The past few months have been a whirlwind for many New Zealanders. From devastating weather events to rising costs of living pressures, it’s been a hugely challenging start to 2023. But the promise of a new financial year brings the chance for small business owners to reset their work routines – creating new habits, goals and even wellbeing practices to make life a little easier.
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.
This International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the fantastic work being done by some of our women business owners. We spoke with Nadine Oei, founder of cosmetics brand Loella, and Anna Morrison, founder of Amazing Apprenticeships, who tell us more about their stories.
One of my favourite things since starting at Xero Asia is the discovery of the many cloud applications that empower the region’s SMEs by making them more efficient and productive. Now that Singapore has entered an endemic phase, I can’t wait to get out there and meet more of the Xero community.
The moment is here; the final step of Xero’s Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 roll out is now available to all customers. Once your payroll data is updated and you’ve marked each step as complete in the STP2 Portal, you’ll be able to enrol in Phase 2 reporting – step four of the transition.
It’s that time of year again. As summer winds to a close, the days will start getting shorter as the workload ramps up. For those working in payroll, that can only mean one thing: year end is approaching.
In honour of National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke with Anna Morrison, the founder of Amazing Apprenticeships, a leading organisation in the education sector, working with schools, colleges and businesses of all sizes to tackle misconceptions and promote the benefits of apprenticeships.
Amid stubborn global inflation, tightening monetary policy and ongoing energy and supply chain impacts, it’s important for small businesses to look at how they’re managing their cash flow. Cash flow is king again and freeing up cash could be the difference for many in the year ahead.
The summer months are some of the busiest of the year for small business owners. As the peak period for gifting, festivities and tourism, many entrepreneurs aim to make the most of the seasonal buzz.