Announcing The Small Business Influencer Awards Champions for 2015

Announcing The Small Business Influencer Awards Champions for 2015

The Judges for the 2015 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 fifth year and produced by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology, honor the 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. The Judges’ role is the final phase.

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

PeopleFoundry Uses Word of Mouth to Achieve 233% Growth

Marketing Campaign Champion

“Redd’s Barbershop & ReachLocal”

Top 100 Champions

  • Abrams, Rhonda
  • Across Healthcare
  • Akalp, Nellie
  • Alonso, Marie
  • American Express OPENForum
  • Attard, Janet
  • B2B Cloud Solutions
  • Bates, Cindy
  • Bellamkonda, Shashi
  • Bienko, Jack
  • Bizzo, Gary
  • Black Enterprise
  • Blasingame, Jim
  • Brown, Angela
  • Business 2 Community
  • Cambry, Emile
  • Cardone , Grant
  • Cisco Small Business
  • Constant Contact
  • ConvergeHub
  • Cortés , Julie
  • Cosper, Amy
  • Cox Business
  • Creditera
  • Dasheroo
  • Davis, Robyn
  • Delaney, Laurel
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Dunlevie, Sue Anne
  • Entrepreneur
  • Frazier, John
  • Funding Circle
  • G2 Crowd
  • Garcia, Hector
  • Gazaway, Tom
  • Gerber, Michael
  • Gerber, Scott
  • Goodman, Gail
  • Grow Map
  • Guidant Financial
  • Hadary , Sharon
  • Hanna, Holly Reisem
  • Hiscox
  • Hoover’s
  • Hubspot
  • iHeartLocal
  • Inc. Magazine
  • Invoice2go
  • Jantsch, John
  • Joseph, Michelle
  • Kasoff, Barbara
  • King, Levi
  • Kovac, Chris
  • Long, Michelle
  • Love, Paris
  • Mahler, P. Simon
  • MailChimp
  • Marks, Gene
  • MavSocial
  • McCabe, Laurie
  • McCloskey, Heather
  • McCormick, Kelly
  • McCullough, Michelle
  • Moore, Pam
  • Moran, Brian
  • Moran, Gwen
  • Morgan, Catherine
  • Mosby, Carolyn
  • Murphy, Anita
  • My Digital Shield
  • Nimble
  • Nolo
  • O’Berry, Denise
  • Osborne, Amber
  • PipelineDeals
  • Prussakov, Geno
  • QuickBooks and Beyond Blog
  • ReachLocal
  • Redmond , Mary
  • Roth, Carol
  • Rowlands, Sharon
  • Scott, Daniel James
  • Segreto, Paul
  • Segura, Nicholas
  • Shane, Deborah
  • Silver, Beth
  • Simonds, Lauren
  • Sklar, Madalyn
  • Social Media Examiner
  • Solovic, Susan
  • Strauss, Steve
  • Sullivan, Ann
  • The Company Corporation
  • Toren, Matthew
  • Vistaprint
  • Weltman, Barbara
  • Wolters Kluwer’s Bizfilings
  • Xero
  • Yancey, Ken

Honorable Mention

Aguiar, John Paul


Basic Blog Tips

Kramer, Bryan

Zepernick , Jaclyn

Be sure to view the 2015 Community Choice Winners, too.


Ivana Taylor Ivana Taylor is the Book Editor for Small Business Trends. She is responsible for directing the site’s book review program and manages the team of professional book reviewers. She also spearheads the annual Small Business Book Awards. Ivana publishes DIYMarketers, where she shares daily do-it-yourself marketing tips, and is co-author of "Excel for Marketing Managers."

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  1. Congratulations to the winners. I hope we can see an in-depth article about some of them.