Remember, as a kid, how exciting the days were just before the
start of a new school year?
Shopping for school supplies and clothes
Planning extra-curricular activities like sports or music
Starting the year with a clean slate
Reconnecting with classmates
As the summer comes to an end and new school year begins, many
of us reflect on the transitional period from summer to school. Why
was it so exciting for us? For some it was maybe
a little scary, but the few weeks before school were...
Mike Pugh, Vice President of Marketing,
The late historian John Hope Franklin, PhD always looked forward
to weekends because “to me Friday means I can work for the next two
days uninterrupted.” Now there’s a guy who needed a hobby.
All joking aside, you can probably relate to this sentiment. As
a driven, successful small-business professional, you have almost
certainly woven your work into all areas of your life. And, really,
what choice have you had? In today’s always-connected...
you’re out for the afternoon showing high-end condos to a new
client — a young man, pre-qualified, great income, eager to buy.
You’re an hour away from your office… when an important fax comes
It’s the purchase offer you sent on behalf of another client,
and the seller has signed and accepted your client’s offer. You’ve
got the deal! The seller only requests to have the agreement she
faxed to your office signed and faxed back within two hours.
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
Day is rapidly approaching and you're probably thinking, "I'm
swamped. How am supposed to make time for a Valentine's Day
celebration?" Glad you asked.
As it happens, the fact that you’re an on-the-go professional
can actually help you plan a memorable celebration. Here
are a few easy ideas for using your daily mountain-moving skills to
plan a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
1. Make it a Valentine’s Week
One of the challenges a special occasion like Valentine’s Day
presents is that society...
we generally talk about the benefits of faxing, tech enthusiasts
might also appreciate that fax has a long history with the various
standards bodies that mandate how communication systems work. The
International Telecommunications Union (ITU), for example, has
published hundreds of standards for building and implementing fax
networks. Despite their name, adoption of these “standards” is not
mandatory; some fade without much practical implementation, while
others evolve and grow into well...
has been football’s most important week of the year — first the
Super Bowl, and today, National Signing Day, the deadline for high
school stars to submit letters of intent to the colleges they’ve
chosen to play for.
Turns out, each of these events offers valuable lessons for
SMBs, lessons that can save you time, money and even heartache.
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.”
any movie from the 1980s that deals with work (9 to 5, Working
Girl, Wall Street, Trading Places, the list goes on) and
you’ll see bustling offices filled with enormous computers, copy
and fax machines the size of small cars, and workers held
hostage at their desks by their hardwired phones. Look closely and
you’ll see glimpses of devices we now take for granted —
though back then that wondrous invention known as a cellular phone
was the size and heft of a small paving stone.
we understand how mobile devices like tablets can make a sales
professional more productive and successful. Armed with a tablet, a
salesperson can research on the go, write emails to prospects from
anywhere and even attend virtual video conferences from a vacation
But when it comes to the real work — like drafting a sales
proposal, giving a presentation or even signing a business contract
— we still tend to think that only a “real computer” can handle
these tasks. But that’s no...
Many people think of January as the month of broken promises.
And perhaps they should. According to a University of Scranton
covered by Forbes, only 8% of people succeed with their New
Year’s Resolutions. The life-changing promises they make every
January simply don’t pan out for most people.
As a successful small business professional, you’re not like
to quote Forbes again, 80% of all businesses fail within the
first 18 months. And here you are, running your own...
anyone on the street what the acronym “LAN” stands for and you’ll
get blank stares in return. (Trust me: I just tried this on my
lunch break recently. It wasn’t pretty.) Ask them to give you
details about the local area network in their office and their
response will be equally, well . . . lackluster.
Most people apparently give as much thought to the
configuration of their office technology as they do to the junk
NASA left on the moon nearly fifty years ago. In other words —
not at all. As...
In 2014, SMB professionals will drop legacy office technologies
like fax machines and landline phones to move those functions to
the cloud with
online faxing services like eFax® and
virtual phone systems like eVoice®. They’ll shift more of their
marketing energy to mobile apps and cloud-based email marketing
tools. And because entrepreneurs understand how much mobile
technology is changing work life for everyone, they will create
more employee-friendly office cultures which will allow...
does a Las Vegas casino, a train in Budapest, Yosemite's El
Capitan, and a Paul McCartney concert in London have in common?
If you were expecting a list of interesting places to visit,
this may surprise you.
Mobile business professionals have recently closed important
deals via fax at all of these locations. Yes, we said
fax. When you consider the
inconvenience of moving documents through a traditional fax
machine, this brings up some obvious questions.
a busy professional, always on the go, and your smart phone has
become the lifeline of your business.
People mistakenly call yours a “home-based business,” but the
truth is that you’re always doing business, no matter where you are
— in the car, at the coffee place, while you’re shopping for
the airport, at your child’s soccer practice…
You probably already know that online faxing with eFax can be a
lifesaver when you’re on the road and need to review, sign and send
a fax in a...
A client needs you to fax a critical document, pronto. Or they ask
for your fax number, so they can fax a proposed contract change to
you right away.
Your first thought might be: “Fax??? Really??? Is my client
stuck in the 90s??"
(The truth? Even in 2013 -- the age of email and texting,
fax remains as one of the most reliable, commonly used and
trusted ways to send and receive critical business documents.
Especially in the real estate, legal, manufacturing, finance and