As Vice President of Microsoft’s U.S. Small-and-Midsized Business group, Cindy Bates
leads the company’s efforts to help SMBs realize their full potential through the
use of technology. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, Cindy holds a strong personal
interest in entrepreneurialism and a passion for serving the small business community.
She has spent much of her career addressing the needs of SMBs in some capacity.
Today, she is a recognized thought leader in the SMB space, is widely quoted by
SMB press, and is a contributing columnist to Entrepreneur.com. This blog is where
she shares SMB stories, technology insights, and business strategies for SMBs.