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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.

Grow Your Team with TheOfficeSquad
02/25/2020

Grow Your Team with TheOfficeSquad

Are you aware that 23 % of small businesses fail because they lack personnel with the requisite skills? As a company grows, it will require more qualified and specialized staff to ensure business objectives are met. However, in the early stages, most businesses do not have enough financial power to hire full-time employees for every…

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The Hidden Costs of In-house Bookkeeping & Accounting
Accounting
02/20/2020

The Hidden Costs of In-house Bookkeeping & Accounting

All businesses need accounting services. If yours is growing, you might be torn between maintaining an in-house accountant or outsourcing. Although the former might appear convenient, it also has some hidden costs that you can eliminate by outsourcing. 3 Common Costs Associated with In-house Accounting Before hiring an in-house bookkeeper, you must consider both the…

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Time to Outsource Your Call Handling
Phone Reception
02/19/2020

Is It Time to Outsource Your Call Handling?

As your business expands, you have limited resources (such as space, employees and money) to accommodate this growth. For many companies, it makes sense to focus these resources on the product or service offered by your business, rather than investing in supporting systems. Instead of spending more money and time developing your own on-site call…

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Business
02/13/2020

5 Reasons Why an Outsourced COO Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Running your business takes time and effort — running your business successfully takes talent, skill, and abilities that may be outside of your current team’s wheelhouse. Instead of hiring an internal candidate to act as your Chief Operating Officer, many management teams are discovering that they can dramatically enhance their business by outsourcing their COO…

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Signs You Need a Business Attorney
Business
11/07/2019

5 Signs You Need a Business Attorney

Running a business is no small feat. It takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. It also takes a lot of know-how. However, we’re not just referring to experience and knowledge in your particular field. We’re also talking about the legalities involved with owning and operating a business. Most business owners assume they won’t…

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A Guide for Small Businesses
Tips
11/06/2019

Who Needs a Part-Time CFO? A Guide for Small Businesses

Founders and small-business executives have to wear multiple hats for their companies. And finding pros to offload key back-office functions is getting harder. According to at least one snapshot of small-business leaders, finding talent is a challenge for a record number of businesses. As a top executive and/or business owner, getting out of the fray…

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5 Ways a Business Coach Can Benefit Your SME
Tips
11/05/2019

5 Ways a Business Coach Can Benefit Your SME

If you run a small to medium enterprise (SME) you know just how much work goes into staying successful and relevant. You may even be managing all the minuscule details yourself and learning as you go. But you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Read on to learn 5 ways a…

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What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?
Virtual Assistant
10/31/2019

What to Expect: What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?

Nearly 70 percent of business owners claim they would happily outsource numerous tasks they dread doing. The biggest problem most business owners face is not knowing where to start when it comes to hiring an assistant. Some entrepreneurs think that the only way to get the help they need is by hiring a new employee…

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5 Tips on How to Fill Out an Invoice for Faster Payment
Accounting
10/30/2019

5 Tips on How to Fill Out an Invoice for Faster Payment

Did you know that 99.9 percent of all businesses in the United States are classified as small businesses? If you’re running a business then you need to get paid for your goods or services. In order for payment to take place, you must invoice those who owe you. Your invoice needs to be clear and…

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Accounting
10/26/2019

A Short Guide to the Best Quickbooks Versions for SMEs

80% of small businesses use QuickBooks, with 29 million small American businesses using the software. Every business needs an accountant, and in our digital age, it’s easy to download a trustworthy software. But to find the most suitable version of QuickBooks for your business, we must look at the different QuickBooks versions. What is QuickBooks?…

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Small Business Tax Credits
Accounting
10/26/2019

A Short Guide to Small Business Tax Credits

Running a business costs money…lots of it. If you’re looking for a way to reduce those costs, you could find them in tax reductions. Governments reward small businesses with tax credits for activities like fighting climate change, improving the economy, and enhancing the lives of employees (through things like providing benefits). Here are some business…

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Customer Follow-Up
Tips
10/19/2019

The Importance of Customer Follow-Up (And 3 Ways to Get Better at It)

Customer service is about more than delivering a quality product or service. There are many different components of quality customer service, including initial impressions, pitching, product quality, service recoveries, and customer follow-ups. You’ll need to master each of these in order to provide the highest level of customer service. In particular, we are focusing on…

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Virtual Office Assistant
Virtual Assistant
10/19/2019

How Hiring a Virtual Office Assistant Will Help Your Business Save Money

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you may feel obligated to take on many roles within your company. You worked hard to get your business to where it’s at today and you don’t want to waste your earnings thus far on a full-time employee to do work for you that you can do yourself.So…

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Virtual Office Assistant Qualities
Virtual Assistant
10/11/2019

What to Look for in a Virtual Office Assistant Before You Hire

If you run a business, you should know that there is one very important position that you will probably need to hire someone for. This position is a virtual office assistant. What is a virtual office assistant and what does a virtual office assistant do, you ask? Well, a virtual office assistant is someone who…

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Why You Should Outsource Your Bookkeeping
Bookkeeping
10/11/2019

Why Regular Bookkeeping Is Important for Your Startup Business

Most startups and small businesses fail because of poor money management. Yet over 60% of small businesses say they don’t know enough about their finances. Knowing the importance of bookkeeping can make the difference between becoming a statistic and living out your dream. You don’t want to be a random number in a random study,…

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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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