25 Business Women to Follow on Twitter

As many of you know, I think Twitter is a fantastic social media tool to grow a small business brand.  There are many fabulous people who I’ve met online and these ladies are a special group of women who handle business in a way that I respect and admire.  I thought that I would share them with you so that you would know who I follow on Twitter.  If you follow me @smallbizlady you will often see me “retweet” information from these ladies:

@Smallbiztrends Anita Campbell, Editor Smallbiztrends http://www.smallbiztrends.com

@DawnRiversBaker  Dawn Rivers Baker, Editor The Microbusiness News Journal http://blog.microenterprisejournal.com/

@thebossnetwork Cameka  D. Smith Founder  of http://www.thebossnetwork.org/ Great site for women of color and all women in business

@Holly_hanna  Holly R. Hanna  Founder of http://www.Workathomewoman.com , a solid resource for WAH Moms and all business women

@ithinkbigger Kelly Scanlon National Chair, National Association of Women Business Owners http://www.NAWBO.org

@paulag01 Paula Gregorowicz Life Coach/Blogher Blogger http://www.thepaulagcompany.com

@bizauthor Stephanie Chandler Author/Speaker/Business Coach http://www.stephaniechandler.com She wrote one of my favorite books;  Entrepreneur to Infopreneur

@elenaverlee  Elena Verlee is a PR expert for small businesses http://www.prinyourpajamas.com

@darnyellejervey She’s the passion to profit coach http://www.darnyellejervey.com

@currentmom Katherine R. Lewis, editor of www.Currentmom.com Sunday is the day they focus on business, but they always have great info on the other days too.

@womanzworld Natalie Sission Founder of http://womanzworld.com/ great resource for female entrepreneurs

@shessothere Sweetie Berry High-level strategist and southern powerhouse for women with an emerging brand. http://www.shessothere.com

@cathywebsavvypr Cathy Larkin is a social media strategist and co-host of #Smallbizchat http://www.websavvypr.com

@indiebusiness Donna Maria Johnson Coles is A Small Business Blogger and Founder of the Indie Beauty Network http://www.indiebusinessblog.com

@simplicityinc A. Michelle Blakeley Micro Business Therapist and Blogger www.simplicityinc.com

@kgreenstreet  Karyn Greenstreet  business coach and queen of mastermind groups http://www.passionforbusiness.com

@richelleshaw Richelle Shaw is millionaire business coach and email marketing genius http://www.richelleshawmarketing.com/

@sueyoungmedia blogger/communications consultant http://getinfrontcommunications.com/

@CEOtoday Tachelle Daniels hosts CEO Today on Blogtalkradio–always an informative show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ceo-today

@merylkevans Meryl K. Evans is s professional writer/blogger on small business, technology and writing. http://www.meryl.net

@pamperry Pam Perry PR coach and amazing book publicist http://www.brandingsuperstar.com

@janeoutofthebox  Michele DeKinder-Smith Marketing research expert and creator of http://www.JaneOutoftheBox.com

@ZimblerMiller Phyllis Zimbler Miller Power marketing and social media coach www.MillerMosaicLLC.com

@lenawest Lena West Social media strategist/blogger www.xynomedia.com

@allyson7minutes Allyson Lewis Productivity Expert/Author, 7 Minute Difference http://www.7minutedifference.com

For more tips on starting or growing your small business subscribe to Melinda Emerson’s blog at www.succeedasyourownboss.com

Melinda F. Emerson, known to many as SmallBizLady is one of America’s leading small business experts. As a seasoned entrepreneur, professional speaker, and small business coach, she develops audio, video and written content to fulfill her mission to end small business failure.  As CEO of MFE Consulting LLC, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. She has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Tavis Smiley Radio Show, in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and Black Enterprise Magazine. She hosts #SmallBizChat weekly on Twitter for emerging entrepreneurs and publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com Melinda is also the author of the national bestseller Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works. (Adams Media 2010)


  1. says

    Melinda- I am quite honored to be included with these fine other women on your list! Thank you so much for all that you do, and in helping us to raise the business bar, online and offline. It’s a pleasure to know you.

    • Melinda Emerson says

      Hi Michelle—

      Thank you for leaving a comment. I will soon do a list on my favorite business journalists on Twitter.

      My best to you.
      Melinda Emerson

  2. Silvia says

    These all seem like great businesses to follow. What a great idea! I hope many people find this blog useful to them. I really enjoy reading your blog and updates – I’m the owner of a blog dedicated to women interested in Small Business branding and Solopreneurs. The URL is MyMagneticBlog.com. We would love for you to visit and give your feedback. Thanks and have a nice day,

    • Melinda Emerson says


      I wanted to highlight women who are doing amazing things on Twitter. I am glad you found the list helpful.


  3. says

    Melinda, what a great resource! I have just followed all of your recommendations. It is a great honor to be included in your list. Twitter is a wonderful way to share content with others. As a speaker and writer on time management and productivity I look forward to connecting with many of your friends to share ideas and learn from their expertise.

    Allyson Lewis

  4. Ana Dowland says

    You are quite a remarkable lady! Big congrats in your well deserved and earned recognition! Very Kind Regards,

    Ana M. Dowland

    Assistant Vice-President, Administrative Services

    First Atlantic FCU

    468 Industrial Way West

    Eatontown, NJ 07724

    Phone: 732-380-3603 / Fax: 732-380-3638

    Mobile Phones: 732-768-1205 / 732-997-9877

    E-mail: anad@fafcu.comanama_dowland@hotmail.com

    Website: http://www.fafcu.com

    • Melinda Emerson says

      HI Lisa–

      Thanks for your comment. I thought it was important to recognize women who are amazing and use Twitter very effectively.

      My best to you.
      Melinda Emerson

    • Melinda Emerson says


      I like your website for young professional women. I would love to be a resource to your site for young women who want to start small businesses. Lets talk about it.

      Continued success,

  5. says

    Great list. I followed you on twitter @MWYTsocialmedia and I already followed many of ladies you mentioned since I also tweet small biz tips! Thanks again.

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  1. [...] Everybody’s got their own pick. Here’s Melinda Emerson a.k.a. “SmallBizLady” with her own curated list of 25 women she follows on Twitter and thinks you should too. These are the women Emerson says handle business in a way she respects and admires. How about you? Who are your favorites? Building Your Business [...]

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