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...

 

Maximum working hours for employees

Maximum working hours for employees

 

In the UK, employees shouldn’t work more than 48 hours a week, but you can voluntarily decide to opt out of this and work extra hours. But what exactly counts as working hours? This article explains all about the maximum working hours so make sure you’re not unknowingly doing too...

 

Pomodoro technique

Pomodoro technique: How to resist distractions and increase productivity

 

Distractions and multitasking are among the greatest productivity killers of our time. With the Pomodoro technique, you learn focused single-tasking that significantly increases your productivity and improves the quality of your work. Find out what other advantages this time...

 

Online Time Tracker

Online time trackers: Functions and uses

 

Online time trackers make it easier for you to track your employee’s working hours. Furthermore, many applications offer comprehensive functions that go well beyond mere timekeeping. This way, you simplify your personnel planning and resource planning. It’s not only large...

 

How to prioritise your workload

How to prioritise: 9 methods to help you get started

 

When work piles up, there is no way around it: prioritising tasks is part of the daily work of a good company head or team leader. But if everything already had to be done yesterday, it can be difficult to define a clear structure. Proven concepts for how to prioritise such as...

 

G Suite vs. Office 365

Comparing G Suite to Office 365

 

Which is better, G suite or Office 365? Both providers offer users a cloud platform with business-ready office and collaboration tools. The pricing is also in a similar ballpark. Entrepreneurs who want to centralise operational work processes with cloud-based applications are...

 

Elevator pitch: How to convince in just a few minutes

Nowadays, an elevator pitch rarely takes place in an actual lift. But the fact remains that we often face situations in everyday life where we need to present ourselves in a brief and compelling way. Could you pique the interest of a potential employer or investor in under two minutes? Here's a guide on how to give a perfect elevator pitch.

Supply and demand – how they control the market

Supply and demand determine pricing in a free market. Demand has an influence on supply and vice versa. With no demand, any supply is redundant, and with no supply, demand is ineffective. When they are in equilibrium, prices remain stable and goods are affordable. But how exactly does the law of supply and demand work?

ABC analysis: a method for business planning

ABC analysis identifies which goods or customers generate the most revenue. It assigns individual items to specific categories based on how much they contribute to the total value. This makes it easy to determine which items are very important and should be prioritised (category A) and which only contribute a small amount to the total value (category C).

Statutory retention periods for business records

Which business documents are subject to retention? Who is obligated to store them? 2 years, 6 years, 10 years: How long is long enough? The requirements for retaining commercial documents and their relevance to tax law can be confusing. We will guide you through the process and show you what needs to be kept by whom and for how long, as well as how to properly store business documents.

5S Methodology: Increasing workplace productivity

Whether in a workshop or an office: Things don’t always go as planned. The 5S methodology can help us carry out tasks more efficiently and make better use of available resources. Invented in Japan, it has already revolutionised the corporate world there. What’s behind the method, and how can its individual steps be integrated into daily working life?

Records management: what does it entail?

Many UK companies must comply with records management or be penalised. The GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and ISO 15489 standard regulate how companies should act when it comes to records management. Read on for more information about the requirements and what they aim to achieve.

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 allowed to work on the side. This article contains a step-by-step guide on how to make the process run without a hitch.

All you need to know about VAT numbers

There are many exceptions and special regulations in VAT law - especially for transactions between companies operating in different EU countries. To ensure that tax collection functions smoothly for sales within the EU, VAT numbers are given to businesses, but only to those that do business with other EU countries. This article will look at the most important questions regarding VAT registration...

Registering as self-employed

What constitutes as self-employed? Who needs to register themselves? And how does the process work? Registering as self-employed in the UK is quite straightforward, but to give you peace of mind, we take you step-by-step through the process as well as explain what the Self Assessment tax form is and when it needs to be filled out.


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