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Xero For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Heather Smith, Rod Drury

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Chapter 2

Getting Organised: Setting Up Xero from Scratch

In This Chapter

arrow Getting together everything you need for set-up

arrow Making your way through the set-up guide

arrow Organising your Chart of Accounts

arrow Checking your balances and increasing your payment accounts

arrow Confirming your consumer tax rates

C ustomers of mine, a husband and wife partnership who run an electrical importing business out of their small apartment, recently confided to me that prior to investing in their business accounting system they were close to divorce. Signing up to Xero was such a relief. They now know who owes them money and who they owe money to. They understand how different areas in the business are tracking and are more informed when making decisions. They no longer lie in bed awake at night worrying or having protracted discussions about the business. They are in control. Who knew investing in an accounting system could buy you a peaceful night’s sleep and save your relationships?!

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