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 @Gemini52469 or @VirTasktic.

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 [...]

Improve Your Networking Skills in the Next Wix Small Business Breakfast!

Here it is – your personal invitation to our next Wix Small Business Breakfast. If you’ve attended a Small Business Breakfast in the past, we’d like to welcome you back! And if you’ve never attended, we’d like to give you a little information – and let you know that we have a seat waiting for [...]

We’re Heading to ICON14 and Bringing YOUR Questions With Us!

Next week Ramon Ray and I will be heading to one of the most anticipated small business conference of the year, ICON14 (formerly known as Infusioncon). This 3-day conference, hosted by Infusionsoft, runs from April 23rd to April 25th and is packed with big ideas, powerful strategies and actionable insights to grow your business. Covering everything [...]

8 Tech Tools That Help You Tame Tasks and Recapture Time

As a small business owner, there is no end to the list of ‘things’ that you need to do on any given day. Add in the fact that there is this thing called ‘life’ that we also need to deal with, and the list gets even longer. If you are looking for a way to [...]

Using Drones in Small Business: Futuristic Dream or Soon To Be Reality?

Perhaps you caught the story last week on 60 minutes on Drones Over America. Or more likely you’ve heard about the interview with Jeff Bezos of Amazon on their plans to begin using drones to deliver packages to your door. Drones are becoming a very hot, and controversial, topic.  As technology advances, this once extremely [...]

15 Top Websites for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

You’ve decided to start a business. Simple, right? Maybe not. Starting a business involves so much more than just providing your service or product to the market. There’s marketing, accounting, web design – so many aspects that it’s tough for any individual to truly understand everything involved. From best practices to current technology to sorting [...]

Power Up Your Gmail: 9 Gmail Extensions and Plugins For Greater Organization and Productivity

If you are one of the millions of people using Gmail as your email client and are looking for ways to better organize your mail and clear out all the distractions, then you are in luck! There is an endless stream of plugins and browser extensions that integrate with Gmail to help with everything from [...]

10 Top Password and Cyber Security Tips for Every Small Business

More and more often we are hearing about large companies that have been infiltrated by hackers who have maneuvered around their security systems to access consumer information. Apple, Target, Michaels, Neiman Marcus – large companies with high tech security systems all exposed and hacked just in the last few months. As a small business you [...]

3 Tech Guys: Join the Google+ Hangout Each Monday For Info on Everything Tech and Small Business

  Join three of the most knowledgeable and influential guys in small business technology each Monday night at the 3 Tech Guys Google+ Hangout. Join the 3 Tech Guys Hangout Next event takes place on Monday, March 10th at 8 pm EST / 5pm CST Brent Leary, Gene Marks and Ramon Ray will be talking [...]

9 Ways to Use Evernote To Increase Productivity

As someone whose entire business model is wrapped around the concept of ‘virtual’, it’s extremely important that I employ technology to my advantage so that my business processes and communications are efficient. In my arsenal of tech tools, there is one that I simply could not live without: Evernote – a cloud based application that [...]