You’re running a business, scheduling your staff across projects, and providing one-of-a-kind genius to help others achieve their dreams - how do you juggle all this?
My company, Verte Consulting, sets up and provides accounting for professional services clients on Xero and WorkflowMax, two great apps that integrate together with API (simply put: a language that lets two applications “talk” to each other).
The fastest way to grow your business is to plan it out. Even if you're not looking for an investment, creating a business plan is investing with your energy - an investment that is guaranteed high returns.
Now that you've had a month to brush off the dust from your eyes, let's start focusing on your goals for this year. What are they?
2014 was a stellar year for cloud-based apps, 2015 is going to be awesome! Have you been naughty or nice business owner?
After a year-long process of being judged by successful companies and previous winners, Rod Drury recently won the NZX Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which landed him in the competition for the global title – it’s like the entrepreneurial version of the America’s Cup. This man is actively at the helm of Xero, making sure it stays its course with an eye on the future. The impressive part is that it’s not just his future or his employees futures – it’s for the future of the whole fleet of the eco-system, including partners and advisors.
Kirsten Barrie: Let’s talk about some specific Xero functions: what is the progress on developing quotes and other horizontal accounting functions?
Rod Drury: Currently we do have a solution for quotes, we have some really great partners that handle that aspect well....
Kirsten Barrie: That’s a very good philosophy. Juxtaposed, that leads me into asking what you think of Intuit’s acquisitions?
Rod Drury: We have a view that you don’t really want one vendor for all of your business tools...
If you’re a company with more than one officer, partner, or employee you might benefit from using Expensify. I have a handful of my clients using this, as well as I use it for my Xero-based accounting practice. Here's a work-around to use Expensify with your company credit cards.
Small businesses in the US are rapidly adopting online accounting – and it makes good sense. Being able to access your accounting program from anywhere and get the job done fast frees up the accountant and the business owner’s time. More than 155,000 small business owners have chosen Xero for this task.
The RETURN ON INVESTMENT can be measured in a few short months, not quarters or years.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Rhys Ludlow from Small Business File to talk about cloud-based accounting, Xero Vs Quickbooks, and SMBs.
I was honored to be a guest speaker today for Bill.com. It all went so fast, who knew an hour could be so short! Luckily with a little help from social media, I'm able to put together some highlights!
A Xero Add-on is an app, developed by a company other than Xero, that integrates with Xero.
So who are you anyway, and what do you do?