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4 Undeniable Benefits of A Multifunction Printer

4 Undeniable Benefits of A Multifunction Printer

Wondering if you need an MFP?

multifunction printer, or MFP, is more critical to an efficient office than you might think.

An mfp combines a printer, scanner, and copier with necessary functions like scan to email and fax.

It's an essential tool for many businesses, and it's probably a good idea for your company as well. We lined out a few benefits below.

1. Accessibility

Accessibility means a few things - you can access the machine from anywhere with features like mobile print, and you can also more easily access an mfp in your office since it's in a centralized location.

2. Quick Production

Multifunction devices are FAST. You can print large volume jobs in-house (most businesses do up to about 150 copies at a time) and not cause a printer line.

Are Open-Plan Offices a Good Idea?

Open-plan offices have become common in Louisiana, with roughly 70% of all offices utilizing this layout. If you aren’t aware, Wikipedia defines them as a "floor plan which makes use of large, open spaces and minimizes the use of small, enclosed rooms such as private offices."

But are they really a good idea? Experts actually claim that they could easily be considered one of the worst things to ever happen to worker productivity.

Why are open-plan offices such a bad idea, even though they were initially thought to be good for business? Knowing the many drawbacks associated with open offices will help business owners make the right decisions for their office layout and employees.

 

Open-Plan Offices

A Distracting and Irritating Environment

Lexmark Unveils New Business Printers

Our business partners in Houma, Morgan City, and Lafayette rely on the equipment we service to get their job done.

Lexmark printers are a mainstay of many offices, and now that Lexmark has unveiled seven brand new models, business owners have new and improved options to choose from if they want to upgrade.

The Lexmark lineup now includes additional A4 printers, along with even better multifunction models in both the 700 and 800 series. This allows the popular brand to tap into large, medium, and small sized business markets.

Lexmark Printer

The A4 for Smaller Offices

 

Does Your Business Need an Office Manager?

There’s already so many things to do and to consider when you are running an office, especially for a start-up. But when the daily tasks start to overwhelm, it might be time to hire an office manager. 

If you're in our service area (from Lafayette to Houma and Morgan City), and if you’ve been asking yourself if an office manager is necessary, take a look at common signs that will help you make the best decision for you and your growing business.

Time Isn’t On Your Side

5 Office Mistakes to Avoid

What you do in your office daily has an impact upon your future in that business, whether you run your own company or you're an employee at any level within the organization. In the same way that the right habits can help you advance your career, continually making the same mistakes could be detrimental to your success.

Below are five office mistakes that you should avoid if you wish to advance your company and your career.

1.     Going Overboard with Multitasking

Many office employees think that multitasking is necessary to get things done on time, and they also think that being able to multitask makes them more valuable. But if you're working on too many tasks or projects at the same time, you could end up accomplishing less. This is because you're unable to maintain your focus on any one thing for a long enough period of time.

Why are Fax Machines Still Used, Anyway?

Every business relies upon a host of office equipment and supplies, from multifunction copiers, wide format copiers and everything in between.

But there's one piece of technology that's still around, despite being considered by many to be obsolete: the fax machine.

Why are fax machines still used today, when email can be utilized instead to share important documents? Below are just five reasons why these machines aren't going anywhere.

1. Standing Out Against Other Messages

Professionals in fields like sales or public relations find that sending faxes can be more effective than sending out emails because there is a higher chance that the recipient will at least glance at the message before throwing it away. On the other hand, a press release in an inbox could more easily be deleted before it's even opened.

The World’s Coolest Office Space Designs

While offices serve as functional spaces for businesses, the traditional environment of cubicles and fluorescent lighting does little to inspire office workers or help business productivity.

The companies featured below have improved productivity and well-being among their employees through inventive office space designs. Running a business of any size involves inspiration as much as functionality. When an office space does both, it ends up being one of the coolest offices in the world.

Selgas Cano architecture firm

Photo © Iwan Baan

5 Things to Do in Broussard, Louisiana

This is Cajun country. If you are looking for a taste of Louisiana you can’t find anywhere else, Broussard is it. An astonishing 14 percent of residents still speak French and boast true Cajun ancestry.

Budget-friendly and phenomenal, look to these attractions and restaurants for places to play and eat all around town. Whether it’s related to your small business or you are traveling for pleasure, though hopefully it’s a little bit of both, Broussard, Louisiana has plenty of interesting options for you in your downtime. 

Zoosiana: Zoo of Acadiana

Zoosiana: Zoo of Acadiana

5 Things To Do in Morgan City, LA

Morgan City, which is situated on the scenic banks of the Atchafalaya River, is one of the most popular destinations in Louisiana. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities with the entire family, and they can indulge in the unique Cajun culture and history of the area as well.

If you are planning on visiting Morgan City, it will be easy to fill up your schedule with a variety of things to do. Below are five of the city’s top activities so you can get started on planning an unforgettable trip.

 

1. Explore Brownell Memorial Park

To take in the natural beauty that Morgan City has to offer, look no further than Brownell Memorial Park, featuring 9.5 acres of open space near Lake Palourde. You’ll also find the incredible Carillon Tower, which stands a whopping 106 feet tall and features 61 bronze bells that were made in Holland and play every half hour.

Top Document Management Solutions from Lexmark and Ricoh

Small business owners have enough to juggle—paperwork shouldn’t be one of them. 

 

Businesses in St. Mary ParishLafayette Parish, and Terrebonne Parish can time and money with these smart document management solutions from Ricoh and Lexmark.

 

Lexmark Printers Document Management Solutions

Card Copy -- Small businesses utilizing two-sided cards run into the same problems. Those hard to read, hard to print, double-sided cards are a thing of the past with Lexmark’s Card Copy. Hotel check-in documents, bank account openings, mortgage applications, and more can be printed in an enlarged format with a fast three-step printing process. Scan ID simplifies scanned IDs even more, enabling stress-free storage that’s there when you need it.

 

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