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
All Sessions are now On-Demand. See Below For OUR WHOVA EVENT APP Access Information

 

USE ACCESS CODE: “best2smb2021”

Join us online for a day devoted to the stories of our 2021 Best2SMB Award nominees, capped off with our Best2SMB Awards Show broadcast. Learn from the best on what it takes to be the best!

We’ll broadcast virtually as we connect our B2SMB Brand Execs with the country’s largest, most influential Small Business Advocates & Influencers, a day of Leader-to-Leader “fireside chats” on inclusion, on opportunity & on partnerships.

Our SmallBizAidLive 2 virtual event invites 100s of SMBs to expert-led workshops on recovery & growth. Combining education, advocacy, & support, SmallBizAid aligns B2SMB brands, advocates & SMBs for shared success.

 
 

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Congratulations to Our 2021 Best2SMB Award Nominees!

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Featured Best2SMB Nominees on Day 1 of Our Event

Rohit Arora
CEO
Biz2Credit

Carissa Reiniger
CEO/Founder
Small Business Silver Linings

Raju Vegesna
Chief Evangelist
Zoho

Eric Groves
Co-Founder/CEO
Alignable

Maureen Plowman
CMO
Alignable

Alyssa Harvey Dawson
CLO
Gusto

Samantha Berg
Managing Partner
NextStreet

Rob Levin
CEO
RSL Media

Mark Tina
VP of Business Sales,
Verizon

Featured Thought Leaders on Day 2 of Our Event

Joe Pascaretta
GM-Small Business
Dun & Bradstreet

Roger Mader
Managing Partner,
Ampersand

Dan Slagen
CMO,
Tomorrow.io

Stephanie Gorski
Managing Director & Partner
Accenture

Kush Shrivastava COO,
FalconX

Julian Posada 
CEO,
Liftup Enterprises

Jing Brewer
Principal Director,
AI Product Management
Accenture

Julien Cahen
VP Strategy, 
N3/Accenture

Louise Barrere,
Managing Director,
Accenture

Kelley Harris
Sr. Manager, Management Consulting
Accenture

Jane Sunde
Sr. Manager, Management Consulting
Accenture

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

Featured Brand & Advocacy Leaders on Day 2 of Our Event

Derek Peeples
Executive Director,
AMIBA

Ranga Bodla
VP Field Engagement & Marketing,
Netsuite

John Arensmeyer
Founder & CEO,
Small Business Majority

Rochelle Sanchirico
Global Director of SMB Marketing,
Spotify

Carrie Hughes
Director of Social Innovation,
Verizon

Lisa Glover 
President & CEO,
LISC

Maria Pergolino
CMO,
ActiveCampaign

Kelly Scanlon
Chair-Elect,
NAWBO

Featured SmallBizAid Speakers on Day 3 of Our Event

Steve Strauss
National Small Business Columnist,
USA Today

Melinda Emerson
CEO, 
The Small Biz Lady

Pamela Slim
Small Business
Expert & Author

John Lawson
eBay Platinum PowerSeller
& Best-Selling Author

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