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...

 

Direct and indirect taxes

You may have heard of direct and indirect taxes, but do you know what the difference is between the two tax groups? For example, is income tax a direct or indirect tax? What are the most important direct and indirect taxes? This article will tell you everything you need to know about these two groups of taxes.

An overview of the different business structures in the UK

The business structure determines a business’s legal aspects. It regulates the relationship between partners and shareholders as well as their relationship to the state and the environment. Here, we provide an overview of the most common business structures in the UK and explain what you should bear in mind when choosing which legal entity is right for you.

Limited partnership profit distribution: basics and examples

Limited partnerships make it possible to participate in a company with limited liability, making it easier to secure investors. Limited partnerships also have advantages when it comes to profit distribution: If you don’t want to follow the legal model for distributing annual profits and losses, you can make your own regulations in your company’s articles of association. In this way, factors like...

Market analysis – the definition

Whether you are starting a company, exploring your current market, or discovering a new one, a market analysis can help you evaluate the attractiveness of a market. A market analysis is a key element of every business plan and makes sure that your idea or your plan is fit for the future. Above all, investors attach a lot of importance to a thorough market analysis.

General partner in a limited partnership: both managing director and general partner

All the risk, but all the freedom – this is one way you can describe being a general partner in a limited partnership. Whilst the other shareholders are “only” reliable for their own capital contribution, the general partner is liable with their total assets. Being a general partner comes with additional special rights – they are the only ones entitled to manage and represent the company.

Limited partner: definition, rights, and duties

If several people or entities want to operate a commercial business together, their first step is finding a suitable legal form for their business. An interesting, common solution is a limited partnership. This is comprised of general partners, with unlimited liability, and limited partners, with limited liability. How is liability regulated amongst limited partners? What rights and obligations...

Elements of a business plan

There are a number of very important tasks involved with starting your own business. In order to do these tasks justice, it is absolutely necessary to create a business plan. This should always be done in writing. But what are the contents of a buiness plan, what functions does it fulfill, and what is its structure like? We provide a complete overview for all prospective business founders.

Earn-out when purchasing a company: guaranteed success or cause for conflict?

Buying a company is costly and risky. An earn-out clause in the contract reduces the risk for the buyer and creates a monetary incentive for the seller to support the new direction. This is because the earn-out promises a fluid, profit-orientated adjustment to the purchasing price in addition to the basic amount. However, this option has its pitfalls. If you want to use the earn-out model...

Registering your business: the steps you need to take

Running your own business can be a challenge, as well as highly rewarding. Having to deal with paperwork often seems like a necessary evil, but preparing yourself for individual steps can help break it down. Registering your company need not be stressful – we’ve got a guide here on how to register your business to help you along the way!

The perfect job profile

Would you like to write appealing job descriptions and identify the best candidates for certain positions? The first step in this process is to write a job profile. Profiles like these summarise the essential skills, abilities, and talents that an applicant should have in order to be able to successfully carry out the tasks required for the job. But how is a job profile created exactly?


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