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...
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.
Earth Day is coming up on April
22 and it’s a great reminder for small businesses! Why you ask?
Because “going green” perfectly aligns with your business goals to
save money, remove clutter and improve your processes. And,
we’re sharing five ideas for creating a more environmentally
1. Choose post-consumer
recycled content like paper.
Every ton of 100% post-consumer recycled paper used will save
Recycling aluminum and steel can save 75% of the energy...
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...
excited to introduce the latest evolution of the eFax mobile
app. We announced
some terrific new productivity features that can save on-the-go
professionals like you serious time and headaches. And it can help
you be much more responsive to customers and partners with no
additional effort on your part!
So, what great new features are available on the new mobile fax app? Imagine being
able to open a contract from your DropBox, Box or iCloud account,
signing the contract with your finger and...
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...
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...
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
an entrepreneur, and you’re having a good news/bad news type of
The good news: today's mail includes a check from one of your
clients. The bad news? Along with that check is a letter from the
client stating that from this point forward they require all
vendors to switch to direct deposit for payment.
That's not a problem in and of itself; in fact, you actually
prefer direct deposit. (The trip to the bank takes precious time
from your workday and interrupts your flow.) The problem is...
Developing a good reputation is essential to long term success
for any business. That said, respect is what drives a good
reputation, and Inc. Magazine has guidelines for developing
The magazine's guideposts for engendering respect from clients
and colleagues are authenticity, curiosity, discretion and
uniqueness. Companies must use these traits to help others achieve
As HappinessInThisWorld.com puts it, a good reputation is one of
our most precious assets, but it takes time,...
old expression about not throwing out the baby with the bath water
may just as well apply to fax machines.
The traditional equipment -- ie the fax machine -- may be
out of step with today's office practices, but the technology of
faxing is as current as it's
PC Today reports that the "faxing revolution has arrived."
faxing has replaced the ink cartridges and busy signals with
email service. Online storage of archived faxes that have been
sent and received are easily...
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....
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...
to a recent press
release, days of traditional software and hardware are in the
past. Data from the 2012
American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center
revealed that 38 percent of lawyers have migrated to laptops as
primary computers. With an app for almost everything, lawyers are
beginning to adopt cloud software to manage tasks and
communications wherever they may be.
Online services have begun to provide lawyers with professional
capabilities they expect from...