One of the best benefits of living in the modern world is that all businesses have the ability to conduct their operations in the digital realm. Going digital in your small business means eliminating paper waste, bulky filing cabinets, storage facilities, and printers and scanners. Getting rid of this equipment means reducing your overhead dramatically. For a paperless business, all you really need is a computer in order to conduct all of your business. Let’s take a look at some tips for going paperless in your small business.
Use Google Apps for Business
Google offers a suite of apps that can be used to help small businesses cut down on the amount of paper and ink they need. To cut down on sending out letters and invoices, choose to send emails or chats through Google Mail and Google Chat instead. You can also collaborate with people online through Google Docs, which has a word processing and spreadsheet function. For non-Google Doc users, use Google Drive to save all of your work across many computers and platforms.
Switch to Direct Deposit and Electronic Accounting
Paper invoices and checks can be a colossal waste of paper. Instead of wasting even more, reduce the number of paper invoices and checks by using an online website. Many websites like FreshBooks has a cloud-based accounting solution that is designed for small business owners. It allows you to keep track of expenses, hours, and to create invoices.
Move Your Marketing Strategy Online
While most small businesses get their name out there using flyers, business cards, and mailers. But how many of us also throw that stuff in the trash as soon as they get it in the mail. Instead of sending out these mailers or handing out flyers and mailers, switch your marketing campaign to the digital realm. Use social media to market your business and send out an email newsletter, offers, and coupons to boost your clientele.
Going Paperless with Micro Records!
No matter what kind of business you have, you want to spend your time working for your clients, not searching for paperwork. Micro Records can help you with that. Our products can get you on the right track. If you want to learn more about how we can help you to smoothly transition to the digital age, please contact Micro Records Company, Inc. by calling 877-410-SCAN or visiting MicroRecord.com!