Take a Summer Vacation from Work Starting With Memorial Day

Mike Pugh, Vice President of Marketing, j2 Global

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...

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Real Estate Agent Tips: Make Sure Your Fax Solution Has These Three Features

Imagine 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 in.

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.

The only problem is -- you’re not at your...

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Here’s a Smart Business Move You Can Turn into a Save-the-Planet Game

Small business professionals: Ready for a fun challenge? We’re guessing yes, because as a successful entrepreneur, you enjoy tackling new challenges. We call it the Save-the-Planet game. When you play it, not only will you help the environment, but you can also save money and even improve your business reputation with your customers.

The game works like this. The following are ideas for making your business more environmentally friendly. As you implement each idea, you’re ready to move a step...

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5 Reasons to Switch to Online Faxing (If Getting Rid of Your Fax Machine Isn’t Reason Enough)

“Fax? Why don’t you just send it over on a dinosaur?”

— The Michael Scott character on NBC’s The Office

 

You’re a modern small-business professional so you always make sure you have your smart phone, Wi-Fi-enabled tablet, cloud storage for mobile access to your files, and fax machine. Really?

Faxing is an old technology, yes, but that doesn’t mean you’re tied to a fax machine.

The good news: You can easily and affordably send and receive faxes without the fax machine itself. In fact, in addition to...

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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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Think Your Business is Safe From Cyber Threats?

efax online fax That’s a perfectly logical assumption. It seems we see another news headline every week about cyber criminals hacking the computer networks of a large, global enterprise — a major bank, for example, or one of the big online retailers. Sometimes even a government agency.

But we rarely worry that hackers or cyber thieves are also interested in targeting small businesses that get dwarfed in size — and revenue — by the Wal Marts of the world. Don’t make that mistake.

When LinkedIn gets hacked, it...

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Three Clever Productivity Ideas for Your Smart Phone

efax online fax service You’re 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 groceries, in 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...

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Four Reasons Why Online Fax Makes Sense For Your Business

efax,online fax,small business fax,benefits of online faxScenario: 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 healthcare...

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Knowledge Management in the Age of Sharing

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"Let the left hand know what the right is doing" is an old saying that should be applied every day in the workplace, particularly in small businesses where only a few people wear lots of hats.

Not conferring with colleagues isn't just inconsiderate. It can have serious consequences, as Forbes Magazine reported recently. The magazine found that Fortune 500 companies lose an estimated $31.5 billion each year because their managers fail to share knowledge with employees that could help them secure...

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Finding Faxes Fast in the Cloud

Many professionals have experienced a situation where they needed to review a sent document. If efax,file storge,online fax,small business faxdelivered by email, finding the file typically doesn't pose much of a problem - the sender can easily check his or her "sent mail" folder to see a list of outgoing messages.

With other forms of communication, however, this can be a more serious issue.

Few of us keep a copy of every letter or fax we send, for example, and those of us who do may find it difficult to keep these organized and accessible....

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Remote Workers Can Use Internet Faxing to Become Even More Productive

efax,online fax,fax to email,small business faxAs tablets, smartphones and laptops proliferate and cloud computing matures, the opportunities for many Americans to work from home will multiply.

In fact, according to CBS, the number of off-site jobs is growing rapidly, and for good reason. Contrary to popular opinion, remote workers are, on the whole, more productive and engaged than their office-bound peers.

Combined with the belief that out-of-the-office workers can save their employers a great deal of money by reducing the need for supplies...

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Survey: 76 Percent of Small Business Owners Remain Optimistic About Growth in 2012

j2 global small business survey resultsWhat double dip recession? This is a question small business owners seem to be asking, based on the results of a recent survey done by j2 Global, Inc.

According to the survey results, things are looking up for small business owners, with 76% of respondents expressing optimism about their company's growth potential for the remainder of 2012. 

Less than 7% are not optimistic, while 17% will wait to express their opinion after the November presidential election. Age and industry were key drivers of...

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Disaster recovery a growing concern among SMBs

The growing shift among SMBs to digital data and mobility tools has led to a restructuring of how they operate. One example of this evolution is an increasing emphasis on disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC), according to a recent survey by a leading IT security firm.

A Disaster Recovery strategy focuses on helping a company get back to business after a catastrophic event that results in a significant impact on the business. Examples could be the loss of data due to fire, flood, or...

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Decision-makers must deploy mobile strategies to reduce risk

Despite the growing prevalence of mobile devices in the workplace, a large portion of businesses have failed to implement a mobile strategy.

According to a poll conducted by Software AG, around 60 percent of organizations don't have a company-wide mobile initiative, while only 22 percent have begun to research how they can implement these plans, ITworld reported.

Only 15 percent of respondents that admitted to having a mobile plan said it was a company-wide strategy. Meanwhile, 25 percent...

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Online fax tools are convenient during tax season

 

Tax season is in full swing, and both businesses and private citizens are looking to find ways to make the process smoother and more efficient. Using fax services that can directly send a fax from the internet to a premise-based machine will minimize the time spent managing unorganized paper documents and make the entire tax season much less stressful.

With an email to fax solution, decision-makers and homeowners can experience more freedom rather than being tied down to traditional paperwork...

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