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 cashflow at all times, get paid quickly and keep a close eye on expenses. Plus you want to maximise your time spent innovating and developing new ideas and keeping in touch with customers instead of wrestling with outdated accounting systems.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 cashflow on the run, sharing critical financial data with key stakeholders, or integrating with more than 600+ apps to fit your business, Xero is – in a word – beautiful. 

When you spend less time balancing your books and you have 24/7 access to the health of your business all in one place, you can manage your startup business more effectively and confidently. Because the software is easy to use, you can provide financial data that's clear and easy to read to potential investors to help secure funding for growth. 

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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 recognised 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.


Get a real-time 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 business financials – such as invoicing and expensing – from the road.

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We play nicely with others

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

G Suite

Run your business anywhere and save time with Google's powerful productivity tools.


Cash flow for forward thinkers. Visualise your bank balance next week, month, year & beyond.


Online CRM to manage your customers - from initial prospect communication to invoicing.

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Customise your Xero experience with over 600+ third-party tools.

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