Back to business: Capitalising on the post-pandemic spending boom

Posted on May 6, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Small business

The last year has been incredibly tough for small businesses, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sectors that have been hardest hit – like retail and hospitality – have started cautiously reopening. It’s been great to see businesses open their doors and our high streets starting to come back to life.  For some time now the narrative has been about what small businesses can’t do. It’s still a challenging environment, but instead we need to be … Continue reading “Back to business: Capitalising on the post-pandemic spending boom”

Supporting small business recovery with the launch of Xero’s Small Business Index

Posted on May 6, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Small business

Today, in conjunction with Accenture, Xero launched a new Small Business Index providing a single composite figure that indicates how small businesses are faring across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The index is based on the four key measures of jobs, sales, time to be paid and wages and shows performance changes in the short and long term across the three countries currently in the program.  This index, which is part of Xero’s Small Business Insights program, is a … Continue reading “Supporting small business recovery with the launch of Xero’s Small Business Index”

Accounting heads confirm hybrid working adoption

Posted on May 6, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Business Tax

Professional services firms aim to implement a hybrid office space as restrictions ease this spring but adopting this new working space will require a combination of client and employee needs, according to market participants. “There’s a real desire for hybrid,” says John Taylor, chief operating officer at RSM. “I don’t think most people want to go back travelling daily into offices on a five day a week basis. That’s what we’re working towards. We’ve got new leases that we will … Continue reading “Accounting heads confirm hybrid working adoption”