Small Business Gurus on Twitter

People use Twitter and other social media for a variety of reasons. Some of you like to share information, including every thought that comes into your head, some of you like to market your latest e-book or must-have technology, and some of you like to stalk celebrities like Kanye West.

Twitter is where I learn how to do things. I have found so much advice, encouragement and motivation from the people that I follow, I feel like I should be paying something to belong to this online community. It can be especially useful to people who are launching or growing a small business. If you possess an entrepreneurial spirit and you want to turn your ideas into profit, make sure you are following these small business gurus.

@smallbizlady. Melinda Emerson has been ranked by Forbes as the Number One small business woman entrepreneur. She has written a book on starting a small business called Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, and hosts a small business online chat. Her expertise in start-ups and social media make her a must-follow.

@GordonDeal. Gordon Deal is the host of The Wall Street Journal This Morning on the radio, and also runs The Wall Street Journal Small Business podcast. His tweets are always full of information and articles that help small business owners. I especially liked his advice on improving your small business website.

@thebizguy. This is Adam Toren, who is an author, entrepreneur and investor. He also mentors many small business owners and inspires people to think big. Check him out on Twitter, or one of his small business websites – and (stands for small business big vision).

@mattwilsontv. If you are young and full of ideas, follow Matt Wilson. He co-founded Under30CEO, a media company that advises and works with entrepreneurs who are under 30. His tweets are personal, informative and occasionally hilarious.

@lizstrauss. Liz Strauss is an influential blogger and social business expert. As the founder and CEO of SOBCon, she helps small businesses interact with their customers in new ways. She is also a teacher, speaker, and community activist who is in high demand.

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