Category: Small Business

MTD is being delayed – Why?

The government has announced that the full implementation of Making Tax Digital will be delayed by 'at least' two years (until 2020), although quarterly VAT reporting using digital systems will be mandatory from 2019. The original timetable for the rollout...

/ 17th July 2017

Product Updates – June 2017

What’s gone live Each month, we make enhancements, improvements, and bug fixes to Clear Books. The following changes are available now. VAT: Fixed asset management on VAT flat rate scheme Adds a feature that supports customers using the VAT Flat...

/ 29th June 2017

What “Real Time Tax” Is and What That Means for Your Business

The government’s new Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative has got the small business world in a lather as people try to figure out what it means for their businesses, when it might happen, and whether or not it’s going to...

/ 28th June 2017

Are You Ready for MTD? Most UK Businesses Aren’t…

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is set to roll out in the UK sometime in the next few years, but a recent study from the UK200Group has found that 65% of their members aren’t ready for it. While the UK small...

/ 27th June 2017

How to Comply with Data Protection as a Small Business

No one would argue that data protection is important — the Yahoo breaches, among many others, show just how serious the consequences can be for a business. But when it comes down to it, it can seem like data protection...

/ 8th May 2017

7 Reasons to Write a Company Newsletter — And How to Start

Let’s be honest. When most people think of a company newsletter, they think of one more thing to delete from their inbox. And the way many company newsletters are written — dry summaries of things no one really cares about...

/ 7th April 2017

6 Ways to Motivate Your Team (Without Shouting)

Has this ever happened to you? You spend a lot of time and energy hiring great people for your company, only to find out that a few months, or even years later, they seem to have lost their spark. No...

/ 3rd April 2017

How to Use Social Media to Market Your Small Business

We’ve worked with a lot of small business owners over the years, and we’ve found that they tend to fall into two camps: those who love social media and can’t imagine running their businesses without it, and those who just...

/ 22nd March 2017

How Do Accountants Use Spreadsheets (And What You Should Be Using Instead)

Some things just naturally seem to go together: peanut butter and jelly, night and day, and of course, accountants and spreadsheets. The second you picture an accountant, chances are you think of them crunching numbers in a complicated Excel document....

/ 20th March 2017

We Have a Brand New Video!

We're pleased to announce that we have released a brand new animated video. Our mission has always been to deliver clear & simple accounting software to empower small businesses to get on with what they do best. This new video highlights...

/ 17th March 2017