Startups get started in accounting with Xero

Starting any business – whether bootstrapped or with any kind of outside funding – means every penny makes a difference. So you want to know your cash flow at all times, get paid quickly, and optimize your inventory or keep a close eye on expenses. Plus you want to maximize your time spent developing new ideas and keeping in touch with customers instead of wrestling with outdated accounting systems.

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How Xero can help your business

Xero designed an entire new breed of accounting software for startups like yours. Born in the cloud, Xero moves at the speed of your new business. Whether it’s checking cash flow on the run, sharing critical financial data with key stakeholders, or integrating with 600+ third-party apps to fit your business, Xero is – in a word – beautiful. 

When you spend less time balancing your books, you have more time for innovation. And when you have 24/7 access to the health of your business all in one place, you can manage your high technology business effectively and confidently. That’s Xero for startups. Beautiful.

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Guidekick values beautiful design and an enjoyable user experience

Mark Paddon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Guidekick – a mobile app that acts as your personal tour guide at popular historical destinations.

As the makers of a mobile app, the team at Guidekick understands the importance of great design and usability. So they naturally sought out these same qualities when it came time to choose an accounting program. After an unsuccessful run with QuickBooks Online, they switched to Xero and haven’t looked back since.

“We take the design and user-experience incredibly seriously. We instantly recognized that quality in Xero as well. It’s modern, it’s intuitive, it’s sleek, it’s designed’s simple.”

Mark Paddon - Guidekick

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Popular features that will change your life

Accounting software with all the time-saving tools you need to grow your business.
Xero is always secure and reliable and our experts are here to support you 24/7.

Cash flow

Get an up-to-date view of your business financials with our convenient dashboard.

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Create customised recurring invoices – and know when they’re opened.

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Enjoy batch payments and the speed of snapping photos of receipts for expensing.

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Unlimited users

Add staff or your accountant to view your data at the same time in real time.

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Update your payroll data into your general ledger – quickly and automatically.

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Manage retail business financials – such as invoicing and expensing – from the road.

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We play nicely with others

Xero integrates with hundreds of third-party business applications. From inventory management, invoicing and time tracking, there’s specialized software that’s right for your business.


Complete your reporting online for easy expense tracking and expense transparency

Constant Contact

Grow your customer base with easy-to-use email and list management software.


Accept donations from the world’s leading payment transaction site.

More connected third-party apps

Customize your Xero experience with 600+ third-party apps.

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