Can ‘Local Curation’ Scale? A Look at Bean Box’s Specialty Coffee Business

Most relationships between search and discovery companies and local merchants and services are defined by ad sales (i.e. Yelp) or by their inclusion in paid delivery services (i.e. GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, Amazon Restaurants). Can a search and discovery provider “curate” local merchants and services and help them add new customers and sales through the […]

Final Speakers Announced for B2SMB Summit

Five new speakers have been added to the lineup for The B2SMB Summit Oct. 3-4 in Chicago – next week. The latest additions to the program include: • Carrie Jacobson, VP, Tech Services, Office Depot • Tehsin Daya, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, ReachLocal • Peter Steger, Head of Business Development, Kabbage • David Turner, Senior […]

B2SMB Summit Preview: DexYP’s Gordon Henry — ‘Stop Being Amazon’d to Death’

Yellow Pages can shift into an even larger business that not only sells advertising, but provides complete marketing and administrative services, according to DexYP EVP and CMO Gordon Henry, who is set to speak at The B2SMB Summit, one of his first appearances since Dex merged with YP last winter to form a Yellow Pages […]

B2SMB Summit Preview: Comcast Business’ Brett Tolbert — Taking Digital Services to Market

For tech vendors and marketing partners, SMBs obviously represent a challenge. There are a lot of SMBs that need to be touched. And once you get ahold of them, they tend to have custom needs and are not always attentive. Utilities, such as Telecom and cable companies, have a head start in working with SMBs. […]

Our Streetfight Post: The Shift in B2SMB (and Why We are Putting on The B2SMB Summit)

Businesses selling services to SMBs — a category we call “B2SMB” — currently bring in $500 billion a year. But major changes can be anticipated as the market shifts away from media towards cloud based services, artificial intelligence, marketing automation and location marketing. This cluster of tech movements represent real opportunities to help SMBs target […]

B2SMB Summit Preview: Lorem’s Case for ‘Always On’ Maintenance and Service

SMBs get very little follow through on key services or tools that they buy. Take Websites, for instance. While websites might “sort of work” for years and years, many SMBs would ideally upgrade their Websites to maximize SEO, optimize for mobile, provide E-commerce capabilities, upgrade logos and artwork, add reporting capabilities, integrate with other services […]