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...

 

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained

 

Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is a collection of tools and models designed to facilitate and strengthen communication in various areas of life and work. The goal is to better understand oneself and others, and to make positive changes. We will tell you exactly what...

 

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...

 

Skype Interview

Skype Interview Tips: How to Prepare for a Skype Interview

 

A Skype interview can be a perfect solution in a world of work that’s increasingly benefiting from employee mobility. However, it’s important that no personal habits sneak their way into a Skype interview with a future employer. If you consider all the technical and formal...

 

Setting up an online store: The basics

E-commerce: the basics

 

If you’re planning to set up an online store, you have a lot to consider. Amongst other things, your checklist will include applying for a business license, developing a concept, and calculating your finances. But don’t despair! A host of e-commerce programs and optimisation...

 

Double-entry accounting, explained simply and briefly

Double-entry accounting simply explained

 

Double-entry accounting or double-entry bookkeeping is an essential part of the accounting system. Lots of entrepreneurs have a hard time with bookkeeping, when in fact it should be a boon and provide a detailed overview of your finances. Double-entry accounting isn’t an...

 

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

 

Crowdfunding is a way of raising funds for a project using an online campaign. It’s a popular way of financing, especially for private individuals and startups. Usually private individuals are addressed directly. Four main crowdfunding models have been established, which differ...

 

How to record capital contributions and withdrawals correctly

Many business owners will withdraw cash from their business and invest money from their personal accounts back into their companies. This is generally not a problem, but these contributions and withdrawals need to be recorded correctly. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your contributions and withdrawals are recorded properly.

Withdrawals – made easy!

Withdrawing from company assets for personal use is a matter of course for many business owners. After all, they have to live off something. This process is known as a withdrawal and is not always straightforward when it comes to accounting and tax law. What do you need to consider, what kind of withdrawals are there and is it possible to do this in a limited company? We provide the answers.

All about Payment Holidays: Definition and Application

Payment holidays are can be a good option in times of financial hardship. What is a payment holiday, and which payments does it apply to? Who can get a payment holiday? Has the Coronavirus pandemic changed eligibility? There is a lot of confusion around payment holidays, but this article will help clarify some of your questions.

Deferral of payment: When can you ask for VAT deferrals?

Is your company currently unable to meet its payment obligations? Are you unable to make your second payment on account? In that case, opting for a deferral of payment, in the forms of a VAT deferral or a self assessment payment deferral is an option to delay payments. We’ll show you what conditions must be met, and what you need to look out for.

Setting up your home office for safe and efficient working

The option to work from home continues to gain in importance as part of a modern workforce. To ensure that you can work efficiently and securely from home, certain precautions should be considered. Generally, employees are free to design their home office spaces as they wish. However, there are times when the employer has a legal responsibility to ensure safe home working. Find out what your...

Capital contributions – explained simply

As a business owner, it’s sometimes necessary to invest personal assets into your company. Whether it’s smaller purchases in everyday life – paying for petrol at the petrol station, for example – or larger sums if you’re trying to keep your company liquid. These are all known as capital contributions. We will provide a definition and explain what you need to keep in mind.

Working from home tax deductions

Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set-up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce the tax burden, the costs for a home office can be tax deducted. However, certain conditions need to be met for you to qualify and only some expenses can be claimed.

Liquidation of a company: Definition

In business, things don’t always go as planned. Whether it’s a mishap with an order situation, or too much debt, a company can quickly find itself staring in the face of financial ruin. No matter the situation, creditors will still be demanding their legitimate monetary claims, regardless of whether your company is facing insolvency or not. The final option is liquidating the company. The goal is...

Home office: Which insurance do I need as a home worker?

Working from home is now possible across ever more industries. But how are you actually insured as an employee when working from your home office? Find out what you should know about liability insurance for your home office, when it pays to have insurance, and how you should behave in case of an accident in your home office.

What is a nonprofit organisation (NPO)?

Around the world, hundreds of thousands of companies exist without the purpose of producing a profit. What defines these so-called nonprofit organisations (NPOs)? Here, we explain what a NPO is and explain the various areas of activity of nonprofit organisations, as well as why managing one is so special. Read on to also learn more about the challenges NGOs are currently facing.


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