As a nation, we celebrate Independence Day to honor and thank our Founding Fathers and the brave men and women who serve our country. Because of their actions, we have the freedom to live and work as we please.
As a small business professional, you’ve taken your own action toward independence by building your life and business on your own terms.
When we asked
eFax customers why they started their business, the most common response was independence.
Independence from Someone Else’s Agenda
John D. Rockefeller, founder of
Standard Oil Company, said, "If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel worn paths of accepted success."
Many of the entrepreneurs we heard from wanted the flexibility and freedom that comes from being their own boss. They wanted a level of independence they could not get as an employee who was enlisted to follow someone else’s priorities and agenda.
While being your own boss does not make the work easier, it allows you to work when you want, where you want, and how you want.
Steve Jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
Independence from the Office
Technology has changed the way we do business. We are now able to conduct business anywhere with only an Internet device and a few cloud-based virtual business services.
Thanks to mobile Wi-Fi devices and the ever-growing list of business functions we can perform from the cloud it is less important than ever for entrepreneurs to spend their days in the office.
Here’s what eFax customers are saying about having the freedom to work away from their office:
- “As a small, family business, we spend much of our time in the field. eFax has helped us to stay mobile and still keep in touch.” Tim B.
- “My customers are in Georgia, my secretary is in North Carolina, and I’m in Arizona. But this service allows me to quickly receive and send documents, no matter where I am or they are.” Morgan T.
- eFax has given me, a small business owner, a great bit of freedom. I'm able to instantly know when a fax comes in whether I'm in the office or on the road.” Chris B.
eFax is proud to play a role in making these entrepreneurs’ lifestyles possible — by providing them a way to fax online. Whether customers want to fax by email or use a
mobile fax app, we help them run their businesses from home or on the road.
What Does Independence Mean to You?
Does the freedom from someone else’s agenda and office resonate with you? Does independence have another meaning for you, personally or professionally? We would love to hear from you. Feel free to share your story with us here.