Author Archives: Ramon Ray

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Ramon Ray, Marketing & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com & Infusionsoft. Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

New HP Officejet X Series Changes The Way We Look At Business Printing

When thinking about efficiency and productivity in your business and areas you can easily improve, you might first think about your employees, software, and apps. But when was the last time you thought about your printer? It may not be the first thing to pop into your mind, but it’s time to change that thinking, [...]

Main Street Forum Hosts 5 Small Business Leaders. 9 Challenges Of Small Business Success

Last week’s Main Street Forum (NYC) focused on the challenges small business owners face in growing and running their businesses. The resounding themes of the forum were - what is the definition of a small business and how can companies selling small business services make running a small business easier. The Main Street Forum, hosted by Infusionsoft, [...]

Gamification. Is It Something You Should Consider? Five Reasons To Think About.

Gamification enables companies to make “work” fun. Weather it’s getting money out of an ATM machine or having a cheery voice greet you at the gas pump – these are (kind of) ways that you make doing an action – engaging. Right? I’ve ask Adam Hollander, CEO of FantasySalesTeam to share about this with us. At [...]

Is Every Retailer Vulnerable to Hackers and Data Loss? 5 Tips To Consider

EVERY business (and consumer) is vulnerable to hackers – it’s inevitable. Just like street crime. However, there are things every business can do to MITIGATE and make it more difficult for hackers to hack your business network. I’ve asked David Bozin, VP of Growth Development at Bindo, which makes e-commerce solutions for retailers, to comment and [...]

Your Next Printer Must Be Mobile Enabled – New Xerox Devices Are

Sure, most folks working on desktop computers have their computers already networked and ready to print – but what about tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices (such as smart watches) and etc. When buying your next printer makes sure it plays nice with your mobile devices to enable you to easily print, right from your [...]

The Dangers of the Self Inflicted Digital Divide – Will Your Business Be Left Behind?

At a recent event hosted by web host 1and1 we discussed the digital divide of business. Not a divide of class, money or neighborhoods, but a digital divide of the mindset that some business owners phase. As technology gets cheaper, easier to use and more available, there will be a gulf between those growing businesses who [...]

How To Treat Your True Love on Valentine’s Day – Customer Love in 5 Tips

Valentines day is almost here – a time to spread love and cheer to those we love. Let’s not forget about your customers – those people in your life who BUY from you. You need to always show them love, make them feel special and treat them well. They’ll buy from you again and again. [...]

3 Experts Discuss Marketing Automation: The Dangers and Best Practices of CRM

CRM is a buzz word used by all the geeks to describe a technology and process where you mange your inbound leads, sales process and post sale as related to your customers and prospects. Join a discussion hosted by Profound cloud (technology consulting company) with Gene Marks and Ramon Ray Check out the discussion here.

February. The Month of Love, Romance and Hackers

Just a reminder from your friendly Technology Evangelist, to be VIGILANT of your security and keep your computers and files safe and secure. Hackers love to send emails from people and companies to you, disguised as legitimate messages. You click on the link and next you’re infected. Be careful. We’ve partnered with Norton to offer [...]

Three Things Your Businesses Should Consider When Implementing CRM and Salesforce Solutions

  As sources of ingenuity and innovation, small businesses make up an integral part of the economy. The years following the most recent recession have been challenging for small businesses; however, a recent study from Wells Fargo and Gallup indicates that small business owners are the most optimistic they have been in more than six [...]