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...

 

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.

Thinking made easy: the best 7 mind-mapping programs, explained

Mind maps are the preferred method of tapping into the creative power of the human brain for those with particularly intelligent minds. Usually, people simply reach for a pen and paper but are soon confronted with the limitations of these traditional tools. Digital mind mapping tools are the next step: presenting complex idea structures and concepts is not just faster and easier, the end result...

Pro forma invoice

Anyone exporting goods must properly declare them for customs assessment. Whether the goods clear customs or not depends on this invoice. Sample shipments, gifts, or spare part deliveries within the warranty period are usually not invoiced to the recipient. However, you still have to issue a pro forma invoice. We explain what the invoice is all about.

EBIT margin: how profitable is your business?

You can use the EBIT margin to measure how profitable your business is and compare it with other companies. Unlike profit margins, taxes and returns don’t interfere with comparability in the EBIT margin. That’s why it’s an ideal value for international comparisons. It's also useful for comparing sectors. We explain how you can calculate the EBIT margin.

Stakeholder - do you know your stakeholders?

You will most likely know the shareholders in your company. What does the stakeholder situation look like? The success of your company depends on various groups of people. Not all of these people are employed by you or have shares in your business. In particular, external stakeholders such as suppliers and customers, as well as the state and the general public, have a massive impact on the success...

Investment plan at a glance

If you outline your capital needs for investment in a thorough, comprehensible manner, you will have better chances of obtaining bank loans or publicly subsidised loans. But how is an investment plan structured and what expenses should be taken into account to convince financial backers? We reveal this and explain how an investment plan fits in as part of a business plan.


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