Rieva Lesonsky is president and CEO of two companies that focus on small business and entrepreneurship — GrowBiz Media and SmallBusinessCurrents.com. She’s a nationally-known speaker, best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and authority on entrepreneurship who has covered the industry for more than 40 years.
Before starting GrowBiz Media, Rieva was the long-time editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine. Lesonsky served on the Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council for six years. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization honored her for helping drive “the entrepreneurial revolution in secondary education.” The ASBDC awarded her a “Champion of Small Business” award, and she received the prestigious Lou Campanelli award from SCORE.
Rieva regularly writes about small business and entrepreneurship for print and digital outlets, has a podcast devoted to small business issues, and consults with and produces content for corporations targeting entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com.
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