Keeping records is an important part of running your own business (and probably one of the most dreaded things for creatives!). Good records:
You can keep these files in a filing cabinet, on your computer, or in a cloud-storage system (or any combo of these). Personally, I use all three options. I use QuickBooks Online for my client and bookkeeping records [cloud-storage system], file boxes for important business documents, and my computer for tax and and business records.
Remember that it is never too late to start a good record keeping system. Even if you’ve been in business for a few years and have let your files fall behind there is no time like the present to get yourself organized.
And if you're wondering how long you should keep these documents in your files before you you shred them check out my free guide.