Twitter, which allows you to broadcast text messages up to 140 characters in length, is fast becoming the place where a lot of information is being shared online.
I’m finding it to be an excellent source of information by, about and for small businesses.
So I set out to create a list of the people and organizations to consider following on Twitter if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of small businesses. In other words, who are the people on Twitter who regularly provide information by, about and for small businesses?
Sadly, I took on an impossible task. There are so many talented people to follow on Twitter who regularly address small business issues, that every time I look at this list I smack my forehead and say “oh, no, I have forgotten so-and-so!” Plus, I have received great suggestions along the way from Joel Libava, Denise O’Berry, Matt McGee and Jonathan Fields (thank you!).
Consequently, the list just keeps getting longer. Still, I think you may find it valuable, however incomplete but lengthy it is.
If you see omissions from this list (quite likely) please include suggestions below in the comments. I will keep adding your suggestions to this list as we go along. Here’s the small business Twitter list in alphabetical order by name — add them to your list of folks you follow on Twitter:
- Aaron Wall, SEOBook.com – @aaronwall
- Alex Bellinger, Smallbizpod – @smallbiztweets
- Andy Beal, AndyBeal.com – @andybeal
- Andy Sernovitz, DamnIWish.com – @sernovitz
- Ann Handley, MarketingProfs – @marketingprofs
- Anita Campbell, Smallbiztrends.com – @smallbiztrends
- Barbara Rozgonyi, Wired PR Works – @wiredprworks
- Barry Moltz, BarryMoltz.com – @barrymoltz
- Batchblue.com – @batchblue
- BeckyMcCray, Small Biz Survival – @BeckyMcCray
- BrentLeary, BrentLeary.com – @BrentLeary
- Brian Clark, Copyblogger – @copyblogger
- BrianMoran, SmallbusinessEdge.com – @BrianMoran
- Cameron Herold, BackPocketCOO.com – @CameronHerold
- Carrie Hill, Search Engine Watch – @CarrieHill
- Chaitanya Sagar, P2W2.com – @Chaitanya
- Chris Brogan, ChrisBrogan.com – @ChrisBrogan
- Craig Sutton, BrightWeb Marketing – @craigsutton
- Dan Kehrer, Business.com – @whatworks
- Dan Schawbel, Personal Branding Magazine – @danschawbel
- Darren Rowse, ProBlogger – @problogger
- DawnRiversBaker, MicroEnterprise Journal – @DawnRiversBaker
- Dean Jones – @deanjones
- Denise O’Berry, JustforSmallBusiness.com – @deniseoberry
- Dharmesh Shah, On Startups – @onstartups
- Donna Fenn, Author of Alpha Dogs – @donnafenn
- Donna Maria, Indie Beauty Network – @indiebusiness
- Elisa Camahort, BlogHer – @ElisaC
- Gary Vaynerchuk, WineLibraryTV.com – @garyvee
- Guy Kawasaki, AllTop.com – @guykawasaki
- Hollis Thomases – @hollisthomases
- Ivana Taylor, DIYMarketers – @DIYMarketers
- Jackie Huba, SWOM – @jackiehuba
- Jennifer Laycock, Search Engine Guide – @jenniferlaycock
- Jim Blasingame, SmallbusinessAdvocate.com – @jimblasingame
- Jim Connolly – @jimconnolly
- Jim Kukral, JimKukral.com – @jimkukral
- JoAnn Hinest, PackagingDiva.com – @packagingdiva
- Joe Pulizzi, Junta42 – @juntajoe
- Joel Libava, FranchiseKing – @FranchiseKing
- John Jantsch, DuctTape Marketing – @ducttape
- Jonathan Fields, CareerRenegade.com – @jonathanfields
- Justin French, Social Networking San Diego – @justinrfrench
- Keith Burtis, KeithBurtis.com – @keithburtis
- Kelly King Anderson, StartupPrincess.com – @startupprincess
- Kevin Kelly, KevinKellyUnlimited.com – @kkunlimited
- LaurelDelaney, GlobeTrade – @LaurelDelaney
- Liz Strauss, Successful Blog – @lizstrauss
- Mack Collier, Viral Garden – @MackCollier
- Mark Anderson – @andertoons
- Mark Harbeke, Winning Workplaces – @winningwp
- Matt Cutts, Google – @mattcutts
- Matt McGee, SmallBusinessSEM.com – @mattmcgee
- Matt Rodela, Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy – @YFNCG
- Matthew Ringer, SmallBizBee – @SmallBizBee
- Michael Arrington, TechCrunch – @techcrunch
- Michael Rogers, SBAM.org – @mwrogers
- Mike Morrison, RapidBI – @rapidbi
- MyVenturePad.com – @myventurepad
- Nikki Pilkington – @nikkipilkington
- Norris Krueger, Entrepreneurship! – @entrep_thinking
- Pam Slim, EscapeFromCubicleNation.com – @pamslim
- Ramon Ray, Smallbiztechnology.com – @ramonray
- Rhonda Abrams, The Planning Shop – @RhondaAbrams
- Rieva Lesonsky, AskRieva.com – @Rieva
- Rob McNealy, Startup Story Radio – @RobMcNealy
- Robert Clough, SmallBizAnswers – @smallbizanswers
- Robert Scoble, Scobleizer – @Scobleizer
- Rodney Rumford, TweetBizBook – @tweetbizbook
- Scott Allen, About.com Entrepreneurs Guide – @scottallen
- Shama Hyder, ClickToClient.com – @Shama
