Cost of sales method

The cost of sales procedure in the context of profits and losses.

 

The profit and loss account (P&L) is also called an income statement. All general ledger accounts are summed up with expenses subtracted from the income to leave a profit or loss amount for the period, which is usually one financial year. Daily operating expenses are summarised...

 

Tax Tips for the Self Employed

Saving taxes – a guide for the self-employed

 

How can I save on tax? This is an eternal question for the self-employed. In order to be well-versed in questions of tax, and improve your own financial situation, you need the necessary information: What taxes have you incurred? And what can be deducted from them?

 

Cash book accounting done right

Keeping a cash book: The basics of cash book accounting

For companies, there is no sweeter sound than when the cash drawer jingles. But the HMRC requires a detailed listing of your operating revenue and expenditures at the end of each year. This includes cash transactions. A cash book will help you to keep track of your cash drawer. This guide explains how to properly keep a cash book and what benefits you can enjoy by using professional software.

Overhead costs

Overhead costs

Would you like to judge the price of a product or service appropriately, but you don’t know its corresponding overhead costs? In contrast to direct costs, overheads such as factory rental costs cannot be directly assigned to a product or service. Instead, you must calculate the overhead rate to determine the appropriate percentage of overhead costs and, subsequently, the total expenses which...

Contribution margin

The contribution margin

Which products should your company focus on and which are unprofitable? The contribution margin helps you answer this decisive question. Calculating the contribution margin correctly is crucial to the success of your company, by allowing you to draw conclusions about its profit or loss. We explain how to do this properly.

Cash discount: Advantages of getting a price reduction

What is a cash discount and how is it calculated?

The option to make use of a cash discount is an incentive for both customers as well as sellers to pay an invoice on time. Offering a cash discount is not a requirement, but rather a strategy on the part of the supplier or seller to make sure bills get paid on time. The size of the cash discount and its deadline varies. In order to make use of a cash discount, it is sometimes advisable to use a...

Fair Value – An Introduction

What is Fair Value?

There is no doubting the fact that financial statements can be complex and hard to understand. At the core of an accurate statement are accurate values and figures. This is where fair value comes into play. Fair value accounting is of great importance when it comes to financial statements (balance sheets), the selling of assets, or transferring liabilities between two companies. For investors,...

Order confirmation template: Basics and Tutorial

Order confirmations: Write them perfectly with a template

If a customer accepts an offer that you’ve submitted, you should formally confirm the order. In theory, an oral communication is sufficient, but a written confirmation of the agreed services and conditions is much more serious and secure. With templates for Word, Excel, and others, you can create such order confirmations in just a few minutes.

Risk management

Risk management: How to make sound decisions

Almost every business decision goes hand-in-hand with risks. But what risks can managers take responsibly? And when are their actions actually negligent? Risk management provides methods to identify potential threats that could result from your decision, and ways to mitigate the existing risk.

Online Time Tracker

Online time trackers: Functions and uses

Online time trackers make it easier for you to track your employee’s working hours. Furthermore, many applications offer comprehensive functions that go well beyond mere timekeeping. This way, you simplify your personnel planning and resource planning. It’s not only large corporations that benefit from this. It makes organisation easier for small and medium-sized businesses as well.

Compliance

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?

Market research

Why do we need market research?

Market research is an important procedure to advance a company or to make decisions as an entrepreneur. Customers and respondents play an important role, as their opinions are an important indicator of sales opportunities. It is crucial for the success of a company to examine the market at regular intervals. So, what does market research mean, and why is it so important for a company?

Grow Your Business

A solid business growth strategy is paramount for any business owner. This category focuses on all the aspects that follow the establishment of a company; from business strategy and growth, to recruitment, bookkeeping, and taxes.


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