The ScanSnap Team learned important lessons at the recent Small Business Summit in New York City last week. Some of the most impressive stats come from the U.S. Small Business Administration: there are 23 million small businesses in America that provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s. The number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49% since 1982 and since 1990, as big business eliminated 4 million jobs; small businesses added 8 million new jobs! By all accounts, small businesses drive a large percentage of our economy.
But do these numbers reflect how small businesses succeed? Can these stats show the number of hours a day, in many cases seven days a week, the small business owner works to make his or her company successful? Can they demonstrate the time spent away from family and friends? Of course not. And with the need for small business owners to manage multiple areas of the business including sales, marketing, accounting, support, etc… the biggest challenge that we uncovered at the summit that small business owners face, put simply, is that there are not enough hours in the day.
As a small business owner, you have to ask yourself, “What is my time worth?” With that in mind, we found that in speaking with small business owners, one of the keys to success is streamlining business processes, whether it’s billing, operations, or personnel management. Having the tools to support this ensures that a small business can run more efficiently. If ScanSnap can save a mere thirty minutes a day (if not more), how soon would that one time purchase of a ScanSnap pay for itself? Many business owners we spoke to were intrigued by this question. I invite you to learn more about how ScanSnap can benefit your small business by reading these tips from small business ScanSnap users.
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