A 3-Day Hybrid Event
Aligning the Future of
Small Businesses &
Those Who Serve Them
Everywhere

October 12, 13 & 14, 2021
Live in Chicago, IL
& Online to the World
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Join us live at Chicago’s VenueSix10 overlooking Lake Michigan for a day devoted to the stories of our 2021 Best2SMB Award nominees, capped off with our exclusive Best2SMB Awards reception & banquet. Learn from the best on what it takes to be the best!

We’ll meet live at Chicago’s VenueSix10 + broadcast virtually as we connect our B2SMB Leaders with the country’s largest, most influential Small Business Advocates & Influencers with panel-workshops on inclusion, on opportunity & on partnerships.

Our SmallBizAidLive virtual event invites hundreds of Small Businesses to expert-led workshops on continued recovery & renewed growth. Combining education, advocacy, & support, SmallBizAid aligns B2SMB brands, advocates & Small Business for shared success. Learn more here.

 
 

From 2020: Featured Speakers at Last Year’s Event

Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

Wendy Diamond

Celebrity Entrepreneur, Author & Founder,

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

Jon Ferrara

Founder & CEO,

Nimble
Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

Ginger Seigel

NA Small Business Lead,

MasterCard
Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

Raju Vegesna

Chief Evangelist,

Zoho
Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

Jason Dies

EVP and President, Sending Technology Solutions,

Pitney-Bowes
Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

Howard Tullman

Investor,

Inc.Columnist
Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

TJ Fox

President,

Verizon Business
Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

John Caplan

President NA,

Alibaba.com
Speakers- 3 Column Best2SMB

Melinda Emerson

CEO,

QUINTESSENCE GROUP
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Mike Redd

VP Product Marketing,

Constant Contact/Endurance International
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Ranga Bodla

VP Field Engagement & Marketing,

Oracle Netsuite
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

John Arensmeyer

Founder/CEO,

Small Business Majority
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Jen Premisler

SVP, Global Merchant Solutions Product Development,

MasterCard
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Nick Burgoyne

VP Business Development & Sales,

Uberall
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Derek Peebles

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

American Independent Business Alliance
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Brad Plothow

VP Marketing & Communications,

Womply
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Dustin Luther

CMO,

Creditsafe
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Jason Finkelstein

CMO,

Adroll
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Todd Wilkens

Chief Product Officer,

ShipStation
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Brock Blake

Founder/CEO,

Lendio
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Eric Spadafora

VP of Business Sales,

Verizon Business
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Kathryn Petralia

Co-Founder,

Kabbage
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Jeffrey Wright

Founder/CEO,

GoldLeaf Capital Partners
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB

Keith Gladhill

VP of Integrated Marketing,

Verizon Business

From 2020: Our Best2SMB Award Nominees



OUR 2021 BEST2SMB AWARD JUDGES

Exceed Influencers

Melinda Emerson

CEO,

QUINTESSENCE GROUP
Exceed Influencers

Ramon Ray

Founder/CEO,

Smarthustle
Exceed Influencers

Anita Campbell

Small Business Trends

Exceed Influencers

Pamela Slim

Main Street Learning Labs

Exceed Influencers

Barry Moltz

Small Business Expert

Shafran Moltz Group
Exceed Influencers

Steve Strauss

Senior Small Business Columnist

USA Today
Exceed Influencers

Rieva Lesonsky

CEO & President

GrowBiz Media
Exceed Influencers

Brian Moran

Founder/CEO

Small Business Edge
Exceed Influencers

Ivana Taylor

Small Business Marketing Expert

DIY Marketers
Exceed Influencers

John Lawson

CEO

ColderIce Media

Melinda Emerson

CEO,

Ramon Ray

Founder/CEO,

Anita Campbell

Small Business Trends

Pamela Slim

Main Street Learning Labs

Barry Moltz

Small Business Expert

Steve Strauss

Senior Small Business Columnist

Rieva Lesonsky

CEO & President

Brian Moran

Founder/CEO

Ivana Taylor

Small Business Marketing Expert

John Lawson

CEO

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