Business impact analysis

The business impact analysis

 

A BIA or business impact analysis emphasizes the most important processes of your company that could threaten your normal business operations in case of a deficit or outage. These processes allow you to evaluate the consequences of a crisis more effectively and devise strategies...

 

Creating a web store: the cornerstone of seed money

Seed money for your web store

 

When planning the finer details of your web store, rushing through your financial plan can lead to chaos. It’s important to be aware of how much money you need to spend, and only an extensive finance plan can provide the necessary security for the development of your web store....

 

Agile Working

Agile working: mastering the challenges of the digital world

 

“Agile working” is currently one of the biggest trends in the corporate world. It’s seen as the best way to master the challenges of digitalization. How does the agile approach work? What opportunities and risks does it involve? And what role will this hot topic play in the...

 

Start a sole proprietorship

How to start a sole proprietorship

 

A sole proprietorship is one of the easiest types of businesses to set up. All you need to get started is a business idea and a bit of courage. The one-person business does not require registration with the state, but there are plenty of other requirements you will need to...

 

Body language

Body language: The most important form of nonverbal communication

 

Even when we don’t say anything, we communicate: Our body language is more or less consciously sending out signals to those around us. Gestures, expressions, and posture often share more than we’d like, including how we feel in a given situation. If you’re able to understand body...

 

Home office tax deduction

How to deduct working from home from your taxes

 

Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce any resulting financial burden, the costs for working from home can be deducted from your taxes....

 

Supply and demand

Supply and demand – how they control the market

 

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...

 

What is occupational health and safety?

Being safe at work is part of feeling good in your job. The task of setting up and enforcing health and safety policies is primarily an employers’ duty. But what exactly is the USA’s health and safety policy? Does it vary from state to state? How are workplace safety standards enforced?

Is business travel time working time?

Generally speaking, the only travel periods during a business trip that count as working time and require remuneration are the hours spent traveling that take place during the normal workday hours. Whether or not an employee is paid for any additional travel periods is stipulated in their employment contract or in a labor agreement. How can you find out exactly what the rules and regulations for...

Office programs: A comparison of the best office software

Everyday office life is often stressful and associated with various challenges. The most important thing for all upcoming tasks and appointments is not to lose track of things and to work as efficiently as possible even under time pressure. An elementary success factor is therefore the choice of the right office software. We will show you which office programs you should not forego under any...

Issuing a private invoice: What you need to consider

Invoices are usually associated with trading. However, private individuals are also permitted to create invoices if they sell a personal belonging, for example. What do you need to keep in mind when creating an invoice as an individual? Are there any specific guidelines to follow? What belongs on a private invoice?

Break-even point – simply explained

At the break-even point (BeP), a company makes enough revenue to switch from the loss zone to the profit zone. If the BeP is exceeded, a company yields a profit. But what data do you need in order to calculate the break-even point? What formula is used to calculate it? We’ll answer these questions and provide you with further info about the BeP.

Debit and credit

As an entrepreneur, you should have basic knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping with debits and credits in order to record your business transactions in a comprehensible manner. If you deliver products or services to your customers, then these are business transactions that you record. These records always follow the “debit to credit” system. But what exactly is behind this process?

The A/R invoice

Whether you’re in the supermarket, at the restaurant, or in the garage – invoices are issued everywhere. However, young entrepreneurs – either freelance or self-employed – who want to claim money from their customers for the first time and write outgoing invoices are often unsure. What is the difference between an incoming and an outgoing invoice? What information should be included in the...

Invoice software for Macs – comparing the best

Getting to grips with the challenges of accounting is now much easier than it was a few years ago thanks to new programs. Many developers offer tailor-made software that automate invoice management. There are many good Mac invoicing software for iOS, and there are several options to suit different needs.

Accountant costs: external help for bookkeeping

If you run a business, you need to keep books well – this is tedious, time-consuming and requires a great deal of know-how. For these reasons, many businesses, both big and small, choose to get help from an accountant or tax advisor. Before you take this step, however, you should consider how much an accountant costs, as well as which aspects you might want help with to better predict how much an...

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.


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