Thank you for joining the SBSS Affiliate program. Our referral partners are very important to us. This agreement is designed with you in mind, as well as protecting you, MBX and our members. Please read thoroughly. If you have any questions, please contact us at

This agreement describes the terms and conditions for participation in the SBSS Affiliate program. In this agreement, the term “Affilate Partner” refers to you (the applicant). In this agreement, “MBX” refers to Maryland Business Connection LLC, doing business as Making Business Connections, MBX Events and MBX and Small Business Showcase and Summit, with whom you are entering this agreement. By applying to the SBSS Affiliate program you are confirming that you have read the agreement and agree to the terms and conditions.

Your participation in the Program is solely to legally advertise our website to receive a commission on upsells purchased by individuals/companies referred to the SBSS by your own website or personal referrals.



Commissions will be paid as follows:

You will receive a % of the Upsells (VIP packages) as follows:

  • 50% on sales 0 – 10
  • 75% on sales 11-20
  • 100% on sales 21+ 

Whatever your FINAL upsales count is…is what your % will be. So, if you have 22 sales, you get 100% on all 22!!!  If you have 20 sales, you get 75% of all sales! 


An Affiliate Partner will be paid out 30 days after the event closes and only if the balance reaches a minimum balance of $10 USD. Payments will be paid out via PayPal.



In the event a customer requests a refund for a transaction for which the SBSS Affiliate has earned commissions, any commissions earned on the refund amount will be deducted from the SBSS Affiliate balance.


Term and Termination

Either party has the right to terminate the agreement immediately without prior notice.

Your SBSS Affiliateapplication and status in the Program may be suspended or terminated for any of the following reasons:

  • Inappropriate advertisements (false claims, misleading hyperlinks, etc.).
  • Spamming (mass email, mass newsgroup posting, etc.).
  • Advertising on sites containing or promoting illegal activities.
  • Failure to disclose the affiliate relationship for any promotion that qualifies as an endorsement under existing Federal Trade Commission guidelines and regulations, or any applicable state laws.
  • Violation of intellectual property rights.
  • Offering rebates, coupons, or other form of promised kick-backs from your Referral Partner commission as an incentive.
  • Self referrals, fraudulent transactions, suspected fraud.

In addition to the foregoing, MBX reserves the right to terminate any SBSS Affiliate account at any time, for any violations of this Agreement or no reason.

If the SBSS Affiliate terminates the agreement, no further commissions from MBX will be paid for any past or future customer transactions.

If MBX chooses to terminate the agreement, any balance greater than $00 USD will be paid to the affiliate within 60 days of termination unless SBSS Affiliate was terminated with cause state above. Balances that are smaller than $10 will be forfeited.

MBX will not be obligated for any future recurring payments after termination.


Referral Partner Links

You may use graphic and text links both on your website and within in your email messages. You may also advertise the MBX site in online and offline classified ads, magazines, and newspapers.

You may use the graphics and text provided by us, or you may create your own as long as they are deemed appropriate according to the conditions and not in violation as outlined in Term and Termination section.


Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.



All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the State of Maryland. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.



We may modify any of the terms and conditions within this Agreement at any time and at our sole discretion. These modifications may include, but not limited to changes in the scope of available commissions, commission schedules, payment procedures and SBSS Affiliate  Program rules.