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Author Archives: Craig Baldwin

Craig is a co-founder and CMO at Sqrl. He's also a BBQ Enthusiast and purveyor of vintage cocktails.
February 5, 2015 | Productivity | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

7 Tips to Make This Busy Season Less Busy

Busy season. A period of the year in public accounting designated by mandatory 55+ hour work weeks, weight gain, decreased sexual activity, increased alcohol consumption, late nights, tickmarks, excel, ineptitude, and uncomfortable moments in the audit room. Generally begins in mid-January and continues through March. For idiots who joined the tax practice, this season will…

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December 10, 2014 | Updates | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Eliminating $1 Billion Of Tax Industry Waste…Or Why We’ve Decided To Build 88seventysign

Intuit quotes a stat on their tax site about e-signatures that made me do a total double take the first time I read it.   “Organizations spend an average of $19.78 per document getting signatures (sending, tracking, reminding, managing, filing)” $19.78 per document? That seems like a ton of money for one document.   But…

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November 21, 2014 | Productivity | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Solving The Procrastination Problem

Many of us procrastinate, but how many of us are chronic procrastinators? Negatively affecting not only our own performance but the people we work with.   If you guessed 1 in 5, you’d be right, and it appears that procrastination is even taking a heavy toll on company profits.   Dr. Joseph Ferrari, an expert in the…

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November 14, 2014 | Workplace | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

25 Of The Best Podcasts To Listen To While At Work

15% of Americans listened to a podcast in 2014. That’s the highest amount ever according to a study by Statista, and 66% higher than 2008.   With over 100,000 available podcasts in the iTunes store alone, there are endless options available to you to start listening for the first time. But cutting through the clutter can be…

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November 8, 2014 | Client Service | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

9 Customer Service Skills Every Professional Must Have

  During my time in public accounting I noticed one nasty habit.   Anytime something went wrong on a job, it was immediately flagged as “poor client service.”   No one actually explained what customer (or client) service was. The term was thrown around like some amorphous catch-all, clearly no one understood it.   I’m…

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August 14, 2014 | Updates | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Sqrl Releases Teams!

We’ve recently added new updates to Sqrl! You now have the ability to create teams, collaborate with your colleagues, and share custom branding with other members of your organization! To lessen the learning curve, here is an overview of how to access and utilize the new teams feature! To begin using teams you first must get…

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August 14, 2014 | How-To | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

How to Use Sqrl – Creating a New Organization

How to Use Sqrl: Creating a New Organization 1. Log-in to your Sqrl account (if you don’t have one, create it here) and click the drop-down arrow next to your user name. Then, click the Organization Settings tab.   2. In the Organization Settings page, click the Edit Name button. 3. Then type the name of…

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August 14, 2014 | How-To | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

How to Use Sqrl – Upgrading Your Account

Upgrading Your Account 1) Now it’s time to upgrade your account! This will allow you to take advantage of the teams feature, add additional members to your organization, share templates and add custom branding. In order to do this, click the drop-down arrow next to your username and select Upgrade. 2) You’ll then be taken…

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August 14, 2014 | How-To | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

How To Use Sqrl – Adding Members to an Organization

Adding Members to an Organization 1) Click the drop-down arrow to the right of your username and select Organization Settings.   Note: If you’re the account administrator, you’re able to add, delete and view members on the account.  If you’re not the admin, you’re still able to view who’s been added.   2) Then, in the…

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July 9, 2014 | Updates | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

June Update with Sqrl

The guys in the CPA Voice Ryan Watson, Ryan Baker, & Craig Baldwin were featured in this month’s Ohio Society of CPA magazine, The CPA Voice. The article goes into the detail about Upsourced Accounting, one of the first cloud-based accounting firms in Ohio and the country. Questions about running a “cloud firm?” – check…

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