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2023 Small Business Summit

Amazon Business hosts Small Business Summit 2023, a free virtual event for solopreneurs and small business owners.

Amazon Business is proud to host the second annual Amazon Business Small Business Summit on May 2, 2023 at 9AM PST. Veteran Amazon leader Todd Heimes will kick off the Summit and guide you through sessions led by entrepreneurs, industry experts, authors, professors, and Amazon Business small business leaders. 

Summit sessions will cover the below and more: 

  • How to create a business plan
  • Email, text, and social media marketing fundamentals
  • Artificial intelligence
  • How to be more discoverable via Google search
  • How to save now and pay later with Amazon Business


You can watch the sessions on-demand now.

The Summit will include seven short, bootcamp-style sessions, each created to help the solopreneur and small business owner maximize limited resources. Read about each session below: 


Inflation and the Small Business

Economist and professor Tyler Cowen will give the keynote on Inflation and the Small Business, a topic that is top of mind for small businesses. In a December 2022 survey by the National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation (NFIB), inflation remained the single most important business problem, with 32% of small business owners reporting it as their top problem in operating their business. Professor Cowen will share the facts and opportunities of this economic climate.  


How to Write a Business Plan 

Using her Great Granny Helen’s flaxseed honey lemonade recipe, Mikaila Ulmer, founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade, launched her business in 2009 at a youth entrepreneurial event, and then sold her lemonade at a stand in front of her home in Austin, Texas. Today, the award-winning lemonade is buzzing off the shelves at retailers in all 50 states. Hear how Mikaila’s business plan stood up to the scrutiny of Shark Tank, including her $60k in exchange for 25% equity deal. Mikaila will also share business plan tips, including the key strategies your business plan needs to guide growth and expansion.


Savings, Credit, and Pay by Invoice

Fernando Ramirez, Small Business Leader, Amazon Business, and Madelyn Puente, Director, Amazon Business Payments, will walk you through several ways to save money, maximize your dollars, and improve cash flow as a small business with Amazon Business.  


Small Business Benefits with Businesses Prime

Mark Brinton, Small Business Leader, Amazon Business Prime, and Chris Brown. General Manager, B2B Cobrand Payments, will show you how small business owners put Business Prime to work. Learn about the perks and tools that can help your small business every day.  


Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

Are you interested in learning about email, text, and social media marketing from an expert? Dave Charest, Director of Small Business Success, Constant Contact, will share the fundamentals about these digital marketing channels and give you tips for how to grow your business and customer base.


Small Business SEO Tips

Anastasia Kudrez, Lead Educator, Grow with Google, will show you how to apply content and SEO concepts to drive organic traffic to your website and how search engines work. You’ll also learn how to review key elements of your website that can be optimized to help drive results.


AI for Small Business

Find out how to supercharge your marketing and more with artificial intelligence. Adam Simon, US Head of Innovation, IPG Media Lab, will show you how you can create marketing materials without additional overhead and get answers to your specific business questions.


2023 Small Business Grant applications are open

This year Amazon Business will award over $250,000 in monetary grants in addition to other prizes for a total of 15 recipients, including one grand prize recipient, four finalists, and ten semi-finalists. Grant applications close on May 21, 2023. Learn more about the 2023 Amazon Business Small Business Grants.                                


Amazon Business Small Business Summit 2022 

Want to hear from authors Chris Guillebeau or Jay Steinfeld? More from Grow with Google? Check out the sessions from Amazon Business Small Business Summit 2022

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