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Even a klutz can create elegant images using Canva

I needed some images created to go with my blog articles. Here’s an example of what I created using Canva – a free graphic design tool website: I like this style of image because: I own the copyright on it – so have no heart pumping concerns about using it. It’s crisp and clear yet [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:02+10:00May 9th, 2015|2 Comments

Lessons learnt from the film BoyChoir

I was lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Boy Choir at Palace Centro. Before the movie started we visited Tinderbox for dinner and enjoyed an amazing cauliflower salad and artichoke pizza to die for. We will definitely be back. #Tinderbox before #PalaceCentro #ChoirBoys A photo posted by Heather Smith (@heathersmithau) on Apr 21, [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:03+10:00April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

What to say when someone comments on your amazing hair transformation

My daughter's just had the most amazing hair-cut - you can read about it below. Being a very prepared teenager she's lined up what she's going to say when someone comments on her new short haircut – here are some suggested responses: • I am currently mastering the hair flick • It got stuck in one [...]

2017-12-25T04:55:10+10:00April 19th, 2015|1 Comment

Offer up the office ping pong tables to the competitive jigsaw players and unleash the introverts!

Do you like jigsaw puzzles? I wrote about our family tradition for doing puzzles at Christmas times in Xero for Dummies. The competitive jigsaw players will stay up all night at our family functions to complete a jigsaw. Its serious stuff! We only ever do jigsaws designed by Ray Cresswell, you can google them, or try  ozgemtoys. [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:06+10:00April 19th, 2015|0 Comments

5 things you need to know about the Debtor Tracking solution Satago

There are a number of Debtor Tracking solutions that connect beautifully with Xero. I’m gradually working my way around testing all of them. Satago came across my radar when Steven Renwick was letting people know he was coming out for Sydney Xerocon – and had free blue sunnies to give away. These sunnies are now a must [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:07+10:00April 13th, 2015|1 Comment

Brisbane Private Function Room Hire

On Friday evening I was a guest of Moose and Gibson - a cafe and private function room hire venue. Honestly I did not even know the place existed, but when I mentioned I was there foodie @Tiffinbitesized tweeted @HeatherSmithAU love Moose & Gibson. Lots of fun! — Fiona Ryan (@TIFFINbitesized) April 10, 2015 That sounds [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:09+10:00April 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Analysis of the Xero International Add-On Market Place

Xero add-ons are kind of like apps for your iPhone. The add-ons plugs into Xero extending the functionality of the cloud based business solution. In this simple analysis, I counted the number of available solutions, by both Industry and Category across the counties Xero is offered in. Note: You used to be able to filter [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:13+10:00September 8th, 2014|2 Comments

I’m a bookkeeper. I’m interested in learning Xero. Where can I start?

I’m frequently approached by bookkeepers asking me where they should start learning Xero. My suggestion is to block out a short amount of time, every day in your calendar and work your way through the variety of Xero training opportunities available. When I started out I blocked out 15 minutes every day. Who doesn’t have [...]

2018-09-16T05:43:04+10:00August 2nd, 2014|4 Comments

Tips to optimise working with browsers while using Xero

In this short video I’m going to cover some tips to optimise working with browsers while using Xero. To view this video on high definition on YouTube, click on the gear icon and select 720 P HD. If you find this video useful please like it, subscribe to my YouTube channel and share it with your [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:19+10:00July 7th, 2014|1 Comment