David Eaton

All posts by David Eaton

David is a Chartered Accountant and Director of SME Strategies (smestrategies.co.uk) which offers tailored support to ambitious SMEs and gives mentoring to owner managers.

Working on the business or in the business? It’s one big balancing act!

Many of us have gone into running our own business for all the freedom and creativity it brings to us. The 9 to 5 regime five days a week is over, we will never have to work for someone whom...

/ 7th September 2017

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...

/ 30th April 2015

Clear Books holds its first AGM as a plc

As many of you will know, Clear Books became a plc last year and invited customers to purchase shares in the company, raising over £800,000. As a result, last week Clear Books held its first ever AGM, inviting all shareholders...

/ 29th August 2014

Clear Books feature updates

We've been working on some great new Clear Books features, and wanted to let you know the updates we've made so you can start taking advantage of them! Additional search function for stock items A new stock item search function...

/ 12th May 2014

Improving your Clear Books workspace

As Clear Books continues to develop and innovate, we’re always looking to improve the experience for our users which is why we've decided to make our interface wider. Previously we used a width of 960px as a standard to fit...

/ 8th May 2014

Security: Heartbleed vulnerability

On April 7th 2014, security researchers discovered a serious vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) in OpenSSL, a very popular cryptographic library used by many websites, including Clear Books. This library ensures secure communication between server and client but also confirms the identity of...

/ 9th April 2014

Clear Books focus on security

Here at Clear Books we always strive for what is best for our customers.  With this in mind, we've recently been working with a security consultant, Yousef Syed, as a result of an innovation grant we received. Yousef is also...

/ 14th March 2014

Clear Books Hackathon

On the 29th of November the developers had a day off from their usual duties to work on something completely different. Small projects with a short period of development constituted the Clear Books hackathon day. The only requirement was that...

/ 20th December 2013

GoCardless – Import pre-auths into Clear Books

Great news for our customers with an active GoCardless integration! The ability to import pre-authorisations created outside Clear Books into your account and link them with your existing customers is now available. To access this feature navigate Tools > GoCardless...

/ 6th November 2013

Clear Books presents GoCardless integration revamp

If you’re wondering what GoCardless is and what an integration with Clear Books mean, here’s a quick snapshot: GoCardless is a payment tool integrated with Clear Books allowing you to request and receive Direct Debit payments from your customers. We...

/ 23rd October 2013