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Why Off-Site Business Services?

We are available and reliable throughout normal business hours, 

all year long.


Clients only pay for the hours of service used.

We do bookkeeping for less than half the cost 

of a CPA firm.

We do not charge a monthly fee for a payroll account.

Our staff updates their skills regularly through 

continuing education.


Our services are tailored to fit your needs., whether you need one service 

or several.


 A qualified, specially trained and experienced employee is assigned

to your account. 

Five Ways to Be Luckier in Business


Bruna Martinuzzi

President, Clarion Enterprises Ltd


Luck versus hard work: Which got you to where you are today? Don't discount the role that luck may have had in your business success.


Small-business owners pride themselves on their hard work-cause and effect is an engrained concept in our business culture. But luck is not an ephemeral concept. A 10-year scientific study into the nature of luck shows that most people, in large part through their attitude and behavior, make their own good and bad luck.


In researching why some people seem to live charmed lives full of lucky breaks, Richard Wiseman, a professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in England, discovered that lucky people share four traits that help them make their own luck:


*  They're good at spotting chance opportunities,


*  They listen to their intuition when making decisions,


*  They have positive expectations, and


*  They have a resilient attitude that helps them change bad luck into good.


But no matter how hard we work, we can all benefit from having a little luck come our way. What can you do to make your own luck?


Tuesday Tips and Tricks

       March 17, 2015

Is Today Your Lucky Day?
A South Side Tradition

At Off-Site Business Services, we have been lucky to help business owners across the country straighten out their books, pay their employees, and keep their vendors in check for over 20 years. 

From manufacturers to service providers, owners realize that one of the most effective ways to control costs is to outsource some of their office processes to Off-Site Business Services. Other benefits include: being available and reliable throughout normal business hours, all year long; paying only for the hours of service used; and no monthly fee for a payroll account.

We would like to share our good fortune and reward one of our loyal, or even newer readers, so every 50th "Open" of this issue (up to 500), will win a $50 VISA Gift Card (multiple opens don't count). Winners will be notified the week of March 23.  Good luck!



May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!  - An Irish Blessing

The Biggest Challenge Facing Your Small Business is ...


Starting a business is a big achievement for many entrepreneurs, but maintaining one is the larger challenge. There are many standard challenges that face every business whether they are large or small. These include things like hiring the right people, building a brand and so on. However, there are some that are unique to small businesses - ones most large companies have grown out of long ago. Over the next five issues, we will be identifying five of the Biggest Challenges Facing Your Small Business (from contributor Andrew Beattie in Investopedia).


This Week:  Founder Dependence


If you get hit by a car, is your business still producing income the next day? A business that can't operate without its founder is a business with a deadline. Many businesses suffer from founder dependence, and this dependence is often caused by the founder being unable to let go of certain decisions and responsibilities as the business grows. Meeting this challenge is easy in theory -a business owner merely has to give over more control to their employees or partners. In practice, however, this is a big stumbling block for founders because it usually involves compromising (at least initially) on the quality of work being done until the person doing the work learns the ropes.


Next issue:  Balancing Quality and Growth

Top 10 Bookkeeping Mistakes Made by Small Businesses 
By AllBusiness Editors


From one-person entities to major corporations, bookkeeping is a significant part of any business endeavor. While it is typically not one of the more glamorous jobs, bookkeeping is at the heart of a company's success, and errors can cost the company significantly. 


There are 10 common errors you want to avoid:

  1. Not saving receipts of less than $75 (except for hotel receipts. Those receipts must be kept on file irregardless.) While such receipts may not be required by the IRS, they provide backup documentation for the many deductions you may claim. It is very simple to have a folder for such receipts, which can prove valuable at tax time.
  2. Doing it yourself. No matter how much they hate it, many small business owners insist upon handling the books themselves. Having a competent bookkeeper coming in to handle the books can be extremely beneficial in that they have the skills to do the job quickly and efficiently and will provide a second pair of eyes to find errors and make suggestions.
  3. Forgetting to track reimbursable expenses. Small business owners often pay for expenses out of pocket or with their own personal credit card then make the mistakes of failing to track these expenses. They then fail to submit the expenses to the company for reimbursement.
  4. Not properly classifying employees. The proliferation of independent contractors, consultants, and freelancers has made it difficult to determine who is on staff and who is not. This results in misfiling when it comes to filing taxes since there are different rules and regulations for employees and non-employees.
  5. Not reconciling the books with the bank statement each month. One of the fundamental aspects of bookkeeping is reconciling the books and bank statements every month. Nonetheless, there are businesses that do not do this and others where errors are made by not doing it properly. Again, this is a good reason for hiring an experienced bookkeeper.  


Here is the entire list. Call Off-Site Business Services if any of these are your problems and you need solutions.


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