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, 9th July

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News just in

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

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Celebrating Xero in Canada

We’re excited to announce new features customized for our partners and small businesses in Canada. From billing in Candian Dollars to provincial returns, learn more about the series of features that will be released throughout this calendar year. 

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Top tips for trades working in a post-covid environment

After a time of uncertainty, trade and construction businesses are adapting to new work environment. Read our tips on getting back into the field.

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How have beauty businesses adapted to COVID-19?

With most beauty businesses having to close during a lockdown, they have had to adjust and adapt to survive. Read about how The Beauty Bar quickly upped their company’s online game to help the business survive.

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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.

Digital marketing for small business

Digital marketing for small business

This video series will help you grow your online presence and learn the fundamentals of digital marketing to extend your current reach.

Take your business online
Learn how to create an e-commerce version of your physical business. Focusing on building a profitable Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to start making money ASAP. 

Website best practices for your small business
Learn the key considerations when creating a profitable website and how to create great content that increases traffic and that your customers love.

How to market your small business online
Connect with your customers and make the most of your digital presence with these best practice tips for creating a successful digital marketing strategy.

Social media marketing for small business 
Learn the fundamentals of social media marketing to find your people and connect with your community.

Keep track of your cash flow

Understanding cash flow is crucial for any business. We’ve created this guide of videos, courses and articles to help you navigate cash flow using Xero.

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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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See all stories

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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Get Microsoft 365 Business Basic free for six months

In an era of remote everything, you need your team to stay connected and productive even when they work apart. Set up your business for remote work with Microsoft 365. Chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place with Microsoft Teams, and get access to 1TB of cloud storage (per user) plus familiar Office apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Find more information at our small business resource center.

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