Sole proprietorships are by far the most popular business form in the USA. Compared to other enterprise structures, the set-up costs are low and large financial reserves aren’t necessary. This structure makes it easy and uncomplicated to become self-employed. However, there are also drawbacks and risks that every founder should be aware of beforehand.
Only a satisfied customer comes back, uses your service, and guarantees a sale. However, the way to increase customer satisfaction is often unclear. Simply putting more money into the product can be just as financially detrimental as letting fate run its course. But there is help: the Kano method can give you tips on which areas are really worth investing in!
Starting a non-profit corporation can be a great way to give back to the community or support a cause you are passionate about. A growing number or start-ups are turning to this corporate structure because of its associated limited liability protection, tax exemption status and high degree of flexibility. But the charitable nature of the business has to be confirmed by the Internal Revenue...
Meetings that aren’t moderated often drift off-topic, leaving the important matters at hand overlooked. Moderation is therefore essential; there are a range of moderation techniques that enable you to avoid these situations. Conversation strategies help you keep meetings on course, prevent unnecessary discussions, and involve everyone present.
For social entrepreneurs and individuals looking to start-up their own social or charitable companies, choosing the right legal form for their business matters greatly. Registering as a non-profit corporation offers plenty of advantages including tax exemption, limited liabilities, access to grants and the prestige of a formal structure. But what exactly is a non-profit?
Environmental protection by companies is becoming more and more important. In order to implement ecological sustainability in your operations, an environmental management system is helpful. So that it also functions, you should take a look at ISO 14001. The international standard provides you with guidelines for installing an adequate system. The ISO 14001 certification gives you the opportunity...
What are royalties? You may have heard of the term ‘royalties’ in association with musicians, writers or artists. But did you know that board members, directors and even employees can use royalties to improve their salary? We’re going to help you understand what royalties are, and how they work in the corporate world.
Being fired is not the only way in which a current employee may be dismissed. An employment termination agreement is a way of ending a working relationship with someone without having to fire them which can make it difficult for them to find a job afterwards. What is important and what should be considered?
When it comes to accounting, order is the be-all and end-all. This requires not just adhering to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), but also making sure your work is facilitated with a reasonable accounting standard structure. Creating a predetermined framework, you will always know which accounts you can use for billing. Additionally, third parties can also go through your...
If you’re looking to dissolve your company, you must tell state authorities. Even though the process can be stressful and involves multiple steps, it is fairly straightforward once you understand the individual stages. There are a couple of things you need to know. Which paperwork needs to be filed and what else do you need to know to terminate your business? We’ll explain.