Featured Episode: Craig Hudson, Managing Director of Xero NZ and Pacific Islands - Insights into Wellbeing, affects of COVID 19 on Small Business and how to move forward
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We are delighted to be joined by Craig Hudson, Managing Director of Xero NZ and Pacific Islands. Craig is responsible for promoting the small business economy in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and Xero’s relationships with government, financial institutions, and enterprise. Craig joined Xero in the UK where he led the business into market in Europe, the Middle East and South Africa. Prior to joining Xero, Craig played professional rugby in New Zealand, France, England and Wales.

We cover a range of topics with Craig but start with how Xero has dealt with lockdown, COVID 19 and how this has changed their business moving forward. We discuss their latest Small Business Insights, which shows the effect of COVID 19 and lockdown on Small Business New Zealand and how do we move forward. Finally, we discuss Wellbeing and Mental Health a subject Craig is very passionate about, we look at how Business Owners can look after themselves through these challenging times and their staff.

There are several references within the Podcast, and links to these references are below.

Xero Wellbeing Report and Assistance Program - https://www.xero.com/nz/about/social-and-environmental-impact/business-support/wellbeing-report/

Xero Small Business Insights - https://www.xero.com/content/dam/xero/pdf/media-release/xero-data-reveals-covid-19s-initial-impact-on-nz-small-business-sector.pdf

Xero App Marketplace Payment Options - https://apps.xero.com/nz/function/payments

Xero Short Term Cashflow Tool - https://central.xero.com/s/article/Short-term-cash-flow

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