Every business owner knows that entrepreneurs are more successful when they lean on one another for support. One important tool for finding that support is Twitter, which has a huge community of entrepreneurs and leadership experts offering their expertise, 140 characters at a time. If your business strategy could use some help, or if you just want some bite-size pieces of startup advice, check out these 25 Twitter accounts about entrepreneurship.
@AMAnet (American Management Association)
Management development is an important issue for all business owners. If you’re looking for a reliable resource for leadership, business strategy, hiring and more, join the American Management Association’s 288,000 Twitter followers. This account shares articles from around the Web on a wide range of business topics to help you succeed. Follow @AMAnet
@AmexOPEN (American Express OPEN)
As the founding company of Small Business Saturday and the nationwide CEO BootCamp events, American Express’ small business arm OPEN knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. The company has carried the conversations from its online community OPEN Forum over to Twitter, where its 202,000 followers can “tap into the collective ingenuity of other business owners.
@CEORealTalk (CEO Real Talk)
Run by female founders Garnett Newcombe and Kay Woods, CEO Real Talk aims to “empower entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to maximize growth.” With 2,300 followers, this growing account is a fantastic resource for all aspiring entrepreneurs, especially women. Follow @CEORealTalk
@ChelseaKrost (Chelsea Krost)
For aspiring millennial entrepreneurs, few Twitter accounts provide as much insight as Chelsea Krost’s. The millennial spokesperson, brand consultant and TV/radio talk show host dispenses her business and branding wisdom to her 117,000 followers through daily tweets and during her weekly Twitter chat.
@Cindy_Bates (Cindy Bates)
Cindy Bates tweets “at the intersection of small business and entrepreneurship, technology and trends.” Although she currently serves as the vice president of small to midsize businesses at Microsoft, you won’t just find corporate content here. Bates shares a wide range of articles, resources and practical advice with her more than 4,700 followers. Follow @Cindy_Bates
@cozmodiva (Jennifer Nguyen)
Marketing consultant and expert Jennifer Nguyen is an excellent resource for anyone interested in business, marketing or technology, but women in tech will especially benefit from her industry insights. Nguyen, whose account has 118,000 followers, co-founded Energy Digital Summit in 2013, and also serves as the principal of a social media agency.
@ebongeka (Ebong Eka)
CPA, speaker and small business author Ebong Eka dispenses invaluable daily advice to his nearly 28,000 followers. In addition to contributing to numerous business media outlets, Eka has written “Start Me Up! The No-Business-Plan Business Plan” (Career Press, 2014).
@enTREEpreneurz (Michelle Glover)
More than 56,000 Twitter users follow Michelle Glover, an entrepreneur dedicated to helping women grow online businesses “one leaf at a time.” The founder of two companies, Glover provides a mix of entrepreneurship inspiration, startup tips and business articles.
@KeithWyche (Keith Wyche)
Leadership expert and author Keith Wyche gives an honest, inside look at the realities of being a business executive. He reminds his nearly 12,000 followers to remain humble when leading their businesses, and provides inspirational advice for tackling some of leadership’s biggest challenges.
@kellyalovell (Kelly Lovell)
She may be young, but Canadian entrepreneur and motivational speaker Kelly Lovell has more business experience under her belt than many leaders twice her age. She started her first company at age 19, and has since founded another company and created/produced a youth TV series. Lovell, who has 223,000 followers, recently earned the 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders award and continues to inspire young entrepreneurs with her tweets.
@MarkSBabbitt (Mark Babbitt)
Leadership mentor and speaker Mark Babbitt currently holds two executive positions and co-authored “A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive” (AMACOM, 2014). He was also named one of Inc.’s top 100 leadership speakers. Babbitt has nearly 44,000 followers and provides a fresh take on careers and business leadership through a social media lens.
@matthewtoren (Matthew Toren)
A writer for Entrepreneur magazine and an entrepreneur/investor himself, Matthew Toren’s Twitter account is full of inspiring and informational articles about running a successful business. In addition to his own work for Entrepreneur, Toren offers his 159,000 followers insights from the various companies he’s co-founded, including Young Entrepreneur, Kidpreneurs, iSmallBusiness and Biz Warriors.
