What Services Are You Looking For?
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • A/R and A/P
  • Bill Payments
  • Quotes
  • Invoicing
  • Bank, Credit Card and Loan Account Reconciliations
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Monthly Financial Reporting
  • Personal Financial Statements
  • Data Entry
  • Word Processing
  • Contract Management
  • CRM
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Social Media Management
  • Office Organization
  • Excel Spreadsheets
  • Concierge Services
  • Internet Search 
  • Marketing Assistance

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. 

Save a Tree
Go Virtual

Lowering paper usage at the office by identifying as many ways possible can result in higher efficiency measures and increased productivity levels throughout your organization.

Off-Site Business Services uses document management software, resulting in monetary savings for your organization. Did you know:

  * The average office worker continues to use a staggering 10,000 sheets of copy paper every year?
  * 45% of the paper printed in offices ends up trashed by the end of the day - this daily lifespan occurs for over a trillion sheets of paper per year, worldwide?
  *  In the U.S., companies spend more than $120 billion a year on printed forms, most of which outdate themselves within three months' time?
  * The average document is copied 9 to 11 times and every 12 filing cabinets require an additional employee to maintain?
  * Each four-drawer file cabinet holds an average of 10,000 to 12,000 documents, takes up to 9 square feet of floor space and costs $1,500 per year?
  * Each misfiled document costs $125. Each lost document cost $350 to $700 - large organizations lose a document every 12 seconds?
  * More than 70% of today's businesses would fail within three weeks if they suffered a catastrophic loss of paper-based records due to fire or flood?

      Tuesday Tips and Tricks

                                                               August 18, 2015

Classified Information
W-2 Employee vs. 1099 Independent Contractor
gazing-business-man.jpgEmployers who attempt to avoid the cost of employment taxes, benefits and workers compensation insurance by classifying workers as independent contractors (IC) can get themselves in trouble; not just with the IRS, but with various state agencies and the Department of Labor (DOL). In fact, the DOL discloses information it obtains with both the IRS and various state agencies.
The most important thing to remember when determining whether to pay an individual as an employee or IC is control. The more control you have over the individual, the less likely they would be considered an IC. Here are a few things to consider when determining how to classify an individual: 
  • How regularly do they work for you?
  • How much control do you have over the hours they work (i.e. do you set the hours or do they?)
  • Do you supervise the worker?
  • Do they use your supplies and equipment?
  • Do you reimburse expenses?
  • Are you their only client?
So before you go out and fill your open positions with contract employees to reduce your costs, remember that you increase the risk of incurring a penalty- higher than the cost of the hire.

Who's Walking in the Door?

A small business's success is driven by relationships with their customers and partners. It's probably what keeps our businesses alive. Most small businesses don't have the competitive advantage larger corporations do. Corporations can gain a competitive advantage through price reduction, and a large market reach; not to mention those million dollar ads on the TV every commercial break. That is why a good Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program for small business is vital.

CRM refers to practices, strategies and technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle, with the goal of improving business relationships with customers, assisting in customer retention and driving sales growth. CRM systems are designed to compile information on customers across different channels -- or points of contact between the customer and the company -- which could include the company's website, telephone, live chat, direct mail, marketing materials and social media. CRM systems can also give customer-facing staff detailed information on customers' personal information, purchase history, buying preferences and concerns.

Off-Site Business Services can help you gather this critical customer data swiftly, identify the most valuable customers over time, and help you increase customer loyalty by developing and providing customized products and services. 
Call us today at 708-966-4441 so together, we can keep your business not just alive, but growing.
Looking for a Reason? 
Sign-up as a New Client or try a New Service for Three Months, and We'll Tell Everyone
You Know, for FREE!

Sign up as a new Off-Site Business Services client or if you are an existing client, add a new service for three months (payroll or bookkeeping) and we will set-up, write and distribute a first-issue email newsletter to your current clients for FREE*  


*You are responsible for setting up and purchasing an email service with a third-party provider (Constant Contact or iContact). Some restrictions apply. Call us for details.

 This offer expires September 30, 2015

Full-time Professional Office Management-

                                                  Without the Full-time Cost.

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