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...

 

Misclassified as an independent contractor: When can you be considered to be self-employed?

Being self-employed initially sounds tempting to many workers: Free time management, no boss, and the prospect of potentially more money and a new challenge. However, many self-employed people and their clients fall into the trap of false self-employment. What risks does this kind of employment relationship entail for both sides? We answer this question and explain which criteria help to recognize...

The DISC assessment: Outdated test or useful tool?

For many years, the DISC assessment has been a popular tool used by companies to improve their management style, collaboration, and sales. If you know which of the four DISC assessment types match your personality, you can gain valuable insight to improve your work and influence your career development. But the test has also been under scrutiny.

The Internal Audit: Quality Assurance for Business Processes

The bigger an organization is, the more difficult it can be for its management to keep an eye on all procedures. An internal audit – a quality assurance and consulting activity that analyzes business procedures – is helpful in achieving this. The purpose is to ensure the optimal implementation of the organization’s objectives while avoiding unnecessary risks and by complying with applicable...

WOOP Method: Achieving Success Despite Obstacles

Just think positively and it will all work out? No matter whether it’s a business or private context, hardly any plans succeed with that approach. The WOOP method combines proven techniques for achieving goals and establishing new habits. Rather than simply ignoring potential obstacles, the WOOP strategy explicitly accounts for them in its plans.

Gap analysis: the starting point for successful strategic planning

Often in projects, the actual execution of something will differ greatly from the original plan. Using gap analysis, you can see just how much they will differ from the outset. It is the first step on the road to adapting a strategy to fit real-life situations within a company. With this method, you can avoid financial downturns and business setbacks from the start.

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 requirements, a meeting over Skype can hold the same chances of success as a conventional interview.

Providing feedback: How to give constructive feedback

Giving feedback is part of professional communication – no matter whether you’re a manager, coworker, or customer. Feedback gives people the opportunity to understand whether a collaboration is working well and where there is still room for improvement. But if you give feedback, there is a risk that the recipient will feel personally attacked by the criticism. Feedback rules help to minimize this...

Conjoint analysis: can a product establish itself on the market?

Conjoint analysis is conducted before launching a product on the market to obtain information about whether it will be competitive and which of its attributes would contribute to this. A variety of potential product designs are presented in a customer survey, and the survey participants are asked to indicate which one they would choose. The results reveal consumers’ priorities.

Sorry for the late reply: How to write apologies for a late reply

Everyone forgets to reply to less important emails at work occasionally – or even puts them off deliberately. This may be the case if you be the bearer of bad news, for instance. But if you want to avoid making a negative impression, you shouldn’t just ignore these emails. A well-formulated apology for a delayed response can help you to convince customers, business partners, and coworkers of your...


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