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...

 

Maximum working hours for employees

In the UK, employees shouldn’t work more than 48 hours a week, but you can voluntarily decide to opt out of this and work extra hours. But what exactly counts as working hours? This article explains all about the maximum working hours so make sure you’re not unknowingly doing too many hours.

The four stages of the product life cycle

After introducing a product on the market, many companies tend to wonder how its sales will evolve in the future. Every product goes through the same stages. Once you understand the product life cycle stages, you can better plan your company’s operations. This model affects a wide range of business sectors. Ideally, you should be thinking about the product life cycle for marketing as well.

How to conduct a meeting

Having to conduct a meeting is a challenging, often underestimated task. Many workplace meetings fail because of unprepared participants or showboating colleagues who talk endlessly without getting to the point. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and learning how to conduct a meeting is easier than you might think. With these effective meeting tips, a little preparation, diplomatic moderating...

Starting an association: How to do it

An association is the best way to join forces with like-minded people and pursue a common goal - provided you are not primarily interested in making a financial profit. In order to guarantee that your association functions in the long run, you’ll have to take a lot into account. How do you actually start an association in the UK? And what are the requirements for starting an association?

Getting Things Done: a productivity system for all areas of life

Getting Things Done (GTD) is a productivity and time management system that was developed in 2001 by David Allen and now has a large community of followers. What’s so special about the GTD method? You can apply it to all areas of life to prevent important to-dos from falling through the cracks. That being said, this time management method isn’t right for everyone.

What is my UTR? Finding out your own taxpayer number

When that time of year comes around when you have to file your tax returns, you’ll be faced with the question: What is my UTR? What about my NINO? What do these abbreviations even mean? It can sometimes be difficult to keep track of things. But don't worry, there are simple ways to find the right taxpayer number.

Curriculum vitae: Template and tips

On average, HR spend four minutes on each application. That’s why you should make sure your curriculum vitae is setup in such a way that it’s easily skimmable – the best way to do this is with a tabular CV, which covers all your bases. With our free CV template, we’ll show you how to create this kind of CV and what contents HR look for.

Elevator pitch: How to convince in just a few minutes

Nowadays, an elevator pitch rarely takes place in an actual lift. But the fact remains that we often face situations in everyday life where we need to present ourselves in a brief and compelling way. Could you pique the interest of a potential employer or investor in under two minutes? Here's a guide on how to give a perfect elevator pitch.

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 does the law of supply and demand work?


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