lesonskyI realized last Friday the past few #FollowFriday recommendations have been men. Nothing against you, guys, but I gotta get some women in here!

As luck would have it, I got to see Rieva Lesonsky live, and in person, last night so it makes perfect sense that she be today’s recommendation.

Where to begin? I met Rieva, by chance, at a TweetUp at the International Franchise Association show nearly two years ago. We immediately hit it off and, through social media, have become good friends.

She is one of the smartest women I know, both offline and online.

You can’t help but mention her past when you talk about her – she was editorial director at Entrepreneur Magazine.

I’m not the only one who thinks she’s smart.

Today she owns GrowBiz Media, a company that provides content for companies looking to connect with small businesses.¬† You can find her blogging for AllBusiness.com, Small Business Trends, AT&T SmallBusinessInSite, and SCORE Women’s Success Blog, as well as podcasting for Ask the Expert on AllBusiness.com and wsRadio. But I recommend, if you read only one blog, you read her daily blog, SmallBizDaily.

Rieva loves Twitter so, if you’re there, connect with her, learn from her, and read as much of her stuff as you can!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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