- Skip Reardon, Six Disciplines – @sreardon
- SmallBusinessTools.com – @SmallBizTools
- SMBzen – @smbzen
- Spencer Tyler, Work Smart LA – @spencertyler
- Stacy Brice, Assist U – @stacybrice
- Staci Wood, Small Business Trends Radio – @SannWood
- Stefan Topfer, Winweb.com – @stefantopfer
- Steve King, Emergent Research – @smallbizlabs
- Steve Woodruff, Stickyfigure.com – @swoodruff
- Susan Reid, Discover Your Inner Samurai – @susanreid
- Tamar Weinberg, Techipedia.com – @tamar
- Terra Anderson, TerraAnderson.com – @terra111
- Tim Berry, Palo Alto Software – @timberry
- Tim Reid, Tim The Ideas Guy – @timboreid
- WarrenWhitlock – @WarrenWhitlock
- Wendy Piersall, Sparkplugging.com – @eMom
- Yvonne Divita, Windsor Media – @y2vonne
- Zane Safrit, Zanesafrit.com – @zanesafrit
Organizations and Corporate Vendors (and their employees or representatives) that serve the small business market:
Ideablob – @ideablob
- American Express OPEN
Danny Urquia – @DannyUrquia
OnwardSmallBiz – @OnwardSmallBiz
- Better Business Bureau – @bbb_us
- Biz Filings – @bizfilings
- BizUnite – @BizUnite
BPlans Community – @bplans
‘Chelle Parmele – @cparmele
- Business.gov – @BusinessDotGov
- BusinessWeek’s Small Biz Staff – @newentrepreneur
- BusinessZone.co.uk — @BusinessZone
- Constant Contact – @ConstantContact
Technical Support – @CTCTHelp
Dell Small Business – @DellSmallBiz
Kara_atDELL – @Kara_atDELL
- Go With ABC – @gowithabc
Angela LoSasso, HP – @AngelaAtHP
Tac Anderson, HP — @tacanderson
- Inc. 5000 – @inc5000
- Infusionsoft – @Infusionsoft
Intuit Community – @intuitcommunity
Intuit Small Business – @intuit
Intuit Payroll – @IntuitPayroll
Kira Wampler, Intuit – @kirasw
Rachel Euretig, Intuit — @rkeuretig
Sharna Brockett, QuickBooks – @SharnQuickBooks
- Maine Today – @mainebusiness
Office Live Gal – @officelivegal
Office Live Girl – @officelivegirl
- Network Solutions
Shashi Bellamkonda – @shashib
- NFIB – @nfib
RedWire Community – @RedWire
Erin Bury – @erin_bury
- Small Biz Expo – @smallbizexpo
- SmallBusiness.com – @smallbusiness
- Virgin Group
Richard Branson – @richardbranson
- Washington Post Small Business – @postsmallbiz
Other suggestions for this list? Please leave them in the comments section below.
LAST UPDATE: MARCH 17, 2009
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Wow! This is one large, comprehensive list. Thanks – there are some I’ve been following, and others that I’ll be adding and sharing with others.
This article is really wonderful. I know merging the technology of the Internet with cell phones is not a new thing anymore. What I find rally amazing is the fact that the use of these two to maximize online marketing promotion is really becoming useful.
New media consultant added
Here is another on on the list i have found very usefull and does follow back
New media consultant
i always find he shares unique new techniques,tools and ideas
Great list I also like @timboreid – he offers great free advice to his followers also has a very practical book on sme marketing called Cha-Ching. Thanks once again.
Nice list. It is nearly an impossible task trying to track who helps small businesses on Twitter, so I admire your efforts. There thousands of small businesses currently on Twitter. From Fortune 100 to small start-ups the variety is mind numbing. Some are executing well, some are not.
The use cases for Twitter as a business tool are quite varied. Your readers may find http://www.twitter.com/tweetbizbook a good source for best practices for business engagement on Twitter as well as insights to how companies are using twitter. We just did a blog post on the future of advertising on Twitter.
Great list, but there is a great marketer you have missed, that shares his marketing expertise and insights with the small business community – Jim Connelly ; http://jimsmarketingblog.com/
Can’t believe you missed David Frey. His http://www.MarketingBestPractices.com site is the best resource on the web for small business marketing.
His twitter username is @David_Frey
Add @nikkipilkington to the list.
She is a real expert on Internet Marketing
I’d like to add @NikkiPilkington to this list – Nikki is an SEO expert who started in the business before there was even a Google! Her articles and updates are second to none for anyone wanting to build their web presence and increase their Search Engine Rankings
So happy to see Susan Reid and Zane Safrit on your list, Anita. Two of my most fav people (including you). Twitter has so many excellent folks who share good information, you are brave to begin a list of them. I’ll be watching as folks add more valuable names and twitter links.
