Technology is an even bigger factor in achieving small business goals than ever before. But the explosion of information about so many aspects of technology makes it hard to form conclusions and make decisions about the right tech tools for your business, (especially, if you’re not a techie.) From social media to cloud systems or the best scheduling software there’s lots to choose from. Here are 14 technology experts on Twitter worth your follow.
Pete Cashmore is founder of Mashable, “largest independent online news site dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology.” Mashable provides the latest headlines on those topics in bite-sized summaries with links you can follow for the full story.
Mario Armstrong is America’s TV Tech dude. He’s a Radio & TV Host, and Emmy winner. He is regularly featured on CNN, HLN, TODAY show! and SiriusXM Radio. He’s also a speaker, entrepreneur, and Founder of TechTechBoom! He tweets about technolog,y small business & his busy life! http://marioarmstrong.com
Lisa Barone is well known for making her opinions plain, and for the work she’s done promoting brands as co-founder of Outspoken Media. She regularly writes for smallbiztrends.com on all things tech. She tweets around the clock about social media and internet marketing.
Ramon Ray is a journalist, technology evangelist & editor of Smallbiztechnology.com, author of “Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses” & “Technology Resources for Growing Businesses” and a national speaker. Ramon brings his unique dose of humor, insight and “practical home advise” to thousands of small business owners on technology issues. advice to twitter daily. I love his tweets.
Lena West is CEO and Chief of Influence Expansion is an award-winning social media consultant, founder of the social media course Real Women Do Social Media. Lena is always straight-talking and bold, with a solid technical and practical background to back her up. She writes and tweets about how to use social media for your business needs.
TJ McCue writes for his blog Tech Biz Talk which provides reviews of web-based software (mostly), tips, tutorials, and how-to for the top applications to take your company and business to the next level. He also writes tech reviews for Forbes, Open Forum, Smallbiztrends and Dun and Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com
Cali Lewis Host of GeekBeat.TV, an online news show about technology gadgets and research. The show is downloaded millions of times each month by viewers from around the world. She’s a Tech correspondent for CNN, FOX and Sirius 101’s GeekTime. I think she’s one of the most effective users of Google+ I’ve ever seen.
Veronica Belmont is a San Francisco-based video host of @Tekzilla who made her start with CBS Interactive as an on-air talent and producer. She tweets about gadgets, gaming, video production to her 1 million-plus Twitter following, and blog readers.
Guy Kawasaki,is founder of AllTop, is a venture capitalist and among the best-known brands on Twitter. As the co-founder of AllTop (a collective of headlines of many topics, including tech) and Garage Technology Ventures, Guy is found tweeting about many of the newest gadgets and tech tools to be found online.
Maisha Walker is founder and president of Message Medium, a web design and internet strategy firm for businesses as large as AOL/Time Warner as well as small businesses and solopreneurs. She is known as “The Internet Strategist” at Inc. Magazine. She tweets about her expertise on online business growth and strategy.
Christopher Penn is the Director of Strategy and Innovation at WhatCounts email marketing and co-founder of Chris Brogan’s PodCamp, co-host of Marketing over Coffee, and professor of Internet marketing at the University of San Francisco online. He tweets the five most interesting digital marketing tech news stories he can find every day. His current outlook on the tech and marketing, reviews and interviews with other tech and marketing experts, and more appear at his own blog.
Stanford Smith of Pushing Social is one of the top social media bloggers on Twitter, with constant updates on what works and what doesn’t on WordPress, Twitter and other social media platforms. The Michigan-based VP of Marketing at Fluency Media always has the apps, tools, and gadgets to make social media more productive for your needs.
Adria Richards of But You’re A Girl is a San Francisco-based organic technology consultant and speaker about various tech fields. She helps businesses and other organizations increase productivity and profit from tech tools in daily business operations. She tweets about technology, business, news, and more.
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 Quintessence Multimedia, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. Forbes Magazine named her #1 woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. She hosts #SmallBizChat Wednesdays on Twitter 8-9pm ET for emerging entrepreneurs. She also publishes a resource blog http://www.succeedasyourownboss.com Melinda is also bestseller author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works.