaped the site with your ideas and your input. It’s not “my blog” anymore. It’s become your site. I just tend it.

Here are recent recognitions:

  • Named to the Forbes Best of the Web a second time (2005 and 2008, but 2008 version only appears in the Forbes BOTW newsletter which is not online)
  • New York Times “Go On, Leave Your Job”
  • Top 50 Blogs for Startups to Watch in 2008
  • Top 100 Business Blogs
  • Smart Stop on the Web by the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy.
  • Won a Twitter Business Plan Competition by Egghead Marketing (Twitter is an online social media site where you are limited to writing in micro-chunks of just 140 characters — smallest business plan I ever wrote!)

And congratulations to all the other sites listed in the above recognitions, also. You earned it.

My apologies if I have forgotten any recognitions to share with the community — ping me or leave a comment, and I’ll add it.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

17 Reactions
  1. Congrats Anita, you are most definitely deserving of all the praise. You have a great blog and provide a great resource for small businesses.

  2. Wow, that’s very impressive. It’s nice to see a woman recognized in this manner. Congratulations on your hard work.

  3. Well done Anita. All these accolades are well deserved. I have been a reader for over two years now and I have always found your blog to be a very useful resource. Keep up the great work.

  4. Hey, Tac, Vicky and Peter,

    thanks so much for the kind words. We’re trying hard for you!


  5. Thank you for the mention Anita and congratulations for all the recognition. It makes all your hard work worth it, right? It’s obvious that you have a large impact on the small business world and I’m happy to be a part of it.

  6. Congratulations! It is definitely well deserved! As Vicky said, I am so glad to see more women getting recognition!

  7. Thanks so much for mentioning our list and congratulations on all your recent recognition. You are one of my favorite business strategists and coaches and I am delighted to share your blog with my readers.

    All the best,

    Heidi Richards Mooney, Publisher & Editor in chief – WE Magazine for Women, Founder, Women’s eCommerce Association, International.

  8. Amanda, thank you for being such a loyal visitor! I really appreciate the fact that you take the time to drop by and leave comments regularly. That makes me feel like it’s all worthwhile.


  9. Terra and Heidi, thank YOU both! Where would this site be without people like you? I don’t know what I’d be doing, but it wouldn’t be half as interesting.

    And Heidi, thanks so much also for the Who’s Who listing you’re putting together — can’t wait to see that either.


  10. Many congrats, Anita – a well deserved honor!

  11. A “Big Congrat” Anita. Your site has provided so much to so many—keep up the great work.

  12. Congratulations Anita. Although I have only recently joined I have found this site one of the most interesting and the posts always give you something to use or think about.

  13. You’re brave to post something like this on April Fools Day, but in your case, we all know it’s no joke. Congratulations on everything.

  14. Anita – this is great, although not surprising. I always learn something everytime I visit! Congratulations – well deserved!

  15. MarketingDeviant

    Congratulation Anita! I love how you say “it has become your site” and took no credit for it =D. Shows that you are a great leader.

  16. Martin Lindeskog


    Congratulations! Thank you very much for mentioning my name.

    All the Best,


  17. I like Paul Chaney’s idea about creating a blog. Of course, to make that work, you’d have to be super-diligent about updating posts and tending to the conversation (kind of like you do, Anita!).

    The one thing that’s always bothered me a bit about social networking sites is the way people can’t seem to pry themselves away from those sites when they want to talk serious business with you.

    What is that about?

    I had a client recently ask me to join her on Facebook to talk about creating articles for her business. I obliged, but I then suggested she come on back and email me when ready to begin the project.

    I got a response back indicating this person may have indeed “drank too much of the Facebook Kool-Aid.”

    I’ll wait until the glow of Facebook wears off. But really, why do so many people who already know you try to pull you into connecting with them at these places? Is it like meeting up with folks at Happy Hour… just much more interesting than “I’ll see you at your cubicle?

    Frankly I don’t get it. 🙂 Someone enlighten me, please?