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The road to business recovery

Recovery is now front of mind and that’s why we’re here – together with accountants – to help businesses rebuild. Learn new skills, be inspired by our community and discover world-class resources right here.

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Business recovery

Discover the latest resources and developments to help you rebuild.

The Winter Economic Plan: What does it mean for you?

The government recently announced a host of new measures to support businesses through the winter months as England enters its second lockdown. 

Here’s a closer look at the measures and information on how you can reflect some of these in Xero.

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Pandemic business stories: Jewellery brand Fenton

Many businesses are taking the lessons they learnt from earlier this year to navigate these latest restrictions in place.

Here’s how Fenton, an ethical and sustainable jewellery brand, is adapting this time around.

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How to start a business: Get the guide

Your business idea is clearly inspired. Otherwise you wouldn’t have emailed it to yourself late last night. So what’s the next step and how do you get there? 

Our guide takes a look at the six steps in starting a business and how to set yourself up for success.

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Preparing for Brexit

Here’s some advice to help you safeguard your business from what’s ahead.

How your business should prepare for Brexit

There isn’t long to go until the Brexit transition period ends. With the prospect of no deal, here’s what you can do to prepare.

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Staying on top of your cash flow

Regardless of the outcome of Brexit, it’s worth thinking about the steps you can take to safeguard your business and cash flow is a good place to start.

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How an accountant can help you weather Brexit

We know that an accountant is a business owner’s most trusted advisor. They can offer insights and expertise so you stay afloat in the coming months.

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Visit our Brexit resource hub for further information on preparing for Brexit. We’ll update this page with more advice on a regular basis, so be sure to check back from time to time.

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Webinars and courses

Join our webinars to stay up to date. Upskill with our educational courses.

Webinar: Accounting for your business

Getting the numbers right from the get-go means you can make more informed business decisions.  

In this webinar, you’ll learn the basics of business accounting including setting up, converting, invoicing, cash flow and more. 

You’ll also pick up tips and tricks on how to use Xero to set your business up for accounting success.

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Webinar: Get started on Xero Payroll

Xero Payroll is designed to make payroll painless and quick.  

Join us in this hour session so we can show you how to set up your organisation and employees.

We’ll also explain key payroll terminology you might come across so you’re set up for success.

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Webinar: The basics of using Xero ft. our refreshed Starter plan

Join this webinar and learn how to use Xero to automate your invoices and bills so you can get paid faster. Our experts will also show you how to reconcile your bank transactions, and get up to date reporting on your financial performance. We’ll also go over our refreshed Starter plan and how to choose a plan that’s right for you. 

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Online course: Video skills for businesses and accountants

We’ve teamed up with presentation skills coach, Alexandra Bond Bernett, to help you make an impact using video as an effective communications tool. 

In this five-part course, you’ll learn how to create video with purpose, what the different engagement techniques are, tips to speak on camera confidently and how to create a professional looking video from the comfort of your own home.

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Online course: Moving your business online

Businesses with an online presence and their data stored securely in the cloud are more competitive, resilient and agile.

This course will help you switch to cloud technology covering key areas such as ecommerce, marketing, hiring, onboarding and engaging with staff in a virtual environment.

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Online course: Mastering your cash flow

To help you get on top of your business cash flow, dive into our cash flow programme that brings together support content, education and practical guides into one seamless learning journey.

You’ll also pick up handy tips on how to automate and manage cash flow in Xero.

You can learn at your own pace, from any place.

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Future proof your practice

Tools and webinars to help you embrace cloud technology and the changing needs of your clients. 

Future-proofing your practice during COVID-19

This year has forced you to cope with an extraordinary number of changes. Here’s how you can use these lessons to future-proof your practice during COVID-19 and beyond. Read blog  →

Stay ahead of upcoming changes to UK VAT submissions

HMRC has recently announced that non-MTD VAT submissions using software providers will no longer be supported from April 2021. Here’s how to prepare. Read blog  →

10 steps to implement value-based pricing

Value-based pricing lets you charge for bundles of accounting and bookkeeping services. It's better than hourly billing in just about every way. Learn how  →



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