Delegate without fear — what you need to know as a small business owner

The good news? your business is thriving! The bad news? You’re still doing it all. Even though you have staff, you’re still handling many of the daily operations yourself — emails and phone calls, bids and vendors, marketing, and scheduling. ...

/ 10th August 2022
exit strategy

Why your small business needs an exit strategy — even if you’re not planning your exit just yet

Does your business plan include an exit strategy? If your answer is “not yet” — or if this is the first you’ve heard of it —  you’re not alone.  What is an exit strategy? Put simply, an exit strategy is...

/ 4th August 2022
time management

From small business owner to employer: How to nail time management when you make your first hire

Your business is growing in ways you’d never even imagined. You’re keeping all the balls in the air (so far), but you have this nagging feeling that it won’t be long before you drop one. Managing all the day-to-day operations...

/ 28th July 2022

How to sell without being ‘salesy’ — 3 tips for selling, without selling your soul

The knot in your stomach before you make that sales call. That awkward feeling when you’re pitching to a client because you already know they’re not interested. The dread of an unanswered email enquiry. It’s safe to say sales isn’t...

/ 21st July 2022
self-employed

From employee to self-employed: here’s how to manage the transition

No matter your current position, whether you’re the CEO of a multinational corporation, an apprentice, or a new graduate with a part-time job, making the transition from employee to self-employed business owner comes with one heck of a learning curve....

/ 13th July 2022

How to create an offer your customers can’t refuse

Is it the right time to create an offer to drive sales? You hate to admit it, but you thought (or at least hoped) this would be easier. After all, you’ve ticked all of the business building boxes so far....

/ 6th July 2022

Starting a small business? Here are 5 things to avoid

We love sharing articles about what you should be doing as entrepreneurs and small business owners because we want to set you up for success. But what about the common pitfalls that many small businesses face? As a small business...

/ 21st June 2022
employee engagement

How to improve employee engagement (and why it’s so important that you do!)

We know that hiring your first employee (or employees) was a big deal. From figuring out how to define and advertise the position to finding the right person, buying uniforms and tech for them to use, and investing in their...

/ 15th June 2022
business insurance

How to get the right insurance for your business

Why is it important to get the right insurance? So, you know you need insurance for your business, but how do you go about getting the right cover? Whether you’re buying insurance for the first time, or in the process...

/ 8th June 2022

Cutting business costs: how small businesses can make serious savings

At Clear Books, helping you make more money is baked into what we do, from the affordability of our software and our invoice automation tools to the extensive functionality that frees up the time you need to find and attract...

/ 25th May 2022