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...

 

ABC analysis: a method for business planning

ABC analysis identifies which goods or customers generate the most revenue. It assigns individual items to specific categories based on how much they contribute to the total value. This makes it easy to determine which items are very important and should be prioritised (category A) and which only contribute a small amount to the total value (category C).

Statutory retention periods for business records

Which business documents are subject to retention? Who is obligated to store them? 2 years, 6 years, 10 years: How long is long enough? The requirements for retaining commercial documents and their relevance to tax law can be confusing. We will guide you through the process and show you what needs to be kept by whom and for how long, as well as how to properly store business documents.

5S Methodology: Increasing workplace productivity

Whether in a workshop or an office: Things don’t always go as planned. The 5S methodology can help us carry out tasks more efficiently and make better use of available resources. Invented in Japan, it has already revolutionised the corporate world there. What’s behind the method, and how can its individual steps be integrated into daily working life?

Records management: what does it entail?

Many UK companies must comply with records management or be penalised. The GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and ISO 15489 standard regulate how companies should act when it comes to records management. Read on for more information about the requirements and what they aim to achieve.

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 allowed to work on the side. This article contains a step-by-step guide on how to make the process run without a hitch.

All you need to know about VAT numbers

There are many exceptions and special regulations in VAT law - especially for transactions between companies operating in different EU countries. To ensure that tax collection functions smoothly for sales within the EU, VAT numbers are given to businesses, but only to those that do business with other EU countries. This article will look at the most important questions regarding VAT registration...

Registering as self-employed

What constitutes as self-employed? Who needs to register themselves? And how does the process work? Registering as self-employed in the UK is quite straightforward, but to give you peace of mind, we take you step-by-step through the process as well as explain what the Self Assessment tax form is and when it needs to be filled out.

Price calculation: How should you calculate sales prices?

Do you want to bring a new product onto the market or offer a service that’s in demand? Then you first have to calculate the sales price. Doing this involves many factors. All conceivable costs as well as your profit margin must be incorporated into the price calculation. What are all the things that you should keep in mind?

Time recording in Excel: How to create a timesheet

The time stamp clock was used in the past, but nowadays we’ve switched to electronic time recording. While some large companies are equipped with special reporting systems, smaller companies mainly use digital software solutions. These are not absolutely necessary since time recording using Excel works just as well - and is completely free of charge.


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