Get Attention for Your Business-to-SMB Product or Service, Read More

Speaking with the media can be great marketing for your small business. Make the most of it by asking 5 questions when preparing for a media interview.
Key to the success of small businesses across the country is finding the right suppliers. And the Business-to-Small-Business marketplace (B2SMB) is essential in finding the best suppliers.

The 2019 BEST2 SMB AWARDS will recognize the best brand to small businesses with the products, services and innovation the provide.

With a market value of $500 billion, the B2SMB supports 30+ million small business who buy products and services in the U.S.

The yearly award is organized by the B2SMB Institute, which looks to bring together the highly fragmented B2SMB marketplace.

The mission of the organization is to ensure the growth of B2SMB professionals so they can succeed by winning, keeping and growing small business customers.

The B2SMB Institute’s Influencers’ Circle will choose the winners. The influencers are an independent council of journalists, bloggers, thought leaders and authors.

Anita Campbell, CEO and Founder of Small Business Trends, is one of the judges who will be choosing the winners.

The awards luncheon will showcase the winners 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.

You can enter for free, so click the red button to get the submission guide.

Submission Guide



Featured Events, Contests and Awards

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

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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.

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Get Attention for Your Business-to-SMB Product or Service, Read More

Speaking with the media can be great marketing for your small business. Make the most of it by asking 5 questions when preparing for a media interview.
Key to the success of small businesses across the country is finding the right suppliers. And the Business-to-Small-Business marketplace (B2SMB) is essential in finding the best suppliers.

The 2019 BEST2 SMB AWARDS will recognize the best brand to small businesses with the products, services and innovation the provide.

With a market value of $500 billion, the B2SMB supports 30+ million small business who buy products and services in the U.S.

The yearly award is organized by the B2SMB Institute, which looks to bring together the highly fragmented B2SMB marketplace.

The mission of the organization is to ensure the growth of B2SMB professionals so they can succeed by winning, keeping and growing small business customers.

The B2SMB Institute’s Influencers’ Circle will choose the winners. The influencers are an independent council of journalists, bloggers, thought leaders and authors.

Anita Campbell, CEO and Founder of Small Business Trends, is one of the judges who will be choosing the winners.

The awards luncheon will showcase the winners 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.

You can enter for free, so click the red button to get the submission guide.

Submission Guide



Featured Events, Contests and Awards

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, "Get Attention for Your Business-to-SMB Product or Service, Read More" was first published on Small Business Trends



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10 Unique Strategies and Expert Tips for Your Small Business

Is your business stuck in neutral? If you want to take things to the next level, you might need to access new tools and resources. Things like video marketing, expert insights and even memes can help you break out of a rut and help you grow effectively. Here are tips from members of the online small business community for utilizing these strategies.

Boost Your Traffic With Video Marketing

Video can be a powerful medium for getting a message across to your potential customers. But it can also help you drive traffic to your website and other online content. Learn more about this process and how to make the most of it for your business in this Search Engine Watch post by Nat McNeely.

Learn How to Use Memes for Your Marketing Message

If you’ve spent any time online over the past several years, then you’re probably familiar with memes. But what you might not know is that they can actually help your marketing efforts. Julia Enthoven dives into the concept and offers some helpful tips in this Social Media Examiner post.

Stand Out from the Competition on Social Media

Your business probably already uses some social media platforms for promotion and communication. But chances are, your competitors use them too. If you want your business to stand out, read the tips in this post by Moss Clement of Moss Media. Then see what BizSugar members are saying about the post here.

Survive SEO Algorithm Changes

SEO can be one of the most effective online marketing tactics for any business. But constant algorithm updates can change things in an instant. If you want to survive those upgrades, you might want to follow instructions that come right from the source — Google. Neil Patel explores Google’s advice in this blog post.

Use Squeeze Pages to Generate Leads

Are you dissatisfied with how your website is performing in terms of lead generation? You might be better off driving new potential customers to a squeeze page instead of your basic home page. Michal Leszczynski examines the concept and offers tips for using squeeze pages in this GetResponse post.

Boost Your Business with Marketing Podcasts

If you’re looking for new ways to improve your company’s marketing strategy, you might be able to find some unique tips and insights from podcasts. In this TopRank Marketing post, Lane Ellis lists ten options for marketers to add to their regular rotation.

