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

Three Trends Transforming the Modern Small Business Office

Today’s business landscape is more challenging than ever before – technology is changing the way that customers want to engage with small businesses, the internet is bringing new customers into reach, and businesses need to be leaner and more innovative than ever to stay relevant amidst emerging competition. For many small business owners, a modern [...]

The Power of Good Office Furniture and Marketing

A few weeks ago I coordinated a large exhibit space for Infusionsoft’s exhibit at the 2nd Annual Market New York trade show.  See the pic below.   I knew the trade show would have hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees, so I had to create an experience to catch the attention of people as they were [...]

Why Video Marketing Is Your Ultimate Marketing Tool. Guide To Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Snapchat Video.

Video marketing is one of the easiest, most economical and fastest ways to build your brand and generate sales for your business. Gary Vaynerchuk’s posted a short, substantive and easy to read overview of why video marketing is so POWRFUL. I’ve been doing videos for a long time and while many of them are not [...]

New ‘One Touch’ Mobile Meetings with join.me [Apple Watch Giveaway]

Collaborative technology is shrinking the space between you and your remote workers, increasing productivity and boosting the efficiency of communication. If you have remote workers in your business or employees who frequently travel, one tool that should be on your radar is join.me. join.me, LogMeIn, Inc.’s popular online meeting tool, makes having meetings so simple and seamless [...]

Infusionsoft Quiz Tells You What Type of Entrepreneur You Are

Knowing that all entrepreneurs are not created equal, Infusionsoft recently went on a quest to discover what makes entrepreneurs different and what makes them tick. They surveyed nearly 850 entrepreneurs and small business owners and then analyzed all the data. What they found – there are four general ‘types’ of entrepreneurs. Check out this quick video [...]

Why Your Business Shouldn’t Rush Into the On-Demand Economy

Many small business owners fear getting left in the dust by rivals popping up on new on-demand platforms. They worry that if they aren’t selling their services there, too, they’re at risk of becoming irrelevant. Court Cunningham, CEO, Yodle shares his insight on growing businesses and the on-demand economy. In the on-demand economy, consumers and [...]

Study Reveals Power of Facebook for Small Business Marketing

Social Media marketing has become an essential for small businesses today. With almost half of the world’s population being active on the internet, it is one of the fastest and most effective ways to reach consumers. However, with so many different social platforms to choose from, knowing how to get started is often the biggest challenge [...]

Facebook Schmoozing Small Business to Sell More Ads

If you are a small business, odds are that you have a Facebook page set up for your business to help promote your products and services and to interact with your customers and clients. And while the platform provides many marketing advantages to businesses, in many ways it fell short, mostly because Facebook’s focus for [...]

Small Business Online Accounting: The Battle Wages On Between Quickbooks and Xero

Online accounting providers have waged war on each other, with each service trying to win over the ever-growing base of cloud accounting customers. Xero, QuickBooks, Quicken, Sage, and many others want your business and they’re beefing up features to make sure they do. Xero has realized that switching from one accounting package to another isn’t [...]

Video and Content Key Behind Verizon’s $4.4 Billion Purchase of AOL

Last week Verizon, the nations largest wireless carrier, announced a plan to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion in cash, pending regulatory approval. The purchase will combine one of the largest mobile networks with a leading content provider, and will give Verizon a significant foothold in the world of digital media and marketing. This is not the first play [...]