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PaySauce and Xero form strategic alliance in the name of Kiwi farmers
The Xero for Farming concept emerged in response to mounting regulatory pressure on rural employers to meet higher standards of compliance amidst tougher financial realities.
Xero offers more than 850,000 Kiwis mental wellbeing support
Approximately 850,000 New Zealand small business owners, their employees, and families have access to free and confidential wellbeing support, thanks to an initiative from Xero.
Xero reports $1.3mil net profit, passes 2 million global subscribers
While it took more than a decade to add Xero’s first million subscribers, it took two and a half years to add the next million.
Embracing the possibilities of an open source future
Once viewed as a fringe movement, open source software has now gone mainstream and it behoves vendors to open up more fully to the developer community, Acquia writes.
Kiwi SMBs owed $7.4 billion in overdue payments
“It’s unfair that there is a lot of Kiwi small businesses out there waiting too long for money that’s rightfully theirs."
Xero data shows SMB growth linked to technology spend
Australian small businesses that increase their investment in technology grow their revenue and create jobs faster than other businesses.
BP signs up as latest Xero partner
BP has become the latest company to sign on to e-invoicing solution Xero Connect.
The Tech Life Project takes Year 6 girls to Xero & Trade Me HQ
The five girls flew to Wellington for the digital education experience of a lifetime.
Women in tech: ShadowTech event to create opportunity
Several high profile Kiwi tech firms will be giving young New Zealand female students the opportunity to be mentored at the upcoming ShadowTech Day events.
Xero launches a payroll only solution for Australia’s smallest employers
“The government’s introduction of real-time digital payroll reporting for all Australian businesses is a step towards levelling the playing field."
How platforms enable business owners to do what they love
At the end of the day everything you do should be about bringing it back to your true mission, which is following your passion. This is why people fail - it becomes too hard, it’s not worth it, and they could make more money doing spreadsheets or on a support desk.
Xero champions workplace mental health for SMBs
“When it comes to mental health, our statistics in New Zealand are truly awful. Too many Kiwis are struggling and often don’t know where or who to turn to."
GoCardless to double A/NZ team by end of year
With a successful E round of investment and continuing organic growth globally, the debit network platform company aims to expand its local presence.
Xero launches new data capture product in NZ
“Data automation is the fastest growing app category on the Xero app marketplace so we know there is a hunger for these types of tools."
Xero announces new partnerships with Uber and Adobe
“We are continuing to evolve and grow our ecosystem to integrate the best partners and tools."
Xero to streamline bank feed system next week
Xero is hinting at new changes to its bank feeds system that could eliminate all paper application forms, manual checks and accuracy checking.
NZ women ditch the glass ceiling and make their own success
They’re ambitious, they’re self-starters, and they’re running young and dynamic enterprises that they’re eager to grow.
Xero celebrates 1m subscriber milestone
“Our growth is an indication of the strength of the small business economy across Australia and New Zealand,” says Xero’s managing director of Australia and Asia, Trent Innes.
SMBs buck trends found in 'negative' business confidence reports
Numerous ‘business confidence’ surveys this year haven’t coloured the outlook for many New Zealand SMBs, says Xero.
Rewired: Meet the teams in Xero's new coworking space
The tenants include business analysis firm Futrli, payment platform GoCardless and UK digital bank Revolut.
Xero sets firm sights on UK market at Xerocon London
The fruits from Xero’s recent spate of acquisitions and partnerships have been proudly on display this week.
Xero weighs in on Fraud Awareness Week
Unfortunately the Xero Security team is all too aware of fraud. We see it affecting our customers and community as an almost daily event.
Xero integration offers SMBs direct debit services
Xero has teamed up with a UK-based direct debit provider GoCardless and brought new options for payment collection to New Zealand businesses.
Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace
“Mental illness and poor wellbeing is something that affects many people, including small businesses; most people will encounter it in themselves or someone they love during their lifetime. We cannot afford to ignore it.”