Business impact analysis

The business impact analysis

 

A BIA or business impact analysis emphasizes the most important processes of your company that could threaten your normal business operations in case of a deficit or outage. These processes allow you to evaluate the consequences of a crisis more effectively and devise strategies...

 

Working from home tax deductions

How to tax-deduct working from home

 

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 working from home can be tax-deducted. However, certain conditions need...

 

Creating a web store: the cornerstone of seed money

Seed money for your online shop

 

When planning the finer details of your online shop, rushing through your financial plan can lead to chaos. It’s important to be aware of how much money you need to spend, and only an extensive finance plan can provide the necessary security for the development of your web store....

 

Agile Working

Agile working: mastering the challenges of the digital world

 

“Agile working” is currently one of the biggest trends in the corporate world. It’s seen as the best way to master the challenges of digitalisation. How does the agile approach work? What opportunities and risks does it involve? And what role will this hot topic play in the...

 

Register as a sole trader

How to register as a sole trader

 

It’s easy to become self-employed in the UK. All you need to get started is a business idea and a bit of courage. The one-person business does require registration with the HMRC and there are a few other requirements you will need to fulfil. It’s important to understand the risks...

 

Body language

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...

 

Supply and demand

Supply and demand – how they control the market

 

Supply and demand determine pricing in a free market. Demand has an influence on supply and vice versa. With no demand, any supply is redundant, and with no supply, demand is ineffective. When they are in equilibrium, prices remain stable and goods are affordable. But how exactly...

 

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...

Statement of work – the basis for an offer

When a company is interested in bidding for a public contract, it creates an invitation to tender based on a statement of work. This includes detailed information on the project’s goal and expected services. To make sure that the awarding entity receives suitable offers, a few points should be taken into account when creating a statement of work.

When is just-in-time production suitable?

Is it possible to improve economic success without raising product prices or lowering quality? Companies that optimise their value chain can do just that. Just-in-time production streamlines procurement and production, enabling significant savings. But careful: the strategy is not suitable for every company and every industry.

The bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect, also known as the Forester effect, describes the phenomenon in which fluctuations in market demand can increase at every point in the supply chain. Even small changes in demand that a retailer will hardly notice can have a major impact on a manufacturing company at the beginning of the supply chain. The bullwhip effect is therefore important for supply chain management.

Google Workspace alternatives

Google Workspace is great. That is why many companies use it. But not everyone likes to follow the crowd and some businesses prefer not to use Google’s office solution. Our article covers well-known Google Workspace alternatives, and some lesser-known options that might just be the perfect fit.

Corporations

Before registering a business overseas, every UK entrepreneur is faced with the same question: Which business structure should I choose? So that you can answer this question with confidence, it’s best to know the difference between a corporation and a partnership. Here, we’ll introduce you to the many different types of corporations in the United States and how they differ in their rights and...


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