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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.
June 6, 2014 | Updates | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

May Update With Sqrl

May’s total number of Sqrls and reminders sent were:   8,554     New Features shipped in May:   1. Schedule and Recur 2. Change Date Format to DD/MM/YYYY (For International Users) Go to username (upper right) > click downward arrow > click “user settings” > make a change! 3. “Group-by” View For example, by clicking “contact” your…

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June 3, 2014 | Tech | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

39 Apps You Didn’t Know Could Grow Your Business

Team Collaboration Apps 1. Podio Podio is a project management tool with endless customization capabilities thanks to its app center. Project management, employee management, status tracking, CRM, and other work right in one place. Need to do something special within Podio? They probably have an app for that. Make it as simple or robust as you’d like.…

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May 8, 2014 | Updates | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Love Thy Accountant

Today’s post is a guest blog by Brendan Wu, Co-founder and CFO of Common Ledger. At Common Ledger we’re pleased and proud to be teaming up with our buddies from Sqrl. Together we think we’ve got plenty to offer the accounting world and we’re starting by showing accountants the love Love Thy Accountant   Around…

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April 7, 2014 | Updates | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Branded Requests for Sqrl Released

Over the last couple months we’ve worked through dozens of interviews and conversations with our community and users, and from that feedback we knew it was imperative to release white labeled notifications. We’re now happy to announce that this new feature has been added to Sqrl! A quick overview on what can be changed and…

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March 21, 2014 | Accounting How-To | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

How to Find the First 50 Clients for Your New Accounting Firm

So you’ve left your day job and want to start your own accounting firm from total scratch.   Congrats, you’re starting your own business! But you probably need clients, and fast. How do you do it?   I’ll teach you how and on the cheap (like less than $600 cheap). Our goal here is 50…

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February 21, 2014 | Workplace | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

History of the Office Cubicle

“The primary difference from early offices and those today is that over a hundred years the idea of the office as a social setting got lost, or at least diminished. We can thank Frederick Taylor and the Principles of Scientific Management (1911) for that. It was Taylor who, in the name of efficiency, broke down complex tasks…

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February 6, 2014 | Industry | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

7 Things About the Cloud Your Boss Wants to Know

1) Where are the files going?   Simple answer, a web server that is probably nowhere near your office. Companies like Microsoft have over 1 million servers of their own. Google is estimated to have 900,000 servers, and hosting companies like Amazon (approximately 450,000) and RackSpace (just over 94,000) have quite a few themselves. Odds…

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January 29, 2014 | Updates | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Sqrl Raises Seed Round

Today is a big day for us as we announce our $550K seed raise, led by Cincinnati-based fund CincyTech, Chicago-based Hyde Park Ventures, and other strategic investors.   Shortly after the completion of the Brandery program, we knew raising venture funding was in our future. We’re very thankful for the investors who chose to believe…

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January 24, 2014 | Accounting | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

10 Myths About Accounting

1) Accounting was Discovered by Some Nerdy Guy With a Pocket Protector.   Accounting was actually discovered by Luca Pacioli, an Italian Monk. He’s commonly referred to as the “Father of Accounting.” Pacioli founded what’s referred to as “double-entry accounting” in 1494. His first accounts detailed the early systems used be Venetian Merchants for “accounts…

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January 22, 2014 | Updates | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

A Look at Sqrls to Come

The Sqrl team is getting closer to our first release and wanted to give a preview of sqrls to come (some screens and features on the way).   Our goal as a team is to retrieve information faster and more accurately than any other technology available (read: email & collaboration software). As such, we have…

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