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Small businesses including loft converters, tour guides and psychologists all buy company shares for the first time to support the development of Clear Books

London: 15 August 2014: Start-up firm Clear Books has shown that ditching traditional business funding routes can pay its way by securing over £1.5m through a customer crowdfunding scheme that echoes that of “employee-owned” retail giant John Lewis Partnership.

So far, over 1,000 small business and sole trader users of the Clear Books cloud accountancy software have demonstrated their confidence in the business, with single investments starting from only £12.

The new ‘partners’ reflect the wide variety of businesses that Clear Books supports, including tour guides, psychologists, loft converters, bookkeepers, accountants and IT consultants.

CEO Tim Fouracre of Clear Books comments: “Our...

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