Keeping small business running now and in the future
Running a small business can be challenging. Find the right tools and information to back yourself and your business.
What to do now and what to do next
Some of the biggest lessons over the last few years has been the need for businesses to have a robust plan for how they'll cope in the face of disruption, whether it's a natural disaster, equipment failure, or a cyber attack. A business continuity plan outlines the steps you’ll take to be prepared for the unexpected, keep going, and stay strong. It’s essential to keep an eye not only on the present but on the future too.
Business continuity workbook
Develop a business continuity plan (BCP) for the areas of your business that could be at risk of disruption.
Budgeting and forecasting guide
Budget and forecast how money will come and go from your business over a year or other time period.
The benefits of being digitally connected
Turns out Aussie businesses that use cloud-based apps and software have better business outcomes.
How to thrive in a changing world
A study by Forrester Consulting for Xero looks into the impact of the pandemic on small businesses in Australia.
Small business reports and insights
Explore tips, trends and insights into what it means to be a small business owner and hear from those who are unlocking new ideas and systems that will help them come back smarter and stronger.
Where opportunity lies
A new report from Xero prepared by Accenture analyses the state of Australia’s small business sector since the pandemic’s arrival, and where opportunity lies for emerging and existing entrepreneurs over the coming decade.
Sole trader surge: small business in a post-COVID world
A report from Bernard Salt and the Demographics Group for Xero tells the story of small business and sole traders in Australia over the past year and shows that great change is underway.
Tipping point: Uncovering what makes a sole trader
Our most recent research uncovers when a dream becomes reality and determines what it is that ultimately makes sole traders take the leap.
Stronger and smarter handbook
This practical guide contains actionable tips and advice on what it means to be a small business owner in the next stage of coping with COVID.
Small business trends 2021
Small businesses stared down some of the biggest challenges they’ve ever faced in 2020. Experimentation and improvisation flowed fast, and with that came lots of learning.
Rebuilding Australia report
Bernard Salt and The Demographics Group report on how businesses will operate in the 'brave new world' and how they're adjusting to the new drivers of demand.
Soft skills to help you run your business
No matter what business you’re in, the ability to work and connect with people makes you stand out from your competitors. By growing and developing your soft skills, you'll not only add value to your business, you'll develop a more positive mindset that helps shape a successful future.
Communication at work
Build better customer relationships with effective communication skills.
Reduce stress and improve motivation when you apply health and wellbeing skills.
How to be a good leader
Make difficult decisions and achieve business goals more easily with good leadership skills.
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Better mental health in the workplace
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Running a small business has always been a rollercoaster. But there's been no ride quite like this. Let us help you navigate what comes next.
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