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Xero offers more than 850,000 Kiwis mental wellbeing support
Approximately 850,000 New Zealand small business owners, their employees, and families have access to free and confidential wellbeing support, thanks to an initiative from Xero.
Kiwi SMBs owed $7.4 billion in overdue payments
“It’s unfair that there is a lot of Kiwi small businesses out there waiting too long for money that’s rightfully theirs."
Xero champions workplace mental health for SMBs
“When it comes to mental health, our statistics in New Zealand are truly awful. Too many Kiwis are struggling and often don’t know where or who to turn to."
Xero launches new data capture product in NZ
“Data automation is the fastest growing app category on the Xero app marketplace so we know there is a hunger for these types of tools."
Xero celebrates 1m subscriber milestone
“Our growth is an indication of the strength of the small business economy across Australia and New Zealand,” says Xero’s managing director of Australia and Asia, Trent Innes.
SMBs buck trends found in 'negative' business confidence reports
Numerous ‘business confidence’ surveys this year haven’t coloured the outlook for many New Zealand SMBs, says Xero.
Xero integration offers SMBs direct debit services
Xero has teamed up with a UK-based direct debit provider GoCardless and brought new options for payment collection to New Zealand businesses.
New Kiwis Challenge celebrates migrant entrepreneurs
Beyond the New Kiwis Challenge, Zino is all about supporting both local and international talent.
SMBs were paid an average of 8.3 days late in June
Businesses that have payment terms that allow for 60-90 days payment were more likely to be met within the payment period, or even earlier.
Take a look at the finalists for the 2018 Xero Awards
With Xerocon Brisbane only a few weeks away, partners are gearing up for this year’s Xero Awards.
Tycoon game series teaches essential skills to run your own small business
Want to find out what it would be like to be the next tech tycoon? A new interactive game series might just teach you the skills to walk that path.
How to switch off when you’re a small business owner
Taking time out allows you to focus on those important to you and strengthen relationships, which can be a vital reboot.
e-invoicing, unemployment, foreign trade – Xero comments on Budget 2018
It’s safe to say that in yesterday’s Budget there were very few surprises.
Xero launches in-depth look into the economic health of Kiwi SMBs
“Small businesses play a crucial part in driving the Kiwi economy, so understanding what makes them tick is essential."
Xero doubles down on commitment to Auckland with new office
The new office will include a coworking space and event centre that will focus on cloud-based business platform innovation.
Xero opens biggest office globally in Wellington
More than 650 employees will be spread over five levels with an internal atrium staircase connecting the floors.
SMEs should use Xmas slowdown to plan and reflect – Xero
28% of businesses don’t have any provision in place for when times get tough, with another six percent unsure of what they’d do in tough times.
Xero succession planning helps SMBs prepare for coming retirement wave
Statistics New Zealand estimates that over the next 10-12 years around 20% of the country’s SMBs will likely retire .
Top accounting and bookkeeping leaders recognised at Xerocon
Top awards were given to businessDEPOT (AU), Diprose Miller Ltd (NZ), Biz Synergy (AU), Ontrack Bookkeeping (NZ) and CPA Connects (Asia).
Xero says NZ SMEs losing work-life balance, spending evenings chasing invoices
“New Zealanders can be too relaxed about paying on time, but businesses also need to set themselves up to get paid quickly.”
Xero: As NZ's General Election looms, SMBs voice concern about tax rates
With New Zealand’s General Election little more than seven weeks away, small businesses are concerned how the outcome will impact their tax rates.
Budget 2017 lets down small businesses and tech sector - Xero
Craig Hudson says we can always be more bullish on championing small businesses, and we need to invest more into technology development.
BDO NZ becomes Xero’s biggest worldwide partner
BDO was an early adopter of Xero and has recently signed up its 10,000th user onto the cloud accounting software.
Xero: NZ's corporate businesses are hurting our SMBs
A blog by Xero’s Craig Hudson has criticised New Zealand’s big businesses for late invoice payments - and how it’s taking a toll on our SMBs.