Our Forward 23 event brings to the forefront the best and brightest from our network of gurus, SMEs and mentors, to share their research, their insights, their strategies and their must-make opportunities via one-on-one fireside chats with fellow B2SMB Leaders. Available online day of event release and then afterwards via our blog archives.
Leaders’ Forum 23
Live Retreat Event in Napa
May 17-18, 2023
The Leaders’ Forum is our fan-favorite - great company, great networking, great food and scenery. We’ll return to Napa Valley for a conference that feels like a retreat, but make no mistake: we gather to help each other tackle the biggest challenges, opportunities and trends impacting B2SMB Leaders. Limited to 150, so get your tickets now!
Live Awards Event
October 16-18, 2023
Our Best2SMB Awards recognize the best in Branding, Offering, Innovation and SMB Assistance. We also induct 3 B2SMB brands to our Hall of Fame. Our event is derived from our nominees - they have LOTS to share, admire and emulate, so we ask them to share their playbooks. Active Q&As, small group breakouts, and top-to-top bonding awaits.
Banking veteran Derek Ellington, EVP of Small Business for Wells Fargo, has stood on the front lines of aiding SMBs for 25+ years. We’ll talk to him about a common challenge for any Entrepreneur - MONEY - and how it acutely affects under-served communities. And of course we’ll get into solutions and a path forward.
Then we’ll hear from Ciara McCoy of Meta’s SMB Advocacy Team. We’ll cover a wide range of topics, insights and experiences in helping guide the social network giant’s community platform connecting Small Business with each other and with their customers.
“The Listening Post” is back - every month we invite an SMB expert to share the latest research, insights and perspectives on what’s happening with Small Business today. Our guest on “The Listening Post” is King of SMB Surveys, Chuck Casto of Alignable.
Dave Walker, CEO of B2SMB Institute, is joined by Mark Tina, the VP of Sales for Verizon Business talks about product adoption and Laura Goldberg, CMO of Constant Contact, who centers on building trust with the small business owners.
Also introduced is a new segment titled, “The Listening Post”. Every month we’ll invite an SMB Insight Expert to share the latest research, insight, and perspectives with what’s happening in Small Business today. Our first contributor is Stephanie Gorski of Accenture.
Dave Walker, Founder B2SMB Institute, is joined by Co-Chairs of the B2SMBI Partnership Circle: Kelly Benish- VP - Strategic Partnerships, Americas, Uberall & Kate Daniels- Industry Partnerships Director, Netsuite. Also joining Dave is Steven Aldrich, Board Member, Xero takes us through a Playbook on Listening: to get to the perfect Small Business product, ask these perfect questions.
Members of our B2SMBI Leaders’ League circle around the state of Small Business. We’ll take multiple perspectives on what is happening, what is coming and what matters for all of us who depend on SMB success and growth.
Dave Walker, Founder, B2SMB Institute
is joined by guests:
Chuck Casto, Alignable
Linda Reinhard, Tarci
Stephanie Gorski, Accenture Strategy
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Banking veteran Derek Ellington, EVP of Small Business for Wells Fargo, has stood on the front lines of aiding SMBs for 25+ years. We’ll talk to him about a common challenge for any Entrepreneur – MONEY – and how it acutely affects under-served communities. And of course we’ll get into solutions and a path forward....
Dave Walker, CEO of B2SMB Institute, is joined by Mark Tina, the VP of Sales for Verizon Business talks about product adoption and Laura Goldberg, CMO of Constant Contact, who centers on building trust with the small business owners. Also introduced is a new segment titled, “The Listening Post”. Every month we’ll invite an SMB...
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