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 Dash Button Makes At-Home Ordering Easier Than Ever

Imagine that you’ve just finished doing laundry and realize that you’ve run out of detergent.  To replace it, you simply push a button and within the next couple of days a new container of laundry detergent is delivered directly to your home.  This is exactly what the new Amazon Dash Button is meant to do. [...]

New Facebook Creative Shop Helps to Share Your Business Story

Delivering an effective message on Facebook can be a challenging task for any small business.  Not only are you trying to explain to your audience who you are and the products and services you provide, but you’re also trying to provide high quality and engaging content.  That’s why Facebook has developed a Creative Shop for small and [...]

ECommerce Businesses Are Going Mobile-Friendly to Cater to ‘Flex Shoppers’

Technology today has made shopping for consumers nearly effortless. You can be sitting in your home, watching television and buy virtually anything with a simple click of a button.  As it continues to get easier for customers to make purchases on-the-go, at work or in the luxury of their own home, brick and mortar businesses [...]

New Features from Xero Makes Accounting That Much Easier for Small Business

Most companies want to “work smarter, not harder” and as most business owners know, the best way to do this is through the use of technology. Take Xero for example, an easy-to-use online accounting software for small businesses. They know how important good technology is for small businesses and continue to add features to their software that [...]

Infusionsoft Announces the Addition of New Products at ICON15

Infusionsoft, the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, announced today at #ICON15, their 9th annual small business conference, the addition of several new products designed to make small businesses more successful. With more than 30,000 customers and 100,000 users worldwide, Infusionsoft plays a vital role in the growth of their small business partners. [...]

3 Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Small Businesses and Retail Giants

Amazon is known for being one of the largest online retailers in the eCommerce world however, despite their many resources, it seems that small businesses still have a fighting chance to compete with them and all the other big dogs. Amazon, along with other retail giants, create stiff competition for small businesses, but there are some unique opportunities that smaller [...]

Simplify Facebook Ad Design with Social Postcards from Vistaprint

If you are a small business who understands the power of Facebook marketing and advertising, but just hasn’t been able to make it work for your business because designing the ads is too difficult, then you are in luck. Vistaprint, a global e-commerce brand empowering more than 16 million micro business owners to professionally promote their [...]

Infusionsoft, TaskRabbit and +Google for Work Join Forces to Talk About Productivity

On Tuesday, February 17th, from 3pm to 4pm industry experts from Infusionsoft, TaskRabbit and +Google for Work will be joining the Google Small Business Community for a text Q&A on Productivity. This hangout is part of the monthly series of educational sessions sponsored by the Google Small Business Community.[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutgreen"] Every small business struggles with managing limited [...]

Chocolate, Growth and Publicity: A Sweet Story of Success [Video]

At the 2014 Small Business Summit, Sarah Endline, CEO of sweetriot, makers of  natural, healthy, yummy chocolate treats and snacks created in a socially responsible way, shares how her small town upbringing influenced her entrepreneurial journey.  Starting with the vision for her business and then working her way through discovering her delicious, guilt free chocolate, Sarah shares [...]

Google vs. Microsoft: Which is Better for Your Business? [Video]

Things got awfully heated at the 2014 Small Business Summit as Michael Spadaro, Profound Cloud and Melanie Gass, Centerpoint Solutions go head to head about Google vs. Microsoft and which one is better for your business. As the debate starts, questions are thrown at Michael and Melanie in regards to the programs capabilities for document creation, [...]