Category: Small Business

A guide to Clear Books Micro, our free online accounting spreadsheet for small businesses

A guide to Clear Books Micro, our free online accounting spreadsheet for small businesses

Clear Books Micro is a free online spreadsheet designed specifically for small businesses like yours. What's great about Clear Books Micro? Rather than relying on holding onto all of your paper documents and receipts throughout the year, before handing them...

/ 5th April 2018
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Advising your clients about business finance

Technology has become increasingly important for accountants and bookkeepers in the last few years, and that trend is only going to continue. Accounting software like Clear Books has become the new standard, because it makes life a lot simpler by...

/ 16th March 2018
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Should your small business invest in content marketing?

Whether you're an accountant or a business owner, no matter how big you are, you are likely familiar with Content Marketing. It has become a huge industry and it’s easy to see why. Some seriously impressive statistics have emerged over...

/ 13th March 2018
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT pilot testing

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT pilot testing

Clear Books has been working closely with HMRC to make sure our accounting software is ready for the implementation of Making Tax Digital (MTD) in April 2019. In order for HMRC to ensure the system is working as it should...

/ 28th February 2018
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
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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
Speadsheet

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