Xero Assistance Programme

Xero XAP programme

Hi. We know that business owners are doing it tough at the moment, and so are their families and employees.   You might be worrying about finances, or your business and your staff. Late last year in response to the results of the 2019 Small Business Wellbeing Report, Xero extended the Xero Assistance […]

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Make your business more profitable

Making a profit isn’t something that happens overnight – to create a good return from your business you need a clear focus and a well thought-out strategy for increasing profitability. This means reviewing your business model and looking at every area of the business, to see where you can cut costs, […]

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Become a digital business – futureproof your tech

In the online, connected world that we now live in, it’s important for your business to be digital. Digital technology has revolutionised the options you have available as a small business, with a wealth of cloud-based solutions and apps helping to automate the admin, enhance your productivity, open up your business […]

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Automation can ease your business workload

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending on average 120 hours a year on admin tasks, according to recent research into productivity at UK SMBs. If your people are spending 120 hours wading through tedious and unproductive admin, that’s bad for the business and for your overall efficiency. Fortunately, technology and software […]

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What’s in the forecast?

When we set out on a fishing trip or hike, we always check the weather forecast. It’s no different in business. The forecast tells us if there’s bad weather (poor cash flow) in store based on the direction we’re heading. Your forecast will tell you: Whether you have enough sales in […]

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Keeping yourself, your business and your customers safe online

Access to the internet is a business imperative to connect to customers, transact business and network across geographies and industries. Likewise, a concern for individuals and companies operating online is keeping sensitive data and information secure from cyber-criminals and hackers. Supporting customers with security The day to day impact of cyber-crime […]

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How to use forecasts and scenario-planning

For centuries, accounting was all about reviewing historic information – but that only told you about the past, not what was going to happen in the future. If you’re only looking back at past periods and historic numbers, that limits the insights you can achieve into your business. With a backward-looking […]

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Common GST errors will impact your business

Most GST errors are unintentional. Even so, they can have a big impact on your business as they may result in you paying too much, or not enough, GST. Whether you file the GST return yourself or whether you use our services, it’s useful to understand some of the most common […]

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How healthy is your working capital?

We all know that cash is king when it comes to business success, but what exactly is ‘working capital’ and how does this financial metric help measure the health of your business? Working capital is made up of the cash and assets that are available in the business to fund your […]

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Making data meaningful in your business

Three steps to ensuring data is meaningful for your business Raw data describes the facts and figures that a business processes every day. Over time, every business hoards a certain amount of data and it only becomes meaningful to a business after it has been processed to add context, relevance and […]

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