We know that Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) are the backbone of the economy. And with more than 28 million small businesses across the United States that account for about 60% of job creation, it is important to understand what these types of businesses need to succeed.
So what are the trends that that are impacting small to mid-sized businesses in the U.S.? And what kinds of technology could ignite growth?
PYMNTS.com CEO Karen Webster and Paul Bridgewater, CEO of Sage Payments Solutions took part in a digital discussion to better understand the issues and solutions that impact small business.
Check out the on-demand webinar here:
DIGITAL DISCUSSION PRESENTER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SAGE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
Paul Bridgewater serves as chief executive officer for Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America. He has nearly 20 years of experience and achievement in the international payments industry, spanning Europe and the Americas.
Prior to joining Sage in 2015, Paul was the group executive and general manager of global product and innovation for TSYS. He started his career working as an engineer in the United Kingdom, before joining Anker Data, where he held positions in product management and field service engineering. He then worked for the international merchant services business at NatWest Group.
Later, Paul joined Citibank and worked across Europe with roles in business development, product management, sales, and distribution. After five years at Citibank, he moved to the U.S. to serve as the senior vice president of global payment services for Digital River.
DIGITAL DISCUSSION HOST
CEO, MARKET PLATFORM DYNAMICS
Karen Webster is one of the world’s leading experts on payments, commerce and retail innovation and a strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of multinational players in those sectors. As CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, retail, B2B, digital media and technology sectors to help them maximize the value of their platform assets, design disruptive new business models and ignite and monetize new innovation. Karen also serves as a member of the advisory board for several emerging companies.