Ray Sidney-Smith is a perennial Small Business advocate, working to help small businesses launch, grow, and succeed in the marketplace.
Ray Sidney-Smith is the President of W3 Consulting, Inc., a technology, marketing and productivity training practice dedicated to helping Small Businesses market and manage on the Web, Mobile, Social Media and beyond. Ray hosts the company’s podcast, Web and BeyondCast, a weekly show focusing on Small Business marketing and management on the Web and beyond, available on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify and more.
W3 Consulting has offices in Arlington, VA (outside Washington, DC), Pittsburgh, PA, and New York, NY.
As a Digital Small Business Strategist, Google Small Business Advisor for Productivity, Evernote Certified Consultant (and Evernote Regional Leader for North America), and Hootsuite Global Brand Ambassador, Ray is hired or invited by economic development authorities, chambers of commerce, small business development centers, convention and visitors associations, and small business advocacy & support organizations to speak to SMB audiences and conduct strategy sessions with small business owners on a small business management, Web, Mobile & Social Media (digital marketing), productivity technology (related to business process improvement), and cybersecurity topics.
In addition to his workshops and seminars, he presents regularly for Virginia SBDC Network’s Google and Beyond: Marketing and Managing on the Web Webinar series (now totally over 100 hours), and SBDCNet’s Digital Marketing Webinar series for SBDC advisors.
Ray is the author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Mobile Web Marketing Small Business Strategy Explained (available through Amazon in Kindle and paperback) and co-author of Podcasting for Small Business (available through Amazon in Kindle and paperback).
His work has focused over the past 20 years in the Small Business start-up, management, technology and marketing fields. As a serial entrepreneur bootstrapping his own business and real estate ventures, he has owned several businesses, most notably a real estate title, escrow, and settlement agency (and its subsidiary, a qualified intermediary (i.e., IRS Sec. 1031 / tax-deferred exchange) agency) across three states for a decade. W3 Consulting is now in its 11th year.
In his spare time, Ray has been organizing the two largest productivity MeetupTM groups in the United States (in DC and NYC) based on Getting Things Done by David Allen over the past 10 years. Ray uses his education and passion for psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and performance, time, energy, task, team, and project management, in helping professionals with the personal productivity methodology and supporting them at different stages of productivity systems development. He hosts and facilitates the personal productivity podcasts, ProductivityCast, Productivity Book Group, Getting More Done With Evernote, and ProdPod, the podcast of productivity lessons in two minutes or less (now with over 4 million listens globally!).