Category: Small Business

GDPR (general data protection regulation) how it will affect small business

Have you heard of GDPR? Many small businesses owners are still in the dark about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You might have heard rumblings about it, but assumed that it’s not going to affect you, especially in...

/ 11th September 2017

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 to get your clients to pay you on time

It seems there are two types of people in the world: those who can't let an unpaid bill sit, and those who think the money isn't actually due until they have received a fourth payment reminder. At times, it can...

/ 6th September 2017

Four tiny steps you can take during the year to make tax time easier for you and your accountant

Imagine ... it’s January. It's dull, we're all broke, we're all on diets or detox plans, and the party season is well and truly over. The weather is probably miserable and summer holidays are too far away to think about....

/ 22nd August 2017

New Product: Making Tax Digital? Clear Books has got you covered

Today we are announcing two new products to help small businesses meet the requirements of Making Tax Digital: Clear Books Practice Edition for accountants; and Clear Books Micro for small businesses   Tax today Making Tax Digital (MTD) is looming...

/ 3rd August 2017

What Are the Implications of Making Tax Digital for Small Businesses?

Whether you’re new to the conversation surrounding the government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative or you’ve been following it from the beginning, chances are that you have some questions. If so, you’re certainly not alone — the uncertainty around the...

/ 26th July 2017

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