By Rieva Lesonsky

Do you know a small business influencer? Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology have just announced the Small Business Influencer 2011 awards.

Small Business Influencer 2011 honors companies, organizations and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market.

A small business influencer is a person, company or other organization that has made a meaningful and lasting impact on the North American small business market. Influencers can be nominated in five categories:

  1. Leaders
  2. Corporations
  3. Journalists
  4. News Outlets
  5. Gurus

You can nominate influencers until July 8–just go to the Small Business Influencers website.

Then, go back and vote for your favorite Influencers between July 11 and August 9, 2011. A panel of all-star judges will make the final selection in mid-August, and the Top 100 Small Business Influencers will be honored at an awards dinner on September 13, 2011.

I’m proud to say I’ve been nominated myself. Check out the Small Business Influencer site to learn more about the awards or to nominate an Influencer of your own.