Covid-19 updates

Keeping small business running now and in the future

Business continuity is tougher than ever. 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 what more we can do.

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News just in

We’ve pulled together the latest information and resources to help guide you through these times.

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Why kindness is now a business trend (and possibly a big one)

The #buylocal movement sprung up on social media at the beginning of the year, which was nice to see. But we wanted to measure how strongly consumers really felt about that sentiment. So we asked them how much they cared about small businesses. The answers might just give you the warm fuzzies.

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Customers want small businesses to digitally transform with them

Brett Grossfeld, Product Marketing Manager at Salesforce, discusses a recent survey conducted by Salesforce to learn how customers feel about small businesses and what they want to see from them. As it turns out, small businesses aren’t the only ones going through their own digital transformation. 

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The Next Chapter for Small Business study

To find out more about the impact of the pandemic on small businesses we commissioned The Next Chapter for Small Business study by Forrester Consulting. Uncover how small businesses around the world have reacted to COVID-19, how they’ve managed business continuity, and key recommendations for the future. 

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Tune in to educational content

Join one of our webinars or watch a video to find out the latest updates on government assistance and tips for your business.

Digital marketing for small business

Digital marketing for small business

This video series will help you grow your online presence and learn the fundamentals of digital marketing to extend your current reach.

Take your business online
Learn how to create an e-commerce version of your physical business. Focusing on building a profitable Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to start making money ASAP. 

Website best practices for your small business
Learn the key considerations when creating a profitable website and how to create great content that increases traffic and that your customers love.

How to market your small business online
Connect with your customers and make the most of your digital presence with these best practice tips for creating a successful digital marketing strategy.

Social media marketing for small business 
Learn the fundamentals of social media marketing to find your people and connect with your community.

Xero firsts

Learn how to add a new user in Xero, add a bank account, create a quote and more in this series of videos that walk you through some first time tasks in Xero. 

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Video skills for small business

We've put together this video series to help you create professional looking video content to connect and engage with your audience anywhere, anytime. Learn about the impact of video in a digital space, engagement techniques, and how to speak on camera with confidence.

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Inspiration from across the globe

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


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Running your business


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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Resources for your business

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Microsoft 365 and small business resources

In an era of remote everything, you need your team to stay connected and productive even when they work apart. Set up your business for remote work with Microsoft 365. Chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place with Microsoft Teams, and get access to 1TB of cloud storage (per user) plus familiar Office apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Find more information at our small business resource center.

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