ONE.CHEW.THREE all started with a brand new tooth. While on maternity leave with two young boys to look after, Elisa Reeves became obsessed with finding the perfect baby safe alternative to all of the plastic teething products out there.
Launching and running a business is no easy feat. Entrepreneurs wear many hats, and some may not have the training or know-how to manage the financial aspect of their ventures. Founders may overlook accounting lapses and problems.
Ask any business owner, and they’ll no doubt tell you that running a small business is a highly emotional experience. From the joy and pride of starting up, to the pleasure and pain of working with family and friends, and the often relentless pressure of running the show day to day – it’s nothing short of a roller coaster.
“Love” and “accounting” are not two words you would usually hear in the same sentence. But at Xero, we enjoy walking around in our company-branded t-shirts because it opens up conversations with business people who use—and yes, love—our cloud accounting software.
It’s so exciting to be back at Fieldays this year, showing how we can help empower small businesses in the agri sector to run their business smarter. As the largest agricultural event in the southern hemisphere, Fieldays is the perfect opportunity for farming teams to stop, take a breath and evaluate their farm processes and management – and we love being right at the heart of all of it.
As humans, we tend to have a funny relationship with change. Objectively, we understand that it can add infinite value to our careers and personal lives. But, let’s face it, the unknown can also prove a little daunting.
Change is coming for Australia’s 730,000 small business owners with less than 19 employees. With the ATO legislation for Single Touch Payroll (STP) going into effect from 1 July, countless small businesses will be required to start using accounting software technology for payroll reporting.