Join CEO Blog Nation for FREE! If you would like your blog to become a part of our feed and to be searched directly from our site, check out CEO Press (www.ceopress.com), join our community and sign up for one of our low cost subscriptions.
DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR BADGE TO PLACE ON YOUR WEBSITE!! (CLICK HERE)
- A "Small" Business/Organization Blogging (33)
- About Small Business (8)
- Biz Ops (4)
- CEO Blog Nation (12)
- CEO Press (1)
- Finance (16)
- Franchising (0)
- General (25)
- HR (7)
- Legal (3)
- Management (6)
- Marketing, Advertising & PR (88)
- Other Business Blog (18)
- Rockstar (2)
- Sales (2)
- Start Up (7)
- Technology (25)
SmallBizDaily is powered by three people with a passion for entrepreneurship: Rieva Lesonsky, Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton. We met at Entrepreneur Magazine nearly 25 years ago, when Rieva hired the rest of us as editors. We’ve been a great team ever since, so when Rieva decided it was time for her to stop talking about entrepreneurship and start living it, she naturally turned to us to be her business partners.
At SmallBizDaily, we combine our decades of experience reading and writing about entrepreneurship with our new experience as startup entrepreneurs to share our unique take on the world of small business.
Yelp is a website and mobile app that connects people with great local businesses. For customer support, visit yelp.com/support.
Springwise is the global innovation discovery engine. Every day, our team of over 18,000 Springspotters sources the latest innovation, start-up and new business ideas from around the world. We validate, curate and summarize the top three for daily publication — guaranteeing our readers real time, real business inspiration.
Route to Innovation
At Springwise we believe that the route to the finest innovation ideas and creativity on the planet is via entrepreneurs and the businesses they create. We discover and share those ideas with our readers and the people, businesses and institutions who want to be outstanding in their field.
With our network of more than 18,000 spotters in over 180 countries, we are uniquely placed to source the most compelling innovations, new business ventures and ideas in the world.
Every day we receive many, many idea spottings, before our Editorial team selects the very best for publication. We sift, validate, synthesise and summarise, before presenting the top three on www.springwise.com every day.
All of the ideas we feature are real, new, and most importantly, original, which makes us the most relevant source for entrepreneurial ideas worldwide.
Sleeping is optional. Success isn’t.
As a Small Business owner in the City of Alexandria, Virginia, you represent the presence of a vibrant community of more than 5,000 businesses with a strong voice when united. In order to help you profit from this unified communications opportunity (and benefit from the Social Media revolution on the Internet), the blog and blogger consortium, Alexandria Small Business .COMmunity, is here! Headed by Ray Sidney-Smith, the editor of several small businesses’ blogs, small business blogger and technology strategist/presenter at W3 Consulting, Alexandria Small Business .COMmunity will act as a blog hub for all the small businesses in the City of Alexandria, Virginia. It will be as much about Alexandria Small Business as it will be by and for small business in Alexandria. In addition, we will be partnering with Alexandria SBDC, the city’s free, one-stop resource for helping Alexandria small businesses start, manage and grow and other organizations dedicated to supporting economic development for small businesses in Alexandria, Virginia, to post on the blog with timely, relevant information for your small business.
Marketing Agency offering small and mid-sized business marketing consulting and done for you implementation using the Duct Tape Marketing System.
This is where I’m meant to share all the awesome stuff I’ve done so I sound super impressive, and give you a reason to feel you should read this blog, since clearly my achievements demand that.
Here’s the short version. I’m father to two amazing children who make me laugh, cry, hope, fear, anticipate, and cherish every single day. I’m husband to an awesome wife who supports me in more ways than she can ever know, and who I could never repay if I lived a thousand years.
While I blog about marketing and social media and where we’re heading, I also blog about what it means to us as humans. How we can tell better stories; be better businesses; and live better lives. After all, business comes and goes; but we only get one shot at being good people, in life and in business.
I hope you enjoy your time here. And if you want the typical boring About Me stuff, you’ll find it down below.
Boring Professional Stuff
Manager, Social Engagement and Insights at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), driving the development and execution of the social media annual and long range plan for OLG’s iGaming division.
Co-author of Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing, described as “the book that will change the way we do business today”, and recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Books in America by Nielsen BookScan.
Author of The Parables of Business, offering business tips and advice through the art of storytelling. This collection of eleven stories helps business owners build not only their business and brand loyalty, but also employee loyalty and a mindset to do business the right way.
Author of Why Simple Works, a collection of short business tips and thoughts on why you may want to reconsider reinventing the wheel when it comes to your business and products.
Multiple award-winning marketer and blogger; voted one of Canada’s Top 50 Marketing Blog; and won the Hive Award for Best Social Media Blog at the South by Southwest festival.
I’ve delivered results for some of the biggest organizations in technology, digital and consumer, including BlackBerry, British Telecom, Orange, Microsoft Canada, IBM, Ford Canada, FedEX, Scotiabank, Vodafone, Dell and LG Electronics.
I’ve spoken at TEDx, New Media Expo, Social Mix and numerous business conference and events, and am regularly quoted in publications and news media, including Marketing Magazine, Canadian Marketing Association, Toronto Star, CTV News, Globe and Mail, Fast Company and City News Toronto on the topics of influence, social business, data-driven business intelligence and digital marketing.
I live in Burlington, Ontario, with my awesome wife, very funny son, adorable little girl, and two very cute little Chinese Crested dogs.
Notable Mentions and Awards:
– Founder of the 12for12k charity initiative
– Founder of the For Bloggers By Bloggers blogger resource centre
– Co-author, Influence Marketing
– Author, The Parables of Business
– Author, The Little Book of Inspiration
– Speaker at TEDx Ottawa
– Speaker at Social Mix
– Featured in NetGen’s Commitment to Youth
– Featured in the AdAge Power 150 list
– Featured in Marketing in 2010 book
– Featured in Staggering Social Media Insights book
– Featured in Marketing Magazine
– Featured on City News Toronto
– Contributor to Canadian Marketing Association
– Young Entrepreneur Top 10 Marketing Blogs
– One of Canada’s Top 50 Marketing Blogs
– Top Marketing and Social Media Blog 2009
– The Hive Award for Best Social Media Blog
– The PR Reader’s Choice Award for Most Thought-Provoking Blog
– Featured in Cision’s Top 100 Social Media Blogs
– Featured on The Rise to the Top
– One of Cision’s Top 10 Most Influential Independent PR Bloggers on Twitter