WARNING: Ramon is NOT a comedian – but his audiences laugh. Ramon is NOT a law enforcement officer – but he is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. Ramon does not work for Sesame Street – but he loves to do puppet shows in developing countries. Ramon is not a preacher – but he is a marketing & technology evangelist.
Ramon is Marketing and Technology Evangelist of Smallbiztechnology.com and Infusionsoft. He is passionate about helping small businesses grow their businesses by educating them about technology and marketing best practices.
He is a journalist, free lance writer, event producer (including Small Biz Big Things with Seth Godin), speaker (including the Computer Electronics Show with Guy Kawasaki), emcee (including Association for Enterprise Opportunity Awards with Daymond John of FUBU and Shark Tank) and author. His third book is Amazon.com best seller “Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing”, (Wiley, Winter 2013).
Ramon is not just an ivory tower geek, but as a former technology consultant has hands on experience in a variety of technologies including social media, mobile computing, computer networks, online software and more. Ramon’s expertise is technology, marketing and sales (personal branding, networking, business growth).
Over his extensive career Ramon has written thousands of articles, spoken to thousands of business owners and impacted hundreds of thousands of small businesses to help their businesses thrive, using technology.
Connect with Ramon on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/ramonray and on
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DETAILS ABOUT RAMON
As a journalist and writer, Ramon has written thousands of articles (product reviews, interviews and more) about technology for small businesses. His work appears in Smallbiztechnology and also PC World, Allbusiness.com, Entrepreneur, Inc. OPEN Forum, Cnet, Black Enterprise, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, CNet, Var Business, TechTarget, Entrepreneur.com, Small Business Resources and others.
He has also written for companies including Wells Fargo small business resource section, Concur’s Tripit Blog, Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp, Microsoft, FileMaker, and Everest.
As an expert, analyst and market observer, he is often quoted in the media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, WCBS Radio, Crains New York, National Federal of Independent Business, Small Business Advocate Radio Show, Wells Fargo Small Business Roundup, Tech Talk with Craig Peterson and Smart Money.
Ramon is a speaker, whose audiences routinely use the words informative, energized, great, funny, it rocked, when describing the content and style of Ramon’s speaking. In addition to his own events, such as the Small Business Summit and Small Business Influencer Awards, Small Business Technology Tour and Small Biz Big Things, Ramon has spoken at SXSW, New Media Expo (BlogWorld), Inc 500, OPEN Forum at CES with Guy Kawasaki, Black Enterprise Entrepreneur’s Summit, SCORE eBusiness Now, Symantec Word Wide Sales and Marketing Conference, NY Daily News Small Biz Big Impact Conference 2010, New York Entrepreneur Week, Biz Tech Day, NY XPO, HP Business Matchmaking event, Infusionsoft User’s Conference, Capterra Software Marketers Conference, United States Small Business Administration “Strategies for Succeeding in Business”, PC Expo, Internet World, American Woman’s Economic Development Corporation, Business Development Institute, SMB Nation and and many other events.
Ramon also educates big companies in better reaching small businesses and has been engaged by Verizon Wireless, Symantec and other companies to invigorate and educate their sales teams.
As a tech evangelist Ramon has done a variety of interesting and cool things this includes hosting Intuit‘s, “Who Wants To Be A Billionaire” contest with Startup America at SXSW 2012, serving as a judge in Vertical Response’s Teen Tycoon Contest 2012, special guest expert on Tech Essentials with Jane Applegate and speaking with President Obama in the first Google Plus Hangout and so much more.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT RAMON
Thanks for sharing information with such verve and energy at Project Enterprise’s Entrpreneur Week last evening. – Angela Price
It doesn’t matter if [Ramon] is talkinga bout gumball machines. His talks are always great – Tinu Abayomi-Paul
Glad I saved the best for last! Ramon gave real actionable advice – Allissa Richardson
Wow Ramon is making everyone laugh and learn about why branding shoudl be a part of marketing in a very down to earth way - Shashi Bellamkonda
Awesome presentation! As always, filled with energy – Joe Manna
Ramon you blew my mind! You’re a great speaker - Parker Donat
RAMON IN ACTION
Resources from Ramon you might be interested in:
- Appointed as one of four kings of the Original Kings of Technology
- Emcee of the first SXSW 2013 Small Business Meetup
- Hired by Infusionsoft as Regional Development Director NY
- Sold the Small Business Summit to Blogworld
- OPEN Forum CES 2011 - Speaker with Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan and Scott Belsky
- Member, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC), and MCC Technology Committee.
- Brain Trust Member, Jim Blasingame’s Small Business Advocate Radio Show
- Graduate, Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens Academy 2009
- Host, HP, Live The Web – live video show
- Opened for Michael Dell at the launch of Dell’s new Vostro line of computers for small businesses
- New York University, Guest lecturer, technology for startups
- Touro College Graduate School of Business, Guest lecturer, mobile technology for real estate agents,
- New York Institute of Technology, Guest lecturer, HR and Entrepreneurship,
- Moderator, New York Entrepreneur Week (2009 and 2010)
- MSNBC Your Business, Guest technology expert
- Top 11 Bloggers To Follow, Black Enterprise
- Anita Campbell’s SMBTrendWire Radio
- Success Magazine’s PodTech.net
- Inspiration Award, from Project Enterperprise
Ramon interviews President Obama on the first Google Plus Hangout
Ramon discusses with JJ Ramberg (host MSNBC Your Business) on why small business owners must be PUBLISHERS (content, content, content)
Ramon interviews Alan Panezic, Vice President of Enterprise Product Management and Marketing, RIM.
Ramon on MSNBC’s Your Business with J J Ramberg – Hottest Technology for Small Businesses also check out this segment on MSNBC about online backup and more.
Watch Ramon’s thoughts on social media at Guardian Life Insurance’s Small Bizdom blog
Watch Ramon’s closing remarks at the GrowSmartBiz Conference in Washington, DC (November 2010).