With National Small Business Week upon us, what better time to stop and think of all the contributions this sector makes to our economy. Small businesses account for two out of every three net new jobs, and more than half of Americans work for one.
Technology companies especially have a responsibility to do all they can to serve small businesses, a traditionally underserved market. When starting an online business, there are already plenty of decisions to contend with.
Between writing a business plan, hiring employees and selecting the platforms to power your business, these are all time-consuming considerations that although are extremely important, they take time away from actually running your business.
To support small business owners and give them the tools they need to launch and manage their online business, Xero is excited to be a partner of PayPal Business in a Box, a bundled solution set to help small businesses with key aspects of launching and managing an online business, leveraging PayPal’s partner relationships and integrations.
Available to new online businesses and those who are wanting to create an online presence, Business in a Box offers solutions to help build an e-commerce website, accept payments, and manage finances.
Business owners who are new to PayPal need simply sign up for an account and they’ll have access to what they need to power their online business at their fingertips. What’s in the Box? Here are some of the great solutions you’ll find:
A customizable, open source e-commerce platform to build an online business, WooCommerce provides users the flexibility to create online stores with numerous plugins and extensions that can be easily downloaded.
Built for WordPress users, Merchants choose WooCommerce because it’s easy to use and is a platform on which merchants can grow and expand.
Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, and with Xero, users can get a real-time view of this important metric and reconcile PayPal and bank transactions quickly. Receive payments quickly with online invoicing, with PayPal payments built in, and run your business on the go with the Xero mobile app.
The integration also comes with great perks, including a free 30-day trial of Xero, a free one-hour consultation with a Xero Advisor, and a $100 credit to your PayPal Business account once you’ve been on Xero for three months .
Tying it all together, PayPal connects payments across business solutions, including integrations with WooCommerce and Xero. In addition to accepting payments online, PayPal enables the user to accept credit and debit cards in person, send invoices, and record cash transactions.
Once they are eligible, Business in a Box users also get access to PayPal Working Capital, a business loan with no credit check or personal guarantee required – helping them to easily grow their business or smooth out cash flow in slower periods .
With access to the tools they need to run their business in one place, business owners can spend less time in the weeds and more time growing their bottom line.
Sign up for Business in a Box here.
 Offer valid through December 31, 2017. Open to new Xero customers, who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older, who sign up for a new, paid Xero subscription and a U.S. PayPal Business account in good standing, who are recipients of an invitation from Xero to participate in the Offer. The invitation and Offer are non-transferable. Void where prohibited or restricted.
Xero is not a professional services firm and is not in the business of giving professional advice (including financial services, legal, accounting, tax or any other professional services). You are solely responsible for seeking out professional and independent legal, financial, accounting, tax or other professional services advice when you need it.
By accepting the offer to receive a free one hour consultation with a third party advisor, you acknowledge and agree that (a) such free one hour consultation is provided by a third party advisor that is not affiliated with Xero; (b) Xero is not responsible for services provided by third party advisors; and (c) Xero does not guarantee the services of any third party advisor in any way. You acknowledge that third party advisors may charge fees for additional services in excess of the free one hour consultation with your express agreement, and your third party advisor may contact you about additional offers for paid services. You agree that Xero is not responsible for payment of any fees for services you incur with your third party advisor. You further agree that Xero may provide your name and contact information to a third party advisor for the purposes of setting up the free one hour consultation.
Additional Terms applicable to $100 Paypal Credit
After maintaining a Xero subscription at the then-prevailing rate for three (3) continuous billing cycles, Xero will credit Customer’s PayPal Business account with $100 USD (the “Bonus”). A reward notification email will be sent to the email address associated with Customer’s PayPal Business account informing Customer that the Bonus has been applied to their PayPal Business account. Customer is responsible for any applicable taxes on the Bonus. Limit one (1) Bonus per Xero account.
Xero reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Offer in part or in its entirety at any time without notice, for any reason in their sole discretion.
 PayPal Working Capital is subject to credit approval, as determined by the lender, WebBank, member FDIC. To apply for PayPal Working Capital, your business must have a PayPal Business or Premier account for at least 90 days and process between $20,000 (or for certain qualifying business accounts, $15,000) and $10 million within those 90 days or within any time period less than or equal to 12 months. PayPal sales include processing on PayPal Express Checkout, PayPal Payments Standard, PayPal Payments Pro, and PayPal Here.
Oh Steven – this looks good – I’m an existing user and non-US resident – so happy-sad about this announcement
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