Best business startup ideas

The best business startup ideas: Here’s how to find them

 

If you would also like to go for it and launch a startup yourself, you’ll need good ideas and a ton of organisation. We’ve got some inspiration for both! How do you systematically approach the search for the next ‘big thing’? How have others written their success stories? And...

 

Time management techniques

The best time management techniques, summarised

 

Does your to-do list keep getting longer? Do you feel like time is constantly slipping away from you? If you want to be more productive and efficient, time management techniques can help. You can employ proven strategies to prioritise, plan, and efficiently execute tasks and...

 

SMART goals

How to achieve more by setting SMART goals

 

Have you heard of SMART goals, but you’ve never used an organised and effective method for setting objectives? We’ll explain the advantages of SMART goals, how to use the technique for your personal and business goals and what to watch out for with this method. Because, like all...

 

Ergonomic workspace

Ergonomic workstation for healthy working

 

An ergonomic workspace is an important pillar of the healthy work life. But many people are missing the know-how to create a more ergonomic environment. Illness, discomfort, and a lack of motivation can be the consequence. And yet, an ergonomically-designed workstation is easy to...

 

Start a side business

Starting a side business

 

Are you planning on setting up a side business and want to know how to go about it? Starting your own side business while working full time is a great way to minimise your financial risk. Test the waters, but first make sure you are legally registered and that you are even...

 

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...

 

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?

 

The liquidator: competencies and responsibilities

When the end is in sight, he moves out of the shadows: the liquidator! But don’t get too excited –there’s no superhero hiding behind this ominous title. So what is a liquidator? The short answer is: A liquidator is a competent professional who takes care of the liquidation and proper termination of a limited company or partnership.

Body language: The most important form of nonverbal communication

Even when we don’t say anything, we communicate: Our body language is more or less consciously sending out signals to those around us. Gestures, expressions, and posture often share more than we’d like, including how we feel in a given situation. If you’re able to understand body language, you’re better prepared in conversations with others – and can adjust your body language accordingly.

How You Can Choose the Perfect Company Name

Finding a company name has caused many a headache: How can you choose a name that’s compelling and imaginative, and at the same time succinctly describes your line of business? What’s more, it needs to comply with legal requirements. We explain how to choose an ideal business name and what you should keep in mind.

Applying for your UTR: A step-by-step guide

Whenever you have contact with HMRC for tax reasons, you are required to provide a tax identification number, known in the UK as your UTR number. It can seem like a lot of administrative work to apply for a UTR, but just give yourself a bit of time, and you’ll crack it! Here’s a step by step guide to getting for your UTR.

What exactly is Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)?

The terms “Governance, Risk and Compliance”, known as GRC for short, comprises the three areas that are responsible for internationally operating (often listed) large companies functioning well. GRC includes management and internal cooperation, assessing internal and external risks, and ensuring that all business processes and laws and regulations are in sync.

ICS: Internal Control Systems Explained

If you want to minimise the risks associated with organisational errors, damaging actions by senior employees or even just economic crime in your company, you do not want to leave anything to chance. An ICS - short for Internal Control System - establishes guidelines that enable the monitoring of operational processes. What does an ICS look like?

How Companies Benefit from Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is important, and in the majority of companies, the concept is well-known on paper. Yet too few companies manage to use their errors to drive success. We provide an overview of what constructive criticism means and how it can be achieved in the workplace.

Corporate Governance: The Business Management Principles

Corporate Governance is one of the core topics of business management and has long since stopped being only relevant for market-listed corporations. What principles and objectives are behind the catchword? What legal requirements apply? And what relationship does governance have with compliance? We answer the most important questions regarding this topic.

Microsoft Exchange: What are the alternatives?

Microsoft Exchange is the leading collaboration software, which you can use to manage emails, appointments, and contacts. But it’s not the only software for that. If you’re looking for an Exchange alternative, there are a number of tools with a similar range of services, including free and open-source options. Just make sure to check that your chosen solution fits the IT infrastructure of your...

Call for tenders – How to search for procurement bids

When a UK government authority or department procures services or goods, it is required to allow private contractors to bid on projects. This allows any interested company to submit an application to secure a project contract. The legislation ensures that there are no unfair competitive advantages and that state taxes for government projects are used economically. But what types of tenders exist...


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