Every one of us needs someone to whom we look up to and aspire to be like. The same goes for our professional life as well. There are a lot of people who are more successful than us and have myriads of experience and knowledge regarding their field. In this day and age, it is not so difficult to track down such people and conduct a bit of research on them.
Thanks to websites like LinkedIn that have made connecting with like-minded individuals in a professional setting much easier. There are many influencers present on LinkedIn whose main goal is to guide people and lead them towards a better future. Below are some examples of business influencers on LinkedIn who inspire many people every day:[bctt tweet=”Business Influencers on Linkedin”]
Manu Goswami, who also goes by Swish (Manu) Goswami, is a serial tech entrepreneur and he has also founded Trufan Inc. Trufan Inc. was recently awarded the SocialRank. Other than this, Manu Goswami has also been part of three TedX talks and has been a UN Youth ambassador.
Besides all this, Manu Goswami has also been awarded several awards including the Outstanding Youth Leadership Award, Plan Canada’s Top 20 under 20, and Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award. He has also been a strong advocate in fighting against malnutrition on college campuses.
Other than this, Manu Goswami has also worked as a venture capitalist at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital, Google, Western Union, and American Express as a Fortune 500 consultant.
Manu Goswami is always eager to help out the youth regarding social media marketing and entrepreneurship. He is also very vocal about raising awareness of mental health issues.
Suzanne Nguyen, also known as ‘String’ Nguyen, gained popularity by posting the first-ever viral video on LinkedIn. She is a tech strategist and her medium of expertise is video producing. She has traveled over three continents and has visited over 20 cities.
String Nguyen is known online as StringStory, where she bridges the gap between communication and tech. She has also collaborated with over 200 innovators, entrepreneurs, and start-up founders. She has also produced an award-winning Snapchat channel known as ‘Women in Tech’.Presently, String Nguyen is a part of LinkenIn’s ‘Top Voice’.
String Nguyen is a great role model for those seeking tips and tricks for marketing their businesses. She is also available on other platforms including YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat where she offers her insights and gives ideas regarding marketing strategies.
From her posts, anyone can sniff out the fact that String Nguyen is passionate about two things: 1) being a video producer and (2) fried chicken.[bctt tweet=”Business Influencers on Linkedin”]
Susan Cain is an author of a non-fiction book ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,’ which was published in 2012. In her book, Susan Cain highlighted the importance of introverted people in a workspace and how Western society undermines the traits and qualities of such people. Other than this, Susan Cain moved on ahead with her message regarding introverts by co-founding ‘Quiet Revolution’. The main purpose of this company was to unlock the power of the introverts. It dealt with lifestyle, workplace as well as children, and parenting.
Susan Cain has also written a follow-up book in 2016 which was called ‘Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts’. This book was mainly directed at teenagers and children who were introverted.
Susan Cain is among the list of best business influencers on LinkedIn because she stood up for something she believed in and humanity can benefit from it.
Noah Kagan has worked at Facebook, Intel, and Mint. He has since then established four multi-million dollar businesses. Lately, he has initiated Sumo Group and refers to himself as the ‘Chief Sumo’. Sumo Group provides entrepreneurs with free marketing tools so that they can expand their businesses. He also founded Appsumo which provides the entrepreneurs with daily deals.
Other than this, he also has a podcast known as ‘Noah Kagan Presents’ which discusses issues regarding entrepreneurship and marketing. He is also active on YouTube and very popular among his fans for providing genuine advice which showcases his high knowledgeability in the area.
Besides this, Noah Kagan is a fun-loving person with a vibrant personality and people look up to him for helpful updates and information regarding marketing.[bctt tweet=”Business Influencers on Linkedin”]
Mostafa ElBermawy is the CEO and founder of ‘no good’ that focuses on e-Commerce growth marketing. Mostafa ElBermawy has had over 12 years of experience in generating revenue for Fortune-100 brands such as Nike, P&G, Microsoft, and Exelon.
Besides all this, Mostafa ElBermawy has also contributed to media outlets such as Wired, GNTV, and AJ. Other than this, he also has podcasts and contributes towards industry blogs.
Ryan Holmes is the CEO and founder of HootSuite. HootSuite is a social media management tool for businesses and it has a following of more than 18 million users. These also include 79 of the Fortune-100 companies. Ryan Holmes has been credited with redefining the face of social media.
Other than this, Ryan Holmes is also the founder of a charity organization called ‘League of Innovators’. The charity focuses on providing the youth with entrepreneurial knowledge and empowering them to become their own bosses in life and work.
Besides this, Ryan Holmes also contributes to different outlets such as Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and LinkedIn’s influencer. His niche is entrepreneurialism, social media, and technology trends. Ryan Holmes has also been called upon to speak by TedX and SXSW Interactive Conferences.[bctt tweet=”Business Influencers on Linkedin”]
Shane Snow is the Chief Creative Officer of Contently, which is a platform that helps in creating and managing content strategy. He is also the co-founder of Contently.
Shane Snow is termed as an award-winning journalist who has taken his love of journalism to new heights. He has explored abandoned buildings around the world and has inspired thousands of people to work better through his books. The most famous among them is called Dream Teams.
Other than this, because of his passion for investigative journalism, Shane Snow has also been in the running for Pulitzer Prize. He has also spoken at various platforms globally regarding human behavior and innovation.
Shane Snow is also the owner of Snow Media, which he runs along with his wife, Sylvia Brindis. Besides this, he has also established a Snow Academy. Shane Snow has also published his writing in renowned media outlets such as The New Yorker, GQ, Wired, and The Fast Company. Other than this, Shane Snow is also a board member of an investigative journalism non-profit known as ‘The Hatch Institute’.
In conclusion, if you wish to seek inspiration regarding business and anything related to it, follow the above-mentioned business influencers on LinkedIn.
Waqar Hussain is the founder of The Business Goals. He writes about entrepreneurial strategies and is an SEO consultant by profession. He is a B.Com, GDM, and an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.