Small Business Summit

The Amazon Business Small Business Summit

On September 8, 2022, Amazon Business hosted a free, first-ever Amazon Business Small Summit virtual event designed for the solopreneur and small business. Watch the session recordings to learn how to grow your business, get funding and financing, simplify accounting, build a team, increase your income, and more. From entrepreneurs turned best-selling book authors to top Amazon leaders, the Summit sessions cover several topics to help you solve your most pressing challenges. Invest 20 minutes or less in each session for practical tips and insights. Don't miss the announcement for solopreneurs and small businesses in the Small Business Summit Welcome by Todd Heimes, Director, Amazon Business.

Small Business Summit Keynote

5 Ways to Increase Your Income

  • Chris Guillebeau, Author, The $100 Startup and Side Hustle

    Chris Guillebeau, Author, The $100 Startup and Side Hustle
    Learn ways to add to your small business' revenue stream in this keynote talk by a self-professed entrepreneur for life. 

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How to Grow Your Business

There's an art and a science to creating messages, campaigns, and a digital presence that will attract new customers. These sessions cover all of the above.

  • Anastasia Kudrez, Grow with Google Senior Trainer, Google

    Google Search and Maps

    Anastasia Kudrez, Grow with Google Lead Educator

    Learn how to: Create or claim your Google Business Profile; Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps; and Use your Business Profile to connect with potential customers.

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  • Mike McDougall, Head of Experience, Reprise Digital

    How to Grow Your Online Presence

    Mike McDougall, Head of Experience, Reprise Digital 

    Get an overview of how search engines work, how to prepare your website to succeed in search, how social media be used as an effective marketing tool, and more.   

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  • Maya Penn, CEO and Founder, Maya's Ideas

    Social Media, Press, and Your Business

    Maya Penn, CEO and Founder, Maya's Ideas  

    Learn the principles of media exposure, content development, and building a following as a solopreneur or small business.

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  • Allan Dib, Author, The One-Page Marketing Plan

    Your Lead Generation Blueprint

    Allan Dib, Author, The One-Page Marketing Plan

    Learn how to use paid advertising to generate leads and a measurable return on investment.

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Strategy and Operations

As a small business, you are responsbile for managing for the future and today.  Attend this track to learn how to be strategic about both.

  • Amazon business

    7 Amazon Business Time and Money Savers

    Fernando Ramirez, Senior Manager, Amazon Business
    Learn about features that help with savings, organization, accounting, tax exemption, and more.

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  • Jim VanNatta, Owner-Operator, Hockinson Market

    Entrepreneur Story: Hockinson Market

    Jim VanNatta, Owner-Operator, Hockinson Market
    Hear how Jim VanNatta navigated his business out of a recession and into a new concept.  

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  • Stephanie de Albuquerque, Manager, Amazon Web Services

    Getting Started with Amazon Web Services

    Stephanie de Albuquerque, Manager, Amazon Web Services
    Get a primer on cloud technology and the resources available to help you connect, learn, test, and source support.

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Building a Team and Employee Retention

Having the right team can make a huge difference in your business performance, so can losing top employees. Attend these sessions to learn how to build a team and ways you can use your Amazon Business account to easily support employee-centric programs and perks.

  • Jay Steinfeld, Founder and Former CEO, Blinds.com

    How to Build Your Team from the Ground Up

    Jay Steinfeld, Founder and Former CEO, Blinds.com

    In 7 steps, learn how to strategically build a team that will help support your business growth and profitability.

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  • Ali Pinaire, Success Manager, Amazon Business

    Easy Employee Programs and Perks

    Ali Pinaire, Success Manager, Amazon Business  

    Get ideas on how to support employee development and retention with Amazon Business account features.

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Funding and Money Management

Whether it's managing day-to-day business expenses or trying to plan for future growth, money management is a critical part of business strategy and operations. In this track, learn the steps required to apply for a loan and build business capital, as well as how to simplify bookkeeping, accounting, and expense management.

  • Ervin Hughes, Jr., President, American Credit Assurance, LLC

    Business Loans and Business Credit

    Ervin Hughes, Jr., President, American Credit Assurance, LLC
    Learn the steps involved in getting a business loan and building business credit.

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  • Tai Koottatep, Director, Amazon Business Payments

    Optimize Cash Flow

    Tai Koottatep, Director, Amazon B2B Payments & Lending
    Learn about the financing and payment solutions Amazon offers to help small businesses optimize cash flow. 

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How to Make Accounting Happy

Whether bookkeeping is one aspect of the many things you do or you are an accounting manager for a small company, these sessions cover the Amazon Business Account features and payment options that can simplify bookkeeping, accounting, and expense management.

  • Grace Lin, Director, Amazon Business Payments

    Accounting and Pay By Invoice

    Grace Lin, Senior Manager, Amazon B2B Payments & Lending
    Learn how Pay By Invoice can solve common accounting challenges.

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  • Wes McMinimy, Business Leader, Amazon Business

    Accounting and Amazon Business

    Wes McMinimy, Business Leader, Amazon Business

    Learn about the Amazon Business features that help simplify bookkeeping, account reconciliation, and expense management.

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Selling on Amazon Business

Learn how to sell on Amazon Business, get the details on how to become certified as a small business seller and the benefits, and hear firsthand from an Amazon Business seller about their experience.

  • Ian Moser, Account Manager, Amazon Business Marketplace

    Selling on Amazon Business

    Ian Moser, Account Manager, Amazon Business
    Learn how to become an Amazon Business seller.

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  • Antwaun Griffin, Senior Manager, Amazon Business

    Small Business Seller Certification

    Antwaun Griffin, Senior Manager, Amazon Business
    Learn how to get certified as a small business seller and more on Amazon Business.

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  • Randy Pfeiffer, Vice President of Sales, Office Tex

    Certified Amazon Business Seller Story

    Randy Pfeiffer, Vice President, The Office Tex
    A certified, woman-owned, small business seller shares their story.

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