About Anita

Anita Campbell 2010 Welcome. My name is Anita Campbell.

I am the Founder, CEO and Publisher of  Small Business Trends and associated online publications, communities and newsletters.

You probably want to know something about me. So excuse me while I talk about myself in the third person for a while in my Biography.

Biography of Anita Campbell

Anita Campbell has been an entrepreneur at heart her entire life. A lawyer by training, she has a wide range of interests, as reflected in her varied background in banking, information technology, human resources, marketing and eCommerce.

She is a business speaker, analyst, publisher and writer. Widely regarded as an  authoritative voice on small business issues, Anita publishes several successful online media properties reaching more than 6 million small business owners annually.  She also shares her voice on the OpenForum.com and is an invited contributor at the SBA.gov Community site, among others.

Anita Campbell is the CEO of  Small Business Trends LLC, a media and information company. In that role she closely follows trends in the small business market and trends in technology.

Before starting her entrepreneurial journey she held various executive positions in the corporate world. She was a senior executive with Bell & Howell Company, including serving as CEO of a technology subsidiary of Bell & Howell.

Today her focus is on growing her online publications and communities.

Anita as a Small Business Authority

Ms. Campbell’s expertise has been noted or her opinion quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and countless other media.

Her popular web publication, Small Business Trends, is regularly noted as a rich informational resource. In 2005 and again in 2008 the site won the Forbes “Best of the Web” distinction for small business blogs. The site also has been highlighted or profiled in the Wall Street Journal (2007), on MSNBC’s “Your Business” show as Website of the Week, and was a CODIE 2007 Finalist.

Ms. Campbell has served on numerous Boards, including the Advisory Board for NEOSA (the technology arm of COSE, a 17,000-member small business organization); Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for the Center for Information Technology and eBusiness at the University of Akron; and the Board of NorTech.

Ms. Campbell holds a B.A. from Duquesne University and a J.D. from the University of Akron Law School. She also completed the Leadership at the Peak Program at the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Executive Program at the University of Michigan Business School.

She is the co-author of Visual Marketing: 99 Proven Ways for Small Businesses to Market with Images and Design (Wiley 2011).

She appears on countless Top Lists, including:  3 Forbes lists of women in social media:  the 25 Most Influential WOMEN Tweeting About Entrepreneurship, the 20 Best-Branded Women on Twitter, and 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter.  She was also named as one of Hubspot’s 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter.

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