Awards Ceremony will Honor Top Brands Serving Small Businesses

Small businesses employ 58.9 million people and account for 44% of U.S. economic activity. For B2SMB brands, this segment represents a $500 billion market.

Recognizing these brands allows small businesses across the country to identify the top performers. And this is what the BEST2 SMB AWARDS 2019 looks to do.

The award will recognize the best in business-to-small business products, services and innovation.

The winners will be chosen by the B2SMB Institute’s Influencers’ Circle. It is made up of an independent council of journalists, bloggers, thought leaders and authors reaching millions of small businesses worldwide.

Our own Anita Cambell, CEO and Founder of Small Business Trends, will be one of the judges choosing the winners.

Winners will be showcased during an awards luncheon on October 3, 2019, at the B2SMB Institute’s Global Conference in Chicago.

The deadline for all submissions is 5 pm EDT, September 4, 2019.

There is no fee to enter, so click the red button to get the full submission guide.

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TWITTER CHAT: How to Attract and Retain CustomersTWITTER CHAT: How to Attract and Retain Customers
August 27, 2019, Online

Join in a Twitter chat on how to attract and retain customers at 3PM ET on August 27, 2019. The SBA will be sharing tips and resources to help you start, grow, expand, or recover your small business. Follow along with the hashtag #SBAChat. See you there!


Best SMB AwardsBest SMB Awards
September 04, 2019, Online

Does your product or service stand-out in the crowded marketplace for Small Business? The B2SMB Institute invites any enterprise that markets, sells and delivers products and/or services to Small Businesses to submit their entry for the 2019 Best2SMB Awards. We’ll be awarding excellence and achievement in three categories: Best2SMB Product or Service Offering, Best2SMB Innovation, Best2SMB Brand of the Year. We will also be awarding our first-ever Best2SMB Hall of Fame recipient.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (San Francisco, CA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (San Francisco, CA)
October 15, 2019, San Francisco, Calif.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Listening to the Voice of the Customer Listening to the Voice of the Customer
October 16, 2019, Chicago, Ill.

Led by veteran product development and market research experts, this course will introduce Voice of the Customer (VOC) market research and teach you to use it to accelerate innovation in business-to-business markets. The workshop uses a lively, interactive format with numerous hands-on activities and practice exercises to build skills and will also expose you to the latest applications of these techniques in areas such as machine learning and journey mapping.
Discount Code
SMALLBIZ ($100 Off)


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Irvine, CA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Irvine, CA)
October 17, 2019, Irvine, Calif.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (San Diego, CA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (San Diego, CA)
October 18, 2019, Online

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Miami, FL)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Miami, FL)
October 22, 2019, Miami, Fla.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Boston, MA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Boston, MA)
October 24, 2019, Online

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (New York, NY)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (New York, NY)
October 25, 2019, New York, N.Y.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Seattle, WA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Seattle, WA)
November 12, 2019, Online

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Denver, CO)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Denver, CO)
November 14, 2019, Denver, Colo.

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Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Chicago, IL)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Chicago, IL)
November 15, 2019, Chicago, Ill.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Atlanta, GA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Atlanta, GA)
November 19, 2019, Atlanta, Ga.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Small Biz: Banking ConferenceSmall Biz: Banking Conference
November 19, 2019, Los Angeles, Calif.

The small biz: banking conference delivers access to thought leadership, best practices and leading solution providers. Discover how industry leaders attract and retain small business deposits, fee-based services, and loans, and much more.
Discount Code
BIZTRENDS ($200)


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Dallas, TX)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Dallas, TX)
November 21, 2019, Dallas, Texas

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Phoenix, AZ)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Phoenix, AZ)
November 22, 2019, Phoenix, Ariz.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


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Awards Ceremony will Honor Top Brands Serving Small Businesses

Small businesses employ 58.9 million people and account for 44% of U.S. economic activity. For B2SMB brands, this segment represents a $500 billion market.

Recognizing these brands allows small businesses across the country to identify the top performers. And this is what the BEST2 SMB AWARDS 2019 looks to do.

The award will recognize the best in business-to-small business products, services and innovation.

The winners will be chosen by the B2SMB Institute’s Influencers’ Circle. It is made up of an independent council of journalists, bloggers, thought leaders and authors reaching millions of small businesses worldwide.

Our own Anita Cambell, CEO and Founder of Small Business Trends, will be one of the judges choosing the winners.

Winners will be showcased during an awards luncheon on October 3, 2019, at the B2SMB Institute’s Global Conference in Chicago.

The deadline for all submissions is 5 pm EDT, September 4, 2019.

There is no fee to enter, so click the red button to get the full submission guide.

