I curate and deliver key information to you in digestible format. Insights gained from my client work, are woven into my writing and presentations, so they are brimming with lots of realistic, practical advice. Consider booking me to speak at your next business function, and let the stories come to life. I take great pride in providing professional training sessions that cater to all levels and abilities. My talks are brimming with useful information, stories and practical tips. Through consulting, training and interviewing I’ve had the privilege of working with thousands of business owners assisting them in implementing systems profitable productive systems. From this vantage I’ve gained insights into the inner workings of small businesses.
Here are details of various presentations topics I can speak to your group about:
Xero Accounting for Accountants
Presentations for accounting firms interested in understanding Xero and how it can benefit their clients and their business. With a solid understanding of Xero, MYOB and small business accounting, I’m in an excellent position to explain Xero accounting solutions from all perspectives. This is not a sales presentation. This is a comprehensive honest independent introduction to Xero online accounting solution and an opportunity to answer any questions you may have about Xero.
Xero Bookkeeping for Bookkeepers
Presentations for bookkeeping firms interested in understanding Xero and how it can benefit their clients and their business. With a solid understanding of Xero, MYOB and small business accounting, I’m in an excellent position to explain Xero bookkeeping solutions from all perspectives. This is not a sales presentation. This is a comprehensive honest independent introduction to Xero online bookkeeping solution and an opportunity to answer any questions you may have about Xero.
Introduction to the cloud
- What is the cloud
- What are the benefits of working in the cloud
- What are the concerns of working in the cloud
- An explanation of how bank feeds work
The purpose of this introductory session is to explain what is meant by the phrase ‘working in the clouds’. The session undertakes a comprehensive run through of all the benefits and concerns of working in the cloud. My aim is to cover all the questions you have about cloud technology. This will be run at a very introductory level. No prior knowledge is assumed.
Introduction to cloud based accounting
- Introduction to the dashboard of Xero
- Overview of the key features in the accounting solutions
- Introduction to Application Programming Interface and how it benefits business processes
- Support available for XERO end user and/or the partner
- Pricing for XERO
The purpose of this session is to introduce you to cloud based accounting solutions; XERO. I look at the dashboards and then run through key features of Xero. I review the support offered; the partners’ programmes and explain the pricing of the solution. This is run at an introductory level. No prior knowledge is assumed.
Introduction to Xero
Discover Xero the innovative timesaving online accounting solution. Recognise the benefits of accessing to real time Xero business data on the run. Learn how Xero minimises the need for data entry, through the adoption of cutting edge technology like bank feeds, memorising transactions, intelligent field typing, single ledger. Understand how Xero streamlines repetitive business process through the adoption of add-on technology. Marvel at how Xero is constantly evolving, and upgrades happen online – minimising disruption. Make informed decisions faster Xero is an online accounting solution suited to micro and small businesses. Comprehensive introductory and interactive session to Xero; I work through the preparation of a BAS and then look at the various management reports available. I examine how useful and interactive the reports are, and work through some customised scenarios. I talk about how reports can be used to help the business owners understand and run their business. This session, aims to give you an overview of what Xero is and a demonstration of what Xero can do for you. If you’re in a small business, come along to learn how Xero and cloud technology, can minimise the administrative burden and repetitive tasks in your business.
Topics covered include:
- Chart of Accounts
- Tax Codes
- Live demo of XERO
- Create a Customer
- Create a Supplier
- Create an employee
- Create an inventory item
- Typical daily processing; including invoicing, entering bills, and bank reconciliation
- Create a simple payroll and process it
- BAS preparation; including reconciling clearing accounts, checking exception reports
- Looking at Management Reports available
- Look at inventory reports
Article Marketing: Publishing with impact
Article marketing can be an effective means of demonstrating your expertise in a particular area by writing about it. From choosing an eye-catching headline, structuring a short captivating article, through to software tools to help you craft your article Heather Smith works you through the steps to create your own article, and pitch it publishers.
Gain insights into writing your own business book. Discover how you can integrate social media into the writing and promotional process. Learn about writing for the “For Dummies” brand. Work through examples of clear concise technical writing Heather Smith has written 6 business books including the international bestselling Xero for Dummies series. In this session Heather will share with you techniques to assist you in the process of writing you own business book, and using it to build your profile.