Float: Advanced business forecasting

Posted on December 29, 2021Categories Apps, Product, Small business

Xero connects with over 1,000 apps that help small businesses and their advisors succeed, with most available in the Xero App Store. Each month we celebrate an app partner who stands out for helping small businesses thrive. Find out more about becoming a Xero app partner here. December’s App Partner of the month is Float, an app that integrates with Xero to give small businesses access to enterprise-level forecasting tools. Float plugs into Xero and pulls bank transactions, invoices, bills, … Continue reading “Float: Advanced business forecasting”

Why isn’t your business using eInvoicing?

Posted on December 18, 2021Categories News, Products, Small business, Technology

If you issue invoices in the course of running your business, it’s becoming more imperative that you switch over to eInvoicing. If you still email PDF’s, or (heaven forbid) mail paper invoices, you’re late to the party and are missing out on some easy gains. Even more significant is a recent announcement by the Australian government that they will be mandating the internal use of eInvoicing from 1 July 2022. Discussions are also being had around the mandatory nature of … Continue reading “Why isn’t your business using eInvoicing?”

How Ragdolly Annas danced its way out of lockdown

Posted on December 18, 2021Categories Small business

When Anna Varone-Johnson woke up on Tuesday, 17 March 2020, she felt miserable and demoralised. Stringent COVID-19 regulations were about to kick in. As a small business owner, Anna wasn’t sure whether they’d be able to ride out the looming lockdown. Anna is the owner of Ragdolly Annas, a music and rhyme group that offers sessions for babies and children up to five years old, in Milton Keynes and south Bedfordshire. They usually entertain between 25 and 35 children through … Continue reading “How Ragdolly Annas danced its way out of lockdown”

Love local: Why it’s more important than ever to shop small this festive season

Posted on December 5, 2021Categories Small business

We’re approaching one of the busiest periods for South Africa’s small businesses – the festive season and our summer holiday break. After what has been a difficult year of disrupted trading, many of them will be depending on this time to boost sales and cash flow.  With the latest news on travel restrictions impacting tourism and the unemployment rate climbing to a new high, small businesses need all the support they can get.  These businesses have borne the brunt of … Continue reading “Love local: Why it’s more important than ever to shop small this festive season”

How to get your retail business ready for Christmas

Posted on November 29, 2021Categories Small business, Tips

After a strange year, full of lockdowns, downturns and business turmoil, there’s finally a few Christmas lights twinkling at the end of the tunnel. Many Australian small businesses will be banking on a bountiful holiday season to fill the till and begin bouncing back. In fact, it may be critical to survival. This means that the canny business owner will be looking to gain every possible edge to maximise their cash flow and profits through the festive season. Will you … Continue reading “How to get your retail business ready for Christmas”

Getting ahead of cybercrime: Part 3

Posted on November 29, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

The digital data held by your business is incredibly valuable, especially when it’s integrated with your technology and readily accessible through cloud services. It has the potential to provide benefits, insights and improvements well into the future.  That data can also make your business an attractive target for cybercriminals, who will steal and sell your data if given the opportunity. As the data your business holds grows in size and complexity, it can be overwhelming to manage and difficult to … Continue reading “Getting ahead of cybercrime: Part 3”

Small changes that will improve your sales

Posted on November 18, 2021Categories Small business, Technology, Tips

If you want to maximise your business’s sales without reinventing the wheel, you’ll have to consider making small changes that can have large impacts on sales. Racking up sales, generating revenue and keeping your cash flow positive is the name of the game when it comes to operating a successful small business. Yes, there are several pivotal business considerations and activities you’ll also need to tackle, but if your till isn’t ringing with regularity, your trading days are under threat. … Continue reading “Small changes that will improve your sales”

Looking to move your business online? Make it easy with the new Xero & Shopify integration

Posted on November 11, 2021Categories Advisors, Apps, Bookkeepers, Small business

eCommerce is no longer a trend, it has become essential for many businesses all over the world. It’s perhaps not surprising then to see an increasing number of customers looking for apps to support their ecommerce needs. In fact, Shopify took out the top spot as the most searched for app on the Xero App Store between April and November this year.  That’s why we’re pleased to announce a new integration with Shopify – one of the world’s leading ecommerce … Continue reading “Looking to move your business online? Make it easy with the new Xero & Shopify integration”