Succession Planning Guide by Xero

Have you got your succession plan sorted for your business?

Xero recently released their “The importance of Succession Planning” Guide specifically aimed at small businesses in New Zealand.

Xero’s succession planning report outlines strategies for working with business clients to plan for a successful exit well ahead of time. It helps advisors start the conversation about this important but often neglected topic.

Succession planning is an important part of your business model, so when GoFi8ure were asked to contribute to Xero’s Guide we jumped at the chance.

Executive Director Lisa Martin truly believes that every business needs to have a Strategy, a way to Execute it and a good Cash flow forecast.

To read the online Succession Planning Guide and the value information provided by these amazing contributors click here to read the guide.


GoFi8ure’s Xero 101 seminar a success!

We had a great time presenting our Xero 101 seminar at the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry yesterday. Thank you to everyone to attended. Check out some of the feedback we received.

“Tania was fantastic”

“Good overview as Xero is new to me. Good presenter”

“The presenter knows what she is doing and was able to capture more or less the whole system in the time spent”

“The presenter was clear and knowledgeable”

If you would like to find out more about our advanced Xero training seminar coming up in November please click here.



GoFi8ure Dominion Post 11th October 2017 Feature

Wow make sure you check out the Dominion Post (11th October) pages B7 & B8! “Lisa Martin’s business is all about helping businesses with their business accounting”

This is pretty exciting for us to get such a big wide spread feature. Make sure you head to the Career Market section and check out the 2 page feature. Find out how Lisa Martin put her skills and passion into creating a solution every business needs and how GoFi8ure is helping ease SME’s pain points with their business bookkeeping and accounting.



For all your bookkeeping and accounting needs please contact us for your complimentary assessment.







GoFi8ure – WorkflowMax Certified Advisors

Congratulations to Tania Hayes and You Zhou for completing your WorkflowMax Advisor Certification. We love WorkflowMax and would love to help you use it for your business! If your business is looking at using WorkflowMax or you are currently using it and would like to learn how to utilise it better, get in touch.










Seminar: Advance your Xero knowledge – become a Xero Hero

If you have been using Xero for a while and would like to take your Xero knowledge to the next level then this seminar is for you.If you have been using Xero for a while and would like to take your Xero knowledge to the next level then this seminar is for you.This 3 hour session is designed to empower you with the skills you need to carry out your essential accounting processes in Xero. We will show you how easy it can be to stay on top of your transactions daily and master advanced functions to save time.

We will also cover the following features

• Discover the “Tracking” system in Xero and how this can help analyse the various income channels for your business. We will look at how to use tracked inventory in Xero and how this updates the Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet.

• We will show you how to set up and customise your Chart of Accounts so you can classify your transactions correctly, and generate meaningful reports to help you run your business better.

• We will show you how to create customised, relevant reports in Xero. We will also show you some other reporting features that can really help you to know your numbers.

• Learn ‘best practice’ for preparing and reviewing GST Returns in Xero. We will highlight all important details to look out for when doing your GST reconciliation review.

Attendees will leave with practical tools and techniques they can implement in their day-to-day roles, or in the management of their own Xero account. Please note: Previous experience of Xero is not essential for this session, however, basic experience of the software will help.

Date:  Thursday 16 November 2017, 9am – 12pm
Where:  Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 15 Daly Street, Lower Hutt
Presenter:  Tania Hayes, Xero trainer and expert from Xero award winning company GoFi8ure
Fee:  $150 + GST per attendee
More info:  click here for more information

NZ Business Magazine – GoFi8ure Accounting Software Specialists

Have you read the latest NZBusiness Magazine? If you are looking at upgrading your accounting software then this article is a must read. Check out page 22 in the magazine or CLICK HERE to read it online.

Contact GoFi8ure, your accounting software specialists to get your accounting software set up and sorted without any stress.









Wellington Business Expo 2017

WOW – What an awesome business expo this year! We had so much fun meeting so many new people and getting people to try on our superhero capes. If you are in business then the Business Expo is a must attend.



On Friday 21st of September Managing Director Tania Hayes gave a free presentation covering “Business Bookkeeping 101 – The basics you need for success in your business”. Participants walked away with important, useful information and tips they can use when starting their new business.

GoFi8ure have been a sponsor since the beginning because we are passionate about helping SME businesses. Did you attend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

4 Reasons Why You Can Benefit From Using Accounting Software

Whether you are starting up or already running a small business, you may avoid using software. This could be due to the cost, because you think it’s confusing, or you use an Accountant for tax and think software is unnecessary. But, what you may not know is accounting software can help you streamline your business and increase your bottom line. It helps ease the burden of financial administration, allowing you to focus on your business passion instead!

Here are the top 4 reasons why your business can benefit from accounting software.

1. Keep your Finger on the Pulse of your Business
How often do you review your financial information? By only looking at your financial information once a month or at GST time, you could miss seeing valuable information in a timely manner which may affect your business decisions.

2. Bring your Business to the Next Level
Are you still generating quotes using Microsoft Word templates? With accounting software you can create and send professional looking quotes to potential customers and when accepted convert the quote to an invoice then match the payment to the related invoice when payment arrives. This eliminates replicating data entry and reduces admin time.

3. Have Accurate Records for Tax Preparation
At tax time do you find yourself looking for your shoe-box full of receipts, trying to remember which expenses were business related? By keeping your records within an accounting system the end of year process can be less of a burden. You capture the correct information throughout the year and eliminate the need for the accountant to have to enter your data records into their tax system.

4. Control your Cash flow
Do you know how much money you can expect and what bills you will have to pay over the next 30 to 90 days? Every business needs to know what is coming in versus what is going out. Accounting software can provide you with cashflow reports, budgets and up to date profit and loss reports to ensure you can manage one of your businesses most valuable assets – cash!

Would you like to find out how GoFi8ure can help move your accounts onto life changing accounting software? Email us on or call us on 0800 463 488 for your complimentary assessment today.

A Life Lesson in Leadership – NZBusiness Magazine, August 2017 Issue

“A Life Lesson in Leadership” Leadership is a term we all bandy about without really knowing what it means, says Lisa Martin, but fortunately every business can lead leadership skills.

A good business leader is someone who has the ability to positively influence others’ behaviour to increase productivity and efficiency.  But ask anyone what makes a good leader and changes are that you will be in for a lengthy discussion. To read GoFi8ure’s featured article here.









Something exciting happened this month… We launched our NEW customised Website!

We launched our NEW customised Website! We invite you to check it out!

Over the past few months, we have been working with our Graphic Design team to get our new website live and we are so happy to finally be able to show it off to you.

With a fresh look and feel and customised design, our new website has been created to enhance your navigation experience. In our new site, you will have access to a full range of information including our services, blogs, news, events and advice – easily accessible and mobile friendly!