Documents Your Business Needs to Shred

Just like most small business owners, I didn’t feel the need to opt for fancy equipment or service providers for the security of my business’s information. However, it wasn’t until another software developer launched a software my company had been working on for the past six months that I realized that the stitch in time would have had saved me a lot of trouble. The amount of money that I had to spend in legal fees and procedures, not to forget the negative impact on the credibility of my company, lost clients and wasted time, all were a dark reminder of how important those precautionary measures are.

As in most cases, you too would believe that it wouldn’t happen to you, we all feel that we are immune to such dangers, however sadly some of us learn the harsh way, that as long as you are running a business, there is always a threat. Document shredding services are one of the most cost-effective and convenient ways to take care of that personal information and make sure that it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.

What You Need to Shred

There are hundreds of different things that a business consumes paper for, ranging from general information like instructional manuals and announcement letters to more confidential documents like customer and employee information. Following are a number of things that your business will require document shredding services for:

Account Information

Accounts require a lot of record keeping and paper consumption, however not all these records need to be archived or stored. But merely throwing them in the trash is a risky business, as it could very easily lead to identity and document theft. Following are some of the accounting documents that your business will need to shred from time to time:

  • Audits
  • Bank Statements
  • Bank account information
  • Receipts
  • Cancelled checks
  • Brokerage account information
  • Accounting files
  • Credit card information
  • Debit card numbers
  • Financial statements
  • Payroll records
  • Price lists
  • Price quotes