6 Reasons Online Fax Trumps LANs For a Business Fax Solution

Ask 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...

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Ditch Your PSTN and Take Your Fax Mobile

Watch 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.

Cut to today...

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Office More Eco-Friendly

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 friendly office.

1. Choose post-consumer recycled content like paper.

The stats:

  • Every ton of 100% post-consumer recycled paper used will save 24 trees.1
  • Recycling aluminum and steel can save 75% of the energy...
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4 Tips to Plan a Great Valentine’s Day — Even for a Busy SMB Professional Like You

Valentine’s 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...

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Quick Ways Your New eFax® Mobile App Will Boost Your Productivity

We’re 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...

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Big Changes Coming for SMBs in 2014 (Infographic)

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...

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The SMB Cure for New Year’s Resolution Fatigue

 

SMB New Years Resolutions

Many people think of January as the month of broken promises. And perhaps they should. According to a University of Scranton study, 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 most people.

After all, to quote Forbes again, 80% of all businesses fail within the first 18 months. And here you are, running your own...

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Survey Says: People Fax in the Strangest Places

efax,mobile faxing,online faxWhat 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...

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eFax - Keeping Great Companies Connected

eFax online faxHere at eFax, we're passionate about helping customers solve business challenges.

One key challenge many business professionals face in today's mobile environment is how to exchange 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...

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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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A Few Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do With Online Fax

efax online fax blog“Fax? But I’m on the road. I don’t have time to print this thing out, sign it and send back a paper copy. Why do they insist on using a fax machine anyway?”

Reasonable question. Who knows why your vendor, customer, mortgage agent, doctor’s office – or any of the other professionals you deal with from time to time – still use paper-based faxing?
 
Maybe they’re sentimental. Or maybe it’s just plain-old inertia that keeps them from upgrading their technology from the 1990s.
 
But that’s okay. Relax. No...
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A Quick Fix for a Fax Crisis

Situation: You're at the airport, waiting at the gate, 5 minutes to boarding, and you get an email request from your client to sign and fax back a contract ASAP.

What do you do? Watch this new eFax video to find out:

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An Interesting Surprise in Today’s Housing Boom — and How Realtors Can Capitalize on it

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. HUD’s September 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...

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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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The Type of Moment Every Entrepreneur Dreads

efax online fax solutionYou're an entrepreneur, and you’re having a good news/bad news type of day.

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...

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Perfect Partners -- Respect and Reputation

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 both.

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 their goals.

As HappinessInThisWorld.com puts it, a good reputation is one of our most precious assets, but it takes time,...

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A New Era for Fax: Digitized Signatures, Mobile Apps and More

The 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 ever been.

PC Today reports that the "faxing revolution has arrived." Internet faxing has replaced the ink cartridges and busy signals with fax to email service. Online storage of archived faxes that have been sent and received are easily...

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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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A New Class of Real Estate Professionals Emerges

As the housing slump begins to turn around, traditional real estate professionals are transforming their business into a modern, mobile business.

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...

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File a Motion to Dismiss Inefficiency

According 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...

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