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Xero Guest Blog – 2018 in review

Recently I was asked by Xero to contribute an article to their blog on the year that was 2018.

This was the result:

It’s that time of year in Australia once more. The Melbourne Cup is over and the Christmas party season is in full swing. Christmas beetles are appearing. The cicada crescendo has begun. As the weather warms up, businesses (outside of hospitality) are starting to wind down for the year.

It’s a great opportunity to make time for reflection on the year that was. What did we learn and how does that influence the year ahead?

Well, Australia has a new prime minister in a non-election year. New Zealand retains a highly popular PM.  Brexit is proving difficult and Trump continues to polarise and tweet. In politics, what did we learn? Not much.

But what about the SME technology industry? A lot happened in 2018.

Continue reading on the Xero Blog.

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Matt Paff (BBus GAICD) is founder of Value Adders and a veteran of the Accounting, Payroll and broader B2B Technology industry. Matt’s resume includes time as GM at Attaché Software, one of the world’s longest surviving accounting software companies, as well as starting, growing and exiting a successful accounting technology & business process consulting firm. Matt has held advisory board positions with accounting firm Imagine Accounting as well as Governance technology start-up GovernRight. In his spare time, Matt also runs a RegTech start-up vSure. Matt is passionate about a practical, plain English perspective. He is known for being a straight-shooter and appreciated for his forthright, researched opinions.

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