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.

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, [...]

From Idea to Profits: Founder of UGG Boots Shares Story of Success [Video]

From going door to door to every surf shop in California, to exceeding over $1 billion dollars a year in sales, Brian Smith, Founder of UGG Boots is a prime example of how, with a little determination and persistence, you can turn an idea into profit. Brian shared this his story of success at the 2014 Small Business Summit in NYC. [...]

Winning Marketing Strategies that Will Crush Your Competition and Make Prospects Say “YES” [Video]

At the 2014 Small Business Summit, David Newman, author of “Do It Marketing” started his presentation with a live poll to the audience about their favorite forms of marketing.  Whether you chose to be tech savvy, anti-social media or a business that hasn’t even developed a website yet, there was one common goal among everyone in the room. [...]

Amazon Heats Up the Competition with New One-Hour Delivery Service: Prime Now

The convenience of online shopping has created a whole new level of competition for not only online retailers but local retailers as well.  The luxury of shopping in your pajamas from home has made online shopping the more convenient choice however, it has not been able to trump the advantage of immediacy that offline retailers provide. Amazon, however [...]

Digital Marketing Lessons From a Celebrity Shark Tank Marketer [Video]

Almost everyone has seen or has at least heard of ABC’s TV show, Shark Tank. In this video from the 2014 Small Business Summit we get the inside scoop from Cliff Worley, Chief Digital Officer at Shark Branding, on his experience working behind the scenes with celebrity billionaire, Daymond John. In the presentation, Cliff shares his advice and [...]

How Retailers and Small Businesses Can Grow With Less [Video]

In the past ten years, the functionality of work offices has changed drastically.  Gone are the days of notebooks and filing cabinets and here are the days of cloud computing and using new technology and apps to run your business.  In this presentation from the 2014 Small Business Summit, Jason Richelson, founder of ShopKeep, gives us the [...]

Building Business Class Websites That Work! [Video]

As a small business owner, a website is crucial to your business.  For most of us, the most difficult part of creating a business website is figuring out where to start. With technology constantly on-the-go it can be overwhelming to try to figure out what tools to use to build your website. Eric Mason, from WIX however, [...]