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 methods, SMART goals also have their drawbacks.
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 NLP is, how it works, and where it can be applied most effectively.
If you don’t want to invest in an expensive software solution for managing your staff, then you can use alternative management tools like shift and work schedules, and easily create them yourself in Excel. But what’s even quicker: To download the 1&1 IONOS free work schedule template in Excel. We’ll explain how to adapt it to your needs in just a few steps.
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.
If you want to create your startup independently, the question will come up sooner or later of how the company will be financed. Nowadays, there are so many options for startup funding: regional and nation-wide funding programs can help, as well as angel investors, startup centers, and other investors. Long-term subsidies that last two or more years are not a rarity in the startup industry. Learn...
Would you like to work part-time as a self-employed person? You are not the only one. No wonder, as there are some advantages to owning a start-up, like minimizing your financial risk. Starting a part-time self-employed side gig is easy, but there are certain conditions to be observed. If you start your own business on a part-time basis, you will be faced with a number of considerations: How will...
Partial invoices are particularly practical when services are not paid in a single total invoice. They are flexible in their amount and frequency and are agreed between customer and contractor. For the seller, partial invoices mean a more regular cash flow, and the customer may benefit from the more predictable burden of paying the invoice step by step. Prepayments are mainly used in the...
Do you run personal errands with your company car? No problem at all – as long as you record the distances you have covered thoroughly in a logbook. You can either keep this in electronic form on your smartphone or buy it as a bound booklet from a specialist office retailer. However, there is nothing stopping you from creating your own logbook. Our mileage log sample will help you with this.
Do you travel regularly with a company car, but also use it for private journeys? While this is a monetary advantage, you have to pay tax on private usage. There are two different methods for calculating this tax burden: You can use a mileage log or claim actual expenses. A logbook is used for documentation purposes, in which you record the miles driven.
Not just for large businesses, it’s also important for small businesses to get their invoices just right. How to determine whether your business qualifies as small, what needs to be included in the invoice, and the best way to send them can be found in this article. A small business invoice template is also included to make the whole process even easier.