How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Hosted Faxing

During my first year of graduate school I was using the department copier one day to make handouts for my class. While the machine whirred off my pages, one of the professors came into the small room where the copier was kept. I stumbled all over myself to make space for him, pushing my things aside and nervously telling him I would be done momentarily.

“It’s okay, lad,” he said to me in a heavy English accent. “I don’t use the copier. I am here for this.”

He pointed to an antiquated ditto machine in...

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How You Reduce Your Paper Waste Today in 4 Quick and Easy Ways

Try this riddle: On what holiday is it best not to send or receive a card in the mail?

Answer: Earth Day!

Why? Because Earth Day, which we just celebrated on April 22, is a day to honor our planet and the environment, not send tree-killing paper-based holiday cards.

According to the Clean Air Council, the 2.6 billion holiday cards sold each year in the US could fill a football field 10 stories high.  At eFax, we’ve spent the entire month of April offering simple, money-saving ideas to help you do yo...

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Office More Eco-Friendly

Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and it’s a great reminder for small businesses! Why you ask? Because “going green” perfectly aligns with your business goals to save money, remove clutter and improve your processes.  And, we’re sharing five ideas for creating a more environmentally friendly office.

1. Choose post-consumer recycled content like paper.

The stats:

  • Every ton of 100% post-consumer recycled paper used will save 24 trees.1
  • Recycling aluminum and steel can save 75% of the energy...
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eFax - Keeping Great Companies Connected

eFax online faxHere at eFax, we're passionate about helping customers solve business challenges.

One key challenge many business professionals face in today's mobile environment is how to exchange critical business documents with customers and clients while on the go.

We can go on and on about mobility and the benefits an online fax service like eFax provides through such features as a toll free number,  mobile apps, digitized signature, and large file sharing, but rather than us doing that, we thought we'd let...

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The Beatles, The Mustang and The Fax

The year was 1964. Across America, families were hitting the road in their brand new Rambler Classic Cross Country station wagon (see the picture to the left). The Beatles made their historic debut on the Ed Sullivan show. Ford Motors introduced the now classic Mustang for the first time.

The Dow Jones Industrial average closed at the end of the year at 874, and the average cost of a new house was $13,050.

And technology was advancing at a rapid pace: BASIC (an early computer language) was ...

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Small Businesses Thrive in Entrepreneur-friendly States

Many western states are among those that are the best places to start a small business in the U.S.

For entrepreneurs, the mantra of real estate brokers - location, location, location - should be theirs as well when they are looking for the best state to start a new business.

Low tax rates, reasonable housing costs for employees and a well-educated workforce are some of the leading reasons that set apart business-friendly states from those that aren't as supportive to new enterprises.

Arizona, for instance, is the state where people are most likely to start a new business, reports CNN Money. In...

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Starting a Green Initiative in Your Office

efax,green,small business fax,j2 global,online fax,green faxAnyone keeping up with the presidential race between incumbent Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will likely hear a great deal about the environment.

Reducing our reliance on foreign oil and minimizing waste, both men argue, is crucial for a strong, healthy America.

Many people may feel like this is a national-level issue that is hard to affect on an individual level.

However, many advocates and experts have begun citing research that shows how even small, personal lifestyle changes can have...

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Online Fax -- Helping energy auditors send documents and go green

With rising oil prices and increased fears of environmental damage, many Americans are taking measures to increase the energy efficiency of their homes.

From augmenting insulation and sealing windows to installing solar panels and updating furnaces, home improvement geared at greening homes is on the rise, according to Bloomberg.  

This has led to a growing segment of home energy auditors who visit homes to educate owners on tactics that can make their homes more energy efficient.  

Inspectors are...

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4 Tips to Save Money While Starting a Business

Finding ways to cut expenses while starting your own business can sometimes be the difference between success and failure. With seemingly bottomless startup expenses, a few wisely avoided costs can set you up the right way - instead of putting you immediately in the red.

Stay organized
Make a budget and stick to it. It is impossible to predict every expense that will crop up, but do your best to realistically plan your finances ahead while leaving a little wiggle room for unforeseen costs. Having...

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Reducing your reliance on hardware can help your SMB

For SMBs, fiscal responsibility is paramount - even a problem that seems minor at first can topple yours if you're not careful. As such, it's important to be proactive with potential problems and solve them before they grow.

One perennial source of frustration is malfunctioning hardware. Whenever possible, it's best to minimize your reliance on technology that has a tendency to break or jam, and whose function is crucial. For example, transitioning from a traditional fax machine to internet faxing...

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