Kevin Fitzgerald, Regional Director, Asia, Xero

Kevin Fitzgerald, Regional Director, Asia, Xero

17 May 2019
Singapore’s Small Businesses Were Owed S$4.1 Billion Last Year Due to Late Payments
A total of S$4.1 billion worth of invoices were paid late to small businesses in Singapore in 2018, according to the global small business platform, Xero. Regardless of how late they are, late payments are stacking up to be a major issue for small businesses. Past research from Xero found that as a result of late payments, small businesses faced a backlog of work (59%), suffered from reduced productivity (46%) and experienced cash flow issues (39%), in addition to reduced morale of employees and struggles to pay staff. We talk to Kevin Fitzgerald, Regional Director, Asia Xero to find out more.

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15 Oct 2018
Creativity In Business Can Increase Innovation And Growth
Creativity in businesses can mean many different things to different people, but at its core implies the consideration of new ideas and perspectives. A lack of creativity in business means that many small businesses in Singapore remain risk-averse, which dampens (regional) business growth and innovation. Kevin Fitzgerald, Regional Director for Asia at Xero talks us through what businesses can do to encourage creativity and innovation in their employees.

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30 Apr 2018
Kevin Fitzgerald, Asia Regional Director at Xero
SMEs need to be prepared for digitalisation which has an impact across various sectors and industries.

MONEY FM 89.3's Elliott Danker and Yasmin Jonkers speak with Kevin Fitzgerald, Asia Regional Director at Xero, and also a fellow member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), who explains what the biggest challenges SMEs are facing in today's age of digital transformation, and how Xero can help SMEs be prepared and achieve their goals through technology.

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