When you open up a business, there are a lot of things you think about — such as security. You’ll probably get good locks on the door and even invest in a security system to protect your business from robbers. What you probably didn’t think of how paper shredding could protect your business from even bigger danger. As a small business, there are plenty of reasons why you need paper shredding services.
Protecting Your Business with Paper Shredding Services
Protect Your Employees
Whenever you hire people to work for your business, you take very personal information from them in order to get them onto your payroll and potentially even perform background checks on them. That paperwork can be stolen at any time — unless it’s shredded.
Protect Your Trade Secrets
Under the Industrial Espionage Act of 1996, you can only sue someone who steals your trade secrets if the documents were kept safely. If that information was thrown into the trash, you can’t file charges, since that information is then considered public property.
Protect Your Clients and Customers
If sensitive information about your clients or customers gets out, you’re past the point of harming your own business — you’re harming their personal lives. And once a business is labeled as one that leaks customer information, there’s very little chance of regaining that trust.
If your business leaks client information, you run the risk of getting sued. Court and lawyer fees, not to mention the actual damage fees, can cost you an exorbitant amount of money. If you have client information that falls under any HIPAA, law, financial, or other industry or legal regulations, your best bet is to shred what you no longer need.
At Complete Shredding Solutions, we offer secure paper shredding services, so you can have peace of mind knowing your business is safe. Whether you want to drop your documents off or have us pick them up in one of our mobile shredding trucks, you can count on us to get the job done. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 516-442-1624.