This 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.
The business lesson from the Super Bowl comes, unfortunately, in the form of a horror story. Denver Broncos defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil was cut from the team in 2013, after five years as a Bronco, because his agent failed to submit Dumervil’s signed, $8 million contract to extend his tenure with the team before the negotiating period ended.
Why didn’t the agent get the contract in on time? He couldn’t find a copy place to fax the hardcopy in time! And if not for that awful fax mistake in 2013, Elvis Dumervil would have been a Bronco this season — playing in this week’s Super Bowl. (Although, given Denver’s performance, that might not have been a much better outcome for Dumervil.)
The lesson? If you’re in business — whether playing professional sports or running a small consulting practice — you need the ability to receive, sign and send faxes digitally, by email, anywhere, anytime.
The lessons from National Signing Day? There are plenty of great ones. Read about them in eFax’s National Signing Day press release.