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Welcome to TheOfficeBlog. This is where you can expect to find a slew of articles worth their weight in business-gold. Our squad keeps up-to-date on trends, insights and helpful-to-know information impacting the business world. If it’s good for business, you can find it here.

Qualities You Need in a Virtual Assistant
07/30/2018

Four Qualities You Really Need in a Virtual Assistant

You may be familiar with the old adage from Mark Twain: “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” In the same way, the difference between the almost right Virtual Assistant and the right one is pretty significant. You need to pick…

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Bookkeeping
07/23/2018

Don’t Say Payroll” Unless You Mean It”

There are a lot of things that drive your bookkeeper crazy. Here’s one. A paycheck is for an employee and taxes are taken out of it. Normally employees are paid at regular times. You know every other Friday or something. Vendors and independent contractors, on the other hand, send an invoice and get paid monthly.…

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Is It Costing You Money?
07/16/2018

Is It Costing You Money?

When was the last time your bookkeeper presented you with monthly reports? AND reviewed them with you? Couple months? Longer? Maybe you’re so busy you don’t know. That’s a problem and the first sign of trouble. If the person you pay to reconcile your bookkeeping each month is not giving you reports in a timely…

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QuickBooks Online vs Desktop
Bookkeeping
06/11/2018

QuickBooks Online Versus Desktop

Are the QuickBooks Online and desktop versions the same in terms of functionality? No Is the cost the same? No Isn’t it controlled by the same software company? No Monthly subscriptions are based on your online plan and only allow you to setup one company file. If you own multiple businesses, you have to pay…

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Organize your Time
Bookkeeping
12/29/2017

How to Organize your Time in 2019

When it comes to a new year, most people try to tackle an organization project or two. This usually includes tangible things such as organizing your closet or garage. But something else to consider may be how you utilize your time and how to do it more effectively. Managing and organizing your time is not…

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Basic Bookkeeping Tips
Bookkeeping
12/11/2017

5 Basic Bookkeeping Tips your Business Can’t Live Without

You probably aren’t interested in learning all of the ins-and-outs of bookkeeping and accounting for your business. Nor do you have the time. In order to run your business properly and grow towards earning your first million, it is essential you know how to manage those books correctly. That’s why you hire a bookkeeper, right?…

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Peer Pressure
11/27/2017

Peer Pressure

As I was leaving my monthly peer group meeting recently, I had a strange thought. For the past 4 hours plus, I’d been locked away in a conference room with a group of my peers listening to advice and working on strategies for not only my company but theirs. Could that be categorized as peer…

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Why Should I Invest in a Bookkeeping Firm?
Bookkeeping
10/19/2017

Why Should I Invest in a Bookkeeping Firm?

It’s no surprise that a business owner will tell me that they’ve built their business from nothing, and prefer to handle their books themselves. I get it, you have to save money and watch every dollar. If you’ve never performed bookkeeping, this isn’t the time to start learning, when you’re exponentially growing your business. As…

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10/10/2017

My Wife Does The Bookkeeping

Is that really a good idea? I apologize now to those that I’m probably going to irritate with this message but it needs to be said. Doesn’t she have enough to do? When we ask a start up, micro/small business owner, or solo-prenuer who does the bookkeeping, there are three answers commonly given. 1. I…

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The Top 10 Foolish Things New Business Owners Say
10/04/2017

The Top 10 Foolish Things New Business Owners Say

Our mission here at TheOfficeSquad is to help small business owners and entrepreneurs with their back office tasks, so they have time to go out and grow their business. We meet and work with wonderful people. Wonderful, strong, intelligent people, that just need a little support. I thought it might be fun to share the…

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Missed Calls Are Missed Opportunities
09/27/2017

Missed Calls Are Missed Opportunities

Are you unable to answer the phone when clients or potential clients are calling? For many people who pick up the phone to call you regarding your product or service, they want you to answer when they call. Some of them will not leave a voicemail and will move on to the next provider. You…

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What's Your Business Address?
09/12/2017

What’s Your Business Address?

What’s your business address? If you’re a small business or an independent consultant you may be working out of your home. Over 50% of all small business in the United States work from home. If you are one of them, what address is on your business card? If you’re like most, you don’t have an…

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The Cost of Free
09/04/2017

The Cost of Free

Free lunch, Free E-Book, Free Iphone game, Free Healthcare, Free, Free. With a show of hands out there. How many of us like Free Stuff? Of course. Why not? It’s free. But is it really Free? As a business owner I struggle with Free. There are two sides to things that are free. There’s the…

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Is Your Day All It Could Be?
09/04/2017

Is Your Day All It Could Be?

Are you up and out the door with positive vibes and great things to look forward to? Are you doing those things you see on Instagram? You know the coffee with your spouse, breakfast with the kids, a little planning and contemplation, yoga, or hitting the gym? Or are you dragging your behind out of…

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Why The Office Squad

Why We Do, What We Do

TheOfficeSquad combines the precision and discipline of the military with training in the administrative and bookkeeping fields, all while maintaining the understanding and urgency of owning a small business. We know what it’s like to build a business from the ground up, and we understand the importance of a good support system.

Our mission is to change the way that America grows small business.
Let’s do it faster, better, and smarter.

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