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How Business is Changing with Internet Fax

While we may consider ourselves to be out of the danger zone that occurred during the onslaught of the Great Recession back in 2008, that doesn’t mean we’re operating in an economy that’s expanding with every second. Recent news articles have only reminded us of this major issue, as economists reported that job growth slowed at an alarming rate during the month of April 2013.


According to a recent article by CNBC, a slowing job growth is alarming businesses across the country (  “The gloomy news continued for jobs as ADP reported Wednesday that private companies created just 119,000 new positions in April.  That was well below expectations and confirmation that the labor market is slowing heading into late spring and early summer.  Economists surveyed by Reuters expected the ADP report to show the private sector created 150,000 jobs in April, down from 158,000 in March.


“ ‘Nearly every industry has seen slower growth since the beginning of the year,’ Moody’s economist Mark Zandi said on CNBC.  ‘Smaller businesses are experiencing much weaker growth.’ […] The report comes two days before the government releases its non-farm payrolls growth count for April.  Economists recently have been nudging down their projections, which are pegged around 150,000 after March’s dismal 88,000 reading.  The weakness from the ADP report could cause expectations to dim even further.”


Whether you’re a business owner or working at a company, this news carries a significant amount of caution with it.  For example, slowing job growth may mean that you have a greater pool of candidates to choose from for any job, but that also means your business could be impacted by clients and vendors who can’t do business with you anymore.  If you’re an employee, you may feel secure in the knowledge that you have a job, but this could also mean that if you lose your job, you’ll be out on the market with millions of other Americans who are also looking for work.


Regardless of whether you’re an employer or an employee, this news can be troubling for you.  That’s why it’s crucial to learn how to do business better, so you can get more done without wasting any additional time and resources.  After all, there’s a reason why the old saying states that time is money.  The more efficient and productive your employees are, the more likely it is that they’ll be able to save your business significant money, which can act as a safety net in the face of sluggish economic growth.


So what are just a few of the steps you can take to ensure that your business – or your job – stays firmly where it belongs: in the fast lane to success?  Simple: use these tools and technologies to increase efficiency and productivity within the workplace:


  1. Internet fax service is a great tool that can be used to streamline communications with vendors and clients.  Internet fax service allows you to send faxes to a recipient’s traditional fax machine using nothing more than your email address.  Additionally, a recipient can send you a fax using their traditional fax machine and you’ll receive it in your email inbox.  This makes it easier for your employees to use fax services without waiting around for the fax machine to start working again.  It’s also important to note that these online fax services are much more secure than the traditional way, as you don’t have to worry that someone else is looking at a confidential information you’ve just sent through a fax machine.


2. If you’re an employee looking to streamline your own time (otherwise known as self-management), then consider installing Time Tracking software that lets you know just how much time you spend on websites that are extraneous to your job functions.  This software presents you with shocking information on how much time you’re really spending on sites like Facebook and online shopping, which can give you the reality check you need to shape up your work habits.  What’s more, this software usually makes it possible for you to block access to these websites after a certain amount of time.  If you find that you’re spending at least an hour a day checking Facebook, you can have the software block access to the site after just ten minutes.


These two options can significantly reduce the amount of time that your employees spend struggling to get their work done.  This makes it possible for your employees to focus on what really matters: producing exceptional work, no matter what the current economic climate might be.


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