Announcing The Small Business Influencer Awards Champions and Honorees for 2014





The Judges for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards have spoken, and the Top 100 Champions have been selected! The list, as always, is a fabulous mix of up-and-comers and well-known small business enthusiasts, as well as companies and members of the media. The Champions were selected by a highly-esteemed panel of Judges based on their involvement and influence in the small business community.

The Awards, now in their fourth year and produced by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology, honor companies, organizations, vendors, apps and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market.

The first two phases of the Awards involved the small business community nominating  those who influenced them, and then picking their choices for Community Choice Honorees.

Here are this year’s Top 100 Champions as well as the Champions under the two special categories of  Best Growth Story and Best Marketing Campaign:



Growth Story Champion

Abe’s Market Grows 4400%

Marketing Campaign Champion

CruiseOne – Shopping Cart Abandonment Email Marketing Campaign

Top 100 Champions

  • Rhonda Abrams
  • Tim Adam
  • Nellie Akalp
  • Steven Aldrich
  • Alibaba.com
  • Appointment-Plus
  • Apptivo
  • B2B Exit Software
  • Cindy Bates
  • Jack Bienko
  • BlogHer
  • BoeFly
  • Norm Brodsky
  • Bo Burlingham
  • business by MILES
  • Chic CEO, Inc.
  • Cisco Small Business
  • Joe Connolly
  • Constant Contact
  • Barbara Corcoran
  • CoxBLUE.com
  • Mike Crandall
  • Colleen DeBaise
  • Dell Center For Entrepreneurs
  • Peggy Duncan
  • Elance
  • Entrepreneur
  • Eventbrite
  • Evernote
  • Loren Feldman
  • Donna Fenn
  • Fishbowl
  • Formstack
  • Duane Forrester
  • Franne McNeal
  • John Frazier
  • Freelancer.com
  • FreshBooks
  • Jason Fried
  • Front Desk
  • Hector Garcia
  • Tiffany Gillespie
  • GoDaddy.com
  • Jay Goltz
  • Gail Goodman
  • Google Apps
  • Tomas Gorny
  • Toni Harris
  • Jared Hecht
  • David Henkin
  • John T. Hewitt
  • Hiscox Small Business Insurance
  • Judy Hoberman
  • HubSpot
  • Inc. Magazine
  • Infusionsoft
  • John Jantsch
  • Martin Jones
  • Ami Kassar
  • Dave Kerpen
  • Karen Kerrigan
  • Rene Lacerte
  • Lead411
  • Michelle Long
  • Gene Marks
  • Clate Mask
  • Laurie McCabe
  • Becky McCray
  • John Meyer
  • Miva Merchant
  • Dominique Molina
  • Gwen Moran
  • Nextiva
  • Nimble
  • OPEN Forum
  • Bob Phibbs
  • Janine Popick
  • Geno Prussakov
  • ReachLocal
  • Carol Roth
  • Sage
  • SCORE
  • Paul Segreto
  • Jennifer Shaheen
  • Lauren Simonds
  • SmallBizClub
  • Paul Spiegelman
  • Square
  • Stitch Labs
  • Steve Strauss
  • Fran Tarkenton
  • Tien Tzuo
  • VeriSign
  • Veteran Owned Business Project
  • Vistaprint
  • Susan Ward
  • Julie Weeks
  • Barbara Weltman
  • Xero
  • Yodle

Honorable Mention

  • CAN Capital
  • Matt Mansfield
  • Silva, Clarissa
  • Vistage International
  • Wagepoint Becomes First Multi-Country Payroll Software

Be sure to view the 2014 Community Choice Winners, too.

Honor the Winners at the Small Business Influencer Gala

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The Top 100 Champions, Honorable Mentions and Community Choice Honorees will be honored at an Awards Gala on October 22, 2014, in New York City. The Gala is being held in conjunction with the Small Business Summit, so attendees get the double benefit of hearing a day of fantastic speakers and networking with other business owners, topped off  with a celebratory event to rally around Small Business Influencer winners.

Everyone is invited to attend both the Summit and the Gala – so come join us!

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Susan Payton - Awards Communication Mgr.


Susan Payton Susan Payton is the Communications Manager for the Small Business Trends Awards programs. She is the President of Egg Marketing & Communications, an Internet marketing firm specializing in content marketing, social media management and press releases. She is also the Founder of How to Create a Press Release, a free resource for business owners who want to generate their own PR.

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