SmallBusinessCurrents.com is powered by two people with a passion for small business and entrepreneurship: Rieva Lesonsky and Maria Valdez Haubrich. We’ve been working together for over 30 years, first at Entrepreneur Magazine and then at GrowBiz Media, the company we started nearly 14 years ago.
Small Business Currents is dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs start, grow, and scale their businesses by delivering the ideas, insights, information and inspiration they need.
About Rieva Lesonsky
Rieva Lesonsky is president and CEO of two companies that focus on small business and entrepreneurship—GrowBiz Media and SmallBusinessCurrents.com. She’s a nationally-known speaker, best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and authority on entrepreneurship who has covered the industry for more than 40 years. Before starting GrowBiz Media, she was the long-time editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine. Lesonsky has written several books about small business, including the best-selling Start Your Own Business, and Small Business Hacks: 100 Shortcuts to Success.
Lesonsky served on the Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council for six years and was named a Small Business Media Advocate and a Woman in Business Advocate by the SBA. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization honored her for helping drive “the entrepreneurial revolution in secondary education.” The ASBDC awarded her a “Champion of Small Business” award, and she received the prestigious Lou Campanelli award from SCORE. She was named one of publishing’s top innovators and inducted into the Business Journalists Hall of Fame.
She regularly writes about small business and entrepreneurship for print and digital outlets, has a podcast devoted to small business issues and consults with and produces content for corporations targeting entrepreneurs and small business owners. Rieva@SmallBusinessCurrents.com; (@Rieva on Twitter)
About Maria Valdez Haubrich
Maria Valdez Haubrich is the COO of GrowBiz Media and SmallBusinessCurrents.com where she is responsible for all web content, including coordinating guest posts and scheduling. She is the former Executive Editor of Entrepreneur Magazine, where she worked for over 20 years, developing custom publications, online content and other editorial products for B-to-B marketers seeking to reach small-business owners. She’s adept at everything from printing, design and production to project management, and tech troubleshooting. Write to her at email@example.com. (But not before you check the writer’s guidelines!)
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