The work from home phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits. Most important, they show why - with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo -- more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done. The Industrial Revolutions under one roof model of conducting work is steadily declining owing to technology that is rapidly creating virtual workspaces and allowing workers to provide their vital contribution without physically clustering together. Today, the new paradigm is move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace. According to Reuters, one in five global workers telecommutes frequently and nearly ten percent work from home every day. Moms in particular will welcome this trend. A full 60% wish they had a flexible work option. But companies see advantages too in the way remote work increases their talent pool, reduces turnover, lessens their real estate footprint, and improves the ability to conduct business across multiple time zones, to name just a few advantages. In Remote, inconoclastic authors Fried and Hansson will convince readers that letting all or part of work teams function remotely is a great idea--and theyre going to show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished. ??????? ????? ? ????? ?????????? ??????? - ???????? ???????????????, ?????????? ???????? 37signals. ???????????, ?????????? ???? ????????? (? ??????? ????? 39 ?????????? ???????????!), ?????????? ????? 3 ????????? ??????? ?? ????? ????. ????? ??? Basecamp - ??????? ?????????? ?????????, Backpack -??????? ?????????? ????????, Highrise -??????? CRM ? ?????????? Campfire. ????? ? ??????? - ?????? ??????????? Getting Real. ?? ???? Signal vs. Noise - ???? ?? ????? ??????????, ?? ???? ????????? ?????? 114 000 ???????!
Arbeiten im Home Office oder Kleinbetrieb erfordert die geeignete technische Ausstattung und eine effektive Organisation: Nur so können Sie Ihre Aufgaben wirtschaftlich und profitabel erledigen. Durch das Internet, mobile Zugänge und die überall mögliche Nutzung von Mobiltelefonen ist heute das Arbeiten im Home Office problemlos möglich. Ähnlich sieht es bei den Kleinbetrieben aus, da diese vergleichbare technische und organisatorische Anforderungen haben. Um das effektive Arbeiten in einem Home Office oder einem Kleinbetrieb gewährleisten zu können, ist eine umfangreiche technische Ausstattung notwendig, die Sie im Zweifelsfall erst einmal richtig einrichten müssen. Und Sie müssen auch die Organisation berücksichtigen: Erreichbarkeit, eMail-Verkehr, Termine und Kosten müssen geplant und eingerichtet werden. Die Kunden erwarten, dass Sie jederzeit und überall erreichbar sind und schnell auf Anfragen reagieren können. Und dass die Aufträge darüber hinaus kostengünstig und termingerecht abgewickelt werden. Die Arbeit im Home Office bzw. Kleinbetrieb muss also vorausschauend geplant und umgesetzt werden. Dieses