Tell me what you think.

So the world might be going back to normal; stores, restaurants, and businesses are all starting open.  What are your fears or are you over it? Will you ever resume your old ways? Like coming home from shopping and NOT washing your hands three times and using antibacterial hand gel or wiping down the shopping carts before touching it. Have you stopped touching your face yet? How hard will it be going out to a restaurant and not worry about all the germs, or if people get to close to you? Will you think twice before you hug someone? How long will it be before you feel safe enough to get your nails done? When will you not want to wear a mask? (I’m sure you have them in all colors and styles by now!)

 

What we went through was surreal and we don’t ever want to re-live it again. The world in my book has truly changed. Hey, you never know, maybe we will never have a bad flu season now that we have all learned how not to get sick. Stay safe my friends and be positive! And if it was your birthday during this pandemic, give me your address I will drive by and wave. 😊

WORKING FROM HOME

Since most are working from home, why not get a printer/copier/scanner for your home office? You can do your job as if you were in your work office. We can set it up so it can scan directly to your co-workers! We have different types/models for all your needs. Give us a call, we are here to help you find your solution. Here’s a sample on what Brothers II Business Machines has to offer:

 

 

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS DURING THE PANDEMIC.

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks at Brothers II. The company was knocked out by Covid-19 and we all contracted the virus. I’m happy to report that everyone is on the mend and we are all healthy once again. We are all back to work and are open for business. Please stay safe and we hope the best for you and your family! Check out some helpful hints to help protect yourself and others:

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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
    • Stay home as much as possible and avoid non-essential travel.
    • Practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet — about two arm lengths — away from others if you must go out in public.
    • Stay connected with loved ones through video and phone calls, texts and social media.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and when you must go out in public, such as to a grocery store. The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • However, do NOT place cloth face coverings on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
    • In addition, do NOT use a facemask meant for a health care worker.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
    • See CDC guidelines, including how to create your own cloth face cover.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth, and throw used tissues in a lined trash can. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow — not your hands. Wash your hands immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks. Follow CDC guidance.

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/coronavirus-safety-and-readiness-tips-for-you.html

Pet-Friendly place to work

Brothers II Business Machine is a dog-friendly place to work. Sadly we had a loss this week, my beloved Duke had passed, he was 14-year-old Cockapoo. He was loved by everyone here, he was so sweet and visited everyone a couple of times a day. If he walked into your office just to say hi he would be handed a treat so of cause he did it often. It’s very hard to say goodbye to a family member or even a furry co-worker. Thank God I got to bring him in and was able to spend time with him at work. RIP my fur baby.

If you bring your dog to work post a picture on our Facebook page of your fur baby and luck place you work at.

https://www.facebook.com/Brothers-II-Business-Machines-205475692819617/

 

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Power saving mode. How does it effect your energy savings and being green?

It’s amazing how each and every small thing we can do on a daily basis that will help with our environment.  You can easily save energy in your office,  school or organization without much effort.  If you have purchased a copier, printer or any other office equipment with an ENERGY STAR feature, you are on your way to help save our planet. It’s up to you to make sure you are using these power management settings properly to get the most effective cost and energy savings.

Don’t worry about recovery time, ENERGY STAR copiers will recover within 30 seconds after resuming from their low power saving mode. Setting the machine to it’s default energy saving mode will help you even if you don’t want to be bothered manually setting it up.

Any machine you have that you can utilize the ENERGY STAR feature is always helpful,  including computers. So many of us just walk away from them and don’t even think about them sitting there wasting energy, resources and your money!

It’s easy to do your part and once the settings are introduced, there’s nothing more to think about!

Going Green

So we’ve all been told our planet is in trouble. You hear about it on the news all the time. A big goal of ours is to help your company help the environment. There is so much new technology out there today and so many choices. That’s why we are here, to assist you in the decision-making. It’s important for us to know what your goals are and how much paper flow you are working with. We can teach you to become completely paperless or at least, a reduced paper enterprise.

Scanning is a fairly new technology for companies to incorporate in their day. It makes it easier to archive old data instead of having it piling up and collecting dust in a corner. Extra cost becomes a factor because you need to store it, pay rent, pay to cool it in the summer, heat it in the winter and pay someone to administer it.

Once you scan it in to your computers or servers, it’s done. When you need to find that file from 1987, it can be available to you at your fingertips and in one moment, it pops up on your computer screen! There’s no more looking for (and paying someone to find it) that file in a sea of boxes or filing cabinets that can take hours to find it if it’s been mis-filed.