Whether it's Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber or Britney Spears, we're generally inundated with tales of tweeting celebs. But do you know the most influential small business people on Twitter? Likely not, which is one of the reasons Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Insights's list is so fascinating.
D&B's methodology is fairly rigorous, delving beyond the obvious metrics.
"It's becoming clear on Twitter that total numbers of followers is meaningless – anyone can get a bunch of followers pretty easily. However, if small business owners can key into a group of true small business influencers, they may discover the tools that can give their businesses a bump," says the company.
For those of you who don't have time to check out the complete list, best-selling author and social media marketing guru @chrisbrogan scored the top spot.
Breathing life into a stale brand
In this blog post from Forbes, find out how a former Coca-Cola executive turned a tired, 90-year-old brand like Radio Shack into a surprise success. His first bold move? Changing the company's name to "The Shack."
For the business bookworms
If you're planning a relaxing summer vacation but want to keep your mind sharp, take a look at Inc.com's list of best-selling business books
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Learn about how some small businesses are treating their employees this summer (and try not to get too envious in the process).
FROM THE ROSB ARCHIVES
In the monthly Report on Small Business series, The Amazing Space, we profile Canadian companies with exceptionally cool workspaces. For those looking for design or reno tips, check out this post from AMEX's Open Forum blog.
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