Top Small Business Keynote Speaker

Small Business Keynote Speaker James Taylor has been featured in Forbes, BBC and The Wall Street Journal with clients including many of the Fortune 500.

Top Small Business Keynote Speaker James Taylor is an inspiring and motivating speaker, entrepreneur, and author, recognized for his expertise in small business, creativity, leadership, and collaboration. For about 20 years James has traveled the world, speaking in more than 35 countries, and providing highly insightful and inspiring keynote speeches to both companies and individuals. His speeches are dedicated to businesses from various industries, including technology, financial services, retail, banking, law, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, professional services, insurance, manufacturing, and more.

From the US to Europe, and Asia to the Middle East, Taylor has delivered insights to his audiences on the topic of small business, as well as on how to stay creative, be innovative, increase productivity, and adapt to change. His clients include several Global Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Sony, Cisco, Accenture, Roche, GSK, EY, Intuit, McDonald’s, Bell, UPS, Tata, Visa, Dell, Red Hat, Honeywell, Chubb, IBM, Al-Futtaim, as well as a number of national governments.

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“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great.” 

Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications

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General Information about Small Businesses for Meeting Planners and Prospective Clients.

A small business is defined as a privately-owned corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship with fewer employees and less annual revenue than a regular-sized business or corporation. Depending on the country and the industry, small businesses are often able to apply for government support and qualify for preferential tax policy. Although small businesses can implement similar quality management systems found in larger corporations, they are facing different challenges. For example, small businesses tend to have fewer human resources and less up-front capital to dedicate to quality initiatives such as lower costs and waste reduction. However, management commitment and accessibility may be stronger in a smaller business. At the same time, internal communications and collaboration can be more straightforward, offering significant benefits.

By contrast to larger chain stores, a small business can have many advantages, including the possibility to start up at a low cost or on a part-time basis, improve the local economy, and be closer to customers’ needs. While succeeding can be a challenge sometimes, there are many steps that a small business owner can take in order to prosper. For instance, making use of internet marketing is an extremely powerful tool, helping businesses build wider audiences. Moreover, getting extra funding, offering regular staff training, being creative, staying focused on goals, and providing excellent service are all great ways to make small businesses thrive.


In addition to booking James Taylor as your small business keynote speaker here are some of the most popular books on small business:

BYOB: Build Your Own Business, Be Your Own Boss
by Brian Scudamore

Small Business Management: Launching & Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures
by Justin G. Longenecker, J. William Petty, et al.

The No B.S. Small Business Book: How to Win When Most Fail
by Casey Graham, William Elsman, et al.

Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion Into a Full-time Gig
by Ilana Griffo and Paige Tate & Co.

Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (What’s New in Management)
by Norman Scarborough and Jeffrey Cornwall


Here is a selection of other small business related conferences and events that book small business keynote speakers:

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6th International Conference on Business, Management and Economics, Nice, France

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World Business Forum, Sydney, Australia

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Startup Grind, Silicon Valley, CA, US

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Small Business Expo, Dallas, TX, US

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99U Conference, New York, NY, US


There are a number of highly rated podcast shows that cover all things small business.

Startup Stories

The BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs | Women Small Business

Grow A Small Business Podcast

The How of Business – How to start, run & grow a small busines

Small Business Big Marketing

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“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
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