Rieva Lesonsky

Rieva Lesonsky is president and CEO of GrowBiz Media, a custom content and media company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship, and the blog SmallBizDaily.com. She’s a nationally-known speaker, best-selling author, and authority on entrepreneurship and has covered the industry for more than 40 years. Prior to starting GrowBiz Media, she was the long-time Editorial Director of Entrepreneur magazine. She wrote the best-selling Start Your Own Business. Her newest book is Small Business Hacks: 100 Shortcuts to Success.

Lesonsky regularly writes about small business and entrepreneurship for print and digital media outlets and also consults with and produces content for corporations about entrepreneurs and small business owners.

She is a member of the Business Journalists Hall of Fame.

Latest from Rieva Lesonsky

Making Money from Mindfulness

It’s easy to mock, but actually being mindful can make your staff more productive, make you a better leader and improve the overall attitude and output at your small business. And it de-stresses everyone.

The Future of Wearables

We’re still in the infancy of the wearables industry right now, leaving years of opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Consumer Trends to Expect in 2015

One of the things entrepreneurs are proud of is being forward thinking. We invent and utilize new technologies and business ideas and consumers tend to follow. Well, sometimes it’s consumers who take the lead and business owners are the ones who have to catch up.

Food Trends: What Will Be Eating Next Year?

For restaurant owners, food trends matter. Depending on the type of dining establishment you run, you’re going to lose customers if you’re not serving what customers want—or think they want.

Millennials Headed to the Suburbs?

Younger generations, as they age, always seem to defy the labels slapped on them while they’re just coming into adulthood. As a small business owner, here’s how you can cash in as Gen Y-ers become moms and dads.

The Legal ‘Weed’ Business

Controversial marijuana isn't the only weed in town. Seaweed is gaining traction as a 'superfood' for its myriad health benefits.