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25 Small Business Resources on Twitter

Providing immediate access to small business experts, Twitter can be a powerful tool for emerging entrepreneurs.

Here is a list of Twitter accounts for small businesses to follow. There are small business writers, established small business news resources, small business training companies, and small business advocacy organizations.

But first make sure you follow us @PracticalEcomm.

Small Business Resources to Follow on Twitter

@barrymoltz. Barry Moltz is a small business consultant, speaker, and author of several books on running a small business. His goal is to get business owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential.

@barrymoltz Twitter site

Barry Moltz @barrymoltz.

@brianmoran. Brian Moran created Small Business Edge, a web magazine dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs. Previously, Brian oversaw the sales development and marketing programs for small business content at the The Wall Street Journal.

@BoBurlingham. Bo Burlingham is the author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big. He is an editor-at-large for Inc. and is a long-time advocate of entrepreneurship.

@CarrieWilkerson. Carrie Wilkerson is an entrepreneurship evangelist and author of The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Achieving Financial Freedom & Being Your Own Boss.

@copyblogger. This is the Twitter site of Copyblogger, a content marketing blog and training company. Get tips and best practices on writing and marketing successful content.

@copyblogger Twitter site

Copyblogger @copyblogger.

@dharmesh. Dharmesh Shah is an entrepreneur, co-founder and chief technical officer of Hubspot, and creator of the blog OnStartups.com. Dharmesh is a particularly good resource if you’re launching a software business.

@DIYMarketers. Ivana Taylor is the expert behind DIY Marketers, providing small business marketing strategies and advice. She provides hands-on tactics for entrepreneurs.

@ducttape. This is the Twitter site for John Jantsch and Duct Tape Marketing, a small business marketing blog and consulting network. Jantsch is the author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Commitment Engine, and The Referral Engine.

@entmagazineamy. Amy Cosper is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. If you’re a ‘trep (i.e., entrepreneur), follow the tweets of the ultimate ‘trep enthusiast.

@EntMagazineAmy Twitter site

Amy Cosper @EntMagazineAmy.

@GoogleRetail. Here is the Twitter account of the Google Retail Team. Get the latest news and data, such as tips on Google Shopping, mobile shopping research, and marketing resources.

@HuffPostSmBiz. Here are the tweets from the small business section of The Huffington Post, the online news site started by Arianna Huffington.

@KarenKerrigan. Karen Kerrigan is the president of the Small Business & Entrepreneur Council, an advocacy, research and training organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship.

@NYTSmallBiz. This is the Twitter account for the small business section of The New York Times. Its stated goal is to be a place where small business owners can “ask questions, get advice, and learn from one another’s mistakes.”

@OPENForum. Here is the Twitter site for OPEN Forum, which posts insights from experts for business owners, by American Express OPEN. Featured series include Inside Successful Small Business, CEO Bootcamp, and Malcolm Gladwell.

@OPENForum Twitter site

OPEN Forum @OPENForum.

@ramonray. Ramon Ray is the marketing and technology evangelist of SmallBizTechnology.com. He is the author of Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing.

@randfish. Rand Fishkin is the CEO and founder of Moz (formerly SEOmoz). He tweets primarily on marketing, search engine optimization, startups, and entrepreneurship topics.

@Rieva. Rieva Lesonsky is a small business advocate, CEO of GrowBiz Media, and co-founder of the SmallBizDaily blog. She is the former editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine.

@SBAgov. This is the official Twitter account of the U.S. Small Business Administration. It features news, tips, and resources for the small business community.

@shoporg. This is the Twitter site for Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation trade association. Get info on digital retail marketing and merchandising, mobile and social marketing, and site design.

@shoporg Twitter site

Shop.org @shoporg.

@smallbizlady. Melinda Emerson is the host of the popular #SmallBizChat, a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. Her blog is SucceedAsYourOwnBoss.com.

@smallbiztrends. Here are the tweets from Anita Campbell and Small Business Trends, an online publication for small business owners that provides news, advice and resources.

@SteveStrauss. Steve Strauss is the senior small business columnist at USA Today. He is the author of 15 books, as well as the syndicated column Ask an Expert. His new blog is TheSelfEmployed.com.

@SteveStrauss Twitter site

Steve Strauss @SteveStrauss.

@TwitterSmallBiz. This Twitter’s account for its small businesses department. Get tips on Twitter basics, best practices, help with promotional tactics, and success stories.

@VanessaOConnell. Vanessa O’Connell is the founding editor of the Startup Journal from The Wall Street Journal, which tweets @WSJstartup.

@WSJsmallbiz. This is the Twitter account of WSJ Small Business, which tweets small business news updates from The Wall Street Journal.

@WSJsmallbiz Twitter site

WSJ Small Business @WSJsmallbiz.

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Comments ( 3 )

  1. Rieva Lesonsky January 6, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for including me in this list. I found several new people/groups to follow.

    Happy New Year.

  2. G.B. Oliver January 6, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for the list. I also am on Twitter with my blog posts and trend info for small businesses selling online. I hope you will check me out @AttentionGet (short for Attention Getting Marketing)

  3. Barry Moltz January 9, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for including me!

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