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The following article appeared in the New Zealand Herald on 12 March 2018.

Claire and Ian Ashworth, owners of Office Angels for the past year, know what small and medium businesses are going through.

They’re small business owners who have to constantly ask themselves exactly the same sort of questions that keep other business owners up at night. What’s the best way to manage my accounts? What does my cashflow look like? Where can I save money? What can I do to get that little bit extra out of the company?

The difference is Office Angels have some answers, and they’re eager to work with other businesses to go through the same processes they’ve been through.

For many of the 10 years that Office Angels has been operating, it has built a reputation for providing accounting systems and bookkeeping support.

With new skills and expertise, Office Angels is now positioned as a trusted advisor, adding accounting, advisory, and business improvement services, so businesses of any size can make positive changes to improve the bottom line, make efficiency savings, and increase employee satisfaction.

Office Angels has recently relocated to Third Ave, Tauranga. “Our new CBD location makes us easy to find for clients, new and existing, to pop in for a chat and plan where they want to take their business”, says Claire, adding “We then work with them to get there”.

This could take a number of forms. “Sometimes it’s our accountants who can help them with their annual accounts, something that’s really important at this time of year, or provide monthly management reporting to give them an up to date picture of their financials. Other times Ian can identify process improvements, or help them with their business strategy and workload prioritisation”.

According to Ian, “By providing this broader, end-to-end package, where you can do as much or as little as you need, Office Angels offers a real point of difference to many other businesses”.

Whether a business requires two hours a month or two days a week, Office Angels pledges to provide the necessary support. Claire believes that’s part of the challenge. “I think it helps us to stay in tune with our clients’ needs. Their businesses change, and we change with them. From local sole traders to international traders, everyone needs the kind of flexibility that we provide, which is vital to achieving their strategic and financial goals on time and on budget”.

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