Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by
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... Read More »
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by
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... Read More »
Friday, April 25, 2014 by
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
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... Read More »
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by
Why don’t you just send it over on a dinosaur?”
— The Michael Scott character on NBC’s
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... Read More »
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by
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.
The only problem is -- you’re not at your... Read More »
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by
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
When LinkedIn gets hacked, it... Read More »
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by
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... Read More »
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by
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... Read More »
Saturday, November 17, 2012 by
"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
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... Read More »
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by
Many professionals have experienced a situation where they
needed to review a sent document. If delivered
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
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.... Read More »
Monday, September 10, 2012 by
tablets, smartphones and laptops proliferate and cloud computing
matures, the opportunities for many Americans to work from home
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... Read More »
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by
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
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... Read More »
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by
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... Read More »
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by
Despite the growing prevalence of mobile devices in the
workplace, a large portion of businesses have failed to implement a
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... Read More »
Monday, March 26, 2012 by
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
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... Read More »