How to conduct an interview

Conducting an interview - the right way to do it

 

An interview is not an easy situation - neither for the applicants, nor for you as the employer, who ultimately decides who to accept and who to reject. If you have to conduct an interview, you should do it in such a way that you can get as detailed a picture of the candidate as...

 

Pomodoro technique

Pomodoro technique: How to resist distractions and increase productivity

 

Distractions and multitasking are among the greatest productivity killers of our time. With the Pomodoro technique, you learn focused single-tasking that significantly increases your productivity and improves the quality of your work. Find out what other advantages this time...

 

OX App Suite

OX App Suite by Open-Xchange

 

Looking for a new office solution? The OX App Suite offers many functions that are similar to those of Microsoft and Google, but also has data protection in mind. The app suite enables you to work together on documents, distribute files via cloud storage, organise emails, and...

 

Communication in the workplace

Communication in the workplace: What should you pay attention to?

 

Good communication is one of the main pillars of productive work environments and this can only be created when colleagues talk to each other in a friendly, constructive way. A company can quickly become more successful than its competitors if everyone, from managing directors to...

 

Tips for your LinkedIn profile

Tips on how to optimise your LinkedIn profile

 

LinkedIn has become an indispensable part of the job search. HR staff search the network for potential candidates for open positions. A well-managed profile is essential to be successful on LinkedIn. After all, you want to show yourself at your best on LinkedIn. It is important...

 

Accruals and provisions made simple

Unfortunately, when doing your annual accounts, it’s not always possible to know how much your operating expenses will be in advance. Because of this, you should always allocate a portion of your income for provisions and accruals. This way, you can avoid financial risks. But what do these terms mean, and how should they be recorded on your company’s balance sheet? This handy guide provides...

What is depreciation? Starting off with the basics

What does depreciation mean and what role does it play in a business environment? These questions are of great importance to entrepreneurs. Depreciation is often a closed book for business founders. To find out more about the basics, continue reading this article, in which we explain not only various depreciation types and methods of calculation, but also shed light on how to act with low-value...

Setting up a general partnership: The path to a partnership-based business

If two or more partners want to start a business together, one of the simplest options is starting a general partnership. This business structure grants equal rights to all participants, but also imposes some serious obligations – namely, since a general partnership is a partnership, this means that the partners have to stand up for the company’s liabilities with all their assets. You should...

Partnerships, explained

When setting up a company, you should consider carefully which legal form to take, since the rights and obligations of the shareholders and the company itself depend on it. It is important whether you choose a corporation or a partnership – and the choice of legal form also plays a role. If you choose a partnership, you will have to deal with its different legal forms. We explain how these differ....

Minimum Viable Product: maximising potential while minimising risk

You would think that deploying a product with minimal functions would be a no-go for start-ups, since the product should reflect the founders’ passion. However, if you take a closer look at the purpose of an MVP, you will see that MVPs and start-ups go hand in hand. This concept plays an important role for many companies as the foundation for agile development. Here you will learn how to use the...

Estimate: cost and liability

Car workshops, construction companies, and insurance agents are rarely commissioned without research. Instead, the first step is to obtain a cost estimate that gives a detailed breakdown of the expected cost items and therefore provides a basis for budget calculations and price comparisons. However, it is unclear to many customers that even the most accurate cost estimate does not rule out...

Spiral model: the risk-driven software development process model

If you want to develop software, you first need a suitable concept for the development process. For larger projects in which the evaluation of possible risks and potential costs plays a decisive role, the spiral model is ideally suited. In this article, you can find out exactly what is behind this process model and how it works.

Assets and liabilities: What are they?

What are assets and liabilities? These technical terms from business accounting refer to the left or right side of a balance sheet. A simplified definition: The assets on the left provide information on the use of the company’s funds, while the liabilities on the right show their origin. In the balance sheet, assets and liabilities are broken down into sub-groups, which we will explain in more...

EBITDA: How to calculate this key figure

To correctly evaluate a company, and to be able to compare it with others, you require appropriate key figures. However, the profit at the end of the year is not the right choice for all situations. Business economists often use other comparison values. The EBITDA value emerges again and again in this context. But: what is EBITDA?

EBITDA margin: This is how easy it is to calculate the value

You rely on meaningful figures for running your company. The EBITDA margin gives you a powerful tool for measuring the profitability of your company in its day-to-day business operations so you can make corrections if required. You can ignore items which are not significant for the result of your company operations. We explain how to calculate the EBITDA margin.


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