What is this about?

We’re making the Open Web for small businesses.

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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.

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gSocial Conference

Connecting the Google Cloud Resellers

The gSocial Conference has become the one and only event by and for the Google reseller and partner community. These companies sell and service the software that the software vendors in The Small Business Web make.

In fact, by no coincidence, the first Small Business Web Summit held in 2011 happened to be at the same time and place as the gSocial Conference. We’ve always been two communities in the same industry.

Starting in 2014, the gSocial Conference will be part of the The Small Business Web Summit. As both groups have matured, it makes sense to officially join forces and bring the software vendors and the software resellers together in one organization.

Along with the gSocial Conference, Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global, the main organizer of the gSocial Conference will join the board of The Small Business Web. Allen brings over 20 years of experience bringing information systems to small and medium businesses.

Meet the board

Pamela O’Hara

Batchbook

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Sunir Shah

Olark live chat

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Christina Hug

Manager, The Small Business Web

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Kevin O’Brien

Hootsuite

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Joshua Scherman

Constant Contact

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Chris Generalis

Terapeak

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Matt Kane

AppDirect

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Allen Falcon

Cumulus Global

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Jamie Sutherland

Xero

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Stephen Cho

Google Apps

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