It is important for companies to have an objective picture of their current market position when making strategic decisions. Analysing your own business activities in comparison with the competition involves comparing your internal strengths and weaknesses with the opportunities and risks posed by micro- and macroeconomic environmental influences. These factors can be determined using PESTEL...
Entrepreneurs face problems on a regular basis. However, in order not to postpone but instead to solve these problems, it is important to look not only at their effects but also at their causes. The fishbone diagram is a tool that helps to identify causes of a problem in a structured way. We explain the principle of this cause-effect diagram.
For many, asking other people questions can take a lot of effort. But those who succeed in finding the ideal mix of attentive listening, showing interest, and questioning at the right times can also benefit professionally. The deliberate use of questioning techniques also helps you to promote communication based on trust and find the optimal answers to relevant questions with your coworkers.
Obviously, work hours need to be accurately recorded. The question is how and with what tool? There are a variety of time tracking systems on the market with varying prices and functions. However, the right solution for you is not necessarily the one with the lowest price or the largest range of functions. The system needs to be the right fit for your company for everyone to benefit from it.
How you make sure that your project will be a success? With a well-thought-out project plan. When creating a project plan, you should make the work stages clear, as well as the requirements that the project has to be successful. In doing so, you’ll always know what the next steps are in the project, and if you are still on schedule and within your budget.
“Agile working” is currently one of the biggest trends in the corporate world. It’s seen as the best way to master the challenges of digitalisation. How does the agile approach work? What opportunities and risks does it involve? And what role will this hot topic play in the future? We provide an overview.
If the price of a product is increased or decreased, this has an impact on demand. The price elasticity of demand indicates how strong this impact is. It shows whether the demand for a product or service is elastic (fluctuating) or inelastic (stable) when the price changes. We explain how this value is calculated and provide an example.
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 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.
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...