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Clear Books CFO named one of the brightest young talents in business!

We’re delighted to announce that Clear Books CFO Suzy Kerton has been named as ‘one of the 35 brightest talents, under 35, in business’ by Accountancy Age and Financial Director! The ‘35 under 35’ list is an annual recognition of outstanding young financial talent as part of Young Professionals Day. Take a look at the full list here: http://www.


Come to Tick and Bash – a free social event for accountants and bookkeepers

Are you an accountant and bookkeeper who enjoys meeting others in your industry? Do you like free drinks?? If so, come along this Thursday to Tick and Bash, Clear Books’ social event for accountants and bookkeepers! There are no sales pitches or product demos, it’s just an opportunity to relax and unwind after work over some drinks.

Top 10 resources for small businesses

Top 10 Small Business Blogs & Resources in 2015

 Top 10 resources for small businesses: As a growing business, we understand the importance of SMEs around the UK having a wealth of useful resources at their disposal. Not only to keep up to date with important business news, but also ever-changing trends. To highlight this idea, we've compiled a list of our favourite business resource websites for your reference.


Free Business Podcast Series: Meet Blogtacular!

In our latest podcast, we spoke to Clear Books customer Kat Molesworth, co-founder of Blogtacular,  a conference for creative bloggers where businesses can learn about the power of business blogging. Kat talks about how her entrepreneurial spirit, as well as her own experience of running businesses, allows her to share her passion, expertise and enthusiasm about photography, social media and blogging with others.


Accounting Terms UK: Free Online Glossary & Definitions

As cloud accounting providers, we feel strongly about eliminating jargon and making accounting simple and accessible for everyone. In this spirit, we’ve compiled this handy guide to the most commonly used accounting terms for your reference. Glossary of Accounting Terms   Accounts payable - Amounts due for payment to suppliers of goods or services, also described as trade creditors.


Clear Books Netherlands (Online Boekhoudsoftware) is here!

We’re delighted to announce the official launch of Clear Books NL! Back in December we launched a beta version  while we continued to make improvements to the navigation and dashboard, as well as finishing translations and getting feedback from customers. We already have our first customers, putting us on the right track to recreate the same level of success we’ve had in the UK.


How creating smaller teams can help your business – Resource

Here at Clear Books, our embracing of Agile principles has never been stronger. One idea that has made serious headway is the Agile concept of ‘cross-functional teams’. We use the term ‘workcell’ as a nod to its roots in lean manufacturing, but also because it’s less of a mouthful. The core principle is that teams should not consist of a single area of expertise.


POLL: Vote for your favourite feature idea

Last month we asked you to vote for your favourite of 5 customer feature suggestions in our community forum. The winner, which will now be worked on by our team and then released as a full feature, was ‘Allocating payments to credit notes’. Thanks to all who voted and gave feedback - we’ll announce the release of this feature soon!


Small Business Infographic: Where do ideas come from?

Our customers often ask us how we prioritise which features or improvements to work on. The below infographic shows the process we go through, from deciding which idea to focus on, to design and development, and finally to a feature’s release to users. [slideshare id=47507091&doc=howclearbooksworkspdf-150428062814-conversion-gate02]   If you liked this infographic, check out our must-reads page - packed with an archive of online whitepapers, colourful infographics and other helpful documents for small businesses and accountants.


Meet the Clear Books team: Lead designer Michelle Choi

Who are you? I’m Michelle. Some call me by my surname Choi or Choizilla. What does your role at Clear Books entail? I’m the design team leader, so my responsibilities mainly revolve around looking after the designers and front end developers in the Clear Books team, and just generally making sure my team is producing quality work and are happy when doing it.

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SME Advice: 6 important legal aspects of starting your business

Double-check if you’ve put all the legal basics into place for your business with our latest guide. [slideshare id=47201271&doc=whitepaper-legal-aspect-setting-up-business-150420103833-conversion-gate01&type=d]   If you liked this guide, check out our must-reads page - packed with an archive of online whitepapers, colourful infographics and other helpful documents for small businesses and accountants.


Free Business Podcast Series – Be inspired by entrepreneurs!

If you haven’t already, do have a listen to our new podcasts. So far, we've interviewed three interesting and diverse Clear Books customers about why they became entrepreneurs, what challenges they faced along the way and their top tips for success. We spoke to: February: Brian Jenner from the UK Speechwriters’ Guild and the Good Funeral Awards.

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