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...

 

E-recruiting: Applicant tracking systems for better applicant management

Whether it’s in the field of mobile or social media, various methods can help bring applicant management into the digital age. E-recruiting can help make it easier for you to find better candidates, strengthen your employer brand, and free up your HR department. This saves money and reduces staff turnover. Publishing job vacancies online is a start, but applicant management software can provide...

ROI – calculating return on investment

An investment is only a good investment when it is profitable. You can determine the return on invested capital by utilising – among other methods – return on investment (abbreviated to ROI), one of the core indicators for business administration. We’ll explain to you what ROI is, how it stands out among other performance metrics, and what formula you can use to quickly calculate a company’s ROI...

Travel expense report: template for download

Every time an employee goes on a business trip, they have to submit the bothersome travel expense report afterwards. Professionally-prepared forms can make the work a lot easier. We therefore offer you a free travel expense report template available to download. But since every company is different, we’ll also explain how to customise the template.

Customer acquisition

No company can succeed without a customer base. That is why customer acquisition is so important in everyday business. Yet anyone who takes an uncoordinated approach to sales stands in the way of their own success. Some methods and useful tips can help you successfully acquire customers.

Green marketing: Sales-oriented, yet environmentally conscious

Green marketing is becoming increasingly important for companies, as sustainable production now plays a major role in the purchasing decision of many consumers. By definition, green marketing is not just about selling sustainably-produced products, but also about transparency concerning the ecological orientation of all areas of the company.

Complaint management

How does one handle criticism? Preferably with a strategy, genuine interest and the goal to improve something: Real complaint management is more important for a company than many people think. If you have a complaint management that functions well, your customer base will far more satisfied and the quality of your services will steadily increase. We explain how you should organise the complaint...

An overview of the best inventory management software

Inventory management software provides businesses with an accurate overview of all stock, orders and deliveries. For growing companies to large enterprises, an inventory system reduces the likelihood of mistakes and stock-outs, and enables businesses to plan for the future, satisfy customers, and increase productivity. We’ve assembled a list of the top ten inventory control software so you can...

Invoice templates: How Excel, Word, and Co. help with the transmission of payment information

Using a template to write invoices saves you a fair bit of time. While you still have to enter all of the payment information for each order on your own, sample invoices provide a ready-made design that you just have to fill in using the relevant company and customer data. But how does the perfect invoice template really look? And what should an invoice template consist of?

The best accounting software at a glance

Whether you’re a freelancer, small business owner, or you manage an even bigger company, you know that organising your finances can get stressful. Accounting software can relieve a lot of the hassle and keep your finances in order. We introduce you to ten of the best accounting software packages.

Invoicing software – what exactly is it?

What is invoicing software? Invoicing software is a cornerstone of running a business, whether large or small. Automating the invoicing process speeds up your work, allows you to get paid faster, and to grow your business at a greater pace. Our article presents the top 10 invoicing softwares available.


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