While I am not completely paperless in my business, I would consider myself "paper limited." I have a fairly extensive digital filing system on my computer (and backed up to two servers) that allows me to drastically limit the amount of hard copy papers I have cluttering my office. Not only is having digital copies that I can access remotely necessary for when I travel, but the search function alone makes retrieving specific documents much less painful then shuffling through overstuffed file cabinets.
But going paperless (or paper limited) does come with its downfalls. The biggest for me is ensuring the security of my digital data. I take steps to protect my files, but it certainly takes time and foresight to do this effectively. And that's just one potential downfall.
If going paperless is something you're considering in your small business, today's feature article will walk you through some of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision.
Should Your Small Business Go Paperless?
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