Why we’re in it

There’s a reason why you’re in business. It’s what makes you turn up each day and keep pushing. It’s probably the same thing that made you start a business in the first place. But when the stresses of work get in the way, it’s time to take action and reconnect with your why.

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I’m working too much and/or I’m stressed about money

Running a business can be stressful. More often than not, it comes back to money and time. But whatever your industry, there are digital tools that can help take the load off.

First, sign up to Digital Boost, the free government-backed skills training programme.* It only takes a minute to get started. Then pick and choose what applies to you from the topics below.

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I need more customers

See how digital marketing can support your business and help it grow

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I want to keep better track of how my business is doing

Learn how to manage your money and why Xero is the platform to help you do it

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I want to reduce admin

Find a range of digital tools that can save you time and help you earn more money

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I know technology can help, but I don’t know where to start

Learn the digital ropes and how to build a website

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I’m self-employed and want the basics

Get off the ground with Xero’s complete self-employed toolkit


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I’m not looking after myself

As a business owner, looking after yourself often falls down the priority list. But you’re not doing your best work when the pressures of life and business get too much. Now’s the time to take control of your wellbeing and the health of your business.

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I want to make things better, but I don’t know where to start

Take the Self-Employed Check-In

This guide for the self employed helps you look after yourself at the same time as coping with the stresses of running a business.

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I want support from professionals for myself or my team

Xero Assistance Programme

If you use Xero, you, your employees and families have access to free confidential professional counselling sessions.*


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I’m worried about my team's wellbeing

It’s hard to know what to do when your team is struggling. But as a manager, you need to help make sure they’re cared for and have the support they need.

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I want to promote a supportive work environment

The Check-In is a guide to help establish wellbeing in your workplace. It’s the right thing to do and can make your business more profitable with a return on investment (ROI) of up to 12 times what you put in.

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I want to offer professional counselling for my team

If you’re with Xero, you, your team and families have access to free professional counselling sessions through the Xero Assistance Programme (XAP).*

Want to learn more?

Our education team will be hosting live webinars to give you bite-sized tools to improve your productivity and wellbeing so you can create more space in life for what you love.

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* The Xero Assistance Programme is available to Xero customers on a Starter, Standard or Premium plan.