Going Paperless is a Smart Move

paperless officeMore and more small businesses are moving to a paperless office, and it’s a smart move.  Going paperless is not only good for the environment, but it can also save time and money.

Check out these simple reasons for why you should consider moving your office to a paperless workplace.

 

For the Business Owner

If you’re a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to save time and costs.  Going paperless is a way to do both.

For time, having everything digital saves you from tracking down forms, faxing things out, mailing files, and more.  Plus, documents are less likely to get lost or misplaced when they’re digital.  No mor piles, no more filing cabinets.

Plus, a digital office allows for faster interaction with clients.  Say you have a client that needs to sign a document (like a contract).  Previously, they would have to either come into the office or you would go to them.  If that didn’t work, you would have to mail the forms to them, and they would have to mail them back.  What a waste of time.  Now, with software from firms like Silanis, you can easily have customers electronically sign documents and you don’t have to wait.

 

For the Customer

Now, think of it from the customers perspective.  Most leads are now generated online, so chances are your customer found you digitally.  Customers also value speed!

If a customer calls you and is waiting for someone to come to their house, or mail them a form, you have a higher probability of losing them to a competitor.

If you had a paperless office, you could quickly send the customer an electronic estimate or contract, they could sign it digitally, and then they could even schedule a convenient time for themselves all online.  Everything syncs, no more lost forms or confusion.

 

The Future

Plus, as time moves on, more and more places will be going paperless.  If you don’t embrace it now, you could find yourself behind the curve as more vendors go paperless, and more customers expect it.  Act now and save yourself time and money.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

Comments

  1. You’re going to help save our environment too because you’ll not be using paper anymore. Going paperless reduces the waste that you contribute to our environment.

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