Address the Cyber Skills Education Gap

If you have a small team working for your small business, you might notice a difference in skills when it comes to using various tech tools. Instead of only seeking out people who already have specific, in-demand skills, you can use education to close that gap. David Wagner elaborates in this post on the SMB CEO blog.

Learn from Other Google My Business Listings

Google My Business can be a very effective way for local companies to reach new customers. If you want to make the most of it, you could try learning from what others are doing. In this Bright Local post and video, Kristian Bannister details findings from a recent study and explains what they mean for other companies.

Get Motivated by Expert Entrepreneurs

Motivation is essential for running any successful venture. If you’re feeling a bit unmotivated, it can help to turn to the experts. Carol Roth shares motivation from more than 150 entrepreneurs in this post. And BizSugar members weighed in with thoughts here.

Save Money for Your Business

No matter what types of marketing or growth strategies you want to try for your business, you probably need some kind of funding. If you’re not able to access extra capital, you need to find ways to save money on your regular operations. Check out this Daily Bits post by Fleur Hamilton for tips.

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 Unique Strategies and Expert Tips for Your Small Business" was first published on Small Business Trends



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10 Unique Strategies and Expert Tips for Your Small Business

Is your business stuck in neutral? If you want to take things to the next level, you might need to access new tools and resources. Things like video marketing, expert insights and even memes can help you break out of a rut and help you grow effectively. Here are tips from members of the online small business community for utilizing these strategies.

Boost Your Traffic With Video Marketing

Video can be a powerful medium for getting a message across to your potential customers. But it can also help you drive traffic to your website and other online content. Learn more about this process and how to make the most of it for your business in this Search Engine Watch post by Nat McNeely.

Learn How to Use Memes for Your Marketing Message

If you’ve spent any time online over the past several years, then you’re probably familiar with memes. But what you might not know is that they can actually help your marketing efforts. Julia Enthoven dives into the concept and offers some helpful tips in this Social Media Examiner post.

Stand Out from the Competition on Social Media

Your business probably already uses some social media platforms for promotion and communication. But chances are, your competitors use them too. If you want your business to stand out, read the tips in this post by Moss Clement of Moss Media. Then see what BizSugar members are saying about the post here.

Survive SEO Algorithm Changes

SEO can be one of the most effective online marketing tactics for any business. But constant algorithm updates can change things in an instant. If you want to survive those upgrades, you might want to follow instructions that come right from the source — Google. Neil Patel explores Google’s advice in this blog post.

Use Squeeze Pages to Generate Leads

Are you dissatisfied with how your website is performing in terms of lead generation? You might be better off driving new potential customers to a squeeze page instead of your basic home page. Michal Leszczynski examines the concept and offers tips for using squeeze pages in this GetResponse post.

Boost Your Business with Marketing Podcasts

If you’re looking for new ways to improve your company’s marketing strategy, you might be able to find some unique tips and insights from podcasts. In this TopRank Marketing post, Lane Ellis lists ten options for marketers to add to their regular rotation.

Address the Cyber Skills Education Gap

If you have a small team working for your small business, you might notice a difference in skills when it comes to using various tech tools. Instead of only seeking out people who already have specific, in-demand skills, you can use education to close that gap. David Wagner elaborates in this post on the SMB CEO blog.

Learn from Other Google My Business Listings

Google My Business can be a very effective way for local companies to reach new customers. If you want to make the most of it, you could try learning from what others are doing. In this Bright Local post and video, Kristian Bannister details findings from a recent study and explains what they mean for other companies.

Get Motivated by Expert Entrepreneurs

Motivation is essential for running any successful venture. If you’re feeling a bit unmotivated, it can help to turn to the experts. Carol Roth shares motivation from more than 150 entrepreneurs in this post. And BizSugar members weighed in with thoughts here.

Save Money for Your Business

No matter what types of marketing or growth strategies you want to try for your business, you probably need some kind of funding. If you’re not able to access extra capital, you need to find ways to save money on your regular operations. Check out this Daily Bits post by Fleur Hamilton for tips.

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 Unique Strategies and Expert Tips for Your Small Business" was first published on Small Business Trends



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