Thanks for creating this! I’d like to see BizUnite under ‘Organizations and Corporate Vendors.’ Our Twitter followers get FREE insights and best practices for small businesses.
Another vote for Jim Connolly definitely – @jimconnolly
It’s a difficult list as so many people help small business and in different ways – thanks for trying to make sense of it but I fear that you have opened up Pandora’s box!
(Thanks to those who suggested me, even if it was only me moaning that prompted you!)
Great List – thanks. Please add Front Office Box.
Don’t forget @bestbuyremix and @keithburtis — they answer and are interested in having a conversation.
It would be great if you could add @RedWire, an online community for entrepreneurs. You can also follow me, RedWire’s community manager, at @erin_bury.
Thanks for this list, it’s great!
I sometimes tweet for BitLogistics, a supply chain visibility software service for small businesses. Not only is it targetted at smaller organisations, but it is also free…
Mike Morrison at @rapidbi is a great source of knowledge and insight and will be a great addition to your list.
So you can follow @alphast to know more about it.
Thanks for a great list! I set out this morning to find more people to follow and this list made it super easy. @acrnallymktg
Ron’s Home And Hardware
Online/Brick & Mortar Retailer
They have several people on Twitter at any given time, and engage frequently without a bunch of spammy Tweets.
Great list – looks like I’ll need to go follow some more people.
I’d also recommend following @businesscaster, the official twitter account of the popular Podcast for SMBs at businesscast.ca.
I would add Paul Gram – Business and Braning, @paulgram on twitter
@themarketingspot Jay Ehret should be on your list
Thanks — keep the suggestions rolling in. 🙂 Am adding them bit by bit to the list as I check them out ….
Thanks for the great list! Very useful!
As someone who has tried to compile these kinds of lists before, please don’t take it personally if they missed anyone. It really is next to impossible to identify and remember everyone on Twitter in a dedicated niche. I tried doing it with Twitter moms and toes got stepped on. 🙂
(Thanks for including me! I bet @jonathanfields had something to do with that)
please don’t forget http://twitter.com/justinrfrench
For Tech Tips, News, and Trends & Social Networking for Businesses
Great list. Thanks
This is a great list – thanks for putting this together!
I’d like to add @IntuitPayroll to the Intuit list. Thanks!
John Tozzi (BusinessWeek reporter)
Thanks, great list, Anita. For those interested, BusinessWeek’s small biz reporters recently started Twittering as @newentrepreneur
Great list! I’m impressed and am sure that it’ll be widely known within the online community soon.
Wow – what a huge list! Thanks for including me in such great company.
You should out me *grin*, Rob McNealy (@RobMcNealy.) I help startups and small businesses by interviewing them on http://www.StartupStoryRadio.com.
Can you add yourself? I am a web video marketing consultant and speaker for small business. Learn how web video can help your business.
Great list, Anita, in keeping with your helpful “top x trends” posts of late. I would humbly add Winning Workplaces: @winningwp. We’re a nonprofit in Chicago whose mission is to help small and midsized businesses create better work environments. Our content points to how seemingly “soft” practices bring out greater employee productivity and company profitability.
Thank you so much, Anita.
THIS would explain why I am getting a new follower every 3 minutes.
The Franchise King.
I mean- @FranchiseKing
I would love inclusion if possible; @paula6thlevel. Could I also suggest @emmaljones of http://www.enterprisenation.com
This is a really good list. I’ve found lots of new people to start following. Thanks for sharing them.
Fantastic list. Thanks for the time and effort you must have put in to compiling it. I found some interesting new people to follow and learn from.
Hey Anita, great list. I’d also suggest adding some folks under the “Organizations” list that tend to serve the really small business community (small as in self-employed, not small in terms of numbers:-)
Check out @freshbooks (online invoicing) and @danenglander from Shoeboxed (receipt scanning & mgmt.)
We’re also on Twitter – @gobootstrap (online bookkeeping for self employed folks)
What about Marketing Profs’ Anne Handley? She needs to be on the list. http://twitter.com/marketingprofs
Great list Anita! Thanks for sharing, and for including Intuit 🙂
Excellent list! So excellent, in fact, that you managed to finally convince me to create a SECOND twitter account for my blogging/small business persona. MY first one was strictly for my music/songwriting, but now I feel like I’m missing out on all the small biz stuff going on!
If anyone asks, Anita made me do it!
Wow! This is great – it really confirms some of the people I am currently following and adds to my list. It’s people like you that take time out of their schedule to help the fellow business owner!
Spencer Tyler – @spencertyler
*helping small business owners to stop working harder and start working smarter
Thanks for such a great list of people to follow on twitter.
While Im here I have loads of great people too>
Here are a couple of folks I really like:
Todd Friesen @oilman
Matt Cutts @mattcutts
Andy Beal @andybeal
Joe Morin @josephmorin
and of course, me! @seomike
I shamelessly request that I be added to this list 😛
At @NLPerry, and at http://georgiainsuranceoptions.com, I help small business owners, individuals, and families in Georgia with their health and life insurance needs.
