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Xero has partnered with Heavy Chef to champion entrepreneurs and small businesses in South Africa. At Heavy Chef, we will teach you how to get started with Xero, manage your business' finances and keep your cash flow running tightly. Here are some recipes to get you going: 

Xero

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With her combined passion for fintech and empowering SMEs, Zipho Ntlakaza, account manager at Xero, shares her recipe on getting started with cloud accounting.

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Cloud Accounting

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The enigmatic leader of Xero in South Africa shares his recipe on how accounting can change your business - and life.

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Financial Reporting

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In this recipe Andrea Klassen, senior manager of Financial Reporting at Bayport Financial Services, helps entrepreneurs understand the role that financial reporting plays in keeping SARS happy and your business healthy.

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Finance Basics

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Chartered accountant and successful entrepreneur, Nkhesani Kapena focuses her passion into 10 healthy financial bites.

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Budgeting And Saving

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In this recipe, founder and CEO of Simple Books, Philip van Zyl, shares valuable cash flow management insights, advice and tools.

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Cloud Accounting

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Louw Barnardt’s entrepreneurial track record proves his belief that the right financial skills paired with the right growth capital significantly increases a company’s success and influence.

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Registering A Business

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The director of Gidalene Accounting and Tax Services unpacks how to get your business registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and how to stay compliant once you are operating.

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Tax For Entrepreneurs

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Taxes are essential not just to business but to society as a whole. Economist and co-founder of the RealFin Group Steve Doidge outlines how to build a responsible, tax-compliant business.

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Measuring Success

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Willem Haarhoff, co-founder of DoughGetters, shares practical advice on how to measure the success of your business.

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Types Of Investment

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Early-stage investment Strategist and Viridian director Alexandra Fraser explains fundamental investment terminology and shares some practical advice for entrepreneurs seeking funding.

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Cash Flow Management

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Uwais Asmal, chartered accountant and CFO of Outsourced CFO, applies financial management and business development solutions to entrepreneurial businesses.

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Becoming Investible

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Unless you're born into money, getting funding for your business is near the top of your mind. Investing Strategist Cora Fernandez, who has over 20 years of experience in private equity, reveals how to attract investors to your business.

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Find more recipes here. Xero is also a premium partner of Heavy Chef events, which are free for Heavy Chef and Xero members.  

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Small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers locally and across the world trust Xero with their numbers. Pay your bills. Claim expenses. Accept payments. Capture data. Manage inventory. Send invoices. Everything you need to ensure you manage your business well. What's more, Heavy Chef will teach you how.  

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