Inspiring Business

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...

In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being.

Xero How-To

With Xero you can send your customer an online quote, which they accept with the click of a button. Then when the works done you can send them an invoice, which they can easily pay online.
Sometimes you'll need to account for an overpayment in Xero accounting software, whether it's a payment you've made or one that you've received. This video tutorial shows you how.
Expense claims can be a headache for both the employee and the accounts team. With Xero you can manage the whole process online. Employees can add receipts in Xero or on the go using Xero touch.
With all your business data in the cloud, it no longer makes sense to keep all your financial documents and files stored separately.
Do you have a dishonored customer payment that you need to account for in Xero?
The easiest way to manage your petty cash is to set up a "bank account" in Xero. Watch to find out how.
Reconcile an individual bank statement line that equals multiple invoices or bills you've entered in Xero.
If you've imported a bank statement line doesn't quite match a transaction you've entered, enter an adjustment to make up the difference.
If you've imported a bank statement line that includes a fee, such as cash handling, add a bank fee adjustment while you're reconciling.

IRD Introduction to Business

Should you operate your new business as a sole trader, partnership, or company? In this animated video, Inland Revenue explains three common business structures.
Just started working for yourself? Find out about income tax and provisional tax the easy way, with this animated video from Inland Revenue.
What expenses can you deduct in your income tax return? This animated video from Inland Revenue will help you claim your full entitlements.
Find out what you need to know about depreciation if you're in business for yourself.
Should you register for GST? What do you need to do when you're registered? For a straight-forward explanation, watch Inland Revenue's animated video about registering for GST.
Learn about keeping records when you're in business for yourself.