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...

 

Declaration of intent–what’s behind it?

Shopping for bread at the bakery, grabbing a coffee at the station, ordering online: Every day, we get involved in legal transactions, and each time, we enter a declaration of intent. From a legal perspective, the process covers many different aspects. Which elements belong to a declaration of intent, and what types exist? We’ll explain the meaning of a declaration of intent with some examples.

Starting a business: entrepreneur vs business owner

Starting a business can be a dream come true for many entrepreneurs. Once you’ve decided on the right legal structure and told HMRC about your plans, you may think you’re ready to get going. But depending on the type of business you operate you may have to apply for a licence or permit to sell goods or services. Here’s what you need to know.

What are guarantors?

Getting a loan sometimes doesn’t work out because the bank is not certain that the applicant can afford the instalments. A guarantee helps secure this. But what is a guarantee ? It gives a creditor additional security for an agreed payment: in an emergency, the guarantor pays the amount owed. This can be a private person, but also an insurance company or a bank, for example. What exactly is a...

Misclassified as an independent contractor: When can you be considered to be self-employed?

Being self-employed initially sounds tempting to many workers: Free time management, no boss, and the prospect of potentially more money and a new challenge. However, many self-employed people and their clients fall into the trap of false self-employment. What risks does this kind of employment relationship entail for both sides? We answer this question and explain which criteria help to recognise...

The DISC assessment: Outdated test or useful tool?

For many years, the DISC assessment has been a popular tool used by companies to improve their management style, collaboration, and sales. If you know which of the four DISC assessment types match your personality, you can gain valuable insight to improve your work and influence your career development. But the test has also been under scrutiny.

The Internal Audit: Quality Assurance for Business Processes

The bigger an organisation is, the more difficult it can be for its management to keep an eye on all procedures. An internal audit – a quality assurance and consulting activity that analyses business procedures – is helpful in achieving this. The purpose is to ensure the optimal implementation of the organization’s objectives while avoiding unnecessary risks and by complying with applicable...

WOOP Method: Achieving Success Despite Obstacles

Just think positively and it will all work out? No matter whether it’s a business or private context, hardly any plans succeed with that approach. The WOOP method combines proven techniques for achieving goals and establishing new habits. Rather than simply ignoring potential obstacles, the WOOP strategy explicitly accounts for them in its plans.

Gap analysis: the starting point for successful strategic planning

Often in projects, the actual execution of something will differ greatly from the original plan. Using gap analysis, you can see just how much they will differ from the outset. It is the first step on the road to adapting a strategy to fit real-life situations within a company. With this method, you can avoid financial downturns and business setbacks from the start.

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 requirements, a meeting over Skype can hold the same chances of success as a conventional interview.


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