Author Archives: Carolyn Crummey

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 @Gemini52469 or @VirTasktic.

Building Your Business Seminar Series from AT&T Travels Coast to Coast to Help Small Business

One of the greatest challenges any small business owner faces is finding the time to not only manage their business but to BUILD and GROW the business as well. Many of us get stuck working ‘in’ our business, but never have time to work ‘on’ our business. Well, that’s about to change! AT&T is is [...]

The Power of Mobility for SMB’s: Join the Twitter Chat July 16th!

On Wednesday, July 16th, join us for a chat on Twitter to discuss The Power of Mobility for SMB’s: Obstacles and Opportunities – #HPGoinMobile. This will be a great way to take part in a fun and informative conversation, led by HP(@HP_SmallBiz) and joined by myself @RamonRay) and expert / influencer Smallbiztrends (@SmallBizTrends), where we’ll [...]

Amazon Fire Phone: Why Retail Businesses Better Take Notice and Strengthen Their Customer Relationships

Yesterday, Amazon unveiled it’s newest innovation and product – the Fire Phone smartphone.  With cool features including holographic images, hands-free scrolling and software that can recognize items viewed through the camera lens, this smartphone looks like an amped up version of those that exist on the market today. But appearances can be deceiving – and [...]

Video Interview: The Secret of Successful Social Media from Lee Richter at #ICON14

There is no denying the power of Social Media, especially when it comes to the marketing opportunities it brings to businesses of all sizes and industry. But many are still not able to harness this power for their business. From not knowing where to start or just not having the time to spend maintaining a [...]

6 Social Media Management Tools That Help Save Time and Optimize Your Activity

Social media is definitely here to stay, so for all those small businesses that have yet to get on the train, it’s time to get your ticket and take the ride! One benefit of the rise of social media for business has been the number of great tools that have developed as a way to [...]

Video Interview: The Power of Follow-Up with Nadine Lader of Printer Bees at #ICON14

I’m always amazed when I hear stories of small business who are struggling to find new customers and when you ask them how they are following-up with leads they just look at you with a blank stare. Well, it’s quite simple to figure out – if you aren’t following up with leads then you are [...]

Can’t Find the Right Technology Solution To Fit Your Business? Then Build It! – #ICON14 Interview with Revenue Conduit

My time spent at Infusionsoft’s annual small business marketing conference, ICON14, consisted of being amazed by small business owner after small business owner. Daniel Kurt of Revenue Conduit was certainly no exception. The path that took Daniel on his journey is one that many of us face – he needed a better eCommerce solution for [...]

Good Networking Is Helping, Bad Networking is Self Promotion – ICON14 Video with Peter Shankman

ICON14, Infusionsoft’s annual small business marketing conference, left all who attended with some golden nuggets of information for how to better run and grow their business. One of the keynote speakers at this years conference was Peter Shankman, CEO angel investor and networking expert. Before Peter took the stage, Ramon Ray had a few minutes [...]

The 2014 Small Business ICON Winner is Revealed at ICON14

Each year Infusionsoft recognizes several exceptional small businesses that are doing great things with their sales and marketing software. Businesses submit their inspiring stories and successes and from the dozens of applications, the top three businesses are presented at ICON14. Each company presents their story at the conference to attendees and the final vote is [...]

3 Valuable Business Lessons from ICON14 to Help Thrive In Today’s Small Business Landscape

There is something  absolutely phenomenal that happens when you pile over 3000 passionate and ‘pumped up’ small business owners into an auditorium – and that is exactly what’s happening this week in Phoenix, AZ at ICON14 – the annual Infusionsoft small business conference. We are half way through day two of this three day event [...]