Get The Guide



Featured Events, Contests and Awards

TWITTER CHAT: How to Attract and Retain CustomersTWITTER CHAT: How to Attract and Retain Customers
August 27, 2019, Online

Join in a Twitter chat on how to attract and retain customers at 3PM ET on August 27, 2019. The SBA will be sharing tips and resources to help you start, grow, expand, or recover your small business. Follow along with the hashtag #SBAChat. See you there!


Best SMB AwardsBest SMB Awards
September 04, 2019, Online

Does your product or service stand-out in the crowded marketplace for Small Business? The B2SMB Institute invites any enterprise that markets, sells and delivers products and/or services to Small Businesses to submit their entry for the 2019 Best2SMB Awards. We’ll be awarding excellence and achievement in three categories: Best2SMB Product or Service Offering, Best2SMB Innovation, Best2SMB Brand of the Year. We will also be awarding our first-ever Best2SMB Hall of Fame recipient.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (San Francisco, CA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (San Francisco, CA)
October 15, 2019, San Francisco, Calif.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Listening to the Voice of the Customer Listening to the Voice of the Customer
October 16, 2019, Chicago, Ill.

Led by veteran product development and market research experts, this course will introduce Voice of the Customer (VOC) market research and teach you to use it to accelerate innovation in business-to-business markets. The workshop uses a lively, interactive format with numerous hands-on activities and practice exercises to build skills and will also expose you to the latest applications of these techniques in areas such as machine learning and journey mapping.
Discount Code
SMALLBIZ ($100 Off)


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Irvine, CA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Irvine, CA)
October 17, 2019, Irvine, Calif.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (San Diego, CA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (San Diego, CA)
October 18, 2019, Online

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Miami, FL)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Miami, FL)
October 22, 2019, Miami, Fla.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Boston, MA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Boston, MA)
October 24, 2019, Online

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (New York, NY)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (New York, NY)
October 25, 2019, New York, N.Y.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Seattle, WA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Seattle, WA)
November 12, 2019, Online

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Denver, CO)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Denver, CO)
November 14, 2019, Denver, Colo.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Chicago, IL)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Chicago, IL)
November 15, 2019, Chicago, Ill.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Atlanta, GA)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Atlanta, GA)
November 19, 2019, Atlanta, Ga.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Small Biz: Banking ConferenceSmall Biz: Banking Conference
November 19, 2019, Los Angeles, Calif.

The small biz: banking conference delivers access to thought leadership, best practices and leading solution providers. Discover how industry leaders attract and retain small business deposits, fee-based services, and loans, and much more.
Discount Code
BIZTRENDS ($200)


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Dallas, TX)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Dallas, TX)
November 21, 2019, Dallas, Texas

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Phoenix, AZ)Free seminar: Learn how to optimize your business (Phoenix, AZ)
November 22, 2019, Phoenix, Ariz.

Join us to learn how one complete view of your business, with apps that effortlessly integrate, can enhance your productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and help you effectively collaborate with staff, partners, and investors. Our free educational seminar will cover basics of the Zoho One platform, plus tips, tricks, and best practices to help optimize your business.


More Events

More Contests

This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends.

You can see a full list of events, contest and award listings or post your own events by visiting the Small Business Events Calendar.

Image: Depositphotos.com

This article, "Awards Ceremony will Honor Top Brands Serving Small Businesses" was first published on Small Business Trends



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10 Tips for Juggling the Elements of a Startup

 

There are a lot of little things to consider when you’re getting started in the business world. From cash flow to marketing strategies, all of these moving pieces can be a bit overwhelming for new entrepreneurs. Luckily, members of the online small business community have plenty of helpful insights to share. Here are some of their top tips for new businesses.

Take Steps to Effective Cash Flow Management

Lots of new businesses face challenges when it comes to cash flow. But if you manage your money properly, you can avoid a lot of potential issues in the early years of running your business. Ma-Keba Frye outlines some of the essential steps you should take in this post on the Acuity blog.

Get More Value from Your Email Marketing Tech

Email is one of the most important marketing channels your small business has access to, especially early on. The tech that you use can make a major impact on your reach and the success of your campaigns. So check out this Content Marketing Institute post by Jodi Harris for tips on getting the most out of your email marketing tech.

Set Goals for the First Year of Your Franchise

Goals are important no matter what type of business you’re starting. But it can be easier to follow a standardized set of benchmarks when you opt for a franchise model. In this post, Joel Libava of The Franchise King goes over a few of the goals you should track throughout the first year of running a franchise business.

Try Internal Link Building Strategies

Link building is essential for optimizing your site for search engines. Internal link building is one aspect of this strategy. To make the most of your small business’s early efforts, David Leonhardt offers some tips in this Socialnomics post. And the BizSugar community discussed the post here.

Utilize Photography in Your Social Media

Strong visuals are essential for grabbing people’s attention and making your brand stand out online. Since social media is such an important marketing strategy for many new businesses, take a look at the tips for utilizing photography in this Upcity post by Natasha Ponomaroff.

