Setting up an online store: The basics

Setting up an online store: the basics

 

If you’re planning to set up an online store, you have a lot to consider. Amongst other things, your checklist will include applying for a business license, developing a concept, and calculating your finances. But don’t despair! A host of webstore programs and optimization...

 

Maximum working hours for employees

Maximum working hours for employees

 

The FLSA has come up with some guidelines to make sure that employees are compensated for their extra working hours. As well as federal laws, certain states have their own rules which must be adhered to. Employers who do not follow these rules can be taken to court and may face...

 

Online time tracker: Functions & uses for online timekeeping

Online time trackers: Functions and uses

 

Online time trackers make it easier for you to track your employee’s working hours. Furthermore, many applications offer comprehensive functions that go well beyond mere timekeeping. This way, you simplify your personnel planning and resource planning. It’s not only large...

 

Pomodoro technique

Pomodoro technique: How to resist distractions and increase productivity

 

Distractions and multitasking are among the greatest productivity killers of our time. With the Pomodoro technique, you learn focused single-tasking that significantly increases your productivity and improves the quality of your work. Find out what other advantages this time...

 

How to prioritize your workload

How to prioritize: 9 methods to help you get started

 

When work piles up, there is no way around it: prioritizing tasks is part of the daily work of a good company head or team leader. But if everything already had to be done yesterday, it can be difficult to define a clear structure. Proven concepts for how to prioritize such as...

 

G Suite vs. Office 365

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...

 

Elevator pitch: How to convince in just a few minutes

Nowadays, an elevator pitch rarely takes place in an actual elevator. But the fact remains that we often face situations in everyday life where we need to present ourselves in a brief and compelling way. Could you pique the interest of a potential employer or investor in under two minutes? Here's a guide on how to give a perfect elevator pitch.

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 does the law of supply and demand work?

ABC analysis: a method for business planning

ABC analysis identifies which goods or customers generate the most revenue. It assigns individual items to specific categories based on how much they contribute to the total value. This makes it easy to determine which items are very important and should be prioritized (category A) and which only contribute a small amount to the total value (category C).

EBITDA: How to calculate this key figure

To correctly evaluate a company, and to be able to compare it with others, you require appropriate key figures. However, the profit at the end of the year is not the right choice for all situations. Business economists often use other comparison values. The EBITDA value emerges again and again in this context. But: what is EBITDA?

EBITDA margin: This is how easy it is to calculate the value

You rely on meaningful figures for running your company. The EBITDA margin gives you a powerful tool for measuring the profitability of your company in its day-to-day business operations so you can make corrections if required. You can ignore items which are not significant for the result of your company operations. We explain how to calculate the EBITDA margin.

Statutory retention periods for business records

Which business documents are subject to retention? Who is obligated to store them? 2 years, 6 years, 10 years: How long is long enough? The requirements for retaining commercial documents and their relevance to tax law can be confusing. We will guide you through the process and show you what needs to be kept by whom and for how long, as well as how to properly store business documents.

Saying no at work: How to politely say now and defend your choices

Saying no at work is a balancing act. On the one hand, it is important to show team spirit and sometimes to take on additional tasks even in stressful situations. On the other hand, people need to stay within their own limits so they can remain productive and motivated over the long term. With the right approach, you can do both.

Records management: what does it entail?

Many U.S. companies must comply with records management or face hefty penalties. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in 2002 to crack down on corporate fraud and to regulate accounting in companies. Read on for more information about the requirements and what the act aims to achieve.

5S Methodology: Increasing workplace productivity

Whether in a workshop or an office: Things don’t always go as planned. The 5S methodology can help us carry out tasks more efficiently and make better use of available resources. Invented in Japan, it has already revolutionized the corporate world there. What’s behind the method, and how can its individual steps be integrated into daily working life?

Starting a side business

Are you planning on setting up a side business and want to know how to go about it? Starting your own side business while working full time is a great way to minimize your financial risk. Test the waters, but first make sure you are legally registered and that you are even allowed to work on the side. This article contains a step-by-step guide on how to make the process run without a hitch.


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