Company mission, vision, values

Mission statement vs. vision statement

 

Even if prices are raised and there are more affordable alternatives on the market, we will often continue to buy products from the same brand. The reason for this is the same as explaining why we always choose to fly with the same airline or get our coffee from the same place:...

 

What is a small business?

Small businesses, explained

 

According to the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a small business is a privately-owned and operated business with a small scale of trade and a small number of employees, depending on the industry. Small businesses are commonly referred to by the European term “SME” which...

 

Work-life balance

Work-life balance

 

A work-life balance involves a lot more than simply dividing working time and personal time equally. The concept is often viewed as a philosophy that determines many aspects of a person’s life. In order for it to succeed, both employers and employees must make an effort to create...

 

Job Interview Tips

Interview tips for making a great impression

 

You’ve made it past the application process and the initial screening and you’ve been invited to an interview. It’s normal to be nervous, especially if you have limited experience in selling yourself. There are a few unwritten rules that apply for all interviews. As soon as you...

 

Types of taxes in the UK

Taxation and the different types of taxes in the UK

 

Keeping track of taxes in the UK isn’t exactly a piece of cake. There are so many types of taxes that it’s difficult to know which ones apply to you and/or your business. If you don’t file your taxes correctly with the HMRC, it could result in penalties, which could cost you...

 

CRM tools: customer care made easy

CRM tools: software for customer care

 

Customer care is one of the corner stones of a successful company – whether you are running an online shop or offering bank accounts. Even smaller companies can benefit from the use of CRM tools, which help to organise customer- or buyer data. These software systems automate and...

 

Exceptions for small businesses - help or hindrance?

All beginnings are difficult - this also applies in setting up a business. Luckily, there are three special schemes where small businesses have an exception for all things accounting, including registering as VAT exempt. However, the status of a small business is not always helpful, and in some cases it may help to register for VAT even if you’re not obliged to – check out the pros and cons.

Small businesses, explained

According to the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a small business is a privately-owned and operated business with a small scale of trade and a small number of employees, depending on the industry. Small businesses are commonly referred to by the European term “SME” which stands for Small to Medium-sized Enterprise. An SME can be a limited company, partnership, or sole trader. There are...

What is a limited partnership?

When two or more people join together to operate a business, they often choose a limited partnership as their legal structure. Whilst it is fairly simple process to start a limited partnership, provisions regarding liability can sometimes pose major challenges to shareholders. Whoever enters into a limited partnership doesn’t just take over a part of the management duties, they also become...

Work-life balance

A work-life balance involves a lot more than simply dividing working time and personal time equally. The concept is often viewed as a philosophy that determines many aspects of a person’s life. In order for it to succeed, both employers and employees must make an effort to create the best possible working conditions. Read all about why this philosophy is so desirable, what it includes, and how...

Personnel management – tasks, functions, and goals

Qualified employees are a decisive factor when it comes to determining success for a company. The prerequisite for success is a functioning, strategic system of personnel management. As an essential component of personnel management, personnel administration is responsible for the smooth running of administrative and routine tasks within human resources. Personnel management pursues the central...

Legal breaks at work – what employees are legally entitled to

Regulations on working hours are one of the most important arrangements between an employee and employer. But how much break time are employees entitled to? How does the law define breaks and are there any exceptions? Which breaks are paid for and which aren’t? Answers to all these questions can be found in this article.

Communication at work: What do you have to pay attention to?

A productive working atmosphere can only be created when colleagues talk to each other in a friendly, constructive way. That’s why good communication is so important at work. If everyone, from managing directors to interns, communicates properly with each other, a company can be more successful than its competitors. What contributes to good communication in the workplace?

Conflict management – a way out of the crisis

Conflict management can be a useful tool for every company. Despite the best of efforts, most companies will likely experience conflicts of varying seriousness between employees. These conflicts must be resolved as quickly as possible, and in a way that will satisfy all parties. How can you best achieve de-escalation? What types of conflict are there? We provide the answers.