Xero Small Business Insights

The Xero Small Business Insights program looks at the sector's health, which is drawn from data collected from hundreds of thousands of subscribers. The program releases a monthly index, as well as reports and multimedia about the small business economy.

Xero Small Business Index

The Small Business Index, part of Xero Small Business Insights provides a regular, easy to understand reading on the overall state of small businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. One key figure will show improvements or declines in the performance of small businesses relative to the previous month. To understand more about this single index approach, check out this video, read a more in-depth explanation here and the methodology of the index here.

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Download the latest updates – you can get data in spreadsheet form, including details about terms of use, or charts as images.

For any questions, please contact xsbi@xero.com

 

Xero Small Business Insights Special Reports

Take a deep dive into small business with data that reveals unique insights and analysis. 

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Jobs report

This report looks at how small business jobs were affected by the pandemic. It looks at five of the key economies where Xero operates (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States) and at what stage of the job recovery they’re currently in. 

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Pandemic insights

This report shows what has happened to small businesses in NZ, Australia and the UK, as well as a look at North America and Asia from the onset of the pandemic until now. These early lessons can help guide government policy over the coming months so it supports the small business recovery around the world.

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Emotional Metrics

Our September 2020 paper goes beyond the numbers and statistics by highlighting the emotional state of mind of small business owners around the world. By understanding their sentiment and well being during this crisis period, there can be better support to manage the human impact of this pandemic.

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All articles small business insights


Government support, the COVID-19 crisis and zombie firms.             22 July 2021

Australia’s Federal Budget focuses on securing the recovery.           29 May 2021

Supporting small business recovery with XSBI.                                      5 May 2021

Keep calm and carry on supporting small businesses.                28 October 2020


Blog - What we learnt about 'next' from Budgets.                         8 June 2021

Blog - Small business benefits of going digital.                              8 June 2021

Multimedia

To understand more about Xero’s Small Business Index and the measures that support it, watch the video below. 

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