Welcome to Web and BeyondCast, a weekly podcast show where we discuss and guide Small Business on marketing and managing on the Web and beyond.
Web and Beyond Podcast is where Small Business comes to learn about marketing and managing on the Web and beyond with Business Technology Strategist, Ray Sidney-Smith.
We have an exciting show in store for you, so I hope you enjoy the time we’ll be spending together. I know I will.
About Ray Sidney-Smith
I thought it might be a good idea to tell you a little bit about myself since we’ll be spending so much time together. I’m a small business productivity technology and Management Consultant and the owner of W3 Consulting training consultancy for small businesses learning about marketing and managing on the web, and we also have a number of smaller divisions that provide a wide variety of services to those small businesses. For example, we have a managed WordPress hosting and domain registration service, very creatively called Web Services. I’m sure I’ll talk more about our work with Web Services in the future. additionally I’m the author of SoLoMo Success: Social, Local & Mobile Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained, published in 2014 and should have the 2nd edition out in the very near future.
Let’s see what else would you like to know about me? I am the Google Small Business Advisor for Productivity and what that means is that I I’m happy to explain to small businesses the power and veracity of using Google products to be able to run their entire business this includes G Suite formerly known as Google apps for work which encompasses many many products and extends to third-party partners and services that can be used within the Google ecosystem. As well, I’m a Hootsuite Global brand ambassador so if you have any questions about HootSuite always feel free to send those along. And, last but not least, I’m in Evernote certified consultant and Evernote is a powerful note-taking software which you will hear me talk about quite a lot on this show. It’s the backbone of my personal productivity and holding together that which are the spoke personal productivity Technologies like a task manager or project management software or a calendar and cloud storage services like Google drive, OneDrive or Dropbox…it does everything in the middle.
As you might be able to tell, I’m a huge productivity nerd. So if you’d like to learn more about my productivity enthusiasm you can always jump out to my personal website which I will link to in the show notes. All Show Notes will be available with links to items we’ll cover here in the podcast, along with a text transcript so you can read and search the contents of the shows. Each episode is numbered (so this episode is 001 as its the first episode) and you can find it by going to webandbeyondcast.com
forward-slash and the number of the episode.
Alright, I’ve told you about myself but what I’d really like to hear is from you. Please visit WebAndBeyondCast.com/001 which will take you to this episode if you’re not listening to it already on the website and feel free to tell me about yourself in your small business there or you can click on the contact page and let me know who are you what do you do I’d love to listen and hear from new businesses and Veteran businesses. This helps inform my understanding of what kind of content you will want and need to be able to better your business. I fundamentally believe in the power of small business not only in the National economies in which you provide services and products to your customers but also the power of community among small businesses and so I really do want to know more about you all.
What’s Web and BeyondCast all about?
Web and BeyondCast is an exploration of how to strategically, economically and effectively market and manage as a Small Business in spite of the...