Company mission, vision, values

Mission statement vs. vision statement

 

Even if prices are raised and there are more affordable alternatives on the market, we will often continue to buy products from the same brand. The reason for this is the same as explaining why we always choose to fly with the same airline or get our coffee from the same place:...

 

Types of taxes in the UK

Taxation and the different types of taxes in the UK

 

Keeping track of taxes in the UK isn’t exactly a piece of cake. There are so many types of taxes that it’s difficult to know which ones apply to you and/or your business. If you don’t file your taxes correctly with the HMRC, it could result in penalties, which could cost you...

 

CRM tools: customer care made easy

CRM tools: software for customer care

 

Customer care is one of the corner stones of a successful company – whether you are running an online shop or offering bank accounts. Even smaller companies can benefit from the use of CRM tools, which help to organise customer- or buyer data. These software systems automate and...

 

Business plan creation

Writing a business plan: here’s how to plan your venture

 

Before a business idea can be implemented, it is necessary to create a business plan. This serves as the founder’s roadmap, and summarises all necessary information about planning and finances. However, the business plan is also highly relevant for investors as well as potential...

 

What is a small business?

Small businesses, explained

 

According to the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a small business is a privately-owned and operated business with a small scale of trade and a small number of employees, depending on the industry. Small businesses are commonly referred to by the European term “SME” which...

 

What is a limited partnership?

When two or more people join together to operate a business, they often choose a limited partnership as their legal structure. Whilst it is fairly simple process to start a limited partnership, provisions regarding liability can sometimes pose major challenges to shareholders. Whoever enters into a limited partnership doesn’t just take over a part of the management duties, they also become...

General partner in a limited partnership: both managing director and general partner

All the risk, but all the freedom – this is one way you can describe being a general partner in a limited partnership. Whilst the other shareholders are “only” reliable for their own capital contribution, the general partner is liable with their total assets. Being a general partner comes with additional special rights – they are the only ones entitled to manage and represent the company.

Google G Suite for a better workflow and remote collaboration

Google G Suite is a cloud-based collaboration software that unites multiple Google applications. Every registered user can access project plans, e-mails, and other documents via the cloud, regardless of where they are located. Numerous tools such as word processors, online calendars, or video conferencing facilitate collaboration and synchronise changes in real-time. In this article, we have...

Legal breaks at work – what employees are legally entitled to

Regulations on working hours are one of the most important arrangements between an employee and employer. But how much break time are employees entitled to? How does the law define breaks and are there any exceptions? Which breaks are paid for and which aren’t? Answers to all these questions can be found in this article.

Job posting: how to create appealing job advertisements

When searching for a new employee, there are a lot of things that need to be done which go far beyond the mere application procedure. Before you can conduct job interviews and draw up contracts, for example, it is important to create job postings that are as accurate as possible for the jobs available. However, what actually distinguishes a job advertisement that is perfectly designed in terms of...

Limited partner: definition, rights, and duties

If several people or entities want to operate a commercial business together, their first step is finding a suitable legal form for their business. An interesting, common solution is a limited partnership. This is comprised of general partners, with unlimited liability, and limited partners, with limited liability. How is liability regulated amongst limited partners? What rights and obligations...

Compliance: guidelines for compliant corporate behaviour

Compliance is one of those trendy terms that is used more and more frequently in the economy. It seems to be able to mean almost everything. The basic idea is simple and goes without saying: Companies must comply with existing laws and at the same time assume their social responsibility. But what does compliance mean beyond that?

Elements of a business plan

There are a number of very important tasks involved with starting your own business. In order to do these tasks justice, it is absolutely necessary to create a business plan. This should always be done in writing. But what are the contents of a buiness plan, what functions does it fulfill, and what is its structure like? We provide a complete overview for all prospective business founders.

Earn-out when purchasing a company: guaranteed success or cause for conflict?

Buying a company is costly and risky. An earn-out clause in the contract reduces the risk for the buyer and creates a monetary incentive for the seller to support the new direction. This is because the earn-out promises a fluid, profit-orientated adjustment to the purchasing price in addition to the basic amount. However, this option has its pitfalls. If you want to use the earn-out model...

Registering as self-employed

What constitutes as self-employed? Who needs to register themselves? And how does the process work? Registering as self-employed in the UK is quite straightforward, but to give you peace of mind, we take you step-by-step through the process as well as explain what the Self Assessment tax form is and when it needs to be filled out.