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What is SWOT Analysis?

If a business is intending to tack some type of action they will not want to go in to this blind. This would involve too much risk so the safest approach would be to do a bit of research first. SWOT analysis involves closely examining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats involved in any plan. This tool is used by most businesses and organizations that are serious about increasing the likelihood of success for their plans. This type of analysis provides information about the strengths and weaknesses of any plan. Once this information is known it is possible to proceed with a lot more confidence. Read the rest of this entry »

What is an Allonge?

An allonge is something that may sound quite exotic, but it is actually quite a simple document. It is generally just a slip of paper where people can add their signature. The reason for having an allonge is that it makes it possible for the reader to confirm that they agree with the contents of a main document. In a lot of cases this slip of paper will be added to something like a contract or other agreement.  Even though this slip of paper is a separate physical document it is considered the same as the main document for legal purposes. The name of this piece of paper comes from the French word ‘allonger’ which means to draw out. Read the rest of this entry »

What is ACH and How does ACH Payment Works?

In the United States banks use an electronic network for dealing with financial transactions. The Automatic Clearing House (ACH) offers a secure way for these institutions to deal with each other. The system has been in operation since the 1970s. It is regulated by the National Automated Clearing House Association and the Federal Reserve. It was established as a more effective way of dealing with transactions between banks; it has largely replaced check payments which was the old way of doing things.

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What Is Frictional Unemployment?

Frictional unemployment is also sometimes referred to as search unemployment. It refers to the unemployed period when people are between jobs or looking for their first job. This is the one type of unemployment that is probably impossible to eradicate completely. It is far less serious than the chronic lack of work that some people are faced with. In a lot of instances frictional unemployment will be voluntary because people are trying to find the work that offers them the best pay and conditions.

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Top 6 Best Business Leadership Books Reviewed

Competent business leadership is crucial for a successful economy. Those individuals who provide leadership will have the success of a business in their hands. If they fail to do their job properly then it could easily lead to failure for the company they work for. There have been some great books written on this topic over the years, but it would not be possible to review all of these. Here we will be reviewing just the top 6 business leadership books.

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What is Insolvency?

If a company or individual is in a situation where they can no longer pay their bills it is referred to as insolvency. This is a precarious situation for any business to be in and if cash cannot be generated quickly to cover debts it can lead to bankruptcy. The main reason why this situation occurs is because debts and liabilities are more than cash flow or available liquid assets. It could be that the company has a lot more assets then debts but if this can’t be turned into cash quickly it could still spend the end for the business. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Cashbook?

These days most of us are more aware of the need to track our income and expenditure. Bookkeeping is something that most of us will associate with businesses, but it is also something that can benefit personal money management. A good way to do this is to have a cashbook. There is something that anyone can learn to use and it can be very beneficial when it comes to managing personal finance.

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What Is a Lump Sum Contract?

When it comes to paying money for work to be done, there are a number of options. One way of doing things is to pay for the costs associated with the job along with a fix fee for labor. This means that there can be uncertainty about the final cost until the work is complete. Another option is the lump sum contract. What happens here is that the individual who wants a project complete agrees to pay a specific lump sum of money upon completion of the work. Here the final cost is already decided and it is up to the contractor to get the job done within their budget.

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