Resources

We provide a range of resources on accounting and business information, absolutely free!

We've organised our resources into four sections: Information for businesses (notes and presentations we have put together on a variety of subjects), Xero-related resources, Software and services (free software and services we've found useful for home and small businesses) and Links (links relating to tax, accounting and business-related sites).

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Notes and presentations we have put together on a variety of subjects.


Links to Xero resources.


  • FAQs Our Xero frequently asked questions.

  • Blogs Our Xero related blogs.

  • Xero Online accounting system for small businesses - test drive it using the free demo company.

  • Xero Quickstart A guide to getting up and running with Xero in minutes.

  • Xero Cashbook Quickstart A guide to getting up and running with the Cashbook edition of Xero in minutes.

  • Xero Coding Guideline Not sure what to code a receipt or payment to? - check out our Xero coding guide.

  • Xero TV How-To Simple video tutorials that will teach you how to master various tools in Xero accounting software.

  • Xero Communities A collection of almost every piece of information about Xero. You can also make feature requests here.

  • Xero Add-Ons A guide to all the applications that you can use to enhance your Xero experience.

Free software and free services that we have found useful for home and small businesses.


  • PDF Fill Free PDF Writer to create PDF files from any Windows program. Also has free PDF Tools to combine, split and manipulate PDF documents.

  • Open Office Full office suite compatible with Microsoft Office 2010.

  • Virus Total Online service that checks an uploaded file against multiple virus checkers.

  • Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus and antispyware software (free for home use and small businesses).

  • Avast Antivirus software (register it and its free for home use).

  • AVG Antivirus software (free for home use).

  • AxCrypt Easy to use file encryption - right click to encrypt any file. There is now a Mac version too.

  • Skype Phone calls over the Internet.

  • iDrive Online backup service - 5GB free.

  • Gmail Email service from Google.

  • Google Chrome Web Browser Small and fast and very good.

  • ISP Speedtest Test the speed of your Internet connection.

  • JoinMe Screen sharing and online meetings using just a web browser - the basic option is free

  • DropBox DropBox allows you to sync your files between multiple computers. You can also use it to share files with others.

  • if this then that IFTTT allows you to set rules to automate just about anything you can think of. Very cool.

  • 2talk Run you phones and fax over the Internet.

Links to tax, accounting and business related sites.