@ontheroadwithiv (Ingrid Vanderveldt)
Entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt has quite an impressive résumé. She’s the founder of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020), a television host, an investor and Dell’s first entrepreneur-in-residence. Almost 21,000 people follow Vanderveldt as she travels across the country offering inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere.
@Rieva (Rieva Lesonsky)
Rieva Lesonsky is highly active in the business Twitter community, and has a lot of insight to share with her 36,600 followers. As the former editorial director of Entrepreneur and current CEO of GrowBiz Media and SmallBizDaily, Lesonsky knows the challenges small business owners face, and often shares advice in the form of articles and participation in Twitter chats.
@rlorenzen (Richard Lorenzen)
As the CEO of his own PR firm Fifth Avenue Brands, Richard Lorenzen has a ton of firsthand entrepreneurial experience. Through his 13,500-follower Twitter account, as well as his published work on Entrepreneur.com and The Huffington Post, he shares his advice on everything from public relations and branding to leadership. Follow @rlorenzen
@saradavisdon (Sara Davidson)
It makes sense that the brains behind “the school for female entrepreneurs” would have a lot to offer her fellow women in business. Sara Davidson is the CEO of Hello Fearless, and shares her experiences and advice with more than 5,800 followers. Follow @saradavidson
@SmallBizLady (Melinda Emerson)
Melinda Emerson, known to her 320,000 followers as SmallBizLady, is the author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months” (Adams Media, 2010) and was named the No. 1 influential woman for entrepreneurs by Forbes. Every Wednesday night, Melinda hosts #SmallBizChat, a Twitter chat about starting, running and reinventing a business. Follow
@Starbucker (Terry St. Marie)
Business consultant and writer Terry St. Marie is an advocate of “more human leadership.” He offers his nearly 24,500 followers tons of articles and advice on how to lead a business successfully, and strives to help leaders, no matter their company size, to remain humble and stay connected with their teams. Follow @Starbucker
@TAB_Boards (The Alternative Board)
The Alternative Board (TAB) is an essential Twitter account for any small business leader to follow. More than 7,000 followers rely on TAB, which provides business owner advisory boards and executive coaching for small business owners, for the latest small business news articles, workshops, webinars and events. You’ll also find some truly inspiring leadership and business quotes. Follow @TAB_Boards
@tasheurich (Dr. Tasha Eurich)
Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich is the New York Times best-selling author of “Bankable Leadership,” and frequently covers this topic for The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur.com. Any entrepreneurs and rising executives will benefit from Eurich’s wealth of knowledge on leading an organization, especially in the form of her “Monday Motivation” and “Midweek Lessons” posts. Follow @tashaeurich
@tedcoine (Ted Coiné)
Ted Coiné is a serial entrepreneur, author and Forbes Top 10 Social Influencer. He currently serves as CEO of OPENfor.business, an influencer network that helps leaders find the resources they need to thrive. Coiné’s 477,000 followers enjoy advice on being a great leader, and engaging employees, customers and clients in today’s highly social business world. Follow @tedcoine
For entrepreneurial college grads, student loans and credit card debt often stand in the way of funding a business. Upstart is an online lending platform that uses data to connect young aspiring startup founders with investors who want to fund them. The company’s Twitter account has nearly 6,500 followers and offers great financial and budgeting advice for student entrepreneurs and business owners. Follow @upstart
@Womenseday (Women’s Entrepreneurship Day)
Every day is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on this 30,800-follower Twitter account. Although the related worldwide events occur just once a year, female entrepreneurs can turn to @Womenseday anytime to find support for women in business. The account shares its own original advice, but also retweets many inspirational businesswomen to make you feel empowered and motivated. Follow @Womenseday
@YoungEnt (Young Entrepreneur)
An offshoot of Entrepreneur magazine, Young Entrepreneur is a place for the new generation of startup founders to meet and get inspired. This account, which has 550,000 followers, delivers Entrepreneur articles that are especially relevant to young aspiring business owners. Follow @YoungEnt
@yourbusinesspal (Your Business Pal)
Every entrepreneur needs a solid business plan. Your Business Pal offers its nearly 55,000 followers a wealth of tips and tricks for writing the perfect plan. In addition to offering business plan content, this account includes inspirational quotes and links to useful business reading. Follow @yourbusinesspal