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July 21, 2017

B2SMB Summiteer Erik Day on Dell’s B2SMB Approach: ‘Big City, Small Town Feel’

  There is a great comment from B2SMB Speaker Erik Day, VP and GM, Small Business at Dell, about working with SMBs in this month’s issue of Entrepreneur Magazine.  Here’s the relevant snippet from the article: Dell’s Small Business hub in Nashville (one of two Dell SB hubs — the other is in Austin, Texas)…

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July 19, 2017

B2SMB Summit PreCon: ‘Innovation Day’ Featuring Leading Experts and Startups

Lorem Co-Founders Charlie Fogerty and Sam Wilcoxon (photo courtesy of TechCrunch) Innovation is the key to new business growth, and an important driver of the SMB economy.  At the B2SMB Summit, we will be taking a close look at innovation and how it is applied by SMBs. During a special “pre-con” on October 3 at…

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July 6, 2017

Research at The B2SMB Summit: LSA Digs Deep into SMB Cloud Adoption

B2SMB data has historically focused on ad dollars: their volume, segmentation and shift. As B2SMB moves more broadly towards marketing, services and tools, additional, dynamic types of data insights are required. That’s where a new research product from The Local Services Association  is going — The Tech Adoption Index.  During an LSA Webinar last week, my longtime…

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July 3, 2017

Dex and YP Merge; Leaders to Discuss Platform Strategies at The B2SMB Summit

For B2SMB, its no longer about selling a single service or feature.  Now it is all about the platform  — and then selling it as a one stop to SMBs. That’s the essential recognition behind Dex’s acquisition of YP, which creates a combined entity with 5,000 sales reps and roughly 700,000 SMB customers — one…

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June 22, 2017

Speaker Insights on B2SMB: Boomtime CEO Mark Canon

Mark Canon, a member of the B2SMB Summit Advisory Board, has been in leadership positions at Yell Group, Autobytel, AOL and Switchboard. He is currently President and CEO of Boomtime, which provides word of mouth marketing solutions for SMBs. Recently, Mark shared some observations and advice for selling to and serving small business customers. Are SMBs happy with digital marketing options?…

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June 20, 2017

Topline: Current SMB Research and Trends

At The B2SMB Summit we will be focused on providing insight and context to all the latest facts and trends impacting SMBs,  The latest batch of SMB-oriented research was showcased June 13-15 at Street Fight Summit 2017 in Brooklyn. Among the most compelling factoids: 1. Top SMB digital interests (in order): Real time location data,…

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May 31, 2017

Announcing The B2SMB Summit Agenda

  The draft AGENDA  for B2SMB Summit has just been issued, reflecting what’s really important in the B2SMB marketplace.  Our hand chosen slate of top industry leaders and innovators will be announced in coming weeks. The program will be evolving as we get feedback from the Advisory Board and the community. Let us know if…

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May 24, 2017

The B2SMB Summit Press Release is ‘Live’

THE B2SMB SUMMIT PRESS RELEASE IS ‘LIVE’ We’ve just issued our launch Press Release for The B2SMB Summit, making it “official’ after months of planning. We’re looking forward to announcing an exciting slate of Keynotes, speakers and sponsors in coming weeks! Here’s a sneak preview of the release. –CHICAGO, May 24, 2017 – Best practices for capturing…

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May 12, 2017

1871 and Revel Fulton Signed as Venue Hosts

1871 ACCELERATOR  AND REVEL FULTON MARKET SIGNED AS VENUE HOSTS We’re very pleased to announce not one, but two great Chicago institutions as venues for the upcoming B2SMB Summit: 1871 Accelerator and Revel Fulton Market. 1871 will host all of our “Pre-conference” activities in the afternoon and evening of October 3 (SMB panels, executive chats…

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May 5, 2017 Signs on as B2SMB Summit’s Premier Partner

BUSINESS.COM SIGNS ON AS B2SMB SUMMIT’S PREMIER PARTNER has signed on as the Premier Partner of The B2SMB Summit. As TechCrunch recently wrote, the brand us a leading online resource portal for small business owners, providing robust content and trusted advice for its loyal user base. The site is a part of the…

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