Shout out to Xero, you are my hero!
As a small, growing business it can be such a juggle to stay on top of every aspect, from ordering the right quantities of ingredients for our daily fresh meals and keeping the delis running smoothly to managing inventory and admin - which is somewhat of a daunting task. Anyone else out there struggling to balance life around their business?!
Following the Women in Business event last year, I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time with a Xero expert (their offices are just down the road from JUK office), which has helped me so much. Who knew you could pay all of your bills in one batch payment with two clicks of a button... Even though I've been a Xero user for 3 years now, I was only using 1% of the software capabilities!
A busy shift in the kitchen can be pretty exhausting (we call it Kitchen Crossfit!) and the last thing I want at the end of a long hot slog is to be processing and reconciling accounts. Xero saves my bacon, quite literally. For a foodie like me trying to wear an accounting hat, it's easy to use, it's intuitive and self-explanatory and it saves me so much money in unnecessary accounting costs.
Using Xero allows me to focus on being creative in the kitchen, which we all know is the part I love the most. If you've been sticking your head in the sand about accounting (like I did for the first couple of years of running a business), maybe Xero could be your life-saver, too!