Xero Makes Leaving QuickBooks(R) Easy With Free Conversion Service

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Accounting, Blog, Bookkeeping, Cloud Computing, Quickbooks, Start-up, Uncategorized, Xero, Xero Advisor, Xero Consultant | 0 comments

From Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal PRESS RELEASE Oct. 8, 2013, 8:04 a.m. EDT SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct 08, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Xero, the global leader in online accounting software, today announced a free QuickBooks(R) Conversion Service to convert QuickBooks data directly into its powerful cloud accounting solution. The service untethers over four million small businesses and accounting professionals from Intuit(R) QuickBooks, providing them easy access to a disruptive five-star online accounting experience, as noted by CPA Practice Advisor. A service long in demand, Xero’s QuickBooks Conversion platform is the first service to resolve the industry hurdle of comprehensive data migration to a non-Intuit system. The service will be demonstrated nationally during an upcoming roadshow, beginning October 21 in Baltimore and spanning 20 cities over the next month. For more details on when Xero will be in your town, visit http://www.xero.com/us/roadshow. Continue to full article at Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal   ____________     submitted by:   Suzy Payne Rabb Xero Certified Advisor New Day Consulting Group...

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5 Marketing Tools that Won’t Break the Budget

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

From Business 2 Community, by Catrina Sharp Let’s face it, marketing on a shoestring budget can be a challenge, and trying to find valuable tools with little or no overhead can be even worse. The good news is that there are really great marketing tools with free versions available. And if you’re a new marketer, they are just the right introduction to the more complex marketing tools that you’ll run into with the growth of your company. The bad news is that you will have to carve out a few hours a week to nurture your marketing strategy. Since we are saving you the time-consuming search of sorting through reviews and listening to hours of sales pitches, we hope that it will be an even trade in your favor. Today, we’d like to share some of our favorite freemium tools to help effectively communicate with your audience, tell your brand’s story, and better understand your community. These mobile-friendly tools have little or no overhead, attentive support teams, and measurement tools so you can determine what works best. 1. WordPress WordPress is a user-friendly content management system (CMS) that lets you create quality content optimized for both people and search engines. WordPress can be utilized as a website provider or a blogging platform. For this snippet, we will be focusing on the benefits of using it as a blog platform in your content marketing efforts. People love WordPress because technical ability is not required and it genuinely benefits the content marketer on a budget. WordPress offers thousands of easy-to-use customization options, a loyal support community, and a scheduling feature that allows you to write a quick post and publish it in the future. If readers like what you have to say, they can easily share your content to their social media profiles with the click of a button. We love WordPress for many, many reasons, but the most notable would be the various plug-ins that make SEO much simpler and the analytics that help you to better understand your readers. You can track how many people visited each post, where they are from and how they found your blog. Tip: Need inspiration for future blog posts? Look for ideas in this Copyblogger post: How to Find More Content Ideas than You’ll Ever be Able to Create. 2. MailChimp MailChimp has an impressive brand personality. Their support rocks and they love to give away free stuff. MailChimp has an easy to use interface, various templates to choose from, a library of resources, and an enthusiastic monkey helping you along the way. What else could you ask for from an email marketing solution? My favorite part is the analytics. I’m a little obsessed with the real-time analytics that...

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Xero for Franchises

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Accounting, Blog, Bookkeeping, Franchise, Start-up, Uncategorized, Xero, Xero Advisor, Xero Consultant | 0 comments

From Franchising Expo, Directory and News for Business Opportunities and Franchises    Repeat the winning formula Get the tools you need to successfully run your franchise, with an online accounting system that makes it easy to report, share and compare your numbers. Franchising is about replicating and selling a proven business model. Many franchisors provide great brand guidelines and a consistent product offering, yet when it comes to accounting, each franchisee is off on their own. Xero allows you to add those important back office processes to your franchise offering and gives you total visibility of what is happening in your franchise network.   Franchisors love Xero because… Xero can be used anywhere at anytime – Franchisors can easily review their franchisees numbers in real-time without waiting for them to be sent through. Xero connects to banks – Xero imports all live transaction data from their banks so franchisors always have an up-to-date and accurate picture of their finances. Xero has reporting templates – Franchisors love that they are comparing apples with apples with across their entire franchise network, helping them identify real business problems, not ones caused by inconsistent reporting. Xero connects with KPI and benchmarking apps – Franchisors love the deeper insight they get into their franchise network’s financials by using add-ons like Spotlight Multi or Fathom Reporting.   Franchisees love Xero because… Xero is simple – Franchisees love that Xero is so easy to understand and easy to-use with no software to install or maintain. One less thing to worry about when managing a franchise. Xero connects everyone – Franchisees and their franchisors can easily collaborate and the franchisor can provide immediate advice and coaching based on real-time data. Xero helps with benchmarking – Consistency in reporting means franchisees can benchmark their business against others in the network with confidence. Try Xero for free at xero.com   From the customer: “Having real-time information allows us to deal with issues immediately before they become problems. It allows us to have our finger on on the pulse.” See more of Tony’s story here. Tony Melhem, Coco Cubano   ____________ Contact me to schedule a free consultation about using Xero for your franchise organization.   Suzy Payne Rabb Xero Certified Advisor New Day Consulting Group suzy@newdayconsulting.biz...

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A New Day for Small Business Accounting Software

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Xero. Easy to use, easy to keep updated. Easy access at anytime from anywhere–PC, Mac, Pad or Smartphone. Xero was built from the ground up to work in the cloud and is one of the most popular cloud accounting solutions today. Easy to use, easy to keep your books up to date and accessible from anywhere, Xero allows unlimited users at one low monthly cost and no up front costs. Your whole team can be up and going on Xero in less time, at less cost than you could ever...

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Will Xero Work for Your Business?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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