I’ve compiled a list of 25 incredible change-makers that aspiring entrepreneurs should be following on Twitter.
This wasn’t easy considering that there are so many incredible people out there.
Each change-maker has given me a gem of insight to motivate, inspire, or help you strategically as an established or aspiring entrepreneur, or someone who is starting on a new journey, project or initiative of your own.
Enjoy and please share using the `tweetables’ and add your own to the list in the comments section!
1. Matt Cheuvront
@MattChevy – Matt Cheuvront is passionate about helping people do the work they want to do to live the life they want to live. He is a self-made entrepreneur and is the founder/owner of Proof Branding.
Business gem: Come to terms with your worst-case scenario, embrace it, and you’ll immediately feel empowered to be your absolute best.
2. Derek Halpern
@DerekHalpern – Derek Halpern, the creator of Social Triggers, is one of the most in-demand experts on using new media to attract customers. His breakthrough science-based approach to social media, blogging, and online marketing has changed the way tens of thousands of people use the web to grow their business.
Business Gem: I focus on results, and my priorities are always linked to some sort of result that can be TRACKED.
3.Jason Van Orden
@bizmastery1 – Jeremy Sterling Frandsen and Jason Jay Van Orden are two entrepreneurs that left the cubicle wasteland behind and created six-figure incomes working online. Their podcast started from their desire to share their step-by-step methods of starting a side project and eventually achieve the goals.
Business gem: Highly limit and filter what information you let have your attention on a daily basis.
4. Janet Beckers
@JanetBeckers – Australian Janet Beckers took the Internet industry by storm when she went from totally unknown to an award winning 6 figure business in just a few months. Her entire business has been built on relationships and she has developed a system to show you how to do the same.
5. Jonathan Mead
@JonathanMead – Jonathan is the founder and Chief Troublemaker at Paid to Exist. He’s passionate about helping people live and work on their own terms, getting paid to be who they are. He loves really good beer and running the trails around his home in Portland, Oregon.
Business gem: I create a great mindset by being my own greatest ally, rather than my own greatest enemy.
6. Pace Smith
@PaceSmith– Pace Smith is the co-leader of the Connection Revolution, where she helps edgewalkers live authentic, meaningful lives. She’s happily married to Kyeli, her partner in life and in business.
Business gem: The #1 key to setting myself up for success is to stop focusing on success. Success involves controlling the outcome. I can’t control the outcome.
7. Cameron Herold
@CameronHerold – Cameron built three $100-million dollar (+) companies, was the former Chief Operating Officer of a company that grew from $2 Million to $106 Million in 6 years, and a mentor to select entrepreneurial, high-growth CEOs and their teams working globally– in over 30 countries. He is also the author of Double Double.
Business gem: It’s not about having more time. It’s about using the time we all have most effectively.
8. Alexis Neely
@Alexisneely – Alexis Neely is a truth-telling lawyer and evolutionary strategist. All before the age of 35, Alexis quickly scaled the ranks of “successful” entrepreneurship all while raising her children as a single mother. Today, she trains lawyers on a new law business model she created and guides creative visionary entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses with the right legal, insurance, financial and tax foundations.
Business gem: I have learned to embrace fear as something to guide me deeper into what I really want.
9. Stephanie Pollock
@Steph_pollock – Stephanie Pollock is a business activator + leadership coach who wants you to give your business the respect + commitment it deserves, claim your greatness and GO PRO.
Business gem: Cultivating a killer mindset is a choice and a commitment.
10. Pat Flynn
@PatFlynn – Pat used to have a 9 to 5 job working as a Job Captain in an architecture firm and had no plans to leave, but unfortunately, he was laid off.It turns out that getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to him. Without his9 to 5 job holding him back, he’s since been able to earn more money and work less (and more flexible) hours.
11. James Clear
@James_Clear – James Clear is a writer, entrepreneur, and travel photographer in 17 countries and counting. He is also a leader for the Red Cross Disaster Assessment Team. Good things happen to him for no apparent reason.