Create a Competitive Corporate Identity

Every brand needs an identity. During the early years of your business, you may still be searching for what that is. But it’s important to be intentional about the identity that you create so that you can compete in your industry. Read this DIY Marketers post by Lana Miro for tips on doing just that.

Increase Productivity Using Technology

Technology can sometimes create distractions for small business owners and employees. But if you choose the right tech, it can really make you more productive. If you’re looking to get more done in your business, here are some tech tips from Ramon Ray of Smallbiztechnology.com.

Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

Running a business requires a lot of creative problem solving. That means you need to be able to approach situations using critical thinking. But not everyone jumps into the business already in possession of those skills. If you’re looking to hone your critical thinking skills, check out this Search Engine Journal post by Julie Joyce.

Try Free Web Design Tools

A website is essential for any small business. But you also need to make sure that your site is well designed. Even if you don’t have a ton of money to work with, you can try the free web design tools included in this Pixel Productions post by Shawn Byrne. Then see what BizSugar members had to say here.

Reduce Expenses for Your Small Business

New businesses don’t usually have a ton of cash to work with. That means you need to keep expenses as low as possible when you’re just starting out. For those who are looking to lessen the financial burden of their business, Ivan Widjaya shares some tips for reducing small business expenses Biz Epic here.

If you’d like to suggest your favorite small business content to be considered for an upcoming community roundup, please send your news tips to: sbtips@gmail.com.

Image: Depositphotos.com

This article, "10 Tips for Juggling the Elements of a Startup" was first published on Small Business Trends



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10 Tips for Juggling the Elements of a Startup

 

There are a lot of little things to consider when you’re getting started in the business world. From cash flow to marketing strategies, all of these moving pieces can be a bit overwhelming for new entrepreneurs. Luckily, members of the online small business community have plenty of helpful insights to share. Here are some of their top tips for new businesses.

Take Steps to Effective Cash Flow Management

Lots of new businesses face challenges when it comes to cash flow. But if you manage your money properly, you can avoid a lot of potential issues in the early years of running your business. Ma-Keba Frye outlines some of the essential steps you should take in this post on the Acuity blog.

Get More Value from Your Email Marketing Tech

Email is one of the most important marketing channels your small business has access to, especially early on. The tech that you use can make a major impact on your reach and the success of your campaigns. So check out this Content Marketing Institute post by Jodi Harris for tips on getting the most out of your email marketing tech.

Set Goals for the First Year of Your Franchise

Goals are important no matter what type of business you’re starting. But it can be easier to follow a standardized set of benchmarks when you opt for a franchise model. In this post, Joel Libava of The Franchise King goes over a few of the goals you should track throughout the first year of running a franchise business.

Try Internal Link Building Strategies

Link building is essential for optimizing your site for search engines. Internal link building is one aspect of this strategy. To make the most of your small business’s early efforts, David Leonhardt offers some tips in this Socialnomics post. And the BizSugar community discussed the post here.

Utilize Photography in Your Social Media

Strong visuals are essential for grabbing people’s attention and making your brand stand out online. Since social media is such an important marketing strategy for many new businesses, take a look at the tips for utilizing photography in this Upcity post by Natasha Ponomaroff.

Create a Competitive Corporate Identity

Every brand needs an identity. During the early years of your business, you may still be searching for what that is. But it’s important to be intentional about the identity that you create so that you can compete in your industry. Read this DIY Marketers post by Lana Miro for tips on doing just that.

Increase Productivity Using Technology

Technology can sometimes create distractions for small business owners and employees. But if you choose the right tech, it can really make you more productive. If you’re looking to get more done in your business, here are some tech tips from Ramon Ray of Smallbiztechnology.com.

Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

Running a business requires a lot of creative problem solving. That means you need to be able to approach situations using critical thinking. But not everyone jumps into the business already in possession of those skills. If you’re looking to hone your critical thinking skills, check out this Search Engine Journal post by Julie Joyce.

Try Free Web Design Tools

A website is essential for any small business. But you also need to make sure that your site is well designed. Even if you don’t have a ton of money to work with, you can try the free web design tools included in this Pixel Productions post by Shawn Byrne. Then see what BizSugar members had to say here.

Reduce Expenses for Your Small Business

New businesses don’t usually have a ton of cash to work with. That means you need to keep expenses as low as possible when you’re just starting out. For those who are looking to lessen the financial burden of their business, Ivan Widjaya shares some tips for reducing small business expenses Biz Epic here.

If you’d like to suggest your favorite small business content to be considered for an upcoming community roundup, please send your news tips to: sbtips@gmail.com.

Image: Depositphotos.com

This article, "10 Tips for Juggling the Elements of a Startup" was first published on Small Business Trends



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