Should Your Small Biz be Organized? (Spoiler alert: Yes)

Do you run a small biz? You probably sense that being organized is better than not being organized, and the stats prove that you are right.

The 2017 Consumer Cleaning Insights Survey by P&G Professional showed that 92% of consumers said retail and office cleanliness was one reason why they decided to remain a customer. (You can stop reading here. This is pretty powerful.)

Over 791 million identities were stolen in the U.S. in 2016, according to a recent Symantec report. (Protect your client and employee data by being organized.)

Statistics show that the average office worker still uses over 10,000 pieces of copy paper a year. (Can your biz save money?)

According to a recent online post, the average American household receives 848 pieces of junk mail per household, equal to 1.5 trees every year. (Are you doing random mailings, or targeted campaigns?)

Shred-it reports that every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 KWs of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water. (Who wants to save more trees, raise your hand?)

Employees who are proud of their organizations are three times more likely to be happy – and more productive – at work, a recent survey by recruitment agency Robert Half found. (Who likes hiring? No? I didn’t think so.)

All of this is courtesy of the great blog over at Shred-It, a professional document management company.

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Should Your Small Biz be Organized?