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...

 

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.

EBIT margin: how profitable is your business?

You can use the EBIT margin to measure how profitable your business is and compare it with other companies. Unlike profit margins, taxes and returns don’t interfere with comparability in the EBIT margin. That’s why it’s an ideal value for international comparisons. It's also useful for comparing sectors. We explain how you can calculate the EBIT margin.

Tax consultant costs: How much does a tax consultant cost?

What does a tax consultant cost? The question arises quickly when the tax return is due or an external audit is imminent. In view of the complex tax-relevant circumstances, professional support is the logical consequence for many. To ensure that there is a happy ending when an invoice arrives at your house, you should first have an understanding of tax consultancy costs.

Three examples for calculating depreciation

For every entrepreneur, calculating depreciation is an important task. But we must ask ourselves how the calculation of depreciation actually works, and what to look out for during the calculation process. These and many other questions will be answered with the aid of three examples, which will also clarify various depreciation methods and delineate the difference between imputed costs and other...

Establishing a limited partnership: liability, costs, and more

A limited partnership is an attractive business model for people looking to start a commercial sector enterprise. It enables shareholders to reap the successes of a business without having to participate in management. Under what circumstances can a limited partnership actually be formed? What should future shareholders bear in mind when setting up a limited partnership?

What is a P&L account?

In order to properly finalize an annual financial statement, most corporations must include a profit and loss (P&L) account, which, as its name already suggests, breaks down their profits and losses for a given financial year. However, we must ask what a P&L statement should really look like. We explain the procedure surrounding P&L statements so that you stay on top of all laws, methods, and...

EBIT: The operating result

It is important to have an idea of your own company’s profitability. But looking only at the annual profit is often misleading. When it comes to EBIT, the annual net profit for income and expenses is adjusted through interest and taxes. This results in the so-called “operating result” – the key figure for success in normal business operations. We explain what EBIT is and how it is calculated.

Corporate identity: the five most important aspects and how you apply them

What is corporate identity and how does it help your company? The concept of corporate identity aims to standardize the values and behavior in all areas of a company. In doing this, you improve communication within the company, as well as externally, and use your corporate identity as a driving force to establishes and strengthens your position in the market. This guide will explain which aspects...