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#Small2Big – Scaling to Success
in the $500Bil B2SMB Marketspace

If your job depends on successfully winning, keeping and growing Small Business customers at scale, you face the #Small2Big challenge every day.

How do you get from one SMB to many to millions?

The Institute’s largest gathering of the year will bring together hundreds of B2SMB professionals for 2 full days of market-leading insights coupled with extensive networking opportunities, all centered on #Small2Big success stories, “how to” playbooks and actionable insights.  

Our attendees will represent some of the biggest names in B2SMB products and services, alongside new players, best resources, SMB Influencers and segment Investors. You’ll meet fellow C-Suite Execs and front-line practitioners, from Marketers to Operators to Founders – over 70% of last years’ attendees were VP-level and above. Over 90% of attendees to our October 2018 event plan to attend again, excited to meet fellow Business-to-Small-Business leaders who are tackling the demands of #Small2Big.

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the B2SMBI Global Conference, click here!

We’ll address the critical challenges and opportunities of our highly-fragmented customer and prospect base – millions of “snowflake” SMBs who often defy description – and how to reach, engage, sell, deliver and keep them. B2SMB peers will address peers on scaleable success with SMBs, opening a dynamic 2-day dialogue on what’s working, and what’s not. From thought-leader keynotes, to best-practice workshops, to proprietary SMB research presentations, attendees can expect to return to their jobs having elevated their game.

If you’d like to become a presenter on a  #Small2Big topic 
at the B2SMBI Global Conference 19, click here.

Our 2019 Best2SMB Awards luncheon on Day 2 of the Global Conference will showcase the very best Business-to-Small-Business offerings and innovations , culminating in our global Best2SMB Brand of the Year award for overall Enterprise excellence. Curated and voted on by our B2SMBI Influencers’ Circle, the Best2SMB Award winners will truly represent the best of the best.

For more information or to submit your offering, innovation or brand for Best2SMB consideration, click here.

Want to get hands-on with the best #Small2Big tools, resources and services? Our B2SMB Sponsor showcase represents the best and brightest Solution Providers exhibiting the latest resources our Members need.

Interested in Exhibiting at the
B2SMBI Global Conference 19? Click here.

Early Featured Speakers

Raj Mukherjee,
SVP Product


How Indeed Successfully Scaled to Serve Millions

When you serve hundreds of thousands of SMBs and millions of job seekers, you quickly confront the overwhelming challenges of scale. From product CE to targeted marketing to fulfillment, Raj Mukherjee’s team at Indeed has faced thousands of possible iterations, versions and customizations. In a world of so many choices, what’s been the organizing principle? One of our largest B2SMB brands talks how they successfully built and serve their huge SMB customer base.

Karen Mills,
Former Head Administrator

When Every SMB Matters- a Vision of the Small Business Ecosystem

Under President Obama, Harvard-fellow Karen Mills served as the first Cabinet-level head of the Small Business Administration. She led a team of more than 3,000 associates and managed a loan guarantee portfolio of over $100 billion. At the height of the Great Recession she took steps that led to record-breaking years for SBA lending and investments in growth capital. She’ll talk about the ultimate #Small2Big challenge – serving every SMB.

More Early Featured Speakers @B2SMBI Global Conference 19

Paras Maniar
President, Local
Gannett/USA Today Network
Ramon Ray
Editor & Founder
SmartHustle Magazine
Kim Green-Kerr
SVP, Business Solutions
Sprint
Chad Richard
SVP, Business & Corporate Development
Yelp
Lex ten Veen
EVP Strategic Partnerships
Uberall
Molly Moore
CMO
Ruby Receptionists
Eric Spadafora
VP Sales - East
Verizon
Sean Cohen
COO
AWeber

Early Agenda for the B2SMBI Global Conference 19

(6/25 update- subject to change)

02oct(oct 2)9:30 am03(oct 3)2:00 pmGlobal Conference 19Early Registration for Playbooks Participants from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Registration remains open all morning.

