Working from home tax deductions

How to tax-deduct working from home

 

Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set-up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce the tax burden, the costs for working from home can be tax-deducted. However, certain conditions need...

 

Creating a web store: the cornerstone of seed money

Seed money for your online shop

 

When planning the finer details of your online shop, rushing through your financial plan can lead to chaos. It’s important to be aware of how much money you need to spend, and only an extensive finance plan can provide the necessary security for the development of your web store....

 

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...

 

Register as a sole trader

How to register as a sole trader

 

It’s easy to become self-employed in the UK. All you need to get started is a business idea and a bit of courage. The one-person business does require registration with the HMRC and there are a few other requirements you will need to fulfil. It’s important to understand the risks...

 

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...

 

Following up with an interview: E-mail enquiry template

You’ve mastered the job interview, but now comes the hardest part: waiting. If it’s taking too long, you can send a follow up e-mail after the interview. Sending an e-mail using a template, you can avoid errors: Being pushy and rude could catapult your application to the side lines. Find out what to look out for!

How to write the perfect cover letter for a job application

If you are applying for a job, attach a cover letter to your application documents. This is a text in which you introduce yourself as a person and a worker. The art of writing a cover letter is to present yourself in the best way possible as concisely as possible. Most cover letters follow a similar structure so that HR managers can quickly grasp the essential information.

How to register a new employee

Registering a new employee is relatively straightforward. After making sure they can work in the UK, you need to collect their information, tell HMRC and that’s practically all there is to it. The article explains what needs to be done as well as a handy checklist to make sure you’ve completed each step to register a new employee.

Job reviews – what is important for companies and employees

How important is a company’s review in a job search? On the one hand, job review sites support potential applicants in finding a good potential employer. In addition, the assessments provide employers with feedback. On the other hand, how reliable and helpful the actual feedback is can be questioned, seeing as the feedback is anonymous. What should employers and employees look out for? And which...

Job reference: structure, content and examples

As an employer, you will likely be asked to provide work references for employees when they leave their job. Do you know the difference between a simple and detailed reference? Do you know what the key elements are? Do you know what your legal obligations are? This article will answer all of those questions, as well as provide you with tips and examples for writing a good job reference for...

How to write or understand job references

Generally speaking, you are under no legal obligation to provide a job reference for an employee if they ask you for one. If you do make a reference as an employer, you must be fair and accurate. How do you write a job reference that is fair and accurate for a terrible employee? Does this put you at risk of being sued? Read on about how to write and understand fair job references, without putting...

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 always have important addresses on hand. The Open-Xchange software package provides users with everything they need in...

Bring your own device (BYOD) – the digital trend with pitfalls

In the party scene, you’ve probably heard of “BYOB“ or “Bring Your Own Beer” where guests are expected to bring whatever they want to drink. The term “BYOD” therefore also sounds quite positive. “Bring Your Own Device” means you have the comfort of working on your own laptop instead of having to get to grips with the devices provided by the company. Mobile workplaces have now become the norm....

The LinkedIn summary: Profile examples

Having a perfect profile on LinkedIn also means having a summary that’s authentic, interesting, and informative. The LinkedIn summary is an introduction to your profile and gives readers a first idea of who you are. So that you can make a positive first impression, we have summarised the best LinkedIn profile summary examples. Get inspired with our examples and tips!

Thank-you email after an interview: Templates and examples

Friendliness is never wrong: With a nice thank-you email after an interview, you can leave a good impression on the personnel manager or future employer. A short, friendly message can give you a competitive advantage. While other applicants sink into the crowd, here’s how you can make yourself stand out with a simple emaill, this article shows you how.


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