Meet the Judges

Judges for the Business Grant Competition

A panel of well-respected, independent small business experts will review the business grant submissions to help select the finalists and winners. They include:

Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends
Anita is CEO of Small Business Trends, providing information and intelligence about the small business market and business trends affecting that market. Her flagship website is the award-winning Small Business Trends, named to the Forbes Best of the Web, a CODIE 2007 finalist, and noted in the Wall Street Journal and MSNBC television.
John Jantsch, Creator of Duct Tape Marketing
John is a marketing and digital technology coach, award winning social media publisher and author of "Duct Tape Marketing - The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide. He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing small business marketing system and Duct Tape Marketing Authorized Coach Network.
Becky McCray, Publisher of Small Biz Survival
Becky writes Small Biz Survival about small business and rural issues, based on her own successes and failures as an entrepreneur. She is also the co-owner of a retail store and cattle ranch, and a consultant for small businesses and city governments.
Donna Ettenson, VP of Operations of the Association of Small Business Development Centers
Donna Ettenson is VP of Operations for the ASBDC, which represents 63 state and regional small business management and technical assistance programs. Previously, she was a consultant for the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center network. She is also a certified Franklin Covey facilitator for The 7 Habits for Managers and Focus workshops.
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