1. What does your business do?

My business is 123 Technology. Based in Central London, my team of seven takes the hassle out of technology for entrepreneurs, small businesses and family offices.

I set up the business after working for Bain & Company, Deutsche Bank and Oracle. Our mission is to provide easy to understand technology advice and support to people who don’t have a huge IT department to contact.

We operate in a very competitive market, and differentiate ourselves by providing phenomenal customer service, operating a transparent billing policy, and promising never to use technical ‘gobbledegook’!

2. Why did you invest in Clear Books?

Because I believe in the service, and I trust the team behind it.

3. What do you like best about Clear Books?

I have used Clear Books for three and a half years, having previously used Microsoft Office Accounting and Sage Instant; I also used an Excel spreadsheet in the early days! Once I realised an online service was the future, I trialled Xero, Kashflow and FreeAgent before stumbling across Clear Books. It was love at first sight! (I wish I was joking).

Clear Books makes managing my business finances easy, regardless of where I am and which device I am using. Having regularly worked 18 hour days when I set up mu business, the last thing I wanted to do was spend more time ‘figuring out’ Sage. I hated it from Day One, and I hated my (then) accountant for recommending it. It may have been the accountants choice, but it didn’t seem to be the choice of ‘normal people’.

Having recommended Clear Books to all of my 300+ clients, those that have become converts have told me they also enjoy using it.

 4. Shares bought?

I bought 250 shares in Clear Books.

Website: www.123technology.co.uk 

Posted by Tim Fouracre

Tim founded Clear Books in 2008. Like many small business owners he worked from home for 15 months to get his startup off the ground. Today Tim enjoys helping Clear Books, its customers and its growing team innovate and achieve. Tim did his GCE O Levels in Ghana.

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