IPOing in NZ – notes from the NZX and Xero presentation

The NZX and Xero, along with Cameron partners and Bell Gully held a “Masterclass” on IPOing in NZ yesterday. Xero CEO Rod Drury wears two hats, as he is also a director of the NZX, but they were also represented by Tim Bennett, the new CEO and Andrew Harmos the chair. Ross Christie from Cameron […]

Xero blog: Focus on the customer, and do so with your strengths

Xero’s blog has drifted off course recently, as they commissioned external writers to come up with such marvels as Choosing the right smartphone for your business, How to avoid holiday computer disasters, Social networking policy: what’s in yours?, How to exit a business and win and How to make sure your emails aren’t marked as spam. The quality of the […]

How to avoid upgrading MYOB to cope with GST change

MYOB demonstrate again why I have switched to Xero. To cope with the GST change you either need to upgrade, or follow the instructions on their website. The instruction pages all start with the boilerplate text: “The quickest and easiest way to handle the 1 October GST and tax changes is to update your software.” This […]

Importing MYOB data into Xero – opportunity?

I’m trying to convince my mother to switch to Xero from MYOB. The unfortunate problem is that all of her history is stored in MYOB, and so switching requires re-keying of invoices and the like. The solution to this is to commence using Xero at the start of a financial year, which leads to a […]