Friday, November 22, 2013 by
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.
Q: Where would you find a fax machine... Read More »
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by
eFax, we're passionate about helping customers solve business
One key challenge many business professionals face
in today's mobile environment is how
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... 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 »
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by
Real estate agents: Current stats on US real estate trends
indicate that your business is in for a dose of good luck. Two
doses, actually, if you’re tech-savvy.
As you’re no doubt aware, US housing is enjoying a mini-surge.
new-construction report shows August’s single-family housing
starts were up 7% over those in the previous month.
But what you might not have heard is exactly who these new
entrants into the market are. They’re young people. A recent
generational housing trends... 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 »
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by
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... Read More »
Monday, July 29, 2013 by
of us have experienced it at one time or another: That sheepish
sense of guilt you get when you tell a colleague or co-worker that
you'll be "working from home" for the day. "Enjoy!" they're likely
to say before hanging up -- as if you'll be on vacation for the
Whether it's a cultural remnant from the 9 to 5 era, or a guilt
complex heaped on by those in jobs with little (or no) flexibility
in their work structure, the concept that one could actually be
productive and (gasp!) more... Read More »
Thursday, November 1, 2012 by
Over the last decade or so, mobile technology improvements,
evolving job demands and vast increases in the ranks of
self-employed and freelance workers have drastically redefined the
modern work environment.
During this time, these related trends have led many Americans
to reevaluate their careers and the processes by which they
complete their work.
For some people, this has meant creating an office in their
home, a place where they can avoid distractions and be productive
without the need to... Read More »
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by
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... 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 »
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by
the owner or manager of a small business, you know how
important it is to make every sale count. Your company's success
likely depends on your ability to convince clients and customers
that your products or services will mprove their
However, being able to close the sale is only useful if
your business is equipped to process transactions and collect
For years, organizations have relied on faxing as a means to
transact business that requires a signature or hand-notation... Read More »
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by
recent article by
ABC News explained the importance of finding the right agent
during a time where the housing market is unsteady. The article
gave tips on what questions people should ask when looking for the
right agent. Among the questions people should ask were:
- How many clients the agent currently has.
- Policy on communications and availability.
- Relationships between the agent and title companies, home
inspectors and lenders.
With these three questions, a common underlying topic is brought
to... Read More »
Friday, September 7, 2012 by
the housing slump begins to turn around, traditional real estate
professionals are transforming their business into a modern, mobile
According to a Holdcom infographic, approximately 50% of agents and
47% of brokers invested $500 - $2000 on technology this
year. The infographic explains that in order to keep up with
competition, one must keep up with technology – this holds true
with real estate professionals as well.
With pages and pages of hand-signed documents necessary in... Read More »
Friday, August 31, 2012 by
to a Holdcom infographic, approximately 50% of agents and
47% of brokers invested $500 - $2000 on technology this year. The
article continues to explain how real estate professionals can
maintain a modern, respectable reputation. To do so, the article
states a real estate professional should:
- Put yourself out there. This increases word of
mouth marketing. Increase your bids on search terms to ensure that
you are one of the top results.
Read More »
- Be mobile. As a real estate professional
Thursday, August 23, 2012 by
to a recent press release which referenced GlobalData, the
mobile health technology market is expected to
exceed $8 billion by 2018. From physicians to lab technicians and
even to biotechnology companies, health care professionals are
adopting cloud services to work more efficiently.
BioVex, a biotechnology company that develops treatments for
cancer and infectious diseases is no exception. In a recent
podcast, Susan Doleman, associate director of BioVex,
explained that the pain point... Read More »
Friday, August 17, 2012 by
is often said that in business, image is everything. Even for a
small or young company, it is important to demonstrate to potential
clients and partners that you are a strong and well-run
For many businesses, it can be expensive to curate an image of
impressive size and scale. Without the ability to hire a gaggle of
employees to answer phones or communicate with customers, it is
easy for a small company to show its lack of size.
Creative entrepreneurs, however, can find ways to... Read More »
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by
According to a study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research,
physicians are interrupted nearly five times an hour by phone
calls, emails, and face-to-face interactions. The
2012 National Physicians Survey showed something
that is unlikely to surprise many doctors - fax remains the dominant
method of communicating with colleagues, patients, insurance
companies and pharmacists. All told, 63 percent of healthcare
providers rely heavily on the technology, according to
Read More »
Friday, July 20, 2012 by
the course of many years, even small costs can add up.
businesses find ways to curb these expenses in an effort to stay
firmly in the black. Sometimes, this can mean limiting employee
overtime or streamlining procedures.
One of the most
frequent sources of expenditure, however, is also among the hardest
to excise from a budget - overhead.
In order to operate, businesses have many things they must pay for,
which include rent, utilities, and technology costs. These expenses
are so... Read More »
Friday, July 13, 2012 by
rising oil prices and increased fears of environmental damage, many
Americans are taking measures to increase the energy efficiency of
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... Read More »
Monday, July 2, 2012 by
no doubt that buying land can be a sound investment.
However, being a property manager is a complex and multifaceted
responsibility. Whether you look after a rental or commercial
property, there is a lot to stay on top of.
One of the hardest parts is maintaining proper communication
with every tenant. While on the road, property managers are often
on the phone to deal with unforeseen problems or coordinate
maintenance. However, there are times when a phone call isn't
Signed... Read More »