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Xero For Dummies by Rod Drury, Heather Smith

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Chapter 1

Getting to Know Xero

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at Xero and what the product can do for you

arrow Understanding Xero’s package options

arrow Exploring the main dashboard

arrow Getting your Xero advisory team together

arrow Using Xero to create goals and strategy for your business

arrow Working out what support you need

As a fresh-faced graduate, I arrived in Cheltenham, England, to start my first real job at an aerospace manufacturing business. Using a pencil, I worked with a team of account clerks, processing journals on huge A2-size (420 × 594) sheets of paper. Towards the end of the day, we all handed our paper to a tiny grey-haired lady. She gathered the paper and, using a huge noisy mechanical calculator, added up our journal entries and updated the trial balance. When all the work was entered and the debits equalled the credits, she rang her bell, signalling we could go home.

One day a magical grey ...

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