Category: Small Business

Every SME has busy and quiet times. When business slows down a bit, you can finally get around to doing these things that you've been putting off!

6 things you can do in the SME slow season

If this is your first year or so in the SME world, then brace yourself. You’re about to experience the seasonal ebbs and flows that make this type of work exciting if you know what’s going on, and terrifying if...

/ 6th December 2017
AccountancyAdvent advent calendar

#AccountancyAdvent: the Clear Books advent calendar of accounting advice for businesses

Christmas is just around the corner, but we thought we'd give you an early present this year. We've spoken to accountants and small businesses from around the country and asked them what their top accounting tips would be for other...

/ 1st December 2017
Government failing to understand our challenges say small business owners

Government failing to understand our challenges, say small business owners

The majority of small business owners* in the UK do not think the government understands the challenges they are facing, or the opportunities open to them. In all, 82% of the owners we surveyed supported this point of view. Phil...

/ 22nd November 2017
Autumn budget 2017

What has the Chancellor’s November Budget got in store for your business?

In this strange age of minority governments and Brexit negotiations, each new Budget has an added dose of importance – not least for the UK's small businesses planning for the future. Philip Hammond, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, is...

/ 20th November 2017

Investment 101: How to prepare your SME for investment

When you start a business, investment can seem such a remote possibility that you don’t even consider it. But fast forward a few years and suddenly it’s not so far off your radar. Whether you’ve created a new system or...

/ 16th November 2017

3 bookkeeping templates and why you should use Clear Books Micro instead

It’s one of the most divisive words in the small business world. You say it, and people tend to immediately go, “Oh, I love them!” or “No, not this again!” Spreadsheets. This seemingly innocuous word holds a lot of baggage...

/ 8th November 2017

A simple, creative & inexpensive way to enhance your trust online

Have you ever wondered why some companies are always doing better than others? Regardless of the effort put in your website and despite your SEO ranking or your pay per click strategy, you still don’t generate the level of sales...

/ 25th October 2017

Call The Chancellor, Philip Hammond on 0845 862 0344

We want your thoughts on the budget! We are seeking the views of SME's and accountants as to what you would like to see in upcoming Budget on November 22, 2017. Call 0845 862 0344 to leave a voicemail and share...

/ 18th October 2017

HR 101 for SMEs

If you've been happily running your small business as a sole trader so far, the whole world of HR has probably passed you by. Until now, managing staff sickness probably looked like taking some painkillers before getting straight back to...

/ 18th October 2017

Clear Books founder Tim Fouracre makes way for Phil Sayers as new CEO

Clear Books has announced that Phil Sayers has taken over from founder Tim Fouracre as CEO with immediate effect. The appointment of Sayers, who joined the company as Sales and Marketing Director 14 months ago, releases Fouracre to depart to...

/ 4th October 2017