The Small Business Web
Building the small business cloud industry
The idea for the Small Business Web began, like many things, with a friendly chat between like-minded folks.
In 2009, as the 5 founding companies Batchbook, FreshBooks, Mailchimp, Shoeboxed, and
Outright readied themselves to head to SXSWi in Austin, they began talking about how similar their philosophies were about customer service and making life easier for small business owners. Wouldn’t it be great, they thought, if they joined
forces and took a stand for small business owners everywhere?
Thus, an alliance was formed, a manifesto was written, and the Small Business Web was born. With every additional company that joins the Small Business Web, the dream of the original founders expands: one small step for the Internet, one giant
step for small businesses.
Today, The Small Business Web is the trade association for companies selling cloud-based software for small businesses. Over 200 member companies are working together to make the Open Web the best place to build, find
and sell software for small businesses.