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Looking for useful ways technology can help your small business? ‘Tony's Tech Tips’ can help.

Today we introduce “Tony's Tech Tips,” a ten-week video series featuring Charlotte entrepreneur Tony Rodono.

He's co-founder of City Prints, which makes fine art map prints of university campuses, world cities, sports stadium and more. He also works with other companies on brand development and marketing. See more at

At our sold-out ShopTalk Small Business Conference last January, Rodono spoke on a panel about smart tech solutions for small businesses, giving a run down on useful apps and websites to help boost productivity.

After the event, he felt there was room to help out more: “The primary concern I heard from them at the event and in emails after were technology based,” Rodono said in an email. “They are uncomfortable with the technology surrounding how to start a company.”

He launches the video series with “Best Options for Building a Website.” Other topics he’ll cover include growing your email mailing list, driving traffic to your website, tech tools that improve efficiency and how to test whether there’s a market for your business idea.

Look for new videos each Wednesday on our ShopTalk website.