In the online invoicing and timekeeping arena, please add Time59 (www.time59.com) to the list. It’s a great, low cost, solution for solo professionals who bill by the hour.
Hi, my name is Allison Blass and I represent Advanta’s ideablob at MWW Group. I see that you have ideablob’s Twitter account listed, but Advanta’s Chief Innovation Officer is also an active Twitter user. I hope you’ll consider adding him @AdvantaCIO.
So many people – so little time. 🙂
Already following a few of them but always finding more that I wouldn’t know about if it wasn’t for lists and recommendations like this.
Great List. Keeping a focus on your followers is so important in keeping twitter relevant to your life and business. Thanks Anita!
@entrep_thinking if you’d like an offbeat recovering entrepreneur turned entrepreneurship PhD, now a social entrepreneur working in public policy issues re entrepreneurial development… (and a shameless self-promoter, LOL)
you do have @rieva, yes?
note: Fluent Simplicity has their own list
also: mediaontwitter.pbwiki.com (Sarah Evans’ idea)
p.s. once this list stabilizes, we need to get out the word!
Wow, that is quite the list, Anita!
I can’t think of any that you’ve missed, there are so many good resources out there and more added each day.
Definitely bookmarking this post for further study!
‘Chelle Parmele – @cparmele
Bplans.com – @bplans
Thanks for such a wonderful list 😀
Great list – thought you might want to add public relations resources.
List of PR pros on twitter:
Great list. I will go through it and add more people to follow. I am following 591 Twitter users at the moment.
I think you should add Robert Scoble: http://twitter.com/Scobleizer
He is a big fan of FriendFeed. I think that more and more Twitter users will start to use FriendFeed too. You could follow different threads, vote on messages you think are interesting, add plenty of different feeds, create rooms with special topics, etc.
If you want to follow me on Twitter, click on “Martin Lindeskog” Says:
Wow….This list is pure gold!
Now I’m following people i didn’t know they were using twitter.
Wow – what a great list! I’ll have to bookmark this, since I can’t follow anyone else until I get more followers.
What a wonderful start to a huge list !! @MatthewBrowning helps nursing agencies and healthcare facilities contact their nurses very FAST- saving hundreds of hours and saving thousands of dollars- the have a site here http://www.squidoo.com/nurse-staffing worth looking at
Anita, this is an amazing list! Thanks for including me, and thanks for the terrific small business resources!
Hi. You can add me to the list of Business Twitters. I offer Mobile Marketing and Mobile Media Services and post our business thoughts on my twitter page which is at http://twitter.com/@ninemobile
Thanks Anita- I am relatively new to Twitter but it is an honor to be on your list
I have found it a great tool!
WOW! Thank you for including me on this list. So many, most, if not all, serve as my inspiration, role model, competitive challenge pushing me to do more…and they offer such great content, tips and resources.
Thanks for this and all the other great things you do for small biz.
Thank you Anita! Just Twittered about this honor!
Much appreciation ~ Laurel
What a comprehensive list! Thanks for compiling this!
Feel free to follow me as well. 😉
Thanks Anita! This is a really helpful resource for all of us. Also, thanks for the shout-out!
great list, i like twitter but now, if i click follow and error 🙁 get me advice
Thanks Anita for such a great resource (your hard work is noticed and appreciated by everyone).
I know of most people in the list and have huge respect for them.
And thanks for including me.
See http://www.twitter.com/smallcapital – Regular news relating to small business. It’s relatively new to the web, but growing fast and with lots of value to add to regular followers & visitors.
Hi Anita: Thanks for including me in your list!! It’s really cool to see people here who have been guests on my Indie Business Radio Show too, including @rieva and @timberry!. What fun! I have some colleagues I’d like to suggest:
JoAnn Hines, Packaging Diva: @packagingdiva
Anne-Marie Faiola: @brambleberry
Michael Hyatt: @michaelhyatt
I have others to suggest as well so will get to that later today! Thanks again!
Here is another cool list from Mashable about bigger brands using twitter and the people behind them, def some good insights on goals and usage purposes.
I’ve coached and mentored CEO’s around the world. And have done speaking events to groups of CEO’s and their key employees on 5 continents now.
I’ve got some great content to share.
http://twitter.com/CameronHerold on Twitter
Excellent list! Thanks for the inclusion and we appreciate the time and effort you invested in putting this together. It saved me (and others here) a lot of time.
@JoeManna – http://twitter.com/JoeManna
Wow, what an awesome list. I follow some of these people already and will need to check out the others. I have lots of visiting to do.
If anybody has or is interested in having a business in China, please follow @paulsalo Asia biz, 20 years exp, currently living in Shanghai. We have a good group of expats here doing all kinds of interesting things.
I am never the type of person to draw undue attention to myself, so please accept this suggestion for an addition to your list as a sincere recommendation.
I work with small businesses in the capcity of CFO. I think we offer a unique and valuable perspective on small business, entrepreneurship, and how to help businesses grow to the next level. We are dedicated to serving entrepreneurs and small business owners, and out content is directed to accomplish that end. Ultimately, we hope to add value to as many of this group as possible.
Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thanks.
Guy Kingston runs a Mind Your Own Business podcast for small businesses and entrepreneurs. You already have it in your list of podcasts.
His on Twitter too: http://www.twitter.com/guykingston
I admire your tenacity in culling this list!
I’d suggest you add author Steve McKee – @WhenGrowthStall – to your list. He’s a marketing expert and columnist for BusinessWeek Online.
@webbmarent is a great resource for small and medium sized businesses. They are marketing experts and I get early information as far as promotional products are concerned. Great company to work with as they understand budgets and relationships. Highly recommended also if you are into gadgets. I think this economy will continue to insist on reaching out to an end client and a promotional item leaves a physical and long lasting impression.
Fantastic list Anita!
Been trough it twice & I can’t find Darren Rowse aka @problogger , so in case he got missed – he get’s my vote!
Thanks to all other commenters too!
Wow, this list is PLATINUM, Tia. For anyone interested, collaboration software Central Desktop recently started Twittering as @centraldesktop
Central Desktop levels the playing field for small companies wishing to do business with enterprise partners and customers.
Again, excellent list!
This is an awesome list! I look forward to picking up good conversations with everyone.
I hope to connect with you all! If anyone wants to follow, I am new to Twitter but I am there so follow me and I’ll follow you.
Anita / All,
Are you aware of any hashtags (#) commonly used for SMB articles on twitter?
For those new to the subject see:
What an amazing list! I just had to re-post via twitter and facebook.
I’m a successful artist-entrepreneur.
I twitter about how my business works.
Rebecca Stees, artyowza.com -@artyowza
@SmallBizExpo is ours
We send out tweets on issues related to entrepreneurship and small business ownership.
Excellent and valuable list Anita.
I’ve found @juntajoe to be useful.
Follow me if you like…
@mpdotcom is designed to help small biz with online marketing.
@mmcallen is our business twitter handle. We tweet about Events & Media. Around 1700 followers.
Grass Shack Events & Media
I have actually built a working prototype to send Brief Notes and create them within your groups.
I plan to add more features to the tool but currently you can check it out with demo account or create your own.
check out getBriefed.net
Don’t forget the MicroBiz Blog network folks: Dawn Rivers Baker @dawnriversbaker Lloyd Lemons @lloydlemons and Jane Chin @janechin
All specialize in Micro Business topics.
Only active the past few weeks, SurePayroll works with small businesses and is now active on Twitter.
@mwitzling – small business and marketing roi
@SusanSBTVcom – Susan Solovic, CEO of SBTV.com – Small Business Television
Please add Us:
Amenamen.com – @Amenamen
Hi Anita –
I would very much appreciate being included the next time you re-issue this list.
I help small businesses with Local SEO and WordPress websites. I’d love to be included in your next list!
Paul Meeting room
Great list I also like @timboreid – he offers great free advice to his followers also has a very practical book on sme marketing called Cha-Ching. We also help SME with free office spaces.Do add us to your list @avantaUK. Thanks once again.
Wow awesome and very useful list. I have been able to move my business on so much by using twitter. The amount of connections you can make there is insane
Anita, seeing your list has finally convinced me that I should get twittering. Here’s my spanking new Twitter ID:
Great list. If you are a small biz owner, please don’t forget to stop by our post and introduce yourself. See the top of the site — most comments. Or just click here:
Also, for those of you wrapping your hands around the quickly moving Twitter-sphere, you’ll want to read this post (and the ones that Anita links to).
As Self awareness is the key quality that leaders must develop as recommended by Stanford Business School Advisory committee I think you need some tweets that are motivational and informational in this field
you could add Bistro Vida in Menlo Park, CA.
Awesome list, Anita. Thanks for putting @smallbusiness on the list. – Rex ( @R )
I heard it only took you a couple of hours to produce this magnificent list.
I am asking to please add @tucsonmerchant to your list. TucsonMerchant is a local small business marketing consultant in Tucson, AZ (works all over).
I second the suggestion for @freshbooks and would like to add a suggestion of @JanetAttard – She is helpful and doesn’t just plug her web site.
I think you should add Devon Callan to this list…he is a credit union SBA sales manager
Imagination Publishing: The leading small business custom content agency in America. Has created small business content for Lowe’s, Wells Fargo, MasterCard, Xerox, Sam’s Club and more
If you are going to have a list of the Ultimate Small Businesses you should have the Ultimate Home Business @David_GBG http://gbgmichigan.com
Would love to be included. We offer up small business marketing advice at the Cat’s Eye Marketing Blog (http://www.catseyemarketingblog.com) and have been marketing small businesses and solopreneurs for 26 years (www.catseyemarketing.com).
My twitter name: @catseyewriter
Not seeing my business on the list: http://www.twitter.com/IllufoxDesign.
Would love to be included on your list for quality invitations and stationery products for all written social needs.
on twitter lettersfrmlilly
Anita — Thank you so much for doing this. Gary
Great info on who to follow! I highly recommend @chazatcaz – Small Business Owner with a business that focuses on promotion of small-medium sized businesses! He’s got it going on!
