Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media company specializing in covering small businesses and entrepreneurship. A nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, Lesonsky has been covering America’s entrepreneurs for nearly 30 years.
Before co-founding GrowBiz Media in 2008, Lesonsky was the long-time Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine and author of the bestselling book Start Your Own Business. This experience has given her an inside perspective on what entrepreneurs want, how to connect with them, and how to help them grow successful businesses. Rieva has worked with B-to-B marketers including American Express, Dell, Groupon and many others, and with organizations including ASBDC, SCORE and the SBA, to market to and educate entrepreneurs. Lesonsky received the “Champion of Small Business” award by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and was named one of the nation’s top 100 Small Business Influencers in 2011.