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...

 

ICS: Internal Control Systems Explained

If you want to minimise the risks associated with organisational errors, damaging actions by senior employees or even just economic crime in your company, you do not want to leave anything to chance. An ICS - short for Internal Control System - establishes guidelines that enable the monitoring of operational processes. What does an ICS look like?

How Companies Benefit from Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is important, and in the majority of companies, the concept is well-known on paper. Yet too few companies manage to use their errors to drive success. We provide an overview of what constructive criticism means and how it can be achieved in the workplace.

Corporate Governance: The Business Management Principles

Corporate Governance is one of the core topics of business management and has long since stopped being only relevant for market-listed corporations. What principles and objectives are behind the catchword? What legal requirements apply? And what relationship does governance have with compliance? We answer the most important questions regarding this topic.

Microsoft Exchange: What are the alternatives?

Microsoft Exchange is the leading collaboration software, which you can use to manage emails, appointments, and contacts. But it’s not the only software for that. If you’re looking for an Exchange alternative, there are a number of tools with a similar range of services, including free and open-source options. Just make sure to check that your chosen solution fits the IT infrastructure of your...

Call for tenders – How to search for procurement bids

When a UK government authority or department procures services or goods, it is required to allow private contractors to bid on projects. This allows any interested company to submit an application to secure a project contract. The legislation ensures that there are no unfair competitive advantages and that state taxes for government projects are used economically. But what types of tenders exist...

Statement of work – the basis for an offer

When a company is interested in bidding for a public contract, it creates an invitation to tender based on a statement of work. This includes detailed information on the project’s goal and expected services. To make sure that the awarding entity receives suitable offers, a few points should be taken into account when creating a statement of work.

When is just-in-time production suitable?

Is it possible to improve economic success without raising product prices or lowering quality? Companies that optimise their value chain can do just that. Just-in-time production streamlines procurement and production, enabling significant savings. But careful: the strategy is not suitable for every company and every industry.

The bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect, also known as the Forester effect, describes the phenomenon in which fluctuations in market demand can increase at every point in the supply chain. Even small changes in demand that a retailer will hardly notice can have a major impact on a manufacturing company at the beginning of the supply chain. The bullwhip effect is therefore important for supply chain management.

G Suite alternatives

G Suite is great. That is why many companies use it. But not everyone likes to follow the crowd and some businesses prefer not to use Google’s office solution. Our article covers well-known G Suite alternatives, and some lesser-known options that might just be the perfect fit.

Corporations

Before registering a business overseas, every UK entrepreneur is faced with the same question: Which business structure should I choose? So that you can answer this question with confidence, it’s best to know the difference between a corporation and a partnership. Here, we’ll introduce you to the many different types of corporations in the United States and how they differ in their rights and...


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