Company mission, vision, values

Mission statement vs. vision statement

 

Even if prices are raised and there are more affordable alternatives on the market, we will often continue to buy products from the same brand. The reason for this is the same as explaining why we always choose to fly with the same airline or get our coffee from the same place:...

 

What is a small business?

Small businesses, explained

 

According to the US Small Business Association (SBA), a small business is a privately-owned and operated business with a small scale of trade and a small number of employees, depending on the industry. A small business can be an LLC, partnership, or sole proprietorship. There are...

 

Work-life balance

Work-life balance

 

A work-life balance involves a lot more than simply dividing working time and personal time equally. The concept is often viewed as a philosophy that determines many aspects of a person’s life. In order for it to succeed, both employers and employees must make an effort to create...

 

Job Interview Tips

Interview tips for making a great impression

 

You’ve made it past the application process and the initial screening and you’ve been invited to an interview. It’s normal to be nervous, especially if you have limited experience in selling yourself. There are a few unwritten rules that apply for all interviews. As soon as you...

 

Types of taxes in the US: an overview

Types of taxes in the United States

 

Keeping track of taxes in the US isn’t exactly a piece of cake. There are so many types of taxes that it’s difficult to know which ones apply to you and your business. If you don’t file your taxes correctly with the IRS, it could result in penalties, which could cost your...

 

CRM tools: customer care made easy

CRM tools: software for customer care

 

Customer care is one of the corner stones of a successful company – whether you are running an online store or offering bank accounts. Even smaller companies can benefit from the use of CRM tools, which help to organize customer- or buyer data. These software systems automate and...

 

Invoice templates: How Excel, Word, and Co. help with the transmission of payment information

Using a template to write invoices saves you a fair bit of time. While you still have to enter all of the payment information for each order on your own, sample invoices provide a ready-made design that you just have to fill in using the relevant company and customer data. But how does the perfect invoice template really look? And what should an invoice template consist of?

The best accounting software at a glance

Whether you’re a freelancer, small business owner, or you manage an even bigger company, you know that organizing your finances can get stressful. Accounting software can relieve a lot of the hassle and keep your finances in order. We introduce you to ten of the best accounting software packages.

Invoicing software – what exactly is it?

What is invoicing software? Invoicing software is a cornerstone of running a business, whether large or small. Automating the invoicing process speeds up your work, allows you to get paid faster, and to grow your business at a greater pace. Our article presents the top 10 invoicing softwares available in North America.

An overview of the best inventory management software

Inventory management software provides businesses with an accurate overview of all stock, orders and deliveries. For growing companies to large enterprises, an inventory system reduces the likelihood of mistakes and stock-outs, and enables businesses to plan for the future, satisfy customers, and increase productivity. We’ve assembled a list of the top ten inventory control software so you can...

What are non-profit organizations?

When it comes to accounting, non-profit organizations differ from for-profit organizations in that they can be exempt from paying taxes after filling out certain forms and sending them to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It can be confusing knowing which forms to fill out but our article will explain how accounting for non-profit organizations works. There is numerous non-profit accounting...

Thinking made easy: the best 7 mind-mapping programs, explained

Mind maps are the preferred method of tapping into the creative power of the human brain for those with particularly intelligent minds. Usually, people simply reach for a pen and paper but are soon confronted with the limitations of these traditional tools. Digital mind mapping tools are the next step: presenting complex idea structures and concepts is not just faster and easier, the end result...

Soft skills: definition and lists

Soft skills are all those skills that make you stand out as a worker, but seldom appear on certificates or help you achieve qualifications. Your soft skills are relevant to employers for lots of different reasons: How well can you work with people? How do you deal with stress? We give examples of soft skills that are useful in your job and provide useful tips on how to develop them.

Pro forma invoice

Anyone exporting goods must properly declare them for customs assessment. Whether the goods clear customs or not depends on this invoice. Sample shipments, gifts, or spare part deliveries within the warranty period are usually not invoiced to the recipient. However, you still have to issue a pro forma invoice. We explain what the invoice is all about.