Small businesses in the UK have shown tremendous resilience over the last few years. We know it can be hard to run a small business, even without all the global and economic uncertainties.
As we grapple with rising inflation and cost of living pressures, Xero’s State of the industry report shows that many advisors (43 percent) anticipate some of their clients will be at risk of closing in the year ahead.
Our research found that recruitment is one of the main challenges facing accountants at the moment, so we’re shining a light on some amazing accountants to bust misconceptions around the industry.
Amidst an industry-wide skills shortage, Xero’s State of the industry report shows that over a third (38 percent) of practices today are struggling to hire experienced team members. Despite this, Dinesh Aggarwal – founder and Managing Director of Fortuna Advisory Group – has his sights set on growth.
Despite the fantastic work that accountants and bookkeepers do, the industry has an image problem. There’s still an old-fashioned perception, with little understanding of how you support small businesses and the wider economy.
Edmonton may not be the first city that comes to mind when thinking of leading tech hubs, but it is rapidly gaining recognition as an emerging hotspot for technical innovation, positioning itself to compete with the likes of Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Toronto.
In recent years, many advisors have faced the pressures of being all things to all clients around the clock. But not Jeannie Savage. Through an expanded list of service offerings and a deep reliance on both tech and her team, she’s built a bespoke practice in Cloud 9 Strategic – and her dream lifestyle to boot.
I’m delighted to announce that Xero has partnered with Parolla, to offer Xero accounting and bookkeeping partners and small business customers a free VAT solution, enabling you to easily prepare and generate revenue-compliant VAT3 returns for direct upload to Revenue Online Services (ROS).
Have you heard the news? Accountex – the leading accounting and finance event in the UK and Europe – is heading down under next month for the first time ever. Between 15 to 16 March, advisors from across the country will descend on Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) for two days of learning, collaboration and connection.