Ramon Ray is what I like to think of as the cream of the crop when it comes to small business collaboration. He is not only an exceptional networker with a lot of actionable advice for small business owners, but he’s also enthusiastic, funny, down-to-earth and just plain nice.
I had the pleasure of getting to know Ramon a little bit via email when the Bonfire became a media partner for the Small Business Summit event he produced earlier this year. And was thrilled to be able to meet him face-to-face at the NYT Small Business Summit we attended in June.
In case you don’t know, Ramon is a tech evangelist and editor of Smallbiztechnology.com. He should be your go-to resource for all things tech in small business. He’s also an event producer for events like the Annual Small Business Summit, Taste of Technology Series, and 12 Hours Of Tech.
The video below is an excerpt from a 32-minute recording sent out to premium members of the Small Business Bonfire as August’s Recording of the Month. In the full version of this interview, Ramon shares 9 simple but super-effective tips for small business success, plus 6 tech rules for small business owners. As a bonus, Ramon also shares critical tips for selecting the right smartphone for your business.
Our monthly interviews are packed with useful and relevant advice from “in-the-trenches” entrepreneurs, just like Ramon. To see what we mean, watch the video, grab your free copy of the full interview, and join the Bonfire to get exclusive interviews with proven entrepreneurs every month.
More About Ramon Ray
Ramon is a journalist, technology evangelist & editor of Smallbiztechnology.com, author of “Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses” & “Technology Resources for Growing Businesses” and a national, in-demand speaker.
He produces the annual Small Business Summit (since 2006), Taste of Technology Small Business Series, NY Internet Week 12 Hours Of Tech, Small Business Technology Tour and other events.
Ramon has brought his unique dose of humor, insight and practical “take home advise” to thousands of business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals across the country.
Ramon has written thousands of technology articles and news items for Smallbiztechnology.com and other media including: Inc. Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Entrepreneur.com and many others. He is often quoted in the media, including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, WCBS Radio and more.
Ramon is not “just” a technology writer, but, as a former small business technology consultant, he has years of hands-on experience in building networks, installing software, upgrading computers and supporting the technology that small businesses use on a daily basis.