The Cloud

Xero Annual Meeting 23 July 2014 – Questions?

By | July 3, 2014

Xero’s annual meeting will be held at 4pm on 23 July in Wellington. I cannot attend this year and there does not appear to be an Auckland repeat, so I thought it would be an idea to put together some questions that I would put to the board of Xero. (and maybe, just maybe obtain some responses from Rod either at the AGM or prior 🙂 ) Competition is heating up in the online accounting space both locally and globally. How does Xero, both now and in the future, differentiate itself from... Read more


By | September 6, 2010

Transparency, along with working smarter/being more efficient in your business (see our last Blog here), is another key aspect of doing business with Cloud Accountants. There are 2 parts to this: Transparency when it comes to your financials Transparency when it comes to your accountant Financials Do you know how your business is performing right now? In real time? The technology is available now for you to keep a constant eye on how you are going. And now, not in 3 or 6 months time... Read more

What do you do with your weekends & weeknights?

By | August 18, 2010

Over the next few weeks I will give some insight into how Cloud Accountants operate with their clients, and how technology and systems, can change the way, you too, can run your business for the better. I hope you enjoy! So what do you do? It may sound like a personal question….and maybe it is! Do you relax by playing/watching sport? Spend time with the kids? Maybe DIY is your thing? Read or go to the movies? These are the activities that you should be involved in, doing the things... Read more

Doing business remotely works!

By | May 1, 2010

In the early stages of setting up Cloud Accountants, I wanted (needed!) a website that was not the norm in the accounting profession. I was after something fresh, and easy on the eye! For too many firms in the profession, their websites are too wordy, and did not (to me anyway) reflect what current and potential clients required to see from their accountant’s website. The types of clients that Cloud Accountants wants to engage anyway. Being a big fan of Xero, and because I religiously... Read more