Category: Small Business

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

Top 5 tips to save your small business money

Saving money can prove to be quite difficult, especially if you are just starting out. On some occasions, it may be a necessity for you to make cuts and save money. This article will give you five tips that will...

/ 26th September 2017

How do I hire an apprentice? Here’s our best tips for making it worth your while

Congratulations — business is going well. Almost too well! All those late nights and missed social events are finally paying off. Your client list is growing and your bank account is getting fatter, but you still can't find the right...

/ 22nd September 2017