- Scott Cook (Intuit co-founder)
- Brad Smith (Intuit CEO),
- Michael Dell (Dell Computers)
- Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
- Richard Branson (founder of Virgin businesses)
- and lots more
You can vote every 24 hours (via cell phone too) until August 5 and it just takes a click to vote. Help me by bookmarking the page, voting for me every 24 hours. Please help me be one of the winners this year. After all, I could win bragging rights and a shiny new badge for my website!
Thank you for your support and continued voting until August 5. Click the Vote badge on this blog post or on the right side of my website to Vote. Here’s the press release with more details:
Cleveland, OH, July 19, 2012 – Michelle L. Long, CPA, MBA has been nominated for a 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in the category of Experts.
The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market.
The Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses – those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful.
Says Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards along with Ramon Ray of SmallBizTechnology.com, “Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background. Many of the nominees are themselves small business owners, entrepreneurs or small businesses. The impact of the Awards goes well beyond nominees, however – the awards also encourage and excite the nominees’ employees. The Awards are intended to provide that added little boost in motivation and morale that can make a big difference in results. Being nominated also distinguishes the nominee from competitors, and in that sense can lead to competitive advantage.”
About Michelle Long – Long for Success, LLC
As a small business owner for over 20 years, Michelle Long is dedicated to serving and supporting small businesses. As a CPA with an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Michelle shares her knowledge and expertise to help small businesses succeed. In recognition of her dedication to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners, Michelle was named a Financial Services Champion of the Year by the Small Business Administration. Additionally, Accounting Today named her one of ‘10 Women who Inspire a Profession’. She has been mentioned in the New York Times, Inc.com, Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, WebCPA and more.
Michelle is an author, speaker, consultant and owner of Long for Success, LLC specializing in QuickBooks consulting / training and helping small business owners start and grow their business. She has helped hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs with their business plans as a Certified FastTrac Facilitator and Coach for The Kauffman Foundation.
Presenting seminars since 2000, Michelle helps thousands of people learn how to use QuickBooks. She has recorded QuickBooks training videos and presents webinars targeting small businesses for Intuit, Staples, Office Depot & more. Michelle is the author of two books: How to Start a Home Based Bookkeeping Business & Successful QuickBooks Consulting. Michelle is a national trainer for Intuit & creates courses for Intuit Academy. Her Linkedin group is a great resource with over 15,000 members.
About the Small Business Influencer Awards
The Small Business Influencer Awards, now in their second year, enable the small business community to nominate and show their support for those that influence and support them. The Awards have an open nomination period, followed by community voting, and then a judging period by a group of industry-knowledgeable judges.
The Small Business Influencer Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, serving over 4,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually, and SmallBizTechnology.com, a media company that produces online content and live events educating small and mid-sized companies on how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses. The Awards can be found on the Web at: SMBInfluencers.com.
BlackBerry is the title sponsor of the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards.