Guest : Ramon Ray, Editor of SmallBizTechnology.com
Kira Wampler, Market Leader for JumpUp.com
Aired : Sunday October 21st, 2007
This week we get to pick the brain of small business technology expert Ramon Ray, who has been tracking small business technology trends for years with his popular site SmallBizTechnology.com. Brent just throws question after question at Ramon on a whole bunch of subjects. Check out what Ramon has to say about whether you should make the move to Windows Vista and Office 2007, which big companies really get small business and their needs, and which technologies your small business should be checking out right now! Plus he points out a few companies you may not have heard of that are providing some cool services to small businesses. And Ramon dispenses some other words of wisdom that can help you understand where small business technology is heading.
Plus Brent catches up to a FOTS (Friend of the Show) - JumpUp.com's Kira Wampler - as she fills us in on Intuit's Just Start contest aimed at helping a lucky person fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams with $50,000 of products and services to Just Start their business. She also talks about why Intuit put this great contest in jeopardy by having Brent's likeness be apart of a national campaign to promote the event. She can't say she wasn't warned....
Ramon Ray, Technology Evangelist, is the editor of Smallbiztechnology.com and author of Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses (Amacom). He has written thousands of technology articles and news items for Smallbiztechnology.com and other media including: Inc Magazine, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, CNet, Var Business, TechTarget, Entrepreneur.com, Small Business Resources and others. He has also written for technology vendors including Microsoft, FileMaker and Everest.
He is often quoted in the media, including the New York Times, 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
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