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...

 

The Kano Model: Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Only a satisfied customer comes back, uses your service, and guarantees a sale. However, the way to increase customer satisfaction is often unclear. Simply putting more money into the product can be just as financially detrimental as letting fate run its course. But there is help: the Kano method can give you tips on which areas are really worth investing in!

How do you start a social enterprise – a manual

Starting a social enterprise can be a great way to give back to the community or support a cause that you are passionate about. More and more charitable start-ups are considering the business structure because of associated benefits such as limited liability protection, a flexible company structure, tax breaks and access to certain forms of finance. But if your annual business income exceeds...

Moderation Techniques for Efficient Meetings

Meetings that aren’t moderated often drift off-topic, leaving the important matters at hand overlooked. Moderation is therefore essential; there are a range of moderation techniques that enable you to avoid these situations. Conversation strategies help you keep meetings on course, prevent unnecessary discussions, and involve everyone present.

Social enterprise: What is it and how does it work?

For social entrepreneurs and individuals looking to start-up their own social or charitable companies, choosing the right legal form for their business matters greatly. Registering as a charity or charitable incorporate organisation (CIO) offers plenty of advantages including tax exemption, limited liabilities, access to grants and the prestige of a formal structure. But what exactly is a social...

ISO 14001 – The standard for more sustainability

Environmental protection by companies is becoming more and more important. In order to implement ecological sustainability in your operations, an environmental management system is helpful. So that it also functions, you should take a look at ISO 14001. The international standard provides you with guidelines for installing an adequate system. The ISO 14001 certification gives you the opportunity...

Royalties – understanding additional forms of income

What are royalties? You may have heard of the term ‘royalties’ in association with musicians, writers or artists. But did you know that board members, directors and even employees can use royalties to improve their salary? We’re going to help you understand what royalties are, and how they work in the corporate world.

What is an employment termination agreement?

Being fired is not the only way in which a current employee may be dismissed. An employment termination agreement is a way of ending a working relationship with someone without having to fire them which can make it difficult for them to find a job afterwards. What is important and what should be considered?

Accounting standards – Definition and overview

When it comes to accounting, order is the be-all and end-all. This requires not just adhering to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (UK GAAP), but also making sure your work is facilitated with a reasonable accounting standard structure. Creating a predetermined framework, you will always know which accounts you can use for billing. Additionally, third parties can also go through your...

Dissolving a company – what you need to know

If you’re looking to dissolve your company, you must file the relevant forms. Even though the process can be stressful and involves multiple steps, it is fairly straightforward once you understand the individual stages. There are a couple of things you need to know. Which paperwork needs to be filed and what else do you need to know to terminate your business? We’ll explain.

The Six Sigma Method: How it Works and What it Does

Six Sigma is one of the most commonly used process optimisation and quality management methods in companies. This method sets itself apart through its foundation in math and its clear focus on being able to measure change. In the following article, we show you how the Six Sigma method works, what benefits you can gain from it, and how to put it into practice.


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