2013 Hiscox Small Business Stars

September 18, 2013

See our list of small business stars that you should follow for news, resources and tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The Hiscox Small Business blog is a go-to resource for your business. In addition to our commitment to helping small businesses succeed, there are other experts and advocates that are also dedicated to the success of small businesses.

That’s why we put together the inaugural list of Hiscox Small Business Stars. Connect with these small business stars on social media or visit their websites for helpful information you can use. Is there a small business star that you admire? Leave a comment with your thoughts and we may include them in our next round up of Hiscox Small Business Stars!

Rhonda Abrams is the author of the bestselling book, “Successful Business Planning.” She also writes a small business column for USA Today.

As the Editor-in-Large for Black Enterprise magazine, Alfred Edmond is an advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Visit his Off My Chest blog for small business insight.

Melinda Emerson is known as America’s #1 small business expert.  She is also an author, speaker and small business coach who runs the weekly #SmallBizChat on Twitter.

Hajj Flemings founded Brand Camp University to help entrepreneurs master branding and digital marketing. He champions small business owners using personal branding to grow their businesses.

Adrienne Graham is the founder and CEO of Empower Me! Corporation. She helps small business owners reach their full potential as a business growth strategist.

Alyssa Gregory launched SmallBusinessBonfire.com, to provide tools for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Read Alyssa’s tips from the Hiscox Small Business Start-up Trifecta Series.

Ray Hivoral is the founder of the San Diego Entrepreneur Center, which hosts San Diego Entrepreneur Day. Ray is committed to helping entrepreneurs have the tools they need to succeed.

Kevin D. Johnson is the CEO of Johnson Media, Inc. He’s also the author of The New York Times best seller, “The Entrepreneur Mind.”

IIeana Kane teaches women business owners success strategies. She’s appeared on CNBC sharing small business tips.

Helping people find their life purpose is Edmund Lee’s passion. He helps people navigate the journey of entrepreneurship and is a resource for helping small business owners use social media.

Rieva Lesonsky is the founder and CEO of GrowBiz Media and SmallBizDaily.com, which offers daily ideas, insights, information and inspiration for entrepreneurs.

Gene Marks covers small business issues for The New York Times and is the owner of the Marks Group PC, a firm that provides sales and marketing technology and consulting. Read his insight in the Hiscox Authors Series for Entrepreneurs.

Barry Moltz gets business owners growing by unlocking their potential. Barry is the author of several books, including “Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy.”

Brian Moran helps entrepreneurs and marketers navigate the small-to-midsize business marketplace. Brian’s blog at SmallBusinessEdge.com shares insight from his over 20 years as an entrepreneur.

Erica Nicole is the founder of YFS Magazine, a leading resource for young entrepreneurs to help them achieve their business goals. Erica is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council.

Jared O’Toole and Matt Wilson are the co-founders of Under30CEO.com, a go-to resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners. For business insight, read the site’s latest interview series, Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur.

Ramon Ray is a leading small business technology expert. Small business owners can receive daily tech resources at smallbiztechnology.com.

John Sparks is a small business expert that offers social media and image branding tips. Learn more about using social media to go your small business at OnlineImageWorks.com.

Aniesia Williams is the go-to lady when brands want to expose their product or service to small business owners. She’s also a small business advocate with a passion for women entrepreneurs.

Dr. Letitia Wright is a crowdfunding expert who highlights entrepreneurs and small business owners on her California based television show, Wright Place TV.