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Rev up your Twitter feed with the addition of these tweeps, who are influencing the business world offline and with 140-character-or-fewer gems every day.
@DanSchawbel: As a personal-branding expert, Dan Schawbel's tweets are read by thousands of corporate employees and entrepreneurs. He also runs Personal Branding Blog and is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a team of fresh-faced entrepreneurs, business owners and thought leaders determined to fight youth unemployment and underemployment.
@SmallBizLady: Melinda Emerson hosts SmallBizChat in which she and her followers discuss varying business topics every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time – all in one thread by using the hashtag #SmallBizChat. She also tweets about startups, social media and how to evolving businesses.
@MarketingProfs: Ann Handley manages MarketingProfs’ account as chief of content. MarketingProfs is an online forum for entrepreneurs, small-business owners and marketers to read about marketing methods. Handley tweets heavily about business-to-business web marketing.
@NateRiggs: Nate Riggs is a communication strategist, who helps businesses learn to use social media tools “as solutions to marketing, public relations, business development, sales, customer service and internal communications.”
@SBStartup: Brooke Howell manages this account. She is a SmartBrief editor, who scours the web for news about small businesses and entrepreneurs. Then, she tweets her favorite discoveries. She builds her knowledge by attending – and tweeting at – conferences and asking thoughtful questions to her followers.
@TweetSmarter: The Twitter handle says it all. If you want to tweet more wisely, follow this account managed by David and Sara Larson. Every day, they provide links about Twitter news and tech support.
@SdEntrepreneur: James Hickey is an internet marketing mentor, whose tweets aid businesses and entrepreneurs understand social media, search-engine optimization, e-mail marketing and video marketing, among other web techniques.
@RachelSterne: Rachel Sterne is a professor at Columbia Business School, a digital media consultant and CEO of GroundReport, a global news website. In 2009, Bloomberg BusinessWeek named her one of “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs” – people who use business tactics to remedy social problems.
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Reach BusinessNewsDaily staff writer Brian Anthony Hernandez at Bhernandez@TechMediaNetwork.com.