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...

 

The patent: protecting valuable ideas

Humans are always producing inventions in the hope of making life easier. If you invent something new, you can apply for a patent. Patent laws are there to protect the inventor’s work since the patent is by definition a property right. But what exactly is a patent, what is its history, and how do you file one?

The perfect business letter – structure, content, and design

A central component of running a business is writing business letters. These letters can serve the purpose of external communication: Entrepreneurs write business letters in order to initiate or develop business relationships. If they make first contact, the business letter must enable the recipient to obtain information about the sender’s business. We provide a standard template for business...

Comparing G Suite to Office 365

Which is better, G suite or Office 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 spoiled for choice. We compare the functional spectrum of both business solutions.

Google G Suite for a better workflow and remote collaboration

Google G Suite is a cloud-based collaboration software that unites multiple Google applications. Every registered user can access project plans, e-mails, and other documents via the cloud, regardless of where they are located. Numerous tools such as word processors, online calendars, or video conferencing facilitate collaboration and synchronize changes in real-time. In this article, we have...

The contribution margin

Which products should your company focus on and which are unprofitable? The contribution margin helps you answer this decisive question. Calculating the contribution margin correctly is crucial to the success of your company, by allowing you to draw conclusions about its profit or loss. We explain how to do this properly.

What is accounts receivable accounting?

If you run a business or work independently, it’s always important for you to keep an eye on your financial situation. This also applies to payments that you are expecting but have not yet received. The accounts receivable department is responsible for registering and tracking your monetary receivables. We explain what accounts receivable accounting is and how it works.

Corporate communication – finding the right corporate communications

Corporate communication: If you want to successfully represent your company both internally and externally, you need a good communication strategy. Whether it’s with business partners, customers, the media, employees, or shareholders – well thought-out corporate communication ensures that you always find the right tone. What do you have to pay attention to?

ISO 45001: information on the ISO standard for occupational health and safety at work

If you want to show that your own company is committed to safety and healthcare management, you probably have done so until 2018 in the form of the OHSAS 18001 certificate. Since 2018, ISO 45001, the official successor, has been in place. Among other things, it explicitly requires management boards to take appropriate action and for external interest groups to be involved in the management...

Balanced Scorecard: A tool for effective strategy implementation

Is your business strategy working out? The balanced scorecard by Kaplan and Norton can help you answer this question. It enables a comprehensive analysis of the company from various perspectives; it also provides useful key indicators on where there may be shortcomings in the company. Identify the success factors at all levels of your company to ensure long-term success.

Correcting or canceling an invoice

If you send many invoices per day, errors can often occur. This can then lead to issues with the tax office, and claiming back deductions owed to you. There are several options available to fix errors, however. In this article, we will show you how to create a correction and a cancellation invoice.