Author Archives: Carolyn Crummey

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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (www.virtasktic.com), 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.

Amazon Free Shipping on Small Items Might Hurt Local Retailers

eCommerce giant Amazon recently released plans for another strategic move that they are hoping will help them secure more business that local retailers are getting: Free Shipping on smaller items purchased through their site. In a recent blog post on electronic postage solution provider, Endicia, they shared that the new offering from Amazon will provide [...]

Google to Add “Buy” Buttons to Search Ads

Google is heating up the competition by adding “buy” buttons to its search ads. With so many different search engines and social media platforms stepping up their advertising game, Google hopes to gain a competitive edge by making it that much easier for businesses to reach consumers through their ads. In recent years, Google has suffered in [...]

Xerox Introduces Android Plugin to Make Mobile Printing Easier Than Ever

Mobile is no longer just a growing trend, it’s becoming a way of life for many, including today’s worker. With three out of five workers saying they no longer need to be in the office to be productive, it’s clear that those who aren’t jumping on the mobile bandwagon are going to get left in [...]

Simplifying Your Life Through Automation

Ramon Ray, Founder of Smallbiztechnology and Publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine, recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Nina Kaufman, Founder of Business Exponential, on “Simplifying Your Life Through Automation“. As a technology evangelist, Ramon knows how important it is to make smart and strategic tech decisions as a way to help grow and automate your [...]

Facebook “Call Now” Button Increases Local Awareness

In 2004, when Facebook was founded, the sole purpose of the site was to serve as a social networking platform for individuals to stay connected with their social circles.  Whether that be friends or family, many people sought out Facebook for their own personal use. Over the past many years, Facebook has continued to not only serve [...]

MANTA Study Shows that Facebook ROI Falls Short for Small Business

Manta, the company exclusively dedicated to helping small businesses, recently conducted a study of how small businesses view social networks and the effectiveness they provide to their marketing. This study, which comes just as we begin to see an increase in social networks courting small business for advertising revenue, revealed some interesting insight, including that [...]

Join #MFSTBizTips Chat for “How To Grow a Dynamic Business” on May 28th

  As small business owners we can use all the help we can get to manage our daily tasks to ensure our business runs smoothly and continues to grow. But with technologies that change so quickly, and what worked yesterday not being the best solution today, it can be really difficult to ensure you are [...]

Amazon’s “Trunk Delivery” Program is Delivering Packages in Customers’ Trunks

No one can deny the convenience of online shopping -you search products online,  click ‘purchase’ and in a matter of days your products are delivered directly to your doorstep.  But, what happens when you’re not available to receive your package? With most delivery hours taking place during working hours, packages are often left exposed for anyone to take, thrown [...]

Four Tips on How to Successfully Sell Online

Odds are that most of us have used eBay to make a purchase for ourself online or know of someone that has used eBay time and time again to make their own purchases.  As a shopper, we know that customer experience means everything when looking to purchase new products and as a seller, it is [...]

Crowdfunding for Your Online Business and Best ECommerce Practices from FLUXMOB

In the past couple of years, we have seen a rise in the number of entrepreneurs that are using crowdfunding to help raise money for their business ventures.  With sites like, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe, and their great community success, crowdfunding has proven to be a beneficial option for entrepreneurs looking to launch their businesses and set out on [...]