I have always been a good saver. The impressionable ten year old me was encouraged to bank $20 birthday notes rather than blow them on another tamagotchi. I learnt great habits from my parents, for which I am eternally grateful.
When I got my license at 17, I had saved enough money from birthday’s, my paper run and my part time jobs at the bowling alley and babysitting to buy a car. As an incentive, Mum and Dad had said they would match whatever I saved.
I have always enjoyed watching my bank account grow, but as I have reached adulthood I’ve also discovered spending, which, like most people, I’m fairly good at. So here’s where I introduce Xero Personal.
Category: A Word to the Wise
Many great business ideas need a bit of help to get started. Finding an investor can be difficult and often comes with strings attached.
Crowdfunding - using social media to raise awareness of your project, cause or enterprise - is a popular and successful means of getting the help you need. Supporters are able to contribute as little or as much as they want to and are often rewarded with ‘perks’ for their generosity.
We’d love to read more about one of our favourite Crowdfunding campaigns to date…
Category: A Word to the Wise
Abacus Training Solutions are excited to announce that we are rolling out a new program of webinars! All our Xero training courses will now also be available online, lead by one of our friendly expert trainers.
Perfect for busy people who love online learning, the condensed two hour webinar series will cover the same material as our regular classroom sessions. Our courses are for small business owners, accountants and bookkeepers or anyone looking to increase their skill set for future improvement.
Focusing on business and software knowledge, we offer a variety of courses and products to suit the needs to your business. We currently have several online dates booked in for Xero: A guide to setting up, Xero for Bookkeepers and Xero for Payroll.
See you in Melbourne this weekend for Xerocon!
Category: Really Useful Software Training Tips
The Abacus bookkeepers let me pick their brains on the ins and outs of keeping books. Whether you are doing your own bookkeeping or outsourcing to someone else, it’s integral to be aware of potential traps to sidestep, giving you a clearer view of your financial position.
Although Xero has made simple bookkeeping accessible to the average Joe, it is important not to run into the china shop blindfolded.
How fitting it was, that the Xero Roadshow should fall on Valentine’s Day, as Tina and the Abacus team are seriously in love with this product.
As a new comer to the accounting industry and Xero, I have learnt more about invoices, p & l, the cloud and payroll in the past five days than ever before in my life.
Every Autumn I have witnessed my Mum’s whinging, as she sat surrounded by receipts and covered in tears, over the complexity of MYOB. I always thought that tax and accounting were beyond me, but now with Xero, my hopes are high…