I am the blogger for the Queensboro Shirt Company. I frequently blog about small business initiatives. Our company is uniquely focused on serving small businesses, helping them acquire custom embroidered and printed apparel and accessories with their business logo.
We require only a flexible four piece minimum. A person could order a jacket, a couple of shirts and a laptop bag with the logo and be ready to play with the big guys, in terms of image.
My twitter handle is @queensboroshirt
Queensboro’s president, Fred Meyers tweets @queensboro_fred
Our blog is http://queensboro.wordpress.com
Our website is http://www.queensboro.com
Terrific resource – thanks! (I assume this is the updated list referred to in your 3/21/09 post, which points back to the 1/20 post.)
Scaling what works for large corporations to create cost effective solutions for small to medium-sized businesses was a lot simpler when all we needed to focus on was PR and advertising in local media outlets, direct mail, websites, e-mail marketing. Now we’re trying to scale the expanding universe of social media, SEO, and CRM. On extremely tight budgets.
Exciting times! Would love to have you add me to the list.
@mashable (pete cashmore)
and maybe me..
Not to blow my own horn, but I am, I help whoever has a Software Project That Sucks. And I make it Not Suck. Easy!
Now if you follow my Tweets, it’s about one third business, one third rants about Obama being too conservative, and one third getting all mushy about my drsweetie. So don’t expect highly filtered all-small-business content!
If you want consistently serious tweets, look elsewhere. If, however, you want entertainment and outrage along with your information, check me out: @MarkWSchumann.
Great list. I’d like to add David Thomas who is really keen on helping small businesses achieve problem free computing.
Great article– thank you!
I tweet PR advice for small businesses.
I tweet about PR for small businesses. @TheBuzzFactory
Scott Fox, Author of Internet Riches
Busy blogging, podcasting, and writing books for small business people about e-commerce startups and online marketing at ScottFox.com and the E-Commerce Success Blog at http://www.scottfox.com/blog_index.html.
Love to meet more of you if you’d like to follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/scott_fox or @scott_fox!
Mine is @mariamarsala I post new videos, radio engagements, classes, etc.
I seem to have attracted a few Internet Gurus to my list.
This Twitter stuff amazes me 🙂
Susan Payton, The Marketing Eggspert
If you have room, I’d love to get on the list. I’m all about marketing and entrepreneurship.
I feel we provide a great service to small businesses, one of the most comprehensive sources of business networking events in the UK.
Stuart Russell, FindNetworkingEvents.com – @findnetworking
I offer information, free tutorials and networking opportunities to the community of new entrepreneurs who need help to start their business and create their job. I am also the author of two new business books (several older ones too!): Whiz Biz in Changing Times and Whiz Teens in Business, to help people create their job by starting a small business. On Twitter, I am @DanielleVallee
Thanks for compiling this list. I’d love to be included in the next publish / update. My firm, SmokeJumper Strategy, is based in Silicon Valley and provides strategy, product innovation and marketing consulting to primarily software and internet companies. In addition to the consulting firm, I run two other small businesses and have used internet marketing successfully for both.
I’m new at tweet. Important for my new start-up music label Morena Records. My debut album June 9!
See you there!
Another great company I came across on tweeter:
Great listing, please add my details, RaaS (resource as a solution) is here to provide the same level of Talent Management Service to Small Businesses, as the big players get.
Talent Resource and Recruitment Training
Also worth adding http://twitter.com/lindaoj, she is a great motivator and has great insights
UK based importer and distributor of Chinese/Lifan motorbikes.
Would love to be included on your list for stationery and invitations and papers for written correspondence.
Don’t miss Professional Web Presence Solutions & Social Networking For Business: Virtually Ready – @virtuallyready
just to let you know that I’m launching http://MyFriendsHotel.com which is a ‘friends of friends’ accommodation network.
It links accommodation between friends and people with common interests.
We’re due to launch the Beta site in early April so please check us out!
Wonderful list. I would add a few:
@marismith – social media maven / guru – queen of facebook and buzz marketing specialist
@virtualpartner – virtual assistant and social media specialist (http://bit.ly/tiffanyodutoye-va-media)
@donnaprice – business success coach
@meredithliepelt – marketing by attraction expert, award winning marketing expert, speaker and author
Wonderful list. Please add @receivables. It’s the account for The Receivables Exchange (http://www.receivablesxchange.com). The Receivables Exchange helps SMBs turn their receivables into working capital.
Great list! Here’s small business marketing site to keep your eyes on! http://23kazoos.wordpress.com
Paul Meeting room
Wow awesome and very useful list. I have been able to move my business on so much by using twitter. The amount of connections you can make there is insane
Jodi L. Jester
Health Insurance for Self Employed People, and Small Businesses
Great collection of interesting Twiples to follow! This list is worth to Tweet and RT.. :)..
Include the first 10 individula followed by Google on Twitter from http://www.imeandmyself.me/first-day-of-google-on-twitter
Would love to recommend @sternalpr @sternalmrkt @smbiz for the small business work they’ve been doing on Twitter.