More Featured Speakers @B2SMBI Global Conference 19

Doug Llewellyn
CEO,
Business.com
Kush Shrivastava
Managing Director,
Verizon/Oath
Jeanette Mulvey
Exec. Director - Content,
US Chamber of Commerce
Perry Evans
President,
ThriveHive

More Featured Speakers @B2SMBI Global Conference 19

Chris Spanos
CEO,
Urgentl.ly
Laura Goldberg
CR&MO,
Kabbage
Eric Groves
Co-Founder/CEO,
Alignable
Pamela Slim
Founder,
Ké Main Street Learning

The B2SMB Institute Influencers’ Circle

Accomodations within Walking Distance of the B2SMBI Global Conference

Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
855-605-0316

Hotel Essex

800 South Michicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
312-939-2200


The Blackstone

636 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
844-631-0595

The Palmer House

17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
312-726-7500

JW Marriott 

151 West Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603
844-631-0595

Hampton Inn Majestic

22 West Monroe St. 
Chicago, IL 60603
855-605-0317

Hyatt Regency

151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
312-565-1234

Swissotel

323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60651
312-565-0565

What They Said: Top Reasons
for B2SMB Pros to Attend Global Conference 19


Best-in-Class for B2SMB
 

What a great two days. You guys are building something super cool and INCREDIBILY valuable.” – Jill Nelson, CEO/Founder, Ruby Receptionists

“I was so incredibly impressed on who you were able to gather together to talk about how we better support the SMB community.” – Erik Day, VP/GM – Small Business, Dell 

“The event was first class, from the people, the connections and the take home value.” – Sean Cohen, COO, Weber

There’s no other event that entirely focuses on the highly challenging $500Bil Business-to-Small-Business marketspace, bringing B2SMB pros at all levels a unique and intense value.


A Focus on What Works

“It was great to hear the experiences of the speakers and other attendees. We came away with some immediate points of optimization for our go to market process.” – Joanna Knox, BD Lead, Fundbox

“We thought the event was very well done!   You guys brought it! The networking and content was spot on.” – Aaron Bailey, COO, Business.com 

“My team and I learned so much during the conference with all the folks who are serving SMBs. Overall, a truly inspiring event.” – Liz Yoon, Partnerships Management, LegalZoom 

We emphasize what works when it comes to reaching, engaging, keeping, keeping and growing SMBs.  With no time for theory, our attendees leave a whole lot smarter on what to do next.


Pro-Grade Networking

 “Great connections and networking.” – Carrie Jacobson, VP Technology & Services, Office Depot

“There was great energy in the room and lots of good opportunity to network.” – Kelly Thomas Nojaim, VP Partner Development, Microsoft

We pride ourselves on bringing together B2SMBs best and brightest and fostering their peer-to-peer exchanges, with plenty of time and space to comfortably interact.


What’s Now & What’s Next

“I found a lot of value connecting with various leaders in the space and learning how different companies are approaching the SMB segment.” – Dip Ghuman, Strategic and Product Partnerships, Indeed

“Definitely think it put Lorem on the radar for a lot of important partners in the future and lots of great content from other innovators in the SMB space.’ – Sam Wilcoxon, Founder, Lorem

We believe it’s critical that B2SMB pros see what’s here and what’s coming when it comes to the millions of Small Business they are trying to sell. Count on us to keep looking ahead!  


More than a Single Event

“I think this will grow year over year and I look forward in participating in future.” – Jenn Allen, SMB Segment Lead, Cisco

“You put together a great event and it’s definitely going to be one of the must-go to events for everyone who is serving small businesses.” – Martin Schmidt, Strategic Development, 1&1

“Thank you for the opportunity and really enjoyed it. You are building something very interesting.” – Doug Bewsher, CEO, Leadspace

B2SMB Institute events are focus-points for our Members, but our Member community, segment Councils, SMB research and resources (like Playbooks!) adds value throughout the year and beyond!


And It’s Fun?!?

“It was a ton of fun.” – Darian Shirazi, CEO, Radius

“Absolutely amazing event.” – Max Pechersky, PromoRepublic, CEO/Co-Founder

“Seriously, it was a great show – congratulations to you for taking the lead and driving this. Much needed and I made numerous contacts – for which I can see value on both sides of the equation.” – Lem Lloyd, SVP, Buzzboard 

From the beginning, we’ve been impressed by our very own B2SMB event Speakers, facilitators, and attendees – great Pros with great experiences and great willingness to share. We make peer-to-peer fun with lots of events within our events that foster casual, comfortable exchange, and more than a few laughs.

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