Cost estimates

Estimate: cost and liability

Car workshops, construction companies, and insurance agents are rarely commissioned without research. Instead, the first step is to obtain a cost estimate that gives a detailed breakdown of the expected cost items and therefore provides a basis for budget calculations and price comparisons. However, it is unclear to many customers that even the most accurate cost estimate does not rule out...

What is EBITDA?

EBITDA: How to calculate this key figure

To correctly evaluate a company, and to be able to compare it with others, you require appropriate key figures. However, the profit at the end of the year is not the right choice for all situations. Business economists often use other comparison values. The EBITDA value emerges again and again in this context. But: what is EBITDA?

EBITDA margin

EBITDA margin: This is how easy it is to calculate the value

You rely on meaningful figures for running your company. The EBITDA margin gives you a powerful tool for measuring the profitability of your company in its day-to-day business operations so you can make corrections if required. You can ignore items which are not significant for the result of your company operations. We explain how to calculate the EBITDA margin.

Advance tax payment

What are advance taxes?

Advanced tax payments need to be estimated and paid four times a year. But who needs to make these payment and who is exempt? How do you estimate how much you have to pay? The answer to these questions can be found in this accountancy article - make sure you don’t land in hot water with the IRS.

Numbering invoices: What you need to know

Invoice numbers: What to pay attention to

Numbering your invoices isn’t required under U.S. law, but it’s a helpful tool for managing your business and tracking your transaction history. Utilizing a good invoice numbering system makes it easier to locate invoices for future referencing, and can come in handy when accessing sale records for customer service purposes. Following a structured invoice numbering system can also be helpful when...

Assets and liabilities

Assets and liabilities: What are they?

What are assets and liabilities? These technical terms from business accounting refer to the left or right side of a balance sheet. A simplified definition: The assets on the left provide information on the use of the company’s funds, while the liabilities on the right show their origin. In the balance sheet, assets and liabilities are broken down into sub-groups, which we will explain in more...

Investment plan

Investment plan at a glance

If you outline your capital needs for investment in a thorough, comprehensible manner, you will have better chances of obtaining bank loans or publicly subsidized loans. But how is an investment plan structured and what expenses should be taken into account to convince financial backers? We reveal this and explain how an investment plan fits in as part of a business plan.

Minimum Viable Product – MVP

Minimum Viable Product: maximizing potential while minimizing risk

You would think that deploying a product with minimal functions would be a no-go for start-ups, since the product should reflect the founders’ passion. However, if you take a closer look at the purpose of an MVP, you will see that MVPs and start-ups go hand in hand. This concept plays an important role for many companies as the foundation for agile development. Here you will learn how to use the...

Bookkeeping software for online accounting

Bookkeeping software: how does an online accountancy program work?

An accounting program helps you to organize and analyze your invoices and cost centers, VAT, and other areas of accounting. Cloud-based accounting software is particularly popular for small business owners, since it can offer more, due to the internet connection. Many entrepreneurs and self-employed people have time restraints, so that working with the support of an accountancy program can be an...

Grow Your Business

A solid business growth strategy is paramount for any business owner. This category focuses on all the aspects that follow the establishment of a company; from business strategy and growth, to recruitment, bookkeeping, and taxes.


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