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....

 

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained

 

Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is a collection of tools and models designed to facilitate and strengthen communication in various areas of life and work. The goal is to better understand oneself and others, and to make positive changes. We will tell you exactly what...

 

Cost of sales method

The cost of sales procedure in the context of profits and losses

 

The profit and loss account (P&L) is also called an income statement. All general ledger accounts are summed up with expenses subtracted from the income to leave a profit or loss amount for the period, which is usually one financial year. Daily operating expenses are summarized...

 

SMART goals

How to achieve more by setting SMART goals

 

Have you heard of SMART goals, but you’ve never used an organized and effective method for setting objectives? We’ll explain the advantages of SMART goals, how to use the technique for your personal and business goals and what to watch out for with this method. Because, like all...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

Verbal communication – the key to mutual understanding

Verbal communication isn’t the only factor that determines the success or failure of a conversation, but it plays a key role. You’ll achieve your goal more quickly if you can express yourself clearly and skillfully. You’ll also handle critical situations in your day-to-day work more effectively if you have targeted strategies for communication.

Understanding and using nonverbal communication

If you only pay attention to verbal language and ignore nonverbal communication, you’ll eventually encounter problems in your personal and professional life. How you understand other people ultimately depends not only on what they say, but how they say it. If you want others to perceive and understand you as you intend, you need to know how nonverbal communication works.

The liquidator: competencies and responsibilities

When the end is in sight, he moves out of the shadows: the liquidator! But don’t get too excited –there’s no superhero hiding behind this ominous title. So what is a liquidator? The short answer is: A liquidator is a competent professional who takes care of the liquidation and proper termination of a corporation or partnership.

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 language, you’re better prepared in conversations with others – and can adjust your body language accordingly.

How You Can Choose the Perfect Company Name

Finding a company name has caused many a headache: How can you choose a name that’s compelling and imaginative, and at the same time succinctly describes your line of business? What’s more, it needs to comply with legal requirements. We explain how to choose an ideal business name and what you should keep in mind.

Applying for a taxpayer identification number step-by-step

Whenever you have contact with the IRS, you are required to provide a tax identification number, often abbreviated to TIN or tax ID number. There are many different types of TIN, so it can seem like a lot of administrative work to apply for the right one. Find out which one you need and how to apply for the right TIN here.

What exactly is Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)?

The terms “Governance, Risk and Compliance”, known as GRC for short, comprises the three areas that are responsible for internationally operating (often listed) large companies functioning well. GRC includes management and internal cooperation, assessing internal and external risks, and ensuring that all business processes and laws and regulations are in sync.

ICS: Internal Control Systems Explained

If you want to minimize the risks associated with organizational errors, damaging actions by senior employees or even just economic crime in your company, you do not want to leave anything to chance. An ICS - short for Internal Control System - establishes guidelines that enable the monitoring of operational processes. What does an ICS look like?

How Companies Benefit from Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is important, and in the majority of companies, the concept is well-known on paper. Yet too few companies manage to use their errors to drive success. We provide an overview of what constructive criticism means and how it can be achieved in the workplace.

Corporate Governance: The Business Management Principles

Corporate Governance is a core topic of business management and has long since stopped being only relevant for market-listed corporations. What principles and objectives are behind the catchword? What legal requirements apply? And what relationship does governance have to compliance? We answer the most important questions regarding this topic.


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