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January10 Between2Bs
10Jan
January10 Between2Bs
Eric Groves joins us to kick off the new year with a look back on 2023 and a look ahead to 2024. His source is the 8.5 Million (!) Small Business Members of his Alignable network.   What are SMBs thinking? How confident are they? What are they planning to spend, and on what? Eric...
August Between2Bs
30Aug
August Between2Bs
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....
July Between2Bs
18Jul
July Between2Bs
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...
KEYNOTE: FIX IT #5: TRUST
13Jun
KEYNOTE: FIX IT #5: TRUST
KEYNOTE: DAN VISNICK – CMO – HONEYBOOK — FIX IT #5: TRUST   Yahoo. DealMap. Google Shopping. Change.Org. HoneyBook. For close to 25 years,Dan Visnickhas successfully marketed a wide range of offerings thatdemandBuyer’s trust. How does a B2SMB brand build trust with a Small Business Buyer that is naturally suspicious, skeptical, and even cynical? It’s...
KEYNOTE: FIX IT #4: FUTURES
13Jun
KEYNOTE: FIX IT #4: FUTURES
KEYNOTE: DENISE ZHENG – MANAGING DIRECTOR & GLOBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DIFFUSION LEAD – ACCENTURE — FIX IT #4: FUTURES Small Businesses are not immune to the future. In fact one could argue that they aresusceptibleto the future, especialyy futures that they don’t quite understand. So while we might rue SMB adoption of the internent, of...
KEYNOTE: FIX IT #3: ADOPTION
13Jun
KEYNOTE: FIX IT #3: ADOPTION
KEYNOTE: MARK TINA – VP SALES OPERATIONS – VERIZON BUSINESS — FIX IT #3: ADOPTION Verizon Business successfully delivers thousands of Small Business solutions every year. But like most tech-sellers, Verizon is challenged not just to close the sale, but to gain full adoption. Mark Tina is a 20-year veteran of Verizon who has overseen macro-adoptions (internet,...
KEYNOTE: FIX IT #1: LISTENING
13Jun
KEYNOTE: FIX IT #1: LISTENING
KEYNOTE: STEVEN ALDRICH – CURRENT BOARD MEMBER FOR XERO, SEM RUSH — FIX IT #1: LISTENING Long ago at our first “B2SMB Summit” circa 2017, Steven Aldrich, the former CPO of GoDaddy and current Board Member of several large B2SMB brands, brought forth what was, at the time, a novel approach: instead of engineering what...
5 IN 5 – THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS
13Jun
5 IN 5 – THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS
5 IN 5 – THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS: STEPHANIE GORSKI MANAGING DIRECTOR – STRATEGY, SOFTWARE & PLATFORMS – ACCENTURE We’ve once again asked Stephanie Gorski of Accenture to give us a “state of SMB” – her “Top 5 Insights into SMBs” as we all attempt to understand better what our customers need, want and...
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW SMBS?- TEAM TARCI
13Jun
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW SMBS?- TEAM TARCI
KAHOOT! SURVEY GAME: Do we have a deep knowledge of our Small Business customers? Can we? Our Leaders’ Forum kicks-off by asking our attendees “How well do you know SMBs?” We’ll start with a virtual survey of attendees that posits 8 key questions – questions that test our knowledge of Small Business. We’ll share the...
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SMALL BUSINESSES AND A CORPORATE GIANT
13Jun
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SMALL BUSINESSES AND A CORPORATE GIANT
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SMALL BUSINESSES AND A CORPORATE GIANT – VIEW PRESENTATION
B2SMBI Leaders’ Forum 23 Highlights – #1
16May
B2SMBI Leaders’ Forum 23 Highlights – #1
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...
The Economics Of Compassion
28Mar
The Economics Of Compassion
Released 3/28: Why Good Works Make Good Business Guests: Derek Peebles, ASBN Christopher Johnson, Wells Fargo Plus: Preview of Leaders’ Forum 23  
Livestream Roundtable: Leaning Forward Into 2023
23Mar
Livestream Roundtable: Leaning Forward Into 2023
Special Episode #2: LEANING FORWARD INTO 2023 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...
It’s CFO Time.
8Mar
It’s CFO Time.
I have worked nose-to-nose with 9 different CFOs over the course of my career, most of them during my days in Fortune 500-land. I have both partnered with and fought with all of them. They have all been right there with me as we started businesses (Carmax) and sold businesses (Musicland), as we made acquisitions...
Fix It!
27Feb
Fix It!
Episode #1: Fix It! What Needs Lasting Repair In B2SMB? Dave Walker, Founder, B2SMB Institute is joined by Guests: Carissa Reiniger, Silver Linings Eric Groves, Alignable Plus: State of the B2SMBI Union    
Leaders Forum 23
22Feb
Leaders Forum 23
WORKING TOGETHER AS LEADERS FIXING WHAT NEEDS FIXING FOR SMALL BUSINESS EVERYWHERE   Our 2023 Leaders’ Forum will be our most challenging ever: how do we make long term fixes to the long term problems that drag on the Small Business ecosystem? Combining keynotes from B2SMB Superstars with more roundtable workshops than any past event. The 2023...
11 v 11 – Opposing Forces in B2SMB That Continue to Conflict Us
19Feb
11 v 11 – Opposing Forces in B2SMB That Continue to Conflict Us
Business-to-Small-Business Challenges & Opportunities for This Coming Year – and What They Mean for You Like most team sports, Soccer is a game of opposing forces. The contest between combatants is frequently won or lost in the opportunities taken and the challenges confronted, the execution of offense vs. defense, the exploitation or the avoidance of...
Above & Beyond Recovery: What B2SMB Success Will Look Like in the Next 10 Years
18Feb
Above & Beyond Recovery: What B2SMB Success Will Look Like in the Next 10 Years
Evan Goldberg, Founder/EVP, Oracle Netsuite joins B2SMB Institute’s Leaders’ Forum to share his story on how he built his company.  
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