So this is me…..

‘You should write a blog about you’ they said.  ‘People want to know your story’ they said.  ‘They want to know the person behind the business’ they said… Really??  Well if ‘they said’, then I guess I must… So, here goes…  My name is Di.  I’m a mum of two and a wife, a boss of five, or maybe seven..  a company director and a sister of three, a daughter…  Read more

Awards Awards Everywhere….

It seems to be that time of year where there are industry awards happening everywhere. The Northland Westpac Excellence in Business awards are run by the Northland Chamber of Commerce every year, and are a fantastic opportunity for all businesses.  The experience is incredible, the outside view you receive of your own business, and the recognition of your achievements is amazing. In 2007 we entered these awards as a means to grow my business and…  Read more

Some cool new features @ Xero

Wow, the amount of new features are releasing is amazing.  There is some really cool stuff, and man, its hard to stay on top of it all! There are email integration, and this was a wow for me.  Watch how GMAIL and XERO integrated on this YouTube video. There are enhancements to the CONTACTS area to help you view and manage your contacts better – did you know you can use…  Read more

Xero’s new search function great for productivity

We were VERY excited we were this week to find out that Xero had released a global search function.  Awesome! There was a lot of tweeting about this particular feature, and all bookkeepers and accountants will be very excited to have this functionality at our fingertips. Search is the new navigation tool within Xero, find contacts, bill, or transactions all from the toolbar. You can read all about it on the Xero blog  Read more

How far have you come on your digital journey?

I came across a social media post today about assessing how far you come in your digital journey with your business.  Very interesting results… and a very useful tool.  Free….  Not much you get for free these days… So, if you want to see how your business stacks up, check out the website Digital Journey and take your free assessment.  You never know what you will learn. Take the Digital Journey Assessment…  Read more

Budget 2015 – No Surprises

BUDGET 2015 ANNOUNCED The Government’s 2015 Budget announced today includes tax proposals aimed at supporting children in poverty, ensuring compliance with the tax rules and strengthening the tax rules. The Budget includes proposals to: address child support penalties debt; increase the in-work tax credit and the abatement rate from 1 April 2016; strengthen the tax rules for property; repeal the $1,000 KiwiSaver incentive payment; and clarify that payments made by…  Read more

NZ is the test lab for the world

I have just spent the last few days at #Xerocon – The not to be missed conference for bookkeepers and accountants utilising the single ledger platform – WOW! This is THE conference to be at for our industry. What a fabulous few days, hosted by our very own Te Radar. This is not a conference about learning how to use Xero, if you need to know anything Xero related, contact a…  Read more

Xero: trashy beginnings?

Xero: trashy beginnings? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure… And one crumpled serviette spelled out the beginning of a $2 billion company! Xero, now a recognised leader in the field of accountancy software, began life (like all good things) as a dream. The seeds for this dream were coaxed into flower through the figures written on one crumpled serviette – from trash to treasure, Xero was born. Rod Drury:…  Read more

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