When businesses face a shortage of work for their staff, they may be able apply for government aid as part of a work-sharing program instead, often also referred to as short-time working. As an employee, this means that you would be working fewer hours but at a reduced pay. To replace partially lost wages, staff can claim some unemployment benefits. Here’s what you need to know about work sharing...Work sharing: the most important facts for employers and employees
Employees are generally given a certain number of vacation days which they are free to use as they please. There are certain situations, when an employer can intervene and put staff on unpaid leave. Find out what the conditions for furlough are, when it can be ordered, and how many days employees can be furloughed for.Furlough: what’s allowed and when
What is crisis communication? Many companies make the mistake of remaining silent during a crisis. Instead of addressing issues head-on, they are swept under the carpet – creating a perfect breeding ground for rumors that have the potential to damage a company’s reputation further. Businesses that don’t react well and initiate good crisis communication can damage their image long-term.Crisis communication: the right way to deal with critical situations
April is usually the deadline for filing tax returns on the previous financial year in the USA. This process often leads to questions: How do I determine my earnings? What can be deducted? Which forms need to be filled out? What are the deadlines and extensions? Something that often escapes many freelancers is that sticking to some small organization and recordkeeping habits throughout the year...How do you pay tax correctly as a freelancer?
When it comes to the entertaining of both clients and employees, it is possible to save a lot of money by following the tax authorities’ guidelines closely. By doing this you can spend a fraction of what you would on entertainment expenses and even get 100 percent of some expenses back. Find out here which events can be counted under this scheme as well as what the requirements are for doing it...Entertainment expenses – make the most of the tax incentives
What happens to my job if I take maternity leave? Does parental leave affect my holiday entitlement? Many employees are concerned about these questions when expecting a child. Paid maternity leave in the USA remains a controversial topic for many, but knowing what you could be entitled to means you may avoid stress once the new member of the family arrives.Paid maternity and parental leave: What are my rights? Can I accrue holiday leave?
After introducing a product on the market, many companies tend to wonder how its sales will evolve in the future. Every product goes through the same stages. Once you understand the product life cycle stages, you can better plan out your company’s operations. This model affects a wide range of business sectors. Ideally, you should be thinking about the product life cycle for marketing as well.The four stages of the product life cycle
When that time of year comes around when you have to file your tax returns, you’ll be faced with the question: What is my TIN? Where can I find my TIN? Which one is the right one? What about finding out my social security number? Do you need a TIN, an ITIN or an EIN? It can sometimes be difficult to keep track of things. But don't worry, there are simple ways to find the right tax number.What is my TIN? Finding out your own tax number
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 does the law of supply and demand work?Supply and demand – how they control the market
ABC analysis identifies which goods or customers generate the most revenue. It assigns individual items to specific categories based on how much they contribute to the total value. This makes it easy to determine which items are very important and should be prioritized (category A) and which only contribute a small amount to the total value (category C).ABC analysis: a method for business planning
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.