Biography of Anita Campbell
Widely considered a “small business expert,” Anita Campbell serves as CEO of Anita Campbell Associates Ltd, a woman-owned consulting firm helping companies and organizations reach the small business market.
As Publisher of several online media properties and syndicated content, Anita reaches over 1,000,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs annually. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication.
Anita was a contributing expert source to the Intuit Future of Small Business Report. She is a part-time instructor at the University of Akron.
Anita’s expertise is often sought by the media. She is quoted in places such as the New York Times, Fortune and USA Today, all the way to publications of companies such as IBM, American Express and Merrill Lynch.
Author and Speaker
Anita is a prolific writer and a speaker on the topic of small business, selling to the small business market, and technology. In addition to her own online publications, her articles and columns have been published at places such as Inc Technology, Bnet, PayPal’s Online Merchant Network, OPEN Forum, and Success Magazine.
Anita speaks regularly at small business, marketing and technology events. Recent speaking engagements include: the 2007 Small Business Leadership Summit, 2007 and 2008 Small Business Technology Summit, Search Engine Marketing Made Simple, New Communications Forum, Warrillow Conference, and the COSE Small Business Conference.
Prior to starting her own businesses in 2001, Anita held a variety of senior executive positions in the corporate world, including Senior Vice President of Bell & Howell Publishing Services, culminating in the role of CEO of an information technology subsidiary of Bell & Howell. Prior to that she was an executive and associate counsel for a regional bank, where she worked on lending, credit cards, bankruptcy, real estate, large contracts and financial transactions.
- Advisory Board, NorTech
- Vice Chair of the Advisory Board, Center for Information Technology and eBusiness (CITe) at the University of Akron
- Advisory Boards for several companies that sell to the small business market.
- B.A., Duquesne University
- J.D., University of Akron Law School
- Executive Education program, University of Michigan Business School
- Leadership at the Peak program, Center for Creative Leadership