The 100+ Brands of the B2SMB Institute


 Featured Speakers

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The B2SMB Institute’s Small Business Influencers’ Circle Attending

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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.

To reserve YOUR place at
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 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.

More  Featured Speakers (9/17 Update)

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Agenda for the B2SMBI Global Conference 19


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Day One Agenda                                         Day Two Agenda

02oct(oct 2)9:30 am03(oct 3)2:00 pmGlobal Conference 19Early Registration for Playbooks Participants from 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM. Light breakfast sponsored by Lola. Registration remains open all morning.

More Featured Speakers, Facilitators, & Participants Committed to the
2019 B2SMBI Global 
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More Participants Committed to the
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Accommodations within Walking Distance of the B2SMBI Global Conference

Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Hotel Essex

800 South Michicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

The Blackstone

636 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

The Palmer House

17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

JW Marriott 

151 West Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Hampton Inn Majestic

22 West Monroe St. 
Chicago, IL 60603

Hyatt Regency

151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601


323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60651

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, 

“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.