The 200+ Brands of the B2SMB Institute Community

 
 

FOR B2SMB LEADERS EXCEEDING THE CHALLENGES OF 2021

2 DAYS
OF LIVE CONTENT

Our expanded our 2021 Leaders’ Forum will hold live & on-demand keynotes, panels, workshops & more at convenient times May 5-6, all virtually accessible on our virtual platform.

100+ HRS LIVE & ON-DEMAND SESSIONS

We’ll take full advantage of our virtual format to hold both live & on-demand Leaders’ Forum content from May 5-6. Our B2SMB Leadership sessions are easy to access & hard to forget.

TOP2TOP LEADERSHIP NETWORKING

From strategic workshops, partnership breakouts & virtual receptions, you’ll have chances to meet your peers via multiple connection points, Slack, Clubhouse & LinkedIn B2SMBI Group.  

OUR FUTURES:
Keynotes  & Panels on Leadership & 
Strategy

Above & Beyond Recovery:
What B2SMB Success Will Look Like in the Next 10 Years

Wednesday, May 5 @ 9:30AM CST

Evan Goldberg
Founder & EVP

Tapestry:
Understanding the Diversity of
Black Small Business

Wednesday, May 5 @ 10:00AM CST

Connie Evans
President & CEO

Gone Country:
Unlocking a Rural Revival
in B2SMB

Wednesday, May 5 @ 10:30AM CST

Raju Vegesna
Chief Evangelist

Jen Earle
Executive Director

Cristina Heaney
National Board Chair

Kelly Scanlon
Former National Board Chair


PANEL- 

The State of Need & Opportunity:
Women-owned
Small Business in 2021

Wednesday, May 5 @ 11:00AM CST

But Does It Have Legs?
Understanding Small Business Digital Transformation

Wednesday, May 5 @ 11:30AM CST

James Kyd
EVP Global Strategy

Trust Me:
Fixing the Small Business/
Big Brand Trust Gap

Wednesday, May 5 @ 12:00PM CST

robin Murdoch

Robin Murdoch
Global Sector Lead,
Software & Platforms

Demand-driven:
How People will Define the
Future of Work for (Sm)All Business

Wednesday, May 5 @ 12:30PM CST

Kevin Marasco
CMO

Kate Winkler
CEO

Josh May
CEO

Ranga Bodla
VP Marketing

Stephanie Gorski
Managing Director

 

PANEL-
Saving A Marriage:
What SMBs Are
Telling Us About Trust

Wednesday, May 5 @ 1:00PM CST LIVE

NeverEnding Story:
Our Journey to Help
Small Business in 2020

Wednesday, May 5 @ 1:30PM CST

Tolithia Kornweibel
CMO

Reading the Waves:
How to Manage New (& Old) Data
for Better Decisions

Wednesday, May 5 @ 2:00PM CST

Brandon Starkoff
CEO

Who Are You Again?
Recognizing the New Profiles
of Small Business

Wednesday, May 5 @ 2:30PM CST

Maria Pergolino
CMO

Restoring the Soul of Business:
How to Stay Human
in the Age of Data

Wednesday, May 5 @ 4:00PM CST

Harnessing Nervous Energy: 
A Guide for
High Functioning Leaders

Wednesday, May 5 @ 4:30PM CST

Inspiration vs. Compliance:
How to Create a Culture of Excellence Through Inspiring Leadership

Wednesday, May 5 @ 5:00PM CST

Rishad Tobaccawala Author & Advisor

Former CGO,
Publicis Groupe

Dr. Chloe Carmichael
Leading Clinical Psychologist & Author

Jennifer Maynard
Leadership Coach
 

Todd Wilkens
CPO

Chris Vasquez
CPO

Bill Furlong
Founder

 

PANEL
Fog Alert:
Is the Digital Transformation
of Small Business for Real?

