We're like an 80s aerobics workout for your business

Starting and running your own business can be both exciting and daunting. However Xero can help make sure it’s always in great shape. We’ve created a free downloadable toolkit to help you make the right business decisions to build and run a healthy business.

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Help with every step of your new business journey

Follow these simple steps to get your business into tip top shape


Research your idea

Learn how to test your idea with target customers and check out the competition.


Write a business plan

Learn how to write a business plan. It doesn’t have to be a book, by the way!


Do budgets and forecasts

Estimate the costs of starting and running your business, and figure out where that money will come from.


Set your prices

Work out what you need to charge to cover costs. And choose a pricing strategy that will work for your business.


Choose a business structure

Will it be easier to start out as a sole trader? Or do you need the legal protection that comes with being a company.


Sort your startup accounting

Get a few key accounting things right when you start out, and you’ll be sweet when it comes to tax time.


Register your business

Make sure you tick all the right boxes with the government. Find out where and how to register your business.


Create a website

Set up a website so customers can find you online. It’s simple to do and a great way to get found.

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Simple templates to make business simple

Here are some free, easy to use templates for you to download and use, as and when you need.

Write a business plan

Create a business plan with our one-page template to iron out your idea or the multi-page templates if you need to apply for a business loan.

Creating invoices

It’s easy to create an invoice with our downloadable template or learn the ins and outs of getting paid with the comprehensive Invoicing Survival Guide.

Pay your staff

If you've hired staff, you'll need to run payroll and calculate payroll tax. On a payslip you’ll need to show wages, deductions and employer pension contributions.

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