Issue 07

5 things that Xero can make possible for business owners

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How can Xero help business owners to keep running their business, especially when they’re off on holiday? Whilst off work looking after her 3 young kids during the school holidays, Hayley Bradshaw talks about what she managed to achieve from her phone…

It’s recently been the school holidays at our house, and I spent the majority of the period at home looking after our 3 kids. Now, they’re the sweetest in the world most of the time, but having a few minutes to myself is difficult to say the least! Amid the chaos that engulfs our house, as a busy mum/MD/marketer/ leader, etc., I still needed to work, mainly from the phone whilst at the park or other play area, and I still needed a grip on all of the business finances.

I decided this is by far the toughest challenge for Xero yet! – Can Xero really make any of my life as a business owner easy, especially when faced with the school holidays, with only a few minutes available each day to keep a grip on what’s happening, and to even do some work myself?

So, here are 5 things I successfully did during my days at home, from my phone, all whilst being Mum all day to my 3 little sweethearts:

I updated the purchase ledger

I received some invoices from our suppliers into my email inbox. Not many, but consisted of professional courses, internet and Google apps, so needed dealing with quickly. I simply forwarded them to my Xero files inbox (email address available top right side of the Xero files inbox screen), so when back at the desktop I can attach the documents to the transaction in Xero. No paper to deal with whatsoever, woo!

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About the author

Hayley Bradshaw, Progression Accountancy

Hayley Bradshaw is Group MD of Progression Accountancy. As well as being a 100% Xero Gold Partner and Xero raving fans, Progression also provides business planning, forecasting and budgeting support, as well as financial planning for the business and the business owners. Got a particular business system requirement, need a more robust business system or need detailed Xero training? Progression will sort all of this!