We’ve reached Xero Silver Partner level!

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We’re happy to announce we’ve achieved Xero Silver Partner status!

There’s no doubt that online accounting is the future of small business, and over the past five years we’ve been keeping our eye on the field of players. One has stood out to us as truly using the promise of the Internet in stylish ways that make small business owners’ lives easier, not harder — Xero. Here’s a video that shows you some of the ways how:

Getting the latest feature upgrades without having to buy updates, having the most current data anywhere you have an Internet connection, being able to easily collaborate with our team without having to shuffle data files around, and benefiting from well thought out design from a company who’s slogan is “beautiful accounting software” — these are just a few of the benefits of working with Xero. And it’s why Forbes has named them #1 Most Innovative Growth Company for two years running.

But Xero isn’t just about the accounting — they live and breathe the small business world too. At Xerocon in Denver this past June, CEO Rod Drury (a former accountant himself, who worked with small business owners) emphasized Xero’s mission “To enable the small business economy to thrive through beautiful software, advice, and connections”. Xero’ers are passionate about the small business economy, the positive impact it has on millions of lives around the globe, and helping small business owners thrive in it. This ethos is what prompted me to send out the following tweet during the conference:

And it’s why you’ll find their website chock full of useful resources, like Small Business Guides on everything from The Golden Rules of Social Media for Business to Home Based Business Productivity Tips for Parents. And their XeroTV and XeroU videos provide insights into topics like 5 Ways to Grow Your Business Using CRM and profiles of how other small businesses are using Xero and achieving success, like this one:

All these are a few of the reasons that we’re proud to be a Xero Partner, and to have reached this new milestone: Silver Partner level. If you’d like to learn more about Xero, and how it might help your business, see if we might be a good fit for you and reach out to our team.

(Side note: I was also a speaker at Xerocon, and you can see that talk directed to accountants entitled, A Forward Looking Profession.)