As the founder of boutique agency Be Social, Ali Grant is one of San Diego’s top entrepreneurs. The four-year-old firm represents beauty, lifestyle and fashion brands such as T3 Micro, Skinfix, prAna, Hello Hair, and ViX Swimwear. It’s why she was named one of San Diego Business Journal’s "Emerging Generation: 25 in their 20s" and nominated for San Diego Magazine’s "2014 Women of the Year." Her agency also has a digital influencer management division, which branched off from its core competency in PR and social media about a year ago. It helps bloggers and social media personalities manage their careers and forge brand partnerships. Before she launched Be Social in 2011, Grant was at Flank Marketing, managing blogger relations and digital marketing accounts for e-commerce clients. Grant started her career in 2009 at Shopatron.