Yup, it’s a pain in small business when you’re overloaded and everyone gets sick. The business grinds to a halt and you all get behind. Rod Drury’s fairly ‘unique’ solution has a lot of plusses and can be adapted to virtually any small business:
To: All Xero Staff (and Shareholders)
Re: What do do when youâ€™re sick
If you feel like you need to be off work you will require a medical certificate. This will mean a trip to your doctor.
In New Zealand a doctors consultation for 15 minutes will cost you around $49. The same as a whole month of Xero.
As the doctor is completing your prescription, this is a good time to enquire about what accounting system they use. Advanced Xeroâ€™s will actually be able to do a live demo right there on the doctors computer.
Medical centres are mainly cash based with most receipts coming through the bank account each day and processing of supplier invoices. Use this information to show you understand their business.
As youâ€™ve paid for the consultation, donâ€™t feel bad about using a few minutes to show the benefits of Xero. It will make you feel a lot better if you can get them to sign up for a free demo.
Accordingly medical certificates will now only be accepted with a matching demo sign up.