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...

 

Maximum working hours for employees

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...

 

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...

 

Online Time Tracker

Online time trackers: Functions and uses

 

Online time trackers make it easier for you to track your employee’s working hours. Furthermore, many applications offer comprehensive functions that go well beyond mere timekeeping. This way, you simplify your personnel planning and resource planning. It’s not only large...

 

How to prioritise your workload

How to prioritise: 9 methods to help you get started

 

When work piles up, there is no way around it: prioritising tasks is part of the daily work of a good company head or team leader. But if everything already had to be done yesterday, it can be difficult to define a clear structure. Proven concepts for how to prioritise such as...

 

G Suite vs. Office 365

Comparing G Suite to Office 365

 

Which is better, G suite or Office 365? Both providers offer users a cloud platform with business-ready office and collaboration tools. The pricing is also in a similar ballpark. Entrepreneurs who want to centralise operational work processes with cloud-based applications are...

 

How do you pay tax correctly as a freelancer?

Either October or January (depending on whether you submit on paper or online) are usually the deadlines for submitting tax returns on the previous financial year in the UK. This process often leads to questions: How do I determine my earnings? What can be deducted? Which forms need to be filled out? What are the deadlines and extensions? Something that often escapes many freelancers is that...

Entertainment expenses – make the most of the tax incentives

When it comes to entertaining clients and business partners, the UK is not the most tax friendly of locations. However there are still some ways of saving money with your entertainment expenses, and this includes entertaining both clients as well as your own staff. Here you can read all the steps that you need to take to make sure you file your company entertainment expenses correctly, as well as...

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.


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