The 2013 Most Influential Small Business Champions Honored at Small Business Influencer Awards Gala

On Thursday, October 17th, the Top 100 Most Influential Small Business Champions of the Small Business Influencer Awards (#smbinfluencer) were honored at an awards gala at CUNY Graduate center in New York City. In addition to the 100 Champions, Honorable Mention and Community Choice honorees were also celebrated, reinforcing the importance of those who work within the Small Business community.

Co-Produced by Small Business Trends and, the Small Business Influencer Awards honors small business influencers across organizations, companies and individuals who are influential to small business in the United States and Canada through the products, services, knowledge or support they provide to the small business market.

“The Award recognizes those organizations and individuals who play crucial roles within small businesses, but are often in the background,” adds Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and co-founder of the Awards. “With small businesses being such a significant part of our business environment, its wonderful see so many individuals and different types of organizations working with the small business market,” adds Campbell.

“The Award is important as the winners and honorees are chosen by the small business community and then an expert Judging panel,” adds Ramon Ray, Editor& Technology Evangelist for and co-founder of the Awards. “To be an influencer size does not matter. You could be a journalist, a boutique consulting firm, small tech company, author or a multi-national Fortune 1000 company. What matters is your impact on small businesses.”

John Lawson, a multiple Top 100 winner and the CEO of ColderICE added, “What we as business owners are doing is important. It’s important as we grow our businesses to look behind us and help the next generation of small business owners see the path to their success.”

This years Top 100 winners included:

To see more on this years winners and others honored at the Gala, click here.

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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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