One of the most important aspects of running your own business is the maintenance and process of keeping business records. The act of classifying, storing, and securing legal documents is essential towards a company in any niche. Keeping track of the flow of your company is one of the most important factors in managing your own business. Staying on top of your records will make the process much easier when the time comes to track down the specifics of your company. Documents such as bank slips, statements, bills and invoices should all be sorted appropriately for your reference at a later time. Most small businesses fail to keep specific documentation regarding purchases they’ve made throughout the year that may help to give you a more detailed perspective on your company finances. The process of retaining legal documents has become much simpler with the recent introduction of electronic documentation. It’s much easier to store and organize information on your computer than to physically store documents or manually sift through them to find the documents you need. Having your legal documents in an organized state is essential because they will be required for legal purposes, taxation purposes, analyzing business strategies and future planning.