Date: 14th September 2016
Our Xero Business Courses have been enjoying a solid following, numbers are growing and we have had some amazing feedback about how the tips and tricks have helped people in their business. We spoke to Tania Reid from Wanaka Joinery and Glass to see how the course has been helpful for her.
Through her study with the Te Wananga O Aotearoa Applied Small Business Growth Management Course, Tania identified that they were doing really well in most areas of their businesses and other areas needed a little polish. A customer service questionnaire and competitor analysis led her to think about how technology was being used (or not used) in their business.
Firstly they looked at their workshop and upgrades were made in the form of some high-tech machinery and design systems.
Next, they looked at the use of technology in their accounting and reporting systems and Tania quickly took steps to up the ante. They were already using Xero for invoicing, bills, inventory and bank feeds, but once Tania started her five week Xero Business Course with Findlay & Co, it hit home that she could do so much more.
“The course is very interactive; Scott and Wayne are very good at getting the point across without the fluff. Learning about the next level of functionality within Xero means it saves me time, paper and effort. Our business systems are linked together, it feels like we are ahead of the game.”
These are some of the ways Tania is now using Xero in her business:
All of this has resulted in a lot of stream-lining and time saving. But Tania is not finished yet… she is also investigating an integration between time-sheets, payroll and Xero; improving inventory recording; and better use of reporting.
“The guys are on to it, they even sent out reminders the night before each session. They also shared study notes and followed up on any holes in the learning. We’re now ready for the next level!”
One more happy business owner thriving by putting Xero to good use.