A great idea is a must-have for any new start-up. But an idea alone isn’t going to cut it. You need funding. Unfortunately, funding is one of the biggest hindrances to people with great start-up ideas. The good news is that there are options. In fact, there are six options that make up the bulk of the funding that goes to new start-ups. Read more
Are you already using the Xero cloud accounting software to manage your business? If so, you really need to try Xero Touch, the mobile app that makes cloud-based accounting on-the-go incredibly easy. If you are not a Xero user, now is as good a time as any to check out the award-winning accounting package that has been turning heads since 2006.
When we see different startups regularly popping up here and there and disrupting their niches or even the whole industries, we rarely think about those that do not make it even close to this point.
Making the most of cloud-based accounting is all about taking advantage of reports. Xero offers a number of reports, including the popular profit and loss statement. This report makes it easy to track your net income over a set amount of time. It starts with your gross revenues, then subtracts your expenses to come up with net income.
The other side of getting paid is paying your own bills. You will be pleased to know that bill management is as easy in Xero as invoicing and payments. The platform’s bill management system is very similar to invoice management in terms of function. It even uses many of the same procedures, buttons, and labels for a more uniform experience.
It is difficult to succeed in business without proper budgeting. Once again, Xero has it covered. The Xero budget tool is a fast and easy way to create multiple budgets covering every aspect of your business. You can then track your performance by comparing your actual receivables and payables against your established budgets.
One of the reasons you chose Xero as your accounting software package is its rich set of features made possible through cloud technology. One of those features is online invoicing. This feature makes invoicing your clients a breeze whether you are using a mobile device or your computer.
Now that you have set up your live bank feed in Xero, it is time to learn how to reconcile your accounts. Don’t worry, Xero makes bank reconciliation easy and fast. Just click a couple of buttons and let the software do its thing.
A good accounting system makes it possible to easily manage all your financial resources – even petty cash. Xero is such a system. You can set up a petty cash account in Xero as easily as you can a bank account. You can easily record transactions and even transfer money from a bank account into the petty cash account. Everything is explained in detail below.
It would seem that in the era of cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS), more accounting professionals would leave behind their paper ledgers and legacy spreadsheets. Apparently, that is not the case. A surprising new report suggests that far too many accountants are not keeping pace with technology.