Tech Essentials Covers The 7th Annual Small Business Summit

Jane Applegate, author of ‘201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business’ and host of ‘Tech Essentials’ sponsored by Microsoft, hits New York City to cover the 7th Annual Small Business Summit, produced by Prime Strategies and

Jane sits down with some small business professionals, including Austin Craig of Orabrush, Connie Kadansky of Exceptional Sales Performance, Wendi Caplan-Carroll of Constant Contact, Scott Hints of TripIt, Robb Patterson of Progressive Computing, Grant Wickes of Wasp Barcode Technologies, Melanie Gass of Center Point Solutions and Rhonda Abrams, Author and Small Business Contributor for USA Today, and asks some great questions including:

  • Having been in business for a while, what advice do you wish someone would have given you when you were just starting out?
  • What technology advice can you not live without?
  • How important is it to have a disaster plan and be backing up your system and data?
Check out the video below to see how these professionals answer these questions and to see other great footage from the summit.


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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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