Let us start by wishing you a Happy Halloween! We’re already a month into the last quarter of 2019! The clocks have gone back, the nights are darker and your productivity might be taking a hit! You might already be thinking, “Oh, I’ll sort that in the New Year!” 

But there’s no reason to be spooked by your accounts this Halloween. In this blog, we’re discussing why you can get organised now, with the beautiful cloud accounting software, Xero! 

A few years ago, who would have thought you could be watching your kids play sports while keeping on top of your business’s finances? All from a phone in the palm of your hand? Or that you could be travelling – across town or across the world – and be able to login to your accounting software and see where your business stands at that precise moment in time?

If you’re a business owner, here are five reasons you should use Xero to help you run your business.

 

1. Work where and when you want to

Whether you want to use your smartphone or tablet, or your PC or Mac, Xero lets you keep on top of your business finances wherever you are. Xero also works hard to ensure you – and anyone else who needs to access your finances – are working off the same data, wherever you are, whenever you want.

2. Improve cash flow and get paid faster

Every business needs to get paid, and Xero equips small businesses with tools you can use to get paid faster.

Go beyond “traditional” printed invoices and start using online invoices. Rather than send your customers a PDF file – or, worse, a printed document – you can send them an online invoice. The advantages? Not only is it faster, you can also see whether they’ve opened it, and they have the ability to pay you online through your invoice. The faster the process, the faster you get paid.

3. Let Xero do the heavy lifting while you sleep

Smart software should be easy to use and also work behind the scenes to help you save time. Let Xero perform those tedious, repetitive tasks that take you away from doing the things that can add more value to your business.

If you use invoicing, then Xero’s automated Invoice Reminders can do the chasing for you. If your customers take a while to pay you, or you are spending hours chasing overdue invoices, then Invoice Reminders is a must-have. It will automatically send an email to your customers if an invoice is overdue (or about to become due).

And if you’re an advisor, then Find & Recode could save you hours. It’s easier than ever to find your way through a client’s records and then update those records en masse. Hundreds of records to update? Find & Recode will save you hundreds of minutes.

4. Collaborate with The Business Hut

We can smoothly convert you from your previous accounting software, get you started quickly and manage ongoing Xero bookkeeping on your behalf.  Most of our clients find that having someone go through the set up process with them makes the transaction so much easier and ongoing support keeps your accounts records accurate and reliable.

Already have Xero? You’re free to invite us as your advisors into your accounts at no additional cost – we make it easier than ever to collaborate with those who matter.

5. Xero grows with you

Whether you’re just setting up your business, or you already use multiple systems, Xero’s ecosystem can help you. Xero works with more than 500 products so you can craft a solution that meets your needs.

Whether it’s integrating with your email (Xero integrates with Gmail and Office 365) or you want to use specialized systems – such as customer relationship management, inventory or industry-specific solutions (such as Vend or Shopify), then Xero’s add-on marketplace gives you the flexibility to create a mix that meets your business’s specific needs.

 

If you’ve yet to try Xero, you can easily sign up for a free 30 day trial. And if you’re a current Xero user but need some more assistance with your accounts, get in touch with the team. You can email us at hello@thebusinesshut.co.uk or call the office on 01858 289189. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Charlotte