Digital profiles of entrepreneurs are a gold mine for insight, advice and inspiration. People can instantly connect with entrepreneurs on digital platforms. These entrepreneurs show their followers that they too have ups and downs in life. They have a lot of stories to tell and advice to give. It therefore makes a great deal of sense to follow the digital footprint of these entrepreneurs.
Here is the list of 10 entrepreneurs who are ‘must-follows’:
1. Richard Branson
The British billionaire is the founder and chairman of Virgin Group, which comprises of more than 400 companies around the world including Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin America and Virgin Mobile. He is highly active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and also regularly publishes articles on his blog. His blog posts are personal, inspiring and actionable. You can subscribe to his blog here.
He posts both personal and work related news updates to his public news and Twitter feed, so now you can find out what he does when he is not in the office managing his multi-million dollar business! His Twitter feed is a great source of entrepreneurial advice and even covers topics related to environmental issues.
2. Rand Fishkin
He is a co-founder and CEO of a Seattle based start-up called Moz that, amongst other things, offers popular inbound marketing tools. He is considered a top thought-leader in the world of inbound marketing. He is best known for publishing weekly videos called the ‘Whiteboard Friday‘ series on Moz that explains complex online marketing topics in a simplified manner.
He even tweets SEO tips and helps business owners get their websites ranked well in search engines by giving tons of actionable advice. He is also active on the QnA site Quora.
Take a cue from this entrepreneur’s video series, blog and social profiles to make a mark in the digital world!
3. Randi Zuckerberg
Older sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, this American businesswoman is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and Editor-in Chief of Dot Complicated, a newsletter and website helping us navigate and “untangle” our wired wonderful lives.
There’s something endearing about seeing her posting updates and pictures about her personal life with her friends and family.
Her Twitter profile is an inspiring page especially for women in business. She regularly tweets tech life tips. She gives her personal opinions on her social profiles, related to anything going on in the tech industry.
Follow her to read and learn!
4. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is an American entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist. He is founder and CEO of Bloomberg L P, the global financial data and media company that is known for Bloomberg Terminal, which is widely used by investment professionals around the world.
This 72 year old entrepreneur is highly active on Facebook and Twitter where he posts updates about social and environmental issues. He, at times, does a Twitter chat to engage with his followers and know their opinions. For instance, did you know he recently had a Twitter chat with his followers on ‘How climate change poses serious risks to our economy?’
You can follow him on Twitter: @mikebloomberg
5. Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fourteen books.
She keeps her followers updated with the current trends that are going on in the business world. She is quite active on Facebook and Twitter, alerting her followers to breaking news, polls and behind-the-scenes pictures of her life in the media spotlight. She even hosts live chats on social networks.
Her social profiles are textbook examples for entrepreneurs who want to make a mark in the digital world!
Take a look at her Facebook profile to learn how to keep your followers interested.
6. Neil Patel
Neil Patel is a Seattle, United States-based entrepreneur, blogger, angel investor, and analytics expert. He is the co-founder of analytics companies KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg. He is best known for his work in digital marketing wherein he has helped companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue.
He regularly posts updates on social platforms related to content, online marketing, blogging and Internet. He even shares links from other sites or retweets links related to topics that may interest his target audience.
He also posts links to his blogs on his Google+ profile.
7. Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV.
He maintains a weblog christened ‘Blog Maverick’. Currently, his Twitter feed and Facebook news feed is filled with tons of information about his new venture Cyber Dust, a free app that deletes your message 24 seconds after they are read.
Take a look at his Facebook profile to get an idea on how to make a digital impact on your target audience!
8. Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey is an American web developer and businessman widely known as the co-founder and co-creator of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
His Twitter feed is chock full of retweets and videos that he finds fascinating. He even tweets about investing, his many business ventures (including his favorite sports team), the changing world of television and his family.
Follow @jack to get a clue about the different ways you can impress your followers.
9. Michael Stelzner
He is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner. Social Media Examiner is one of the largest online social media magazines.
His posts mainly talk about the many aspects of social media. He mainly shares links to his blog on his social profiles. It’s a must follow account if you want to keep up with the latest happenings in the social media world. It includes tips and tricks for beginners and also the kind of content that will interest high-level social marketers.
If you are looking to take your social media learning to next level, follow him here.
10. Michael Dell
Michael Saul Dell is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Dell Inc., one of the world’s leading sellers of personal computers.
He is an entrepreneur who is highly focused on delivering regular updates about his firm to followers. This includes keeping them updated with latest happenings in Dell Corporation.
He talks about technology, computers and laptops at @michaeldell.
Think we missed someone? Please let us know who you think we should add to this list.