February 5, 2015

SBM Annual Conference

Mark your calendars for May 17, 2024!

The SBM 2024 Conference will be held at City Springs Conference Center in Sandy Springs.  




The Small Business Matters Conference is hosted by Tim Fulton, a nationally recognized small business advocate and consultant. Tim is one of Atlanta’s best-connected small business coaches and is highly respected in the community. He served as an Atlanta leader of Vistage (an international organization for CEOs) and GrowSmart (the leading entrepreneurial training program in Georgia) and is the author of two books Small Business Matters, a 10-year collection of his popular entrepreneurial essays, and Small Business & All That Jazz.

Tim’s vision for the conference is simple, “Exceed the expectations of participants by providing an exceptional experience of growth, connecting, and fun.” With this, the Small Business Matters Conference aims to stimulate your thinking with speaker topics that include:

  • Leadership 
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health and Fitness
  • Employee Engagement
  • Business Ethics


A Look Back at 2022

Here’s a quick look at the SBM 2022 Conference. Thank you again to our amazing speakers, generous sponsors, and to everyone who joined us. We hope to see everyone back again on May 17, 2024!



On Friday, May 20, the Small Business Matters Conference took place at the City Springs Conference Center in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The theme for this year’s event was Celebrating Small Business, and it was quite a celebration with over 200 registered guests, 10 great speakers, and a surprise visit from one of our country’s forefathers, Ben Franklin.

The cause for the celebration was twofold: First, the Small Business Administration recognized May as National Small Business Month, and second, it was our first opportunity to meet and gather at a large in-person event in over two years.

Speaker presentations touched on several key areas for small business leaders including customer-centricity, understanding your brand, and leadership in uncertain times.


– Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors –









2019 Small Business Matters Conference

The 2019 Conference was a huge success thanks to 11 expert speakers, 10 generous sponsors, and 200+attendees. Everyone left the event with High Hopes. Take a Look.

Quotes from Past Attendees

“It’s the single most focused conference in Atlanta for small business owners.”
– Scott Pate,Sierra Piedmont, Inc.

“A nicely paced conference full of information that goes beyond business to give participants ways to become better personally and professionally.”
– Mike Iverson,Trillium Financial

“The whole day your mind is thinking about new topics and new things.”
– Cameron Reebals, WIKA Instrument Corporation


More Highlights from Past SBM Conferences