Wednesday, May 5 @ 6:00PM CST LIVE

Anita Campbell
Ramon Ray

Melinda Emerson

Ivana Taylor

Pamela Slim

Steve Strauss

Brian Moran

John Lawson

Rieva Lesonsky

Barry Moltz

 

PANEL

An Update:
What Influencers Are Hearing from Small Business – and What They Are Saying in Return

Wednesday, May 5
@ 7:00 PM CST LIVE

 

ON CLUBHOUSE:
Leaders’ League Reception

Ramon Ray
Moderator

 

Can Big Business
Help Save
Small Business?

 

OUR CUSTOMERS:
Keynotes & Panels on the State of Small Business

An Update:
The Small Business
Road to Recovery Report

Thursday, May 6 @ 8:30AM CST

Eric Groves
Co-Founder & CEO

Through My Eyes:
What Big Brands
Need to Know About Us

Thursday, May 6 @ 9:00AM CST

Melinda Emerson 
CEO

Going Worldwide:
the Globalization of
Small Business

Thursday, May 6 @ 9:30AM CST

John Caplan
President/NA & Europe

John Arensmeyer

Derek Peebles

Eric Groves

Elliot Richardson

Jeanette Quick

Rebecca Melançon

 

 

PANEL
An Update:
The State of
Small Business Advocacy

at Federal, State &
Local Levels

Wednesday, May 5 @ 10:00AM CST

More Than Ever:
the 2020 Yelp Trust & Safety Report on Small Business

Thursday, May 6 @ 10:30AM CST

Peter Curzon
VP Business Development

Show Them the Money:
Getting Small Business Lending Back on Track

Thursday, May 6 @ 11:00AM CST

Brock Blake 
CEO

Too Small to Fail:
the State of US
Micro Businesses

Thursday, May 6 @ 9:30AM CST

Dan Visnick
CMO

Tolithia Kornweibel
CMO

Maria Pergolino
CMO

Rebecca Grimes
CRO

Carissa Reiniger
CEO

 

PANEL-
The Now is Long Overdue:
How We’ll Need to
Serve Small Business
Post-Pandemic

Thursday, May 6 @ 12:00PM CST LIVE

 

ON CLUBHOUSE:
Council on Diversity
Reception

Melinda Emerson
Moderator

Xiomara Peña
Moderator


A Little Help Here:
Serving the
Under-Served
in Small Business

OUR GO-TO-MARKET: 
Keynotes & Panels on Marketing & Sales


Be Real Now:
The Role of Authenticity
in Social Selling

Thursday, May 6 @ 12:00PM CST

Jon Ferrara
Founder & CEO

The Reset Button:
Why Your Sales Plans &
Talent Won’t Work in the

New Digital Order

Thursday, May 6 @ 12:30PM CST

Janet Schijnen 
CEO


All Together Now:
Nurturing Small Business Communities

Thursday, May 6 @ 1:00PM CST

Sean Cohen
COO

Serving Over Selling:
How the Impulses of 2020
Have Become the Future of
How We Do Business

Thursday, May 6 @ 1:30PM CST

Mark Emond
President


The New ABC:
Always Be Caring
Is the New Sales Mantra

Thursday, May 6 @ 2:00PM CST

Brian Bar 
CEO


Life in the Fast Lane:
How I Approach My Job as a
Chief Revenue Officer

Thursday, May 6 @ 2:30PM CST

Rebecca Grimes
CRO

OUR TOOLS:
Keynotes on Tech, Data, & Resources

As One Door Closes:
How Transactions
Will Replace Cookies

Thursday, May 6 @ 3:00PM CST

Toby Scammell
Founder

An Abundance of Choice:
Optimizing Tech & Data
for the Future

Thursday, May 6 @ 3:30PM CST

Stacy Greiner
CMO

Call Me By My Name:
How Open Banking Leads
to Personalization 2.0

Thursday, May 6 @ 4:00PM CST

Mitch Jacobs
Founder

Crashing Together:
What Inevitable SaaS Convergence Will Mean for B2SMB

Thursday, May 6 @ 4:30PM CST

Kush Shrivastava
Managing Director