Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How SMB’s Can Look Larger Than Life

Sometimes when you’re a small company it can feel like the whole world is against you. Prospects are unsure of you, vendors treat you like yesterday’s cat litter, and potential employees look at you with a wary eye.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Karen Post at Oddpodz recently posted four suggestions on how to deal with being small, and turn disadvantages into advantages. The only thing I’d add is remember that business communications technology like MyFax, my1voice and Campaigner can also help you get past the “too small” syndrome by making you look larger than life. Since they’re services instead of technology you install, they can also save you hours of frustration by removing the need to manage them.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MyFax Podcast #2: Giving Office Technology a “Green” Makeover

“Going green” often has a costly connotation associated with it. But when it comes to examining everyday technology in the office, going green can be easy, and positively impact the bottom line by saving money.

In our second podcast, MyFax Product Marketing Director Luc Vezina chats with president Charlie Szoradi about simple ways businesses can “green” their office technology. Lowering power consumption and paper reduction are easier than you might think!

What simple modifications have you made to green your office operations?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

100 Free Customizable Fax Cover Sheets Now Available for Download

This week we announced a new free resource: 100 free fax cover sheets available at

Cover pages distinguish who you are and to whom you are sending a fax. It’s also a good way to brand yourself with your company logo, website and contact information. This is an easy and free way to add value to your brand without hiring a graphics department or using valuable company letterhead.

The cover pages are available in Microsoft Word format and can be edited and customized. The formats run the gamut - from business to urgent and even fun. There are also cover pages for industries including accounting, bookkeeping, construction, education, finance, legal, medical, nonprofit and real estate. If you are looking for something else, let us know here and we’ll see what we can whip up!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

In case you’re on Jeopardy! and the topic is “faxing”…

Came across this site today as I was doing some competitive research for MyFax and just had to share. It’s a cartoon called “The secret life of the fax machine” that shows both the history and mechanics of faxing. It’s chock full of trivia and explanations about aspects of how fax machines work that you probably never knew. I know I didn’t.

Here’s a good example. Ask most people when the fax machine was invented and they’ll probably tell you “sometime in the 1980s.” ANNNGGGHH! That answer is incorrect. According to the cartoon, the first fax machine was patented in 1843, and the first commercial use was in 1865, going between Paris and Lyon, France. (That venture failed, by the way, as no one at that time seemed to have any business that required that type of urgency.)

The “modern” information is a little outdated since it focuses on the mechanics of old thermal paper fax machines and doesn’t mention the option of Internet faxing at all. Still, if you like watching the History or Discovery channels it’s worth a look. Especially on the off-chance you are ever a contestant on Jeopardy! and one of the topics is faxing.

Anyone care to speculate what information was being sent on those early faxes?