Best business startup ideas

The best business startup ideas: Here’s how to find them

 

If you would also like to go for it and launch a startup yourself, you’ll need good ideas and a ton of organisation. We’ve got some inspiration for both! How do you systematically approach the search for the next ‘big thing’? How have others written their success stories? And...

 

Business impact analysis

The business impact analysis

 

A BIA or business impact analysis emphasizes the most important processes of your company that could threaten your normal business operations in case of a deficit or outage. These processes allow you to evaluate the consequences of a crisis more effectively and devise strategies...

 

Agile Working

Agile working: mastering the challenges of the digital world

 

“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...

 

Body language

Body language: The most important form of nonverbal communication

 

Even when we don’t say anything, we communicate: Our body language is more or less consciously sending out signals to those around us. Gestures, expressions, and posture often share more than we’d like, including how we feel in a given situation. If you’re able to understand body...

 

Supply and demand

Supply and demand – how they control the market

 

Supply and demand determine pricing in a free market. Demand has an influence on supply and vice versa. With no demand, any supply is redundant, and with no supply, demand is ineffective. When they are in equilibrium, prices remain stable and goods are affordable. But how exactly...

 

Start a side business

Starting a side business

 

Are you planning on setting up a side business and want to know how to go about it? Starting your own side business while working full time is a great way to minimise your financial risk. Test the waters, but first make sure you are legally registered and that you are even...

 

Business plan creation

Writing a business plan: here’s how to plan your venture

 

Before a business idea can be implemented, it is necessary to create a business plan. This serves as the founder’s roadmap, and summarises all necessary information about planning and finances. However, the business plan is also highly relevant for investors as well as potential...

 

How to register as a sole trader

It’s easy to become self-employed in the UK. All you need to get started is a business idea and a bit of courage. The one-person business does require registration with the HMRC and there are a few other requirements you will need to fulfil. It’s important to understand the risks and costs that could arise when you’re registering as a sole trader.

The sole trader: Everything a business founder should know

Sole traders or sole proprietors are the most popular business form in the UK. Compared to other enterprise structures, the set-up costs are low and start-up funding can be low depending on your business. Registering as a sole trader makes it easy to become self-employed. However, if you’re planning to start your own business, you should be aware of the steps and risks involved.

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...


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