Top 20 Twitter Accounts for the Entrepreneur to Follow

by: Meredith Darling | @merdar Whether you are a social, serial, or lifestyle entrepreneur it is important to keep up with general business and industry trends. We have gathered together a list of the top 20 Twitter feeds to inspire, challenge, entertain, and educate you.

Robert Kiyosaki - @TheRealKiyosaki Investor, Entrepreneur, Financial Education Advocate and Bestselling Author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad seriesFollow him for inspiration in 140 characters or less.

Penelope Trunk - @penelopetrunk author, blogger, entrepreneurInc. Magazine (on this list as well) called her "The world's most influential guidance counselor." Her tweets about life and business are full of personality and sass.

Entrepreneur - @EntMagazine Entrepreneur is the magazine for the small-business community.It's called Entrepreneur, so it should be obvious why you should follow them. In all seriousness though, the case studies about real entrepreneurs, called "The'Treps," are amazing.

Dharmesh Shah - @dharmesh Founder/CTO @HubSpotinbound marketing and startup blogger at fantastic feed for any entrepreneur, especially those interested in software start-ups.

Forbes- @Forbes Official Twitter account of, homepage for the world's business leaders.You do want to make it to one of their "Top" lists don't you? Check in here to read about what they have to say about your competition.

Richard Branson - @richardbranson Founder of Virgin Group: @virgin Knighted in 2000 for his "services to entrepreneurship", Richard Branson's countless business ventures have led him to be the 5th richest person in the U.K.

Kevin Rose - @kevinrose Co-Founder and CEO of Milk Inc (@milk). Founder of @teadrinker.Ranked by Time and BusinessWeek Magazines as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web" and as one of MITs "Top 35 Innovators under 35".

TPEntrepreneur - @TPEntrepreneur I am the author, guy, thingy, person behind The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. I empower entrepreneurs to become industry leaders.Mike Michalowicz has refreshing views on entrepreneurship. "With no experience, no contacts and no savings he systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar business. Then he did it again. And again."

Inc. Magazine - @IncMagazine The magazine for entrepreneurs. Broadcasting live from New York City.With a paid circulation of over 700,000 each month they must be doing something right. If you are serious about growing your company this is what you should be reading.

Wil Schroter - @wilschroter Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of Go BIG Network, Bizplan, Affordit, GotCast, Unsubscribe, Blue Diesel, Virtucon Ventures.. blah blah blahThe to-the-point musings on entrepreneurship as a whole and business plan how-tos will get you seeing measurable results.

John Jantch - @ducttape Small business marketing consultant and author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine..The posts, like Jantch's books, are a great way to learn how to market and advertise on a budget. He has been called the world's most practical small business expert.

Denise O'Berry - @deniseoberry Passionate about small business success, remember cash flow is king in your business!Direct all your small business questions here. The articles and tips she posts will put you on the right path with your start up. She should change her handle to SmallBizQueen.

John Chow - @JohnChow I am best known for showing the income power of blogging by taking my blog from zero to over $40,000 per month in two years. Visit for more info.Great insights from a dot com mogul who made money online by telling people how he made money online. Follow him if you're interested in learning about blogging for your company.















smallbizanswers - @smallbizanswers Providing the best small business related stories from across the web. Tons of topics... profiles, sales, marketing, employees, finance, legal, social, etc.One location for all the best small business articles. Four categories: entrepreneurship, and small business marketing, money, operations, and technology. We also love anything with a dog as its mascot.

Chris Anderson - @TEDchris TED = Ideas worth spreading!Technology. Entertainment. Design. Since its beginning in 1984 TED has evolved into sharing the ideas of all industries. This is the place to begin your brainstorming.

Sumaya Kazi - @sumaya CEO of @Sumazi. Award-Winning Entrepreneur. Former Sr. Social Media Manager at Sun. Competitive Salsa Dancer. Dreamer.Speaking topics touch on entrepreneurship, non-profit work, intrapreneurship, young professional issues, social media, diversity and technology... with flavor.

Joan Rivers - @Joan_Rivers A simple girl with a dream...Every entrepreneur experiences financial woes and Joan Rivers is no different. Her ability to reinvent herself is something to admire. And believe it or not, her documentary is a must-see.

Kiplinger - @Kiplinger Personal Finance Advice, Analysis and Business Forecasts. For more in-depth discussions, visit us at you make smart decisions about your money to improve your personal life, business, and future.

Anita Campbell - @smallbiztrends Tweets from the Small Business Trends community and its CEO, Anita Campbell. Author of @VisualMktgBook. A Forbes Top Influential Woman for Entrepreneurs.Updating you on small business trends (as the handle implies). She credits her understanding of the law as giving her a leg-up in the business world.

Jonathan Fields - @jonathanfields Dad, husband, author & entrepreneur. 85% dark chocolate is my muse. Presence is my practice. Jonesing over #innovation, #creativity, #writing and #well-beingWe love any successful entrepreneur who describes himself as "slightly-warped." His upcoming book "Uncertainty- Turning Fear & Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance" is available September 29, 2011.

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