Creating an LLC

Creating a Limited Liability Company

 

Do you want to put a business idea into practice and set up a Limited Liability Company? You may already have basic knowledge on LLCs, but do you know the process of starting one, how much it costs, and how long it will take? We list the steps to take and provide with a checklist...

 

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...

 

Business plan creation

Writing a business plan: here’s how to plan your venture

 

Before a business idea can be implemented, it is necessary to create a business plan. This serves as the founder’s roadmap, and summarizes all necessary information about planning and finances. However, the business plan is also highly relevant for investors as well as potential...

 

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...

 

Outsourcing

Are time-consuming tasks interrupting your workflow and that of your employees? You can outsource routine tasks such as e-mail archiving, but also tasks which require a high degree of specialism, to external companies. This allows you to focus on your core competencies while at the same time saving costs. So, is outsourcing a workable strategy for your company?

Societas Europaea/European Company

A merging world requires international business structures. With Societas Europaea, the EU has created a form of enterprise that can be used throughout Europe. For companies that operate EU-wide, a European Company can have its advantages – but there are also disadvantages. We present the Societas Europaea and explain what is behind it.

General partner in a limited partnership: both managing director and general partner

All the risk, but all the freedom – this is one way you can describe being a general partner in a limited partnership. While the other shareholders are “only” reliable for their own capital contribution, the general partner is liable with their total assets. Being a general partner comes with additional special rights – they are the only ones entitled to manage and represent the company.

Elements of a business plan

There are a number of very important tasks involved with starting your own business. In order to do these tasks justice, it is absolutely necessary to create a business plan. This should always be done in writing. But what are the contents of a buiness plan, what functions does it fulfill, and what is its structure like? We provide a complete overview for all prospective business founders.

Why do we need market research?

Market research is an important procedure to advance a company or to make decisions as an entrepreneur. Customers and respondents play an important role, as their opinions are an important indicator of sales opportunities. It is crucial for the success of a company to examine the market at regular intervals. So, what does market research mean, and why is it so important for a company?

What is the CSAT (Customer Satisfaction Score)?

Do your customers usually purchase once with you and then never return? Then your Customer Satisfaction Score is perhaps too low. Put simply: your customers are not satisfied with the services your company provides. This could be because of the product quality, the ordering process, or the support. Customer satisfaction surveys help to discover where exactly the problem lies. We will advise you...

Legal breaks at work – what employees are legally entitled to

Regulations on working hours are one of the most important arrangements between an employee and employer. But how much break time are employees entitled to? How does the law define breaks and are there any exceptions? Which breaks are paid for and which aren’t? Answers to all these questions can be found in this article.

What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

Companies have a responsibility towards their employees, the community, and the environemnt. The larger the company is, the more it penetrates into all areas of our lives and should therefore behave responsibly. The ethical focus of a company is known as its corporate social responsibility (CSR). It is not only an internal direction or corporate philosophy that dictates this – the company’s impact...

Annual financial statements – an overview of the financial year

For publicly traded companies, annual financial statements are due at the end of the year. This report allows you to present your company’s financial situation to the public, answering questions like: How high is your balance sheet profit? What is the composition of income and expenses? What risks will investors be taking if they want to work with you? Drawing up an annual financial statement will...

Ansoff Matrix – what actually is it?

Your company should grow, that much is clear. But how? And in which direction? The mathematician and economist Igor Ansoff already dealt with these questions in the 1950s and as a result developed the Ansoff Matrix, which is aptly named after him. We explain to you how the individual Ansoff strategies work – by using a simple example.

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