Chapter 1

Getting to Know Xero


Bullet Looking at Xero and what its different package options can do for you

Bullet Exploring the Xero Dashboard

Bullet Getting your Xero advisory team together

Bullet Using Xero to create goals and strategies for your business

Bullet Working out what support you need

Bullet Establishing a live Xero training file

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. ...

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