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What triggers Aussies to turn their dreams of becoming their own boss into a reality?

- March 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

What motivates Australians to go into business? According to research from Xero, the tipping point is often a combination of opportunity, the lure of financial independence, and dissatisfaction with their current work situation. Xero surveyed more than 800 soloprenuers for their Tipping Point research to uncover the motivation and challenges faced by the nation’s sole… Read more »

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Xero reports small business growth continues despite COVID

- January 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

Xero’s Small Business Insights (XSBI) program has released the data from its December report and it is good news for business owners. Australia’s small businesses are reporting jobs growth above pre-crisis levels despite declining revenues and a smaller holiday sales season. Jobs growth continues beyond pre-COVID-19 levels Small business jobs grew 1.9 per cent month-on-month… Read more »

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Tips for operating seamlessly this festive season and beyond

- December 17, 2020 3 MIN READ

After a year unlike any other, Aussie consumers are on track to return to their typical spending habits – plus a bit extra – this Christmas, writes Angus Capel Small Business Advocate, Xero. The good news gets better for small businesses too, with a surge in post-COVID community feeling driving more people to shop from… Read more »


Xero report finds jobs and SMB payment times improving

- November 30, 2020 3 MIN READ

Xero’s latest Small Business Insights (XSBI) program reveals that small business jobs rose in October, despite the winding down of government support programs such as JobKeeper, although revenue experienced slower year-on-year growth. Casual jobs continued to recover in October and have now risen 27 per cent since the lowest point during the pandemic in mid-April… Read more »