Covid-19 updates

Keeping your business running now and in the future

Business continuity right now is tougher than ever. That’s why 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 ways we can help.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 20 May

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See the latest news and stories for support and inspiration where you need it.

How to build a financial plan for your business beyond Covid-19

Get advice from two accountancy experts on what to consider when building an effective financial plan for your business beyond Covid-19.

Plus see a demo on how you can get things started in Xero.

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Download your free guide to small business cash flow apps

To help you decide which cash flow app is right for your business, we’ve researched four relevant apps.

Now you can easily decide which app will best suit your needs, and which will address your pain points.

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Improving your chance of securing government backed loans

How can businesses better understand CBILS and bounce back loans and improve your chance of a successful application? 

Learn all that, plus the risks and how to plan for paying those loans back.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Use this eligibility checker to help you navigate the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and work out if you qualify for the scheme.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Use this eligibility checker to help you navigate the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and work out if you qualify for the scheme.

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Tune in to free educational content

Join our regular webinars to stay up to date on government guidance, navigating these changes in Xero and more.

Webinar – Xero Hour: How to take business online

Join us at our interactive Xero Hour session where you’ll learn from Grant Johnson, founder of established website builder Rocketspark, who will cover the basics of e-commerce and tips for taking business online.

You’ll then have the opportunity to ask questions, and share your experiences and challenges with your peers. 

Register now: Thursday 28 May, 4pm

 

Webinar – Deciding if borrowing is right for your business

If you’re considering borrowing during this time, be sure to tune into this webinar. We’ll help you figure out whether borrowing is the right option for you, plus you’ll take away practical tips to help improve your cash flow and business stability.

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Webinar – Manage your cash flow in Xero

With the challenges being faced by the small business community, keeping a close eye on your cash flow is important now more than ever. In this webinar, we'll explore budgeting, how to get paid faster and forecasting your future cash flow.

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Your wellbeing is serious business

Taking care of your health and wellbeing is key to business success.

7 areas of mental wellbeing to nurture

Dr Heather Bolton, Head of Psychology at Unmind, shares the 7 key areas of wellbeing to nurture while social distancing.

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Sprinkling kindness to the world

Here's how Xero businesses and partners work to bring a little more kindness into the world, offering hope in uncertain times. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

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Eating to nourish your body and mind

Clinical nutritionist Natalie Harms provides actionable tips on what we should be eating to support our wellbeing.

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Inspiration from our community

In times like these, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why we’re sharing these stories to highlight the strength and resilience of our partners and business owners.

Sidonie Warren, Papersmiths

How Sidonie is sustaining her retail business from home: "Don't beat yourself up for not getting it all done." Read their story  →

Andy McGill, Ashton McGill

Out of restraints come creativity, out of chaos comes growth. Andy shares his silver linings for this accountancy firm. Read their story  →

Laura Jackson, Popcorn Shed

How this wholesale gourmet popcorn  business switched to selling online, directly to consumers. Read their story  →

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If you’d like to participate in our “staying at home stories” you can submit your story here.

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Helpful resources for your business

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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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