Get financially literate and make better business decisions using Xero

Learn how to systemize and automate your bookkeeping in just 12 weeks. For digital entrepreneurs and virtual assistants. Only 20 spots left.

Starts May 27 

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Companies That Trust Bean Ninjas

Only 50% of Small Businesses Have a Positive Cashflow - Where Does Your Business Sit?

Maybe these client problems are all too familiar:  

"I worry about paying my bills every week" 

“I'm not sure what portion of the money in my bank account is profit”  

“I can't pay myself a regular weekly wage”  

“I can't calculate when I can afford to hire someone”

“I need help getting my accounting system set up”

“I'm not sure how much runway I have (how many months the business can continue to operate for)”

Financial literacy is KEY to building sustainable businesses.

Our Financial Literacy Using Xero course will help in developing your financial literacy, and address the common cash flow challenges faced by small business owners.  

When working with small business owners, time and time again we were met with blank faces when we asked them about their cash flow, financial reports, and how effectively they're using Xero. 

However, when we work with our larger, big business clients, they know a lot more about these important concepts and financial information. 

We identified this gap as one of the main reasons small businesses struggle to grow, so we got our heads together with our 10+ years experience and created this course, that anyone can take no matter your financial knowledge.

When I do reporting it's always now 100% accurate, and I know that I've done the work that needs to be done leading up to reporting time. I really loved the weekly accountability. It actually made me do the accounting tasks for my business, which we all know is probably something we put aside or put into the "too hard" basket sometimes.

- Krystle Divertie, Krystle Clear Solutions

Hi, I'm Meryl Johnston!

Founder & CEO of Bean Ninjas, a bookkeeping and financial reporting service provider for online businesses. We currently have 15 staff, and 3 offices, around the world. 

I have spent 10+ years working with clients on their business finances, and 4 years managing the cash flow of my own growing business.  

I’m excited to invite you to join me for our Financial Literacy Using Xero course.  

Financial Literacy Using Xero Course - The Details

Primary Course Outcome:  

Improve your financial literacy, learn Xero best practices, and improve cash flow in your business by the end of the 12-week program.  

Topics We'll Cover:  

How to get paid by your customers faster 

How to review expenses and reduce unnecessary costs

How to pay yourself a regular wage and payroll

How to create and maintain a cash-flow forecast, or use a variation of profit first. We'll also cover budgeting.  

How to review your prices and margins so you can focus on your most profitable products

How to understand the P&L and other reports within Xero

How the Course Works:  

  •  Led by a certified and experienced accountant
  •  Max. 20 participants
  •  6 x fortnightly online Q&A sessions
  •  Minimum 1-2 hr per week commitment 
  •  This is an interactive DONE WITH YOU program, not a lecture series. 
  • 6 x self-paced video training modules, with worksheets and templates
  • Weekly activities to help your learning 
  • Weekly accountability to ensure you get your accounting tasks done each week
  • Access to private online group for Q&A during and after the course. 
  • Receive recordings of all live Q&A sessions  

  Course Start Date: 

3 June 2019

Pilot Course Investment

If you worked with Meryl one on one, this course would usually cost over $2500. 

Because this is the first time we've run the program and we want to help as many people as possible, we're choosing to make the course cost effective.  

It's just 3 monthly payments of $277 USD + GST  

With only 20 spots available you can expect one-on-one feedback and an intimate group setting, ideal for fast business growth. 

Great for anyone starting a business. It will help you quickly automate as much as possible, saving you time and money. And help you validate the path that your business is currently on.

- Kate Lynch, Operations Manager, Rex Plumbing

This Course Has Been Designed For...

Founders and business owners in the following businesses:  

Coaches and consultants 


Digital agency


Info products


This course is NOT for you if...

  •  You are not prepared to commit 1-2 hours per week for 12 weeks to learn and implement as you go
  •  You don’t use Xero for your bookkeeping 
  •  You prefer to have your assistant manage your bookkeeping (check out our training for VA's)

(Note: If you don't use Xero and would be interested in a Xero for Beginners Course, please submit an expression of interest here.)  

Ready To Improve Your Financial Literacy using Xero? 

Ready to work with an experienced accountant to set the foundations for your financial freedom? 

Submit your application now.

Note: Participants will be selected through an application process. If you are not selected we’ll refund your money promptly.