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...

 

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 summarizes all necessary information about planning and finances. However, the business plan is also highly relevant for investors as well as potential...

 

Travel expense accounting: how to correctly reimburse travel expenses

Costs incurred during a business trip can be claimed back from the employer or in your own tax return. In order to do this, you need a detailed list of the individual costs in the travel expense report. But which costs can be claimed for tax purposes and to what extent? And what are the differences between business trips at home and abroad?

Pop-up shops: what are the advantages of this concept?

Pop-up stores: they usually disappear as fast as they appear. These are shops that are deliberately operated for a limited time and in which limited products are usually offered. A pop-up shop offers new entrepreneurs an opportunity to present themselves to customers for the first time and enables online shops to launch offline with less risk.

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 an aid to you and provide a detailed overview of your finances. Double-entry accounting isn’t an impossible undertaking. This guide explains the step by step fundamentals of double-entry accounting, and will turn you...

Collective invoice: settling multiple collected orders

Facilitate the settlement of transactions with regular customers by combining regular deliveries or other services in a collective invoice. Periodic billing of this kind facilitates bookkeeping and saves time and money. Please refer to our article for the tax requirements that apply to the preparation of collective invoices.

Easy steps to close a P&L account

Merchants pursuing trade activities are legally obliged to prepare annual accounts based on double-entry bookkeeping. The profit and loss account is an integral part of this, as it demonstrates just how successful a company was during a given financial year. When you close your nominal accounts, it is important that the structure and sequence of your profit-and-loss accounts abide by various...

Small business regulations and schemes –hints and tips

Starting something is often the hardest step, even if it is exciting. This applies to businesses as well, and as anyone with a background in small businesses or start-ups will know, you often need all the help you can get. By being tax-savvy, you may be able to provide your business with a leg-up in the beginning phases, by knowing what is tax deductible and what the available 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 many pros and cons to running a small business, and in this article we will be your guide and answer your questions.

What is a limited partnership?

When two or more people join together to operate a business, they often choose a limited partnership as their legal structure. While it is fairly simple process to start a limited partnership, provisions regarding liability can sometimes pose major challenges to shareholders. Whoever enters into a limited partnership doesn’t just take over a part of the management duties, they also become...

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 the best possible working conditions. Read all about why this philosophy is so desirable, what it includes, and how...

Creating a Limited Liability Company

Do you want to put a business idea into practice and set up a Limited Liability Company? You may already have basic knowledge on LLCs, but do you know the process of starting one, how much it costs, and how long it will take? We list the steps to take and provide with a checklist so you can keep on track.