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...

 

What is depreciation? Starting off with the basics

What does depreciation mean and what role does it play in a business environment? These questions are of great importance to entrepreneurs. Depreciation is often a closed book for business founders. To find out more about the basics, continue reading this article, in which we explain not only various depreciation types and methods of calculation, but also shed light on how to act with low-value...

Setting up a general partnership: The path to a partnership-based business

If two or more partners want to start a business together, one of the simplest options is starting a general partnership. This business structure grants equal rights to all participants, but also imposes some serious obligations – namely, since a general partnership is a partnership, this means that the partners have to stand up for the company’s liabilities with all their assets. You should...

Partnerships, explained

When setting up a company, you should consider carefully which legal form to take, since the rights and obligations of the shareholders and the company itself depend on it. It is important whether you choose a corporation or a partnership – and the choice of legal form also plays a role. If you choose a partnership, you will have to deal with its different legal forms. We explain how these differ....

Minimum Viable Product: maximising potential while minimising risk

You would think that deploying a product with minimal functions would be a no-go for start-ups, since the product should reflect the founders’ passion. However, if you take a closer look at the purpose of an MVP, you will see that MVPs and start-ups go hand in hand. This concept plays an important role for many companies as the foundation for agile development. Here you will learn how to use the...

Estimate: cost and liability

Car workshops, construction companies, and insurance agents are rarely commissioned without research. Instead, the first step is to obtain a cost estimate that gives a detailed breakdown of the expected cost items and therefore provides a basis for budget calculations and price comparisons. However, it is unclear to many customers that even the most accurate cost estimate does not rule out...

Spiral model: the risk-driven software development process model

If you want to develop software, you first need a suitable concept for the development process. For larger projects in which the evaluation of possible risks and potential costs plays a decisive role, the spiral model is ideally suited. In this article, you can find out exactly what is behind this process model and how it works.

Assets and liabilities: What are they?

What are assets and liabilities? These technical terms from business accounting refer to the left or right side of a balance sheet. A simplified definition: The assets on the left provide information on the use of the company’s funds, while the liabilities on the right show their origin. In the balance sheet, assets and liabilities are broken down into sub-groups, which we will explain in more...

EBITDA: How to calculate this key figure

To correctly evaluate a company, and to be able to compare it with others, you require appropriate key figures. However, the profit at the end of the year is not the right choice for all situations. Business economists often use other comparison values. The EBITDA value emerges again and again in this context. But: what is EBITDA?

EBITDA margin: This is how easy it is to calculate the value

You rely on meaningful figures for running your company. The EBITDA margin gives you a powerful tool for measuring the profitability of your company in its day-to-day business operations so you can make corrections if required. You can ignore items which are not significant for the result of your company operations. We explain how to calculate the EBITDA margin.

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 financial and funding institutions, since it is a decision-making factor for loans and grants. Due to its importance and...


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