Judges

Anita Campbell is Publisher of Small Business Trends, reaching 5+ million small business owners and stakeholders annually, and BizSugar, a social media site for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Anita is on the Induction Committee of the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. She was an expert source for the Intuit Future of Small Business Report, and was a long-time board member of NEOSA, the technology network of COSE.org, and the University of Akron's Center for Information Technology and eBusiness. Formerly Senior Vice President and then CEO of a technology subsidiary of Bell & Howell Company, Anita is a frequent speaker who contributes writings across the Web. She is the author of Visual Marketing (Wiley 2011).

Ivana Taylor, Book Editor, Small Business Trends. Ivana is committed to small business growing enough to hire just one more person. She's accomplishing this mission through DIYMarketers.com, a popular online publication of small business marketing advice. She's the founder of Bizapalooza, a virtual event for small businesses and the co-founder of SmallBizOpinions.com, a site where business owner members can get access to data to run their business better. She is a contributing author to the American Express Open Forum and the co-author of Excel for Marketing Managers.

Pierre DeBois, Associate Book Editor, Small Business Trends. Pierre is the founder of Zimana, a consultancy providing strategic analysis to small and medium sized businesses that rely on web analytics and social media data to optimize marketing and online presence. Pierre blogs about web analytics, social media, and related business examples at Zimana Blog.


Martin Lindeskog is the owner of Egoist International Business Coordinator, working as a social media evangelist and trader in matter & spirit. He is providing moral and practical support on new media and business philosophy to sole traders, entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals. He is a numismatist, coin dealer and content creator at Objective Argentum, a blog for coin collectors, gold bugs, numismatists, precious metal traders and silver preppers. Martin is an avid book reader and is writing a book on tea.

Professor M.S.Rao is the Father of 'Soft Leadership'. He is an International Leadership Guru and an internationally acclaimed leadership educator, executive coach, speaker, and consultant. He has 34 years of experience, and the author of 30 books including the award-winning 21 Success Sutras for Leaders. He has been honored as an upcoming International Leadership Guru by Leadership Gurus International and listed as one of the leading achievers around the world in Marquis Who's Who in the World in 2013. He serves as an Advisor and Judge for several prestigious international organizations including Global Leadership Awards, Malaysia.

Carla Jenkins is a Program Analyst with the federal government. Ms. Jenkins earned a BA in International Economics degree from Hiram College and a MBA from Cleveland State University. She also possesses Project Management Professional certification. A Cleveland, Ohio native Ms. Jenkins resides in Washington, DC.

Brian Smith is Senior Managing Partner of Individual Advantages a management consulting company focused on helping small business succeed. He writes often and is regularly seen on BizSugar, EZines as well as at Chambers of Commerce and Industry websites and functions across the United States. Brian also writes regularly for his Blog at www.individualadvantages.com and www.yourbizdr.com.


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