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Top Quickbooks Tips for Beginners
QuickBooks
08/16/2019

Getting Quick at Quickbooks: The Top Quickbooks Tips for Beginners

At the end of last year, Intuit reportedly had 3.6 million paid online QuickBooks subscribers. Are you thinking about jumping on that bandwagon? Are you hoping to learn QuickBooks? If you are apprehensive about outsourcing your accounting services, QuickBooks Pro 2019 is everything you need to manage your small or medium business accounting. Just getting…

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Keeping Your Accounting Straight
QuickBooks
08/12/2019

Keeping Your Accounting Straight: The Top Benefits of Quickbooks for Your Business

Taking care of a business’s financial matters can be stressful. Fortunately, there are software programs available to help simplify these matters. One of the best of these software programs is QuickBooks, a business accounting software which assists in a number of financial tasks. Curious as to the benefits of QuickBooks? Read on to learn more.…

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The Importance of Telephone Etiquette for Your Business
08/12/2019

The Importance of Telephone Etiquette for Your Business

Growing a strong business isn’t always about sales numbers or outdoing the competition. It starts with communication. When someone takes the time to look up and dial your company’s phone number you should at minimum meet their expectations with respect. Telephone etiquette is easy to follow, but not always properly executed. Whether your company has…

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The Top Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Receptionist
08/02/2019

Virtual Reception: The Top Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Receptionist

Are you tired of hearing the phone ring off the hook while you are speaking with customers? As a business owner, you have numerous tasks at hand, and fielding simple calls shouldn’t have to be one of them. We’re going to talk about why you should consider hiring a virtual receptionist—whether you choose to use…

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Bookkeeping vs Accounting
Bookkeeping
08/02/2019

Bookkeeping vs Accounting: What’s the Difference?

While 45% of small businesses do not employ either an accountant nor a bookkeeper, many businesses could not do without one or the other or both. If you are looking to hire someone to take care of your business’ financials, you may have questions like “What is bookkeeping?” or “What is an accountant?” While they…

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Business Tax Extension
Tips
07/28/2019

Business Tax Extension: Why You May Need to File One and How It’s Done

Have you been working like crazy to get your small business off the ground? An entrepreneur’s work is never done, and sometimes things get pushed to the side. Finally, you come up for air and realize that Tax Day has snuck up on you. You could rush to finish, but then you risk losing money.…

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Leadership Style Matters
07/28/2019

The Risks and Rewards of Delegating: Leadership Style Matters

Are you a boss, manager, supervisor, or leader in your workplace? As such, you probably have more responsibility on your shoulders than those not in leadership positions. When your workload is open like a flood gate, and the stacks on your desk keep getting higher and higher, it may be time to delegate. But many…

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Organize a Business for Maximum Growth
Office Process Automation
07/19/2019

How to Organize a Business for Maximum Growth

Four times as many SME owners stress out about work as they fret about parenting their children. If you have kids of your own, you know what a handful they can be. Imagine the weight on the shoulders of a decent amount of SME owners in the world. You may be one of them with…

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Preparing Processes for Delegation
Outsourcing
07/19/2019

Steps to Streamlining Processes and Preparing them for Delegation

Let’s be honest. Business operations always involve various difficult processes and functions. These activities should meet the customer’s expectations and reduce business costs. Streamlining processes is a significant managerial activity in any business. Businesses need to set up new procedures and improve existing ones for efficiency. This will help you avoid high costs during the…

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Business Problems that Stunt Growth
Tips
07/13/2019

5 Costly Business Problems that Stunt Growth

Running a business can be tough work. On average, about 20% of businesses fail in their first year and the failure rates only increase after that. Thankfully, there are a few common missteps you can avoid to help keep your business on track. Keep reading for a closer look at 5 business problems that could…

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Business Ideas for Less Than $10,000
Tips
07/13/2019

7 Website Business Ideas You Can Start for Less Than $10,000

Many small businesses access the potential of the online market through a vast variety of niches, and you’d love to join them! But what online store ideas should you choose? Keep reading to discover 7 cool website business ideas to help discover which one’s right for you: 1. Handmade Goods “Handmade goods” is a niche…

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Double Your Customer Base
Tips
06/28/2019

Double Your Customer Base in Months

Did you know that about 50% of small businesses fail by their fifth year? The point here is not to be a bearer of bad news. It’s to emphasize that, in order for your business to succeed, it’s essential to have a growth strategy to get the customer base you need. The key is to…

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Factors That Shape Small Business Growth
Tips
06/28/2019

The Top 3 Factors That Shape Small Business Growth

You could succeed; you could fail. Either way, it’s a fifty-fifty chance when it comes to small businesses making it past the 5-year mark. Obviously, you want to be in the former half, but more than that, you want long-term small business growth and success. But don’t worry! Keep reading to learn about 3 important…

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Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Small Business Projects
Outsourcing
06/21/2019

Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Small Business Projects

You’re a small operation but you still have a lot of work to do. How do you fit it all in? You’ve probably heard other professionals talk about outsourcing. But what are the pros and cons of outsourcing? It can’t be all good, can it? Continue reading this article to learn more about outsourcing —…

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Virtual Assistant Services
Virtual Assistant
06/18/2019

How to Grow Your Business Using Virtual Assistant Services

Excepting profitability, business growth is one of the biggest concerns of most business owners. While very rapid growth can prove catastrophic, steady growth lets you scale up, hire better, and mind the financial details. Of course, sometimes you’re the sticking point when it comes to growing your company. If you can’t find a spare second…

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Why The Office Squad

Why We Do, What We Do

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