Covid-19 updates

Keeping small business running now and in the future

Business continuity is tougher than ever. We’re here to help you understand what government support you can get, help you learn new skills, take your business online or manage working remotely. We’re also collecting inspirational stories from the world of small business. This is just the beginning, so keep checking back on what more we can do.

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Last updated: Thursday, 21st May

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We’ve pulled together the latest information and resources to help guide you through these times.

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Website best practices for your business

Learn the fundamentals of digital marketing and key considerations when creating a profitable website to create great content that increases traffic and your customers love.

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Keeping track of your cash flow

Understanding cash flow is crucial for any business. We’ve put together an introduction to the basics along with this guide of videos, courses and articles to help you navigate cash flow.

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The retail apps that have got your small business’ back

As retailers are navigating unfamiliar challenges, we're shining a light on a few apps that can offer support as they adapt to a ‘new normal’. 

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Tune in to educational content

Join one of our webinars or watch a video to find out the latest updates on government assistance and tips for your business.

Business support from banks

This two part webinar series explores whether lending is right for you and helps you get bank ready if you’ve made the decision to apply for finance.

Improve your cash flow: options before considering lending
Register for this to explore whether lending is the right option for you. Plus get some practical tips to improve your cash flow and business stability. Join us on May 26, June 2 or June 9 at 8:00 am PDT.
Register here.

Applying for finance: what to consider when applying
In this webinar, we’ll help you get bank ready, explore your finance options, the information lenders might need, and how to apply. Join us on May 29, June 5 or June 12 at 11:00 am PDT.
Register here.

Xero Hour

Join us for Xero Hour. A space for Partners to come together to connect, share and discuss meaningful topics. The discussion will start with an expert guest, Q&A and finish with small group discussion to continue the conversation. Register for an upcoming session: 

  • May 28: How to be resilient in a virtual world
  • June 11: Capitalizing on the cloud - a new way of working


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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy with Xero Reporting

Watch this video to learn how to use Xero report templates to determine whether a business is eligible for the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy. To find further information about the subsidy, visit the Government of Canada website

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Inspiration from across the globe

In times like these, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why we’re starting a video series to highlight the strength and resilience of our partners and business owners.


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If you’d like to participate in our “staying at home stories” you can submit your story here.

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Running your business


Visit Xero Central for tools to help your business get through unforeseen disruptions. Register for upcoming webinars, find business and mental health resources, and connect with the Xero community to share your experience. 

We'll continue to add useful resources and information so keep checking in.

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Resources for your business

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