Business gem: Release something today. You can improve it, tweak it, or adjust it later.
12. Laura Roeder
@lkr – Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who teaches small businesses how to become well-known and claim their brand online.
Business gem: If I’m not living the life I aspire to every day, something has gone off course.
13. Sandi Amorim
@SandiAmorim – Sandi Amorim is a Coach & Instigator on a mission to wake people up from their ‘someday’ thinking. She’s the co-creator of the Campfire Circles series for solopreneurs and knows from firsthand experience that the recipe to success doesn’t have to include boring, straight-laced ingredients.
Business gem: Accountability is my secret weapon.
14. Mars Dorian
@MarsDorian– Mars is a visual story designer & brander with a moon-melting passion for art & marketing.
Business gem: Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment.
15. Jaime Tardy
@eventualmillion – Jaime Tardy quit a six figure stable job and paid off $70k to have a life and business that she loves. She interviews millionaires to figure out how they tick and passes that knowledge on to you.
16. Craig Jarrow
@tmninja– Craig Jarrow is the creator of the Time Management Ninja. He is an author, speaker, and blogger on time management and technology.
Business gem: Until you start, you will never finish. Have goals for the future. If you only live in the past or present, you are not planning and preparing for future success.
17. Sean Ogle
@SeanOgle – Sean Ogle is an expert at helping people turn their passions and skill-sets into sustainable businesses that can be run from anywhere on Earth.
Business gem: Start with one thing you’ve been wanting to change, and expand from there.
18. Nathalie Lussier
@NathLussier – Nathalie Lussier is an online business triple threat who combines technology, strategic thinking, and marketing savvy to help entrepreneurs make it online.
Business gem: You can’t grow a business by thinking about it. Every single leap in my business success has come from taking action.
19. Alexis Grant
@AlexisGrant – Alexis Grant is an entrepreneurial writer and digital strategist with a focus on careers and the new world of work. She runs her own business, creating and selling digital guides and courses on her website and helping small businesses with blogging and social media.
Business gem: If you have an idea you’re passionate about, figure out how to get your life and finances in order to support that dream, and DO IT.
20. Melissa Dinwiddie
@a_creative_life – Melissa Dinwiddie is an artist, writer, performer, and creativity instigator. A self-described “Passion Pluralite,” she’s on a mission to empower people to follow their own creative callings.
Business gem: The truth is that just bringing my full self to the table is of enormous value.
21. Ashley Ambirge
@TMFproject–Ashley Ambirge is an online marketing sexpot and seasoned copywriter helping companies + small businesses go from bland to mega brand. She is the founder of The Middle Finger Project, an f-bomb infused company helping you be the person you were meant to be.
Business gem: You’ve got to protect your soul project with everything you’ve got–even if it means turning down all the others.
22. Tara Gentile
@Taragentile – Tara Gentile is a thought leader & creative business coach redefining commerce as the creation & distribution of meaning, connection, and experience. She brings creative thinking to branding, product development, and marketing that incorporates both strategy and high touch design.
Business gem: It’s less about “making change happen” and more about recognizing change as it’s happening.
23. Johnny B Truant
@Johnnybtruant – Johnny B. Truant is a prominent writer and blogger in the fields of human potential and entrepreneurship, as well as a published novelist. He’s also the director of the Virtual Ticket for New Media Expo and the creator of the Badass Project, celebrating “”disabled”” people who own most able people..
24. Joel Runyon
@Joelrunyon – Joel is the creator of Impossible HQ. Laid off from his part-time UPS job and fed up with an average life, living in his parents basement, Joel made a list of things he always thought were impossible and started doing them. Since 2010, he has run dozens of triathlons, a marathon, and started his own business, and created Impossible HQ: a community of people focused on doing the impossible through physical challenges, adventure and service.
Business gem: Focus on leverage points.
25. Colin Wright
@Colinismyname– Colin Wright is an author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler.He moves to a new country based on the votes of his readers, and spends his time writing, publishing, learning, and running a few businesses.
Business gem: Build a business around a sense of morality that makes you happy.