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