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.

Uber Announces New Delivery Service Program: Could Google and Amazon Be In Their Crosshairs?

Uber, the transportation app that changed how people move by connecting riders to drivers, recently announced a new pilot program – Uber Corner Store. According to their blog, the program is a limited experiment that will run for only a few weeks in the Washington D.C. area and will allow Uber users to get delivery of staples [...]

Did Your Twitter Timeline Get Hacked? Nah… Twitter Is Just Deciding What You Should Be Seeing

If you were getting a little confused by posts appearing in your Twitter timeline from folks you don’t follow, don’t worry – you haven’t been hacked! It turns out that Twitter has decided that they know better than you do on what, and whom, you should be seeing in your timeline and have made a few changes to their policy to [...]

4 Ways To Use A Customer Database to Grow Your Business

Ramon Ray, editor of Smallbiztechnology.com recently sat down with Ashley Meyers of the Wells Fargo Business Insight series to discuss the importance of using a customer database to grow your business. During this live audio interview, Ramon discusses four ways every small business can use a customer database to grow their business, along with tips on [...]

2 Reasons Google Beats Microsoft in the Cloud

There have been a number of epic rivalries throughout history –  Hatfield v. McCoy, Ali v. Frazier, Connors v. McEnroe, Coke v. Pepsi, Yankees v. Red Sox; iOS v. Android – all of which have proponents from one side or the other spewing why they are clearly better than their rival. Well, there is another battle [...]

Must Attend Event for Small Business Owners: 9th Annual Small Business Summit in NYC

Join us for the 9th Annual Small Business Summit coming to NYC on October 22, 2014! The event, which is produced by Ramon Ray, editor and technology evangelist at Smallbiztechnology.com, and Marian Banger, business growth consultant at Prime Strategies, is a full day of Learning, Networking and Fun for those looking to GROW their small business. Attracting [...]

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 [...]