Follow Your Favorite Small Business Trends Authors on Google+

Small Business Trends has a large team of writers and experts who bring their small business experience to the articles you find here each week. Most are entrepreneurs themselves and offer unique insights into the world of business ownership.

If you’re interested in learning more about them, follow your favorite Small Business Trends authors on Google+.

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Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends Founder and Publisher

Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends. She shares a variety of articles from the site as well as other reputable business publications.

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Ivana Taylor, DIY Marketers

A recognized expert on DIY marketing, Ivana Taylor shares marketing strategies on her site,, and shares related content from a variety of sources on her Google+ page.

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Margie Zable Fisher, Zable Fisher Public Relations

Margie Zable Fisher works with small businesses as the President of Zable Fisher Public Relations, and uses her Google+ page to share some of her expertise in areas like publicity and marketing.

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Shawn Hessinger, Small Business Trends Editor

Journalist and Small Business Trends Editor Shawn Hessinger uses his Google+ page to share a variety of news and updates from the tech and business worlds.

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TJ McCue, Q4 Sales

TJ McCue is a business advisor and content writer for multiple business related websites. His Google+ page consists of links to his various articles, product reviews, and other resources from around the Web.

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Sramana Mitra, 1M/1M

Sramana Mitra’s global virtual incubator, 1M/1M (One Million by One Million) aims to help a million entrepreneurs reach $1 million in revenue. On her Google+ page, she shares news and updates related to startups, social media, technology and more.

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Rieva Lesonsky, GrowBiz Media

Rieva Lesonsky has been covering small business and entrepreneurship for over 26 years with her content and consulting company GrowBiz Media, Entrepreneur Magazine, and other online and print media outlets. Her Google+ page is a mix of posts about entrepreneurship, tips, success stories and more.

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Deborah Shane,

Deborah Shane’s career background has included transitions through several industries including entertainment, education, sales and media. Now, she works to guide others through career transitions through her writing, speaking, and social media content including her Google+ page.

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David Wallace, SearchRank

Search engine and social media marketing expert David Wallace is the Founder and CEO of SearchRank. He shares a variety of resources on his Google+ page related to search engines, marketing and current events.

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Amie Marse, Content Equals Money

Content Equals Money is a small content generation firm founded by Amie Marse, who shares a wide variety of photos, videos and links on her personal Google+ page.

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Drew Hendricks, Tech and Business Writer

Seattle based entrepreneur Drew Hendricks writes articles related to business, technology and environmental issues for a variety of publications. He shares those articles, along with links to other online resources, on his Google+ page.

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William Johnson, Big Eye Deers

Web designer William Johnson shares a variety of resources on his Google+ page, including those related to SEO, social media and Web design.

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Mark Anderson, Andertoons

Mark Anderson is the man behind Andertoons cartoons. He shares links to posts about business and pop culture, along with his own work on his Google+ page.

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Jeanne Bliss, CustomerBliss

Jeanne Bliss is a writer and customer loyalty expert who founded to help businesses create a better customer experience.

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Laura Leites, L2 Event Production

Laura Leites is an event planner who has worked on small business events including the Small Business Influencer Awards, The Small Business Summit, the Small Business Technology Tour and more live and virtual events.

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Diane Helbig, Seize This Day Coaching

Business Coach Diane Helbig works with budding entrepreneurs, people in career transition and anyone looking to improve their business or professional skills. Her Google+ page is a compilation of professional tips, business articles and other online resources.

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Megan Totka, Chamber of Commerce

Megan Totka is the Chief Editor for, a site that provides resources and news aimed at small businesses.

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Robert Ottinger, Ottinger Firm, P.C.

Lawyer Robert Ottinger specializes in employment related matters for executives and employees. His Google+ page includes a mix of legal resources and entertaining photos and videos.

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Nellie Akalp, CorpNet

Nellie Akalp is the CEO of CorpNet, a legal document filing service for businesses. Her Google+ page focuses on legal issues, business tips and even tax information.

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Brent Leary, CRM Essentials

CRM expert Brent Leary uses his Google+ page to share updates related to all things business and technology.

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Pratik Dholakiya, The 20 Media

Pratik Dholakiya is the Founder of The 20 Media, a content marketing agency specializing in content & data-driven SEO and PRmention, a digital PR agency. He regularly speaks at various conferences about SEO, Content Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Digital PR. Pratik has spoken at 80th Annual Conference of Florida Public Relations Association, Accounting & Finance Show, Singapore, NextBigWhat’s UnPluggd, IIT-Bombay, SMX Israel, SEMrush Meetup, MICA, IIT-Roorkee and other major events. As a passionate SEO & content marketer, he shares his thoughts and knowledge in publications like Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, The Next Web, YourStory and Inc42 to name a few.

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Susan Payton, Egg Marketing & Communications

Susan Payton is the President of content marketing firm Egg Marketing & Communications. On her Google+ page, she shares links relating to all things business and marketing from a variety of online sources.

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Timothy Carter, Nimlok

Timothy Carter has more than 14 years of experience working with businesses about online marketing. His Google+ page contains business tips ranging from online marketing to trade show strategy.

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Jon Gelberg, The Dilenschneider Group

Jon Gelberg is a pricipal at The Dilenschneider Group, an NCY based communications and PR agency. He’s written and spoken about content marketing and public relations on a number of publications and forums.

