Rieva Lesonsky is a founder and CEO of GrowBiz Media, a custom content and consulting company specializing in small businesses and entrepreneurship. She is also a founder and contributing writer at SmallBizDaily.com, and a regular contributor to a variety of print and digital outlets including Small Business Trends and SBA.gov. Prior to starting GrowBiz Media in 2008, she served as an Editorial Director at Entrepreneur.
She has authored a number of best-selling books, including Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Book You'll Ever Need and Small Business Hacks: 100 Shortcuts to Success. She is also a renowned keynote speaker and has appeared on a number of radio shows and television programs, such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Martha Stewart show, Fox Business News, Oprah, and MSNBC’s Your Business.
Her achievements have been recognized by the Small Business Administration's National Advisory Council, the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, America's Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Small Business Trends, and many others.
Rieva also serves as a member of SMB Experts, an Oracle-sponsored panel comprised of today’s SMB thought leaders.