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.



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

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!

Xero 101 – Learn to run your business using Xero October 2017

Are you thinking about signing up to Xero but are feeling a bit nervous about changing to a new system? Perhaps you have just started using Xero and want to make sure you know all the basics of setting up? Then this entry level workshop is for you.

In this 1.5 hour session you will hear from GoFi8ure, award winning Xero trainers who will show you how to set up and run your business using Xero.

When: Wednesday 11th October

Time: 9am – 10.30am


By the end of the workshop, you will be able to use basic Xero functions to:

• Set up your organisation and financial settings
• Set up your chart of accounts
• Manually import bank transactions
• Take you through the dashboard
• Reconcile your bank accounts
• Set up clients and supplier contacts
• Generate invoices in accounts receivable
• Create a credit note
• Enter bills in accounts payable
• Manage users

Who should attend: Anyone considering using or who has just started using Xero.

Presenter: Sonya Jones, Xero trainer and expert from Xero award winning company GoFi8ure.

Where: Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Cost: $59 + GST

To book please click here.



Business Bookkeeping 101 – The basics you need for success in your business September 2017

Join Tania Hayes, Managing Director of GoFi8ure and learn about Business Bookkeeping 101.

When: Thursday 21st September

Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Where: Wellington Business Expo – Westpac Stadium

When you start a business, there are so many things to learn and think about, it is understandable that business bookkeeping isn’t on the top of your to-do list. However, accurate bookkeeping knowledge and processes are necessary for business success.

In this seminar you will learn the important basics and terminology that every new business owner should know to become a flourishing business, in only an hour!

Our bookkeeping specialists and trainers from GoFi8ure will cover:

Business bookkeeping what is it? Why do it?
Company structure & your tax obligations.
Tips on to keeping your business and personal finances separate.
Why use Cloud accounting software?
GST – when should you register and how does it work?
Where do I go for help?
Q & A

To find out more please click here.



Business Expo 2016

This year’s Expo was held at the Westpac Stadium and had over 130 exhibitors – how awesome is that! We loved the new venue and vibe that came with it. It was a fun day talking to new prospects and other exhibitors – congratulations to the stand winners, well done.

Executive Director Lisa Martin ran an afternoon presentation on how to DIY (do it yourself) WOF (Warrant of Finance).

“Being a business owner means your workload is full on and you end up wearing multiple hats. Because of this, sometimes certain parts of your business can get a bit neglected or you leave it up to one of your “capable” staff members to look after because you simply don’t have time or knowledge to deal with it. Come and learn how to DIY (do it yourself) WOF.


Business Expo 2015

This year’s Business Expo was great. Despite the cold weather, everyone really enjoyed themselves.

The best part of the day was receiving this feedback from one of Lisa’s free 15 minute WOF sessions.

“Lisa you are amazing! Thank you for your time today at the business expo. Jody and I really look forward to working with you again in the future! You made everything so easy to understand and had some invaluable information! Thank you so much 🙂 Alex Aubrey, Star Beauty, 2015

“This morning at the Business Expo we saw the lovely Lisa for a FREE 15 minute Xero WOF! This wonderful lady showed us so much tips and tricks and tidied up our accounts, both my business partner and I left feeling really happy and most importantly understood how to do things differently for the future! Thanks so much again Lisa!” Jody Bell, Star Beauty, 2015









Business Expo 2014

We had so much fun at this years Business Expo. The new premise (Petone Working Man’s Club) was a great success and a lot warmer too!

This year’s expo theme was all about connecting things together, similar to how you would with your accounts. If you didn’t come along this year, make sure you come along next year. There is a lots of fun to be had!






Business Expo 2013

The Hutt Valley Business Expo was a success! We had a fantastic time and are thrilled with the turnout. A big thank to everyone who participated and to the winners of the the Top Stand award – Hometech and the most Innovated Stand – The Empire. We hope you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you next year!















New Zealand Bookkeepers Association Inaugural Conference


What an amazing day #Bookkeepcon13 was – The turnout of Bookkeepers was amazing, what an amazing bunch of people! We learned a lot of interesting information and updates; such as what changes IRD are making in the future, how to work strategically with accountants, banking technology in the future and much more. We look forward to next year’s #bookkeepcon14.




A massive thank you to our sponsors;

• RightWay – Principal sponsor
• BNZ – Venue sponsor
• Office Products Depot – Conference bags
• Moneyworks – Morning tea sponsor
• AON- Lunch sponsor
• Kinetics – Afternoon tea sponsor
• MYOB – Handbook sponsor
• Receipt Bank – T-shirt sponsor
• Reckon – Dinner sponsor