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...

 

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?

 

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...

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.


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