See also Rabiya Jilani – @bizincubation
@timandren is one of my favorites and shouldn’t be forgotten. I read his blog religiously too. http://blog.timandren.com
this is a great resource… i will be regularly following your posts.. thanks..
Aplus.net, a Web hosting provider, is on Twitter – @Aplus_net
This list is pretty amazing. I’ve started following a bunch of experts from this list and appreciate the insights and ideas.
For those new to the Small Business Trends community, don’t forget to introduce yourself here and if there’s a particular topic or area you’re researching, don’t forget to check out the archives.
Please briefly introduce yourself at this thread:
I’d like to recommend SCORE’s new Twitter account @SCOREMentors. They’ve been very active of late.
Here is one for the list:
Hi Anita –
Hope you add me to the list – thanks!
Thank you putting together this very informative and useful post. One of the best list I’ve seen by far – looking forward for more.
Could someone help me with tweetin our small buisness to potential geothermal heating and cooling clients.
Could someone help me with tweetin our small buisness to potential geothermal heating and cooling clients.
A fantastic list. You may also want to consider adding us to your list: @billblase. Small business marketing and media relations is one of our growing specialities.
Great List! I am following all of them! I manage Sarasota Ford’s Twitter account and we are a small business, here is our info:
Thanks so much!
Memory Imprint Studio @memoryimprint
Thanks for the incredible compilation.
http://www.twitter.com/waprograms — small business distributor program and tips on running a small business.
Yes! Thanks Anita for the great list.
I’ll be sure to check back for updates and pass along…
@spotzero online video and social media marketing for local and SMBs
Also follow @softspotbywozzy
Great article! Guy Kawasaki is the “Twitter King” and I have learned quite a bit from him regarding how to successfully use Twitter to promote my new business. Guy recently gave a seminar in San Diego regarding how to build your business through Social Media. Check it out: http://www.youreeeka.com/content-network/
WELL WORTH the $19.99…..very insightful! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WATCHING THIS….GREAT TIPS!!!!!!!!
@gizzmolink is our twitter name.
Gizzmo Link is a DOT compliant Local & Nationwide Transport company. Any vehicle to anywhere Gizzmo Link with get it there. We offer unbeatable shipping rates for door to door car shipping. Enclosed and Open trailers available. Free Quote Online or By Phone. Instantly chat with a shipping agent online.
@practicalmanife is our twitter name. We are a global network of positive thinkers that write and follow blogs.
Great list, thanks so much for putting this together!
WebPRpro – @webprpro
We are a Transformational Coaching and Consulting Company in Bellingham, WA (and by we I mean the business owner/founder, Jim Bergquist, and myself). We specialize in cultural transformation and self-generative learning for individuals and organizations of all kinds.
bizFutures’ most noteworthy client is Seattle’s World Famous Pike Place Fish Market. Through our coaching they went from a once-dwindling fish stand to being the inspirational business model for an industry of training videos, books, business retreats and workshops. We want to see extraordinary results like these in companies all around the world. In hopes of expanding our client relationships, would you please add us this list? Our twitter name is ‘bizFutures’. Thank you for your time. Take care and be well!
I was reviewing your Ultimate Small Business Twitter list, and like many of your other commentators, I have some suggestions. I was hoping you’d consider both Constant Contact’s technical support @CTCTHelp and corporate handle @ConstantContact as additions. As you know, Constant Contact currently supports more than 300,000 small businesses, associations and non profits connect with their customers, clients and members.
Great list. Thanks for sharing!
thanks for creating this list. Looking forward to all the new people I’m now going to be following. I work for TriNet, a company who offers strategic HR services to small businesses. Would like to nominate our company to be included in your vendor list. We can be found at @trinet.
Just in case you need a small business owning veterinarian in the mix 🙂
Daniel K Johnson
I am giving away free logo animations prizes on my twitter for the next 6 months (starting oct. 09, and maybe even longer). Follow me for more details…
Dan Johnson, Creative Director
Daniel K Johnson
to make it easier here it the direct link:
Nice list. Thanks for sharing.
Great list – hope to be included
Cody Sperber, CEO KleverInvestor.com – @CodySperber
I’ve been working with this one guy, somewhat undiscovered talent, though his cretivity is off the charts. Online marketing/strategy, branding, rep mgmt, affiliate marketing, amongst others. Mainly seems to help small business and self-employed people (plenty of this in LA!)
The Matador Media
Just talk to this guy. Seems to be ahead of the pack and is actually out there implementing this stuff…”walks the walk”. He’s in Los Angeles.
Above and beyond. Great list, thanks for taking the time.
Please add us up! Thanks!
This is why we have a recession. Get off twitter and start making product
Great list, although I thought there would be thousands of names. It would be great to see a list of companies and services offered.
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Please all our following experts to your list!
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List My Business
I run a small twitter list that’s getting popular, for SEO experts. I have added you to the list. I am also following you now. Thanks for the post. @listmybusiness
Anita, your post truly stands the test of time! Over a year later and there are still so many amazingly relevant people both on your list and in the comments to follow! Thanks for starting such a great list.
