Author Bio

About Ray Sidney-Smith
President, Speaker & Technology Strategist

      Ray Sidney-Smith is a perennial Small Business Evangelist, working tirelessly to help small businesses launch, grow and succeed in the marketplace each and every day.

     Ray Sidney-Smith is the President of W3 Consulting, Inc., a consultancy providing small businesses, non-profit/community-based organizations,  and small-to-solo law firms throughout the United States with  practical approaches to business development using Web and digital technologies. W3 Consulting has offices in Arlington, VA, Washington,
DC, and New York, NY.

As a business and Web/digital technology strategist, Ray is often hired or invited by economic development authorities, chambers of commerce, small business development centers, and small business advocacy & support organizations to speak to SMB audiences and conduct strategy sessions with small business owners on a myriad of management, Web and digital technology topics.

     His work has focused over the past 15 years in the legal, small business start-up, and management fields. As a serial entrepreneur bootstrapping his own ventures, advising countless organizations and business owners, founding a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting and nurturing young, American small business entrepreneurship, and sitting on the board of technology start-ups, he has developed a keen sense for what factors determine successful outcomes in business management and technology implementations. In addition to his consulting firm, Ray currently sits on the board of directors for two technology firms, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), overseeing the design, development and production of Web, Mobile commerce (mCommerce), and “Cloud”-based applications.

     In his spare time, Ray organizes and facilitates the two largest productivity MeetupTM groups in the United States (in DC and NYC) based on the books by David Allen, Getting Things Done and Making It All Work. Ray uses his education and passion for neuroscience, psychology and productivity in working with professionals in learning about the productivity methodology and support them at the different stages of their Getting Things Done (GTD) implementation. He produces a weekly episode for his show, ProdPod, the podcast of productivity lessons in two minutes or less.

     You can connect with Ray all over the Social Web via http://flavors.me/rsidneysmith and on Google+ http://gplus.to/rsidneysmith.