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Ross Kimbarovsky @rosskimbarovsky Dressses Down for Small Business Dreams

Ross Kimbarovsky BizSugarRoss Kimbarovsky could tell you about his passion for entrepreneurship. He could (and does) talk often about the drive to create better value for his clients and customers. But another reason Kimbarovsky teamed up with co-founder Mike Samson in 2007 to launch crowdSPRING, a platform connecting entrepreneurs with freelance designers and writers, had to do with the dress code. "We discovered that entrepreneurs, businesses and agencies …

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Adam Connell @adamjayc Goes from Guitarist to Guru

adam ConnellAdam Connell's career didn't start out like most in the marketing field. Today, he's the operations manager for a U.K. based marketing agency UK Linkology and runs the website Blogging Wizard. But there was a time when Connell imagined a very different future for himself in the world of music. "My background is actually in music production, I started playing guitar at the age of 13, later on I started playing the drums, bass guitar …

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Belinda Weaver @copywritemattrs Offers Words of Wisdom

BelindaWeaverBelinda Weaver offers words of wisdom for your small business marketing. In 2009, Weaver started Copywrite Matters in order to help other small business owners achieve a level of control, flexibility and freedom over their marketing content. Weaver says she came to marketing late in her career. "I actually started my career in IT and when I discovered marketing, I knew it was something I should have been doing all along," Weaver …

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Ryan Donegan @ryanpdonegan Rocks Digital Marketing Possibilities

RyanDoneganizSugarFrom the beginning of his career creating marketing for local station WBRZ-TV in his native South Louisiana, Ryan Donegan has understood that the media is the message. Now as communications manager for Column Five, a small advertising agency based in Southern California, Donegan brings this realization to his team as they create powerful infographics and other maximum impact marketing efforts to bear for clients. In fact, Column …

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Cate Costa @cate_costa Combines Passions for Entrepreneurship, Travel

CateCostaIf there's one thing Cate Costa loves as much as helping entrepreneurs, it's being on the move. Now, in her own words, "fully mobile," Costa mentors startups from her website, CateCosta.com, as she travels the world through Latin America and beyond, exploring entrepreneurial ecosystems or traveling just for pleasure. "Both of my parents are business owners and growing up seeing the autonomy they had compared to that of a typical …

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Shane Gibson @ShaneGibson Takes Social Marketing to a Global Audience

ShaneGibsonBizSugarIf you have any doubts about the power of social media as a global marketing tool, just talk to Shane Gibson. As an international speaker, trainer and author, Gibson has built a career on the power of social media, even if he started his career in very traditional marketing and selling. "It’s the future of business and so many companies are struggling with how to really use it profitably,” Gibson acknowledges. For all his …

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Laura Petrolino @lkpetrolino Helps Businesses When Pigs Fly

LauraPetrolinoHeadshotOkay, we know how that sounds, but just listen for a minute. Laura is in the business of making the impossible happen. As she tells it, she launched her communications and business development firm Flying Pig Consulting several years back specifically for that purpose. "The firm is based around the belief that with the right tools and strategy, any organization can beat the odds, defy the rules and ‘fly’ despite the obstacles …

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Paul Cox @SpinLessPlates Offers Business in a Bag

PaulCoxPhotoPaul Cox was looking for a way to cut back on the hours he was spending on his business. Like many entrepreneurs, Cox loved his business but, with a family on the way, was looking for options to spend more time at home. "I’ve run my own business since 1997," says Cox. "I just love the freedom and flexibility that it offers and I relish being the creator of my own destiny." Both Cox's instincts as an entrepreneur and his yen for …

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Jenn Herman @jennherman31 is All About Social Media

JennHermanShe may work as a full-time director of marketing by day. But in her spare time, Jenn Herman likes teaching small business owners all about social skills...social media skills that is. Herman works for a San Diego Aerospace maintenance company. "So, I do social media as much as possible at work all day and then I come home and blog and network on multiple social media sites after work," she explains. She started her own blog, …

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Larry Keltto @Larry_Keltto Flies Solo in Entrepreneur Life

LarryKelttoBizSugarFor Larry Keltto, entrepreneurship was a choice. After getting married in 1993, Keltto discovered the hours of a full-time journalist no longer suited his new life. Striking out on his own, he founded Straight River Media with just a computer, a laser printer and a book on Quark Express. "The term content marketing didn't exist in 1993, but it was the company's foundation -- in the form of print newsletters that I created for clients," …

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