Cue the champagne pops and noisemakers: I’m writing my first blog post.
If you can sense that this is not a day I’ve been longing for, you’re right: I haven’t. It’s not that I have anything against blogs. I think they can be an enormously useful, and often entertaining, source of information. I follow a handful, and read them when I have the time.
But time is, of course, the rub. It can be difficult to get around to all the information flying your way. Without being sure that I was adding something of value, I was reluctant to enter the blogosphere myself. I didn’t want to waste anyone’s time (including mine)!
But, well, here I am. Here’s why.
At bottom, Office Accomplice is devoted to helping your business run smoothly. We do that in two ways. One is by clearing roadblocks. Roadblocks are the things you have to deal with to keep your business operating as it should. When you’re stuck, we’re the road crew you can call to move the debris, safely lift the live wire, or repair the pitted road. We do the work of removing blocks ranging from cleaning up books that started out messy and grew unwieldy with time, or fixing compliance issues that threaten to shut you down. We do this so that you can keep doing the work of running your business. And we specialize in integrating seamlessly into your business flow as we do it.
But wouldn’t it be nice to avoid the roadblocks from the outset, and make the experience of running your business a smooth one from the get-go? Through my experience here at Office Accomplice, I know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
And that that prevention piece actually translates into saving you time.
So, the second way Office Accomplice helps is by serving up some prevention. I think of this blog as the proverbial apple a day. I plan to stock it with concise, useful information to help you avoid roadblocks and pitfalls. In monthly posts, I’ll share tools such as checklists to prep your business for the new year, tips on issuing 1099s, and how-tos on smart hiring and outsourcing decisions. It may take you a few minutes to read each piece, and some more time to implement my suggestions. But I’ve come to realize that the way to save the most precious resource we have (yep, still talking about time) is to spend it wisely when it counts. I’m hoping this blog series will help you do just that.
Of course, as you grow your business, some roadblocks are inevitable, and Office Accomplice is the premier clearing crew for small businesses. But in the meantime, check out my monthly blog posts on keeping the way clear to begin with. I promise to keep this space nonsense-free, concise, and useful. I hope you enjoy it!