I will follow these people. Thanks for the info.
I would like to suggest @bixbebiz
Bixbe.Biz: The Verysmart Blog for The Verysmall Business is entirely focused on the (mostly) sole proprietor (mostly) home-based online merchant. Our new blog is geared just for them. Please stop by.
You can find HyperOffice @hyperoffice
Justin Peters JSPetersmach.com @UsedCNC_Machine
Blue Rare Marketing
Blue Rare Marketing is an independent Marketing and Advertising company. We specialize in providing creative Marketing and Advertising strategies and solutions.
Follow us at: http://twitter.com/blueraremktg – @blueraremktg
I would like to suggest us:
Follow us at our product Twitter: http://twitter.com/GameGlide – @GameGlide
And our corporate Twitter: http://twitter.com/GrandView
DJA is a web services provider to small businesses in the UK. Follow us at http://twitter.com/djalondon
A virtual assistant who tweets about business, freelancing, productivity, and social media.
That’s a hell of a list. And it’s a hell of a PR target for half a zillion marketing firms looking for an SEO boost. I’m willing to bet that some folks on it would rather not be there.
That said … I kind of wish we were there. Perhaps we can earn our way on. Our website, Company.com, produces news for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Most of the good stuff is in our Articles section, which is SEO friendly, but not especially pretty yet. We’re going to Tweet out the good stuff as it comes. We’re starting a feature called Startup Boardroom that will post a new interview or blog piece daily from a rotating panel of small business experts and interesting people. We hope you like it.
I really think you should have Home Based Baking which is a website for food entrepreneurs, bakers, cake decorators, food crafters. It is a membership site, but wait, they have a number of free webinars for home food processors who sell locally, so please add them, they have kept me in business, plus to check out the site just ask for a free complimentary membership.
Hi a great list and thanks for including us @rapidbi. As this list was created in 2009, I wonder what this list would look like as we are mid way through 2010. Many on twitter have come and gone.
RapidBI – Business Diagnostic & Health Check Tools
You might consider adding “Amy Letke @IntegrtyHR” to your list. Her company, Integrity HR, posts a weekly Human Resources blog in the Twitter feed with some very helpful HR articles targeted to small businesses. It might seem a bit self promotional, but I do believe the articles are very helpful.
We also hold free events in our area and webinars from time to time.
I would add @scottgingold and @powerfeedback to your list. Great insightful info from both.
Thanks for the list. For those interested on following valuable updates about the Hispanic Market (blogs, articles, news, etc), feel free to follow @HispanicMarkets
Great List Anita, we both follow quite a few names that I have already picked up
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for putting together such a great list Anita, it’s very useful indeed.
I’ve just started my own blog aimed at helping small business owners with their online marketing; http://www.searchblogger.co.uk
Try @BalboaCapital…they are a small business that provides interesting content for other small businesses.
Great list, I am actually already following most of these guys :p. But my favorite out of those has to be Aaron Wall (SEObook), guy is great at what he does.
Great list, glad it only took me two years to stumble on it. Thanks Anita!
I really love Twitter
You missed small business marketing expert Charlie Cook. His site is MarketingForSuccess.com and his twitter username is @charliecookmfs.
VRL Financial News
Hello, Here are some useful twitter accounts for VRL Financial News:
This is a great list, Anita. I found this post via a Google search, but I noticed that the last update was March, 2009. Has this list been maintained and updated somewhere else? It’s a great resource.
This is great, very useful to learn a few social media tips from those who have been tweeting a while. The only suggestion I would have is to set the hyperlinks to open on a new tab/in a new window to make it a little easier to use – and stop people navigating away from the site. But fab anyway!
Thanks for the list. Twitter is definitely an important social networking platform for business owners to utilize in order to promote their business. It’s also a good idea to follow small business owners who tweet interesting things. Social networking is a must for any small business nowadays.
Thanks for the list.
I would like to include RANSON on the list. We’re a company who offer advice on branding and social media to small business. @RansonBranding
This is a great list. I think it will help every one who owns a
business. Katie Hatter
Sr. Vice President
Kid Smart Corp. Florida Brevard County
Fabulous post! Please include me…
This is a great list for small companies, I will definitely use it!
Wonderful list. It will be of great help. I will surely go through the list and understand the way many small business units interact with customers and public.
Please include me https://twitter.com/DataTracksiXBRL
great list please include me too @topstheone
Hi there, brilliant list! Please include me too, we are a Human Resources and Health and Safety firm @Helponyourterms
Thanks for the great list! We are a small business and provide small businesses with embroidered and printed apparel the can give away or use as uniforms. Please check us out:
my twitter is @andrewcallen
Nice list ;)Thanks
this is a great list. only wish i came across it last year 🙂
This is a great list! I wish this could be updated in the future as well. i will keep this page in my favorites.
Even though this list originated in 2009, most of these influencers are still going strong in 2013! For a small business resource, I recommend http://www.PEOcompare.com for anyone looking into using a professional employer organization for outsourcing your HR tasks.
@juntajoe is now @JoePulizzi
and I’m @CriketX
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