Posts From November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all!! 

(best one yet?)
Posted by Rick Monday, November 25, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Having a blog is pretty cool because it gives me a chance to keep our customers and friends up to date with interesting facts and great deals when they arise.  It also gives me a cahnce ot represent the company when it comes to bridging CBM with the outside world.  So, I would just like to take this opportunity to wish all of you, from all of us at CBM Business Machines, a very happy Thanksgiving.  This is a great time of year because Thanksgiving gives us a chance to reflect on all that we have and all that we hope to have and achieve in the coming new year.  This holiday is also the gateway holiday to one of the most magical times of the year with the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holidays.

 

So, in this Thanksgiving 2013, we hope that you will take the time to relax, catch up with family and friends, and realize all that there is in this world and the ability to accomplish all that you set out to accomplish.  God bless!

Take the time...you will be glad that you did 

Posted by Rick Monday, November 4, 2013 8:27:00 AM

The dreaded "changing of the clocks" has decended upon us once again, and even though we have gained the extra hour of sleep, it will not be long until that hour is long gone and we are once again 'sleep-deprived'.  This is the perfect time of year, as many of the fire departments talk about, to change those batteries in your smoke detectors.  With the cold, winter days closing in, the furnaces and heaters will be warming the cockles of our hearts, and if faulty, warming the floor boards beneath your feet.  So, do yourself a favor, and change those batteries.

While you are changing those batteries at home, it is also the perfect time of year to take some notice of the machinery in your office setting too.  Printers have come down in price so drastically lately, and the yields are getting better, the cost-per-page is dwindling, and there is money to be saved...if you just take the time to do the math and do the homework.  CBM specializes in doing Print Audits, and if you click on one of the buttons on the website that says "PRINT AUDIT", you will see all of the details of what we can do to help you and your organization save money...BIG money...on the cartridges that  you purchase throughout the year.  How would you like to buy toner for your machine only once a year versus dropping a $125 on pop on a drum/toner cartridge, let's say, every other month?  It certainly adds up, and if you are not careful, you will find yourself spending way too much for a consumable that should cost you a fraction of what you spend each time.   

How about that copier contract that you continue to vow to take a look at and start price shopping one of these days?  If you feel that your contract is out of whack, or you feel that maybe you are spending way too much for the maintenance, take this time to make the call to us to look at your contract to see if there are any cost savings to be had.

One last item of note:  the time has come to work smarter, not harder.  We are a full-line Formax dealership, and we have the tools to help you run your office more efficiently.  We love to talk to people who are open and willing to at least take a look at making the necessary changes to make their lives, and the lives of their staff, less stressful and more productive.  It does not take a bank roll to acquire the machines capable of doiong the work of two or three people that you DO NOT have on your staff.  Paper shredders for destroying documents that you do not want, pressure sealers to eliminate the need for envelopes, paper folders and folder/inserters, and a host of other items designed to assist in everyday work. 

So, change those batteries, test those smoke detectors and then pick up the phone and call CBM to find your new piece of office equipment!