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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.

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.

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...

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.

Insolvency – a pathway out of debt

Insolvency has a bad reputation. It stands for a lack of funds and high debts. However, people often forget that insolvency proceedings don’t necessarily spell the end of a company. Insolvency administrators can help settle outstanding liabilities and help people keep their jobs.

Crisis communication plan: every company needs one

Good crisis communication is important for any type of business because brands can damage their reputation in the long-term by using bad communication. Find out more about the process of establishing a crisis communication plan and the three phases the plan should cover. This article provides valuable tips to implement a crisis communication plan for each of the three phases using

Crisis management plan: structure and content

For many companies, a crisis management plan is at least as important as a solid business plan. It ensures that corporate governance is maintained during critical times and a business can respond to an existential threat more efficiently. But how do you create a crisis management plan and what else do you need to know? Find out in this article.

Crisis management: here’s how to manage a crisis

Crises or emergencies can affect any company. However, a well thought-out crisis management plan helps your company get back on track. To safely navigate through tough times, a company needs a competent crisis team which can examine the reasons, make decisions, and coordinate the right steps to take.

Short-time working: the most important facts for employers and employees

When businesses face a shortage of work for their staff, they can cut the hours of staff members, which is referred to as short-time working. As an employee, this means that you would be working fewer hours at a reduced pay. To replace partially lost wages, employers are legally required to pay statutory guarantee pay. Employees can also apply for Universal Credit or jobseeker’s allowance. Here’s...

Furlough and temporary leave: what’s allowed and when

Employees are generally given a certain number of days off which they are free to use as they please. However, sometimes due to workplace emergencies, employers have no choice but to put their employees on temporary leave. Find out what the conditions for furlough are, what it is, and why the term has come into use in the UK.


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