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Small Businesses Aim to Get Organized in 2013

According to a survey done by Staples, almost 20 percent of small businesses don't shred confidential materials because it's easier to just throw them away.

According to the 7th Annual Staples National Small Business Survey, organization plays a key role in small business owners’ goals for the New Year to help keep their companies growing, productive and in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service which recommends keeping important business records from three to seven years, depending on the documents.

  • 69 percent wish they could focus all of their attention on their actual business and leave the daily tasks to someone else
  • 83 percent of small business owners are solely responsible for organizing their companies
  • While 70 percent use technology to keep them organized, 62 percent admit they don’t necessarily use technology to decrease clutter
  • Almost 20 percent don’t shred confidential material- the leading reason being it’s just easier to throw materials away

“A well-organized office helps you find what you need and to work efficiently, which reduces stress,” said Julie Morgenstern, an internationally known organizing and time management expert. “More importantly, staying organized lets you to spend more of your valuable time on what’s most important to your business.”

Staples Press Release

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