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8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business Ray Coleman is a small business owner who writes about money management, green living, and sustainability.   One of the great benefits of the modern age is the ability of small businesses to conduct a majority of their operations in the digital realm. Eliminating the need for bulky file cabinets, storage facilities, photocopiers, printers, and scanners can reduce overhead dramatically. Replacing costly courier services with emails, and swapping out newsletters and solicitations for social media and web-based marketing programs means serious cost savings, as well. Essentially, all of this comes down to replacing paper with pixels. By taking your business green, you're not only helping the environment, you're freeing up a ton of working capital for your venture – and often creating a better and preferred experience f... (more)

Five Friday Favorites: Riding the Vertical Waves

Closing time is not just radio noise from our 90s memory lane, but another moment when we can gleefully wrap up the week before heading into the weekend.    This week offered meat and heft for digital business news media. TechCrunch hailed Microsoft as the “comeback kid,” and unearthed more information about Google’s upcoming Classroom app. VentureBeat broke the news on privacy implications on a digital legal practice while Forbes capped off Bitcoin’s first birthday with a look at its future. Read these five trending news articles, and you’ll have earned a hall pass to rock ou... (more)

Do more in less time with DocuSign Transaction Rooms, featuring in-app PDF editing in our latest release

One of my favorite things about working with the DocuSign real estate team is hearing feedback from real estate professionals about our products and incorporating that input into future updates. The latest update of DocuSign Transaction Rooms tackles an item that we’ve heard a lot about recently from brokers and agents, and especially transaction support personnel like transaction coordinators. PDFs can be cumbersome to work with, especially when a single PDF contains several different documents or the orientation of pages is off. With this new release, you now have the ability ... (more)

Customer Spotlight Stem Inc. - Clean Tech Space

Contributed Article By: Stefan Kratz, Sr. Director of Customer Development at Stem, Inc. When you’re a company in the clean tech space, you have to walk the walk. At Stem, we’re dedicated to helping businesses reduce their energy bills and contributing to a more efficient electrical grid. Our technology combines the latest advances in big data analytics and energy storage, so it's natural that we would also be looking for leading-edge document technology. We use DocuSign in virtually all phases of our business development process. From getting non-disclosure agreements signed w... (more)

Procurement for the Naturally Curious: An Interview with Autodesk’s Kevin Dowd

Taking inspiration from "Corner Office: conversations about leadership and management" from the New York Times and Inc. Magazine's "The Way I Work", we look forward to featuring Procurement/Supply Chain leaders on this blog series.    I’m excited to introduce Kevin Dowd, Senior Director of Global Procure to Pay at Autodesk, a prominent Procurement leader in the Bay Area. I have known Kevin for many years as a colleague and a friend and it was a pleasure to trace his professional journey to becoming a Procurement leader.   Vital Stats Location: San Rafael, CA Current Role: Res... (more)