Working from home with children

Working from home with children: Reduce stress on both sides

 

Working from a home office with your kids around can prove to be a challenge for even the best multi-taskers. The double burden of work and keeping your little ones entertained in a confined space can push both parents and children to their limits. Our best tips and tricks can...

 

Skype Interview

Skype Interview Tips: How to Prepare for a Skype Interview

 

A Skype interview can be a perfect solution in a world of work that’s increasingly benefiting from employee mobility. However, it’s important that no personal habits sneak their way into a Skype interview with a future employer. If you consider all the technical and formal...

 

Setting up an online store: The basics

Setting up an online store: the basics

 

If you’re planning to set up an online store, you have a lot to consider. Amongst other things, your checklist will include applying for a business license, developing a concept, and calculating your finances. But don’t despair! A host of webstore programs and optimization...

 

G Suite vs. Office 365

Comparing G Suite to Microsoft 365

 

Which is better, G suite or Microsoft 365? Both providers offer users a cloud platform with business-ready office and collaboration tools. The pricing is also in a similar ballpark. Entrepreneurs who want to centralize operational work processes with cloud-based applications are...

 

E-recruiting

E-recruiting: Applicant tracking systems for better applicant management

 

Whether it’s in the field of mobile or social media, various methods can help bring applicant management into the digital age. E-recruiting can help make it easier for you to find better candidates, strengthen your employer brand, and free up your HR department. This saves money...

 

Double-entry accounting, explained simply and briefly

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...

 

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

 

Crowdfunding is a way of raising funds for a project using an online campaign. It’s a popular way of financing, especially for private individuals and startups. Usually private individuals are addressed directly. Four main crowdfunding models have been established, which differ...

 

Insurance contributions and income caps

Whether you’re employed or self-employed, federal law requires US citizens to pay a Social Security tax and Medicare each year. But how much you pay depends on your income. The Social Security income cap ensures that only income up to a certain limit is being taxed.

Unsolicited application: Commitment leads to success

An unsolicited application has to be done well, because it doesn’t relate to a specific job opening. That’s why it’s important that your application is impeccable and tailored to the company you’re writing to. This will increase your chances of getting an interview, where you can convince your potential employer of your application and how well you’re suited to the company.

Cold progression

Your income has increased and yet you still have less income after taxes? What happens to your income? This is due to so-called “cold progression.” Every year, the state earns several billion dollars this way. How can this happen? We explain cold progression using an example and go through the calculation step by step.

Time tracking – what should you know?

The laws governing employee time tracking are not always clearly defined. Things like overtime and meal breaks are managed differently state by state. However, every employer covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act is obliged to keep records for their employees, including the hours worked each day and the total hours worked per week. What kind of data must be collected and what role does data...

Payroll accounting: What are its uses?

Employees receive remuneration for their work, usually at the end of the month. It is up to the payroll accounting department to make sure that each employee gets their earned wages. However, calculating salaries is only one section in payroll accounting, which also covers other aspects like registering employees with the tax authorities and social security bodies.

Sales follow-up e-mail: Templates, examples, and tips

How frustrating! You’ve come across a promising contact, you write to them... and receive no feedback. But that’s not a reason to give up: Send regular sales follow-up e-mails to increase the likelihood of receiving a response. Writing messages such as these involves a lot of work. As a result, we’ve built various sales follow-up e-mail templates for you.

Hidden reserves: Explained.

Hidden reserves can occur within a company through many ways: Some arise more or less of their own accord, others are created either intentionally or unintentionally. Usually these are completely legal or even required by law. On the other hand, however, these hidden assets can be used for activities of questionable legality. Here, we explain what hidden reserves are, how they are created and what...

How to patent an idea: The procedure and costs explained

Those who apply to register a patent protect their intellectual property against third parties using the same idea. But a patent application requires good preparation and a lot of effort. Before national or even international protection of your idea is guaranteed, there is often a long way to go through various authorities. We explain how to successfully apply for a patent and how to save time and...

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure: How to use one of the most important planning tools

The work breakdown structure is one of project management’s most important planning tools. Beginners in the field shy away early from creating it – at the same time, with the right approach, it is easier than people think. We’ll introduce various methods for creating a work breakdown structure, and give tips on content structure along with an example that you can use as a template.

Which Microsoft 365 alternatives are recommended for which companies?

Many companies are looking for an alternative to Microsoft 365. It is not always an easy decision to make as there are now numerous free and paid options on the market. Not every option will be right for every company and their requirements. Here we will present a variety of alternatives to Microsoft 365 and discuss their respective advantages and disadvantages.