An enhanced Square + Xero integration has arrived

Posted on September 21, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Product, Small business

We’re excited to let you know that Amaka (one of our trusted app partners) has built a new Square + Xero integration that offers a number of new features. These include the ability to easily reconcile Square sales in Xero, capture point-of-sale transactions, and accept Square payments on Xero invoices*. Because the new integration is a far better experience, we’ve decided that we will no longer support the current integration. It will be retired on 30 November 2021. That means … Continue reading “An enhanced Square + Xero integration has arrived”

What you need to know about e-invoicing, an easier way to invoice

Posted on September 11, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

Most Australian businesses use invoices in some form, either sending them to their customers or to receive bills. The way they do so, though, can soon change with e-invoicing, the latest government initiative to improve digitisation by equipping small businesses with a new tool to streamline their operations. E-invoicing is a way to exchange invoices with other businesses that removes the hard parts and makes the whole process faster, more secure and more efficient.  Businesses that adopt e-invoicing can save … Continue reading “What you need to know about e-invoicing, an easier way to invoice”

It’s your time to shine: Xero Awards New Zealand 2021

Posted on September 5, 2021Categories Advisors, Apps, Bookkeepers, Small business

The New Zealand Xero Awards are all about celebrating the incredible work of our diverse range of accounting, bookkeeping, and app partners who help small Kiwi businesses thrive. There is no better time to honour this community’s admirable mahi, and we are incredibly proud to shine a spotlight on their outstanding achievements over the past year.  Two new award categories This year we are excited to announce two new award categories. App Integrator of the Year will recognise an app … Continue reading “It’s your time to shine: Xero Awards New Zealand 2021”

10 accounting mistakes new businesses should avoid

Posted on July 29, 2021Categories Small business, Tips

Good accounting practices play a major role in small business management because it helps you track the overall financial health of your company. Poor accounting, on the other hand, may hamper your business’s growth and success. Many startup companies handle accounting and bookkeeping themselves to save on overhead costs. But if you’re not well-versed in handling finances, you might be putting unnecessary strain on your business. In this article, we’ll share 10 accounting mistakes new businesses should avoid. 1. Doing … Continue reading “10 accounting mistakes new businesses should avoid”

Top tips to ace the Xero Award nominations

Posted on July 29, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business, Xero Awards

After the year that’s been, those in the world of business are due for some well-deserved recognition (not to mention a celebration). That’s why the Xero Australia Awards are back for FY22 to acknowledge and share all of the hard work and resilience that went into FY21.  This year, we have 13 major award categories in total, acknowledging the incredible variety of businesses in Xero’s community. Whether it’s a salon run by a ‘midlifepreneur’, a creative cloud accounting firm or … Continue reading “Top tips to ace the Xero Award nominations”

New federal lockdown support for NSW businesses amid Sydney COVID-19 outbreak

Posted on July 18, 2021Categories News, Small business

Fresh from the most recent round of state support for COVID-19-hit NSW businesses, there’s now an important expansion on the federal employee ‘Disaster Payment’ as well as additional business relief packages. This further extension of funds for employees who have lost work due to the lockdown is coupled with business relief packages and the announcement of an extension to Greater Sydney’s lockdown. New business relief package On 13 July, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a … Continue reading “New federal lockdown support for NSW businesses amid Sydney COVID-19 outbreak”

The importance of a CRM

Posted on July 11, 2021Categories Small business, Technology

A customer relationship management solution, or CRM, should be taking pride of place as the control panel of your business. A CRM is the brains of your business. It helps you service your current clients better, helps you make more sales, and gives you insights into correcting your service and/or product prices. But are you getting the most out of your CRM? Do you even have one you can rely on? If you do, is it: fully populated with rich … Continue reading “The importance of a CRM”

Pioneering duo sets the wheels in motion for South Africa’s gig workers

Posted on July 11, 2021Categories Small business

Food deliveries have experienced a significant uptick since the pandemic struck. This gave South Africa-based media owner and social enterprise MotionAds – who started leveraging the ubiquity of food delivery bikes for mobile advertising three years ago – an unexpected and welcome boost. Their shared-value business model supplements the income of delivery drivers, a booming segment of the country’s gig economy. We sat down with founding partners, Jonathan Berkowitz and Elan Band, to learn more about their pioneering journey. As … Continue reading “Pioneering duo sets the wheels in motion for South Africa’s gig workers”