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Jennifer Shaheen, The Technology Therapy Group

Instructor Jennifer Shaheen teaches entrepreneurs about the value of Web design and social media marketing with her company, The Technology Therapy Group. Her Google+ page includes links to a variety of online sources covering business and technology news and tips.

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Ann Smarty, My Blog Guest

Ann Smarty is the owner of My Blog Guest, a service that connects blog owners with guest bloggers. She’s also worked on a number of other projects related to blogging, SEO and Internet marketing.

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Joel Libava, The Franchise King

Franchise expert Joel Libava uses his Google+ page to share tips and resources related to all aspects of running a franchise business.

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John Follis, Big Idea Video

John Follis shares his expertise in video creation and marketing on Small Business Trends and other forums. On his Google+ page, he shares updates from his company, Big Idea Video, as well as other marketing and online video related links.

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Curt Finch, Journyx

Curt Finch is the CEO of Journyx, a company that automates payroll, billing and cost accounting. His Google+ page is a mix of business links, photos and videos and other updates.

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Amanda DiSilvestro, Higher Visibility

Amanda DiSilvestro has written for nearly 250 blogs across the Web and specializes in all aspects of SEO. She shares updates about SEO, writing and online marketing on her Google+ page.

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Shashi Bellamkonda, The Bozzuto Group

Shashi Bellamkonda specializes in social media and digital marketing with the Bozzuto Group and also runs a blog and serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He shares business updates, events and photos on his Google+ page.

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Robert Brady, Righteous Marketing

Robert Brady specializes in pay-per-click (PPC) marketing with his company Righteous Marketing. His Google+ page is a compilation of updates from his business and other online sources.

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Barbara Weltman, Big Ideas for Small Business

Author and Attorney Barbara Weltman uses her expertise in tax, law and finances to share resources and tips with small businesses both in her online writing and newsletters, and on her social media pages including Google+.

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Yaniv Masjedi, Nextiva

Yaniv Masjedi is the Vice President of Marketing at Nextiva. He shares company updates, news and marketing tips on his Google+ page.

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Tom Gazaway, Hawkeye Management

Tom Gazaway’s Hawkeye Management provides small business loans and working capital solutions to small businesses. He is well known for being a FICO scores expert and other issues relating to business credit.

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Rohit Arora, Biz2Credit

Rohit Arora is an expert in small business finance and the Founder of Biz2Credit. The company shares tips, financial information and links to other online resources on its Google+ page.

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Chris Miles, Miles Technologies

Chris Miles is the Founder of Miles Technologies, an IT consulting, software, Web design and online marketing firm. The company’s Google+ page shares blog posts related to social media, software updates and other tech tips aimed at entrepreneurs and professionals.

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Mark O’Neill, Small Business Trends Writer

Freelance writer Mark O’Neill shares his expertise on business and tech through a number of different online publications. His Google+ page is a mix of links to his posts, business tips, photos and videos.

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Geno Prussakov, AM Navigator

Affiliate marketing expert Geno Prussakov uses his Google+ page to share updates ranging from business event announcements to links to affiliate marketing resources.

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Cathy Larkin, Web Savvy PR

Cathy Larkin is the owner of both Web Savvy PR and Keep It Simple Web Design. Both companies aim to understand and make use of technology and online tools like social media.

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Joshua Sophy, Small Business Trends Writer

Joshua Sophy is a staff writer for Small Business Trends who shares a wide array of small business and technology news on his Google+ page.

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Ivan Widjaya, Previso Media 

Ivan Widjaya is the Founder and CEO of online marketing agency Previso Media and several small business blogs such as Noobpreneur and Biz Penguin. His Google+ page consists of links to small business articles and resources from a variety of sources.

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Annie Pilon, Small Business Trends Writer

And lastly, I’m Annie Pilon. My Google+ page is a compilation of feature posts from Small Business Trends and other links and personal updates.

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Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

14 Reactions
  1. Seems Google+ is getting more and more popular with fellow authors & bloggers! I’ll have to check you guys out sometime.

    • That’s right. I like Google + because of its personal feel. Unlike other social updating sites that has an alienating air, Google + is more like family. You follow people who are close to you and people whose updates you really want to see.

    • Thanks for the comments! Yes, it does seem like it’s getting more popular – I’ve had one forever and am just starting to really use it myself.

  2. Great job Annie. G+ is by far the fastest growing and most impactful for small business connection building other than LinkedIn. I’m committed to it more this year.

  3. Gosh….

    Even if I wasn’t included in this graphically-amazing post, I’d still tell you this:

    Great job!

    Google+ headers are pretty amazing when they’re stacked up like this.

    Appreciate the mention.

    The Franchise King®

  4. Joel: Nice collection of authors! 🙂 I add my Google+ in my name in order to continue the thread… 😉

  5. Is it possible to add all authors into one circle in one move?

  6. Hi Martin, a great idea! I just created a circle and posted it on G+. Here’s link so you can easily add this circle to follow:

    Annie P, great idea to create this post. Some impressive authors to say the least. Now, we just have to get some of those “light users” of G+ to get more active.

    Cheers, Grant
    PS. I added Martin to the circle as well… since he’s a fantastic “contributing author” in various comments

  7. Martin Lindeskog

    Grant: No worries. There are so many authors on this site, so it is hard to include everyone. I am not a regular contributor, compared with others in the compilation.

    Thanks for your encouragement! 🙂