The Franchise King®, Joel Libava, to Serve as Judge For 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards

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CLEVELAND - Aug. 11, 2014 - PRLog -- The Franchise King®, Joel Libava, has once again been selected as a Judge for the Small Business Influencer Awards. It’s Libava’s 3rd consecutive year as Judge for these premier small business awards.

He joins an impressive list of judges this year including, JJ Ramberg, host of Your Business on MSNBC, Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends, Ramon Ray, author of "Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses,” Barry Moltz, who helps businesses get Unstuck, Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software, CRM industry expert Brent Leary, Melinda F. Emerson, known as the SmallBizLady, Susan Payton, President of Egg Marketing & Communications, Ivana Taylor, owner of, Andrew Patricio, owner of BizLaunch, and Tina Stock, the Executive Director of Marketing at YP.

The Franchise King®, a noted franchise expert, hopes that being in the Judge’s throne again will encourage influencers from the franchise industry to get involved in this high-profile awards event.

The Franchise King®said “Franchising makes a huge impact in the U.S., and there are a lot of very smart and influential people and companies in the industry. This is a great chance for them to shine,and I’m excited to see who my colleagues in franchising nominate this year. “

The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market.

The Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses – those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful.

Says Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards along with Ramon Ray of,"Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background. Many of the nominees are themselves small business owners, entrepreneurs or small businesses.The impact of the Awards goes well beyond nominees, however – the awards also encourage and excite the nominees’ employees.The Awards are intended to provide that added little boost in motivation and morale that can make a big difference in results.  Being nominated also distinguishes the nominee from competitors, and in that sense can lead to competitive advantage."

About the Small Business Influencer Awards

Now in their third year, The Small Business Influencer Awards enable the small business community to nominate and show their support for those that influence and support them. The Awards have an open nomination period, with community voting, and then a judging period by a group of industry-knowledgeable judges.

The Small Business Influencer Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, serving over 6,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually, and, a media company that produces online content and live events educating small and mid-sized companies on how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses.The Awards can be found on the Web at: (

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