Chris Ridd

Chris Ridd

Chris Ridd

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Chris Ridd leads Xero’s growing Australian operation, having joined the company as managing director in February 2011. He has spent over 20 years in the Australian IT industry, the last 15 years at Microsoft. Chris’ experience spans a range of disciplines including enterprise sales and marketing, product management, strategic planning, business analysis, channel development and people management. With overall responsibility for business strategy, people management, revenue growth and key alliances, Chris plans to lead the expansion of Xero’s market share in the Australian marketplace as the IT industry shifts aggressively towards cloud computing. He enjoys working directly with customers and demonstrating the positive impact of technology in business. Before joining Xero Chris was director of the Microsoft Dynamics Business Group for Australia. With a reputation for effective and decisive execution of strategy as well as a proven ability in building and leading strong teams, he holds a track record of success and delivering against challenging growth targets.

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Evaluate your customers to boost your profits

Kick off the new financial year by discovering who your profitable customers are and gently shed the loss makers. Chris Ridd, managing director of small business accounting software provider Xero, explains how.

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The good news about bad debts

Bad debts can be bad news for small business. Chris Ridd, managing director of small business accounting software provider Xero Australia, explains how you can deduct them from your tax – and how you can avoid them.

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Tax deduction tips for your home business

Did you know you can claim for cleaning costs and wear-and-tear on your furniture at your home business?

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Five small business tax deductions

The end of the financial year is fast approaching and small businesses need to get their tax affairs in order.

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How to use technology to compete with the big guys

Not only do SMBs now have access to the same new technology as large organisations, they’re also able to embrace and react to it more quickly, nimbly and cost-effectively. Here’s how you can take advantage of your pole position to steal a march on the big guys.

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