The 100+ Brands of the B2SMB Institute

 
 

FOR B2SMB LEADERS EXCEEDING THE CHALLENGES OF 2021

3 DAYS OF LIVE CONTENT

Our largest event of 2021 thus far, our 2021 Leaders’ Forum will hold live & on-demand keynotes, panels, workshops & more at convenient times May 5-6, all virtually accessible on our enhanced 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.

TOP-2-TOP PEER-2-PEER LEADERSHIP NETWORKING

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

B2SMB LEADERS COMMITTED TO SPEAK @ EXCEED


Surviving SaaS Convergence

Kush Shrivastava
Managing Director – Solutions


Optimizing MarTech &
Data in 2021

Stacy Greiner
CMO


Have SMBs Digitally “Transformed?”

James Kyd
Global Head of Brand Strategy & Marketing

What Big Brands
Need to Know About Us

Melinda Emerson
Influencer – 3Mil+ SMBs


Harnessing Nervous Energy

Dr. Chloe Carmichael
Leading Clinical Psychologist,
Author & TV Expert


Authentic Social Selling

Jon Ferrara
CEO



Unlocking Rural Networks

Raju Vegesna
Chief Evangelist


The Transformation of Search

Lex ten Veen
EVP Partnerships

The State of
Small Service Businesses

Dan Visnick
CMO

What PPP Teaches Us
About SMB

Toby Scammell
Founder/CEO

Building a
Convergent Platform

Jim Fitzgerald
CEO

The Silver Linings
of 2021

Carissa Reiniger
Founder/CEO


The Financially Savvy SMB

Dustin Luther
CMO

The State of
SMB Fintech 2021

Ranga Bodla
VP Marketing & Field Engagement


Nurturing SMB Communities

Sean Cohen
COO
 

Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB Policy

Eric Groves

CO-FOUNDER/CEO,

ALIGNABLE
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB Policy

Jeanette Quick

Counsel,

Gusto
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB Policy

Rebecca Melançon

Director of Policy & Research,

Local Business Institute
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB Policy

Elliot Richardson

President,

Small Business Advocacy Council
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB Policy

John Arensmeyer

Founder/CEO,

Small Business Majority
Speakers- 5 Columns Best2SMB Policy

Derek Peebles

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

American Independent Business Alliance

   

   

   

SMALL BUSINESS INFLUENCERS
SCHEDULED TO SPEAK @ EXCEED

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

What They Said: Top Reasons for B2SMB Pros to Attend the Leaders’ Forum

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, AWeber

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.

FREE SNEAK PEAK: B2SMB LEADERS TALK REBOUND
LIVE & ON-DEMAND 

ajax-loader
X
X