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Xero Beautiful Business Fund: Ways for accountants and bookkeepers to get involved

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James Kyd

Sep 12, 2023

Last month on stage at Xerocon Sydney, we announced that applications officially opened for the Xero Beautiful Business Fund. We’re giving away more than NZ$750,000 to eligible Xero small business customers across Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the US. 

While this initiative is targeted at small businesses, our accounting and bookkeeping partners play a key role in driving small business success and we’d love for you to help get your clients behind the Xero Beautiful Business Fund. 

Spread the word

We encourage you to spread the word about the Xero Beautiful Business Fund so we can help make the future brighter for small businesses. 

We have a toolkit prepared with a range of assets, from email templates, draft social media posts, flyers and imagery you can start using today to share the information with your clients. 

Download the partner toolkit here.

It’s easy for your clients to apply

We know that many of your clients are strapped for time and just want to focus on running their business. That’s why we’ve made the application process simple and it can be done in one sitting. 

All they need to do is create and upload a 90 second video and complete a short application form, for each category they’d like to enter. We’ve listed out the application process and tips on how to apply in our blog post here

There’s no limit on how many funding categories a business can apply to, so your clients can go all out to increase their chances of winning. 

Refer your clients for a chance to win

And yes, there are prizes up for grabs if you refer your clients to the Xero Beautiful Business Fund!

When small businesses apply to the fund, they’ll be asked on the application form if they were referred to the fund. If they were referred, they’ll then be asked to name their accountant or bookkeeper and the firm in their application.

For each successful referral, you’ll have the chance to win: 

  • 1-9 referrals: Entered into Visa (or equivalent) gift card draw (1 entry into draw per referral) with 5 to be won worth NZ$200 (or equivalent currency). T&Cs apply.
  • 10+ referrals: Entered into the draw to win the chance to go to a Xerocon in 2024. One lucky winner will have the choice of attending a Xerocon in London or the US next year including a travel voucher to the value of NZ$7,000 (or equivalent currency), plus a Xerocon pass. T&Cs apply.

If you refer any clients to the fund, remember to ask them to list you as their referrer.

At Xero, we all recognise the critical role accountants and bookkeepers play in helping their clients succeed and navigating through all the challenges that come with running a business. If your clients started up a business many years ago, a few years ago or maybe have been around for some time but experienced some setbacks, the Xero Beautiful Business Fund is there to provide a helping hand so small business owners can achieve their future aspirations. Together, we look forward to making a positive impact in our local communities by pushing an aspiring entrepreneur or growing small business forward through the Xero Beautiful Business Fund.

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