2018 is shaping up to be an exciting, but challenging year for accountants and bookkeepers. How do we position our firms for the future? How do we guide our clients through uncertain times and increasing regulation? How do we find and keep the right people in our firms?
I’m often asked what the most successful firms are doing and whether there’s a better way of working. The Xero Roadshow across the UK this March is your opportunity to get some of those answers. And discover more about what Xero is doing to support your journey towards a digital future.
Dare to be different
Xero has a unique insight into the different operating models that firms are deploying – and their varying levels of success. The most successful firms are operating in a completely new way to that of the traditional firms. They’re more engaged with their clients, resulting in higher revenue per employee and higher fees per client.
According to Xero’s 2017 benchmarking research of UK accounting partners, the most profitable and fastest-growing firms have more clients online. This may not be surprising, but it’s intriguing that the most successful firms are transforming their entire business model. They’re moving their firms and their clients online – a kind of digital switchover.
Don’t wait for MTD, get clients online now
With MTD on the horizon, it seems inevitable that all firms will need to make some form of digital transformation – as shown in the Digital or Die report. But the more successful firms aren’t waiting for MTD, they’re moving now and moving fast.
Xero Roadshow: the road to digital accountancy
Starting on March 1st, we’re embarking upon the biggest series of roadshows Xero has put on in the UK. Covering 10 cities, we’re supporting firms to join us on the road to digital accountancy.
There’ll be an update on all things Xero. And you’ll get practical strategies and tactics to support your practice’s journey. There’ll be panels featuring representatives from other firms who are on the journey. And we’ll share findings from the latest research. All together with exciting new opportunities to help clients and increase your revenue.
Looking at your firm’s strategy for 2018 and beyond, Xero Roadshow will be an excellent springboard into the new year for firm owners and leaders.
There’ll be something for everyone – with product update sessions and a deep look at how you can use powerful features such as HQ and HQ practice apps, real-life advice from those firms who’ve done it and how to perfect your practice marketing.
The Xero Roadshow is free to attend, but tickets are running out fast. Get your team registered now.
Hope to see you there!