Author Archives: Ramon Ray

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UPS Is Using Predictive Analytics. Here’s What Your Business Should Do Says Ramon Ray

The Wall Street Journal reports that UPS is using predictive analytics to “gather and consolidate data from various applications within the company’s logistics network to better predict package flow, volume and delivery status, says Juan Perez, chief information and engineering officer.” According to Webopedia, predictive analytics, is  “the practice of extracting information from existing data sets […]

How Animations Can Help Your Business – 7 Ways

Technology has changed a lot of things. Not only has it transformed the world, it has transformed the fundamental underlying principles of society. One such area where technology’s impact and role can be visibly seen is the business world. Businesses have to come up with innovative and new ways continuously in order to gain and […]

LinkedIn’s Newest Hiring Services Help Smaller Businesses Hire Smarter

One vital part of business that many small business owners find extremely challenging is hiring new employees. A recent NFIB survey said, “Sixty-three percent reported hiring or trying to hire, but 55 percent (87 percent of those hiring or trying to hire) reported few or no qualified applicants for the positions they were trying to […]

Using Reddit In Your Content Strategy

What is Reddit? Reddit is a social news and content rating site which receives an incredible 542 million monthly views and is the 6th most visited website in the world (according to One of the Silicon Valley Unicorns, Reddit has a valuation of $1.8 billion and boasts an array of notable investors including Marc […]

Call Card Tips To Get the Most Value When Calling Internationally

All The Dos & Don’ts of International Calling International calling has often been seen as a terrific way to bridge the gaps and enjoy all the perks that come with being able to talk to anyone from anywhere in the world. It is undoubtedly one of the great gifts of technology that we can benefit […]

5 Deadly Sins of Poor Branding – What Not To Do In Your Company Branding

We often hear when and how to do branding. It’s crucial to have a unique company identity which will differ the product or service from dozens of similar ones out there. However, we are not told of how and when NOT TO DO branding. It turns out, branding, just like surgery, is driven by a […]

How to Build Your Own Customer Support with Wix Answers

One of the most important responsibilities you have is to ensure you provide exceptional service to your customers. As your company grows serving your customers needs only via phone or regular email just won’t work. You’ll need a system to manage their requests, keep track of your support team and enable your customers to find […]

Hilton Hotel Uses Personalized Video To Greet Guests Before They Arrive

I just received an email from Hilton Hotel welcoming me to one of their locations that I’ll be staying at in the coming weeks. The video (text and voice) had my name, my member status and etc. I’m impressed. Video is a VERY powerful way to personalize and humanize your brand. (Check out video courses […]

Dear Amazon Thanks For Boosting Business Ownership – Amazon Delivery Is Open for Small Business

Amazon is opening up it’s delivery service for enterprising professionals. There’s few other companies who can add value to an economy like Amazon can. What other company can make such a clear proposition: Invest from $10,000 and up Earn $1 million or more and $75k or more in profit Take Amazon training, use Amazon vehicles, […]

How Will The Supreme Court Online Tax Ruling Affect Your Business? Two Experts Way In.

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that states have the authority to require businesses to collect online sales tax on purchases even if the business does not have a physical presence in the state. Previously, businesses were only required to collect sales tax in states where they operate physically. Though some major online […]