Best business startup ideas

The best business startup ideas: Here’s how to find them

 

If you would also like to go for it and launch a startup yourself, you’ll need good ideas and a ton of organisation. We’ve got some inspiration for both! How do you systematically approach the search for the next ‘big thing’? How have others written their success stories? And...

 

Time management techniques

The best time management techniques, summarised

 

Does your to-do list keep getting longer? Do you feel like time is constantly slipping away from you? If you want to be more productive and efficient, time management techniques can help. You can employ proven strategies to prioritise, plan, and efficiently execute tasks and...

 

Ergonomic workspace

Ergonomic workstation for healthy working

 

An ergonomic workspace is an important pillar of the healthy work life. But many people are missing the know-how to create a more ergonomic environment. Illness, discomfort, and a lack of motivation can be the consequence. And yet, an ergonomically-designed workstation is easy to...

 

Start a side business

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...

 

Business plan creation

Writing a business plan: here’s how to plan your venture

 

Before a business idea can be implemented, it is necessary to create a business plan. This serves as the founder’s roadmap, and summarises all necessary information about planning and finances. However, the business plan is also highly relevant for investors as well as potential...

 

Tax Tips for the Self Employed

Saving taxes – a guide for the self-employed

 

How can I save on tax? This is an eternal question for the self-employed. In order to be well-versed in questions of tax, and improve your own financial situation, you need the necessary information: What taxes have you incurred? And what can be deducted from them?

 

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.

Tax consultant costs: How much does a tax consultant cost?

What does a tax consultant cost? The question arises quickly when the tax return is due or an external audit is imminent. In view of the complex tax-relevant circumstances, professional support is the logical consequence for many. To ensure that there is a happy ending when an invoice arrives at your house, you should first have an understanding of tax consultancy costs.

What is there to know about the capacity to contract?

Regulations around individuals’ capacity to contract look at who may act in legal transactions and who may not or only to a limited extent. In this way, persons unable to contract are to be protected from unknowingly damaging themselves or others. Whether a person has the capacity to contract depends on their age or mental health. But what is the capacity to contract, what changes at which age...

Three examples for calculating depreciation

For every entrepreneur, calculating depreciation is an important task. But we must ask ourselves how the calculation of depreciation actually works, and what to look out for during the calculation process. These and many other questions will be answered with the aid of three examples, which will also clarify various depreciation methods and delineate the difference between imputed costs and other...

Establishing a limited partnership: liability, costs, and more

A limited partnership is an attractive business model for people looking to start a commercial sector enterprise. It enables shareholders to reap the successes of a business without having to participate in management. Under what circumstances can a limited partnership actually be formed? What should future shareholders bear in mind when setting up a limited partnership?


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