We were very excited to have the opportunity to work with the Xero Enablement team on a short video. Mark Barraclough had come to see Fresh Financials and soon gained an understanding of how we work and our close collaboration with Flying Fox IT.
Fresh Financials are passionate about helping businesses to work smarter using the latest cloud technology. We partnered with Xero several years ago and soon made the decision to focus 100% on Xero and become the Experts in our field. Mark came to discuss with us how the Enablement team could help us in our journey. We don’t offer traditional Bookkeeping – we automate all of that thanks to the Xero eco-system (Receipt Bank, Chaser and Crunchboards as examples) – we have evolved into Financial Advisors, assisting small businesses with real time financial data.
It soon became clear that there was more to offer small businesses that wanted to embrace this shift. It also became clear that Fresh Financials wanted to focus only on the financial side of the eco-system but wanted the ability to offer more. Here is where the collaboration with Flying Fox IT happened. With their knowledge of IT infrastructure and Security we are able to work together to offer an entire cloud solution to forward thinking businesses.
The starting point was to use Fresh Financials as the guinea pig. We test everything in house before we make any recommendations (we like to say we drink our own champagne). As a Google Partner, Flying Fox IT set us up with Google Apps first. We then implemented a plethora of cloud systems like Lastpass (Password management) & Allthings (Job collaboration). We got to a point where we could say we worked 100% in the cloud (we even work from a 4G router). We truly can work anywhere, from any device, securely. This was then something we could jointly roll out to other businesses.
Living and working in rural East Sussex it seemed apt for our first joint event to be introducing local farmers to FarmFlo, an incredible software system to help farmers manage the day to day running of their businesses. Mark kindly offered to attend the evening event, and we were even luckier to have the event filmed by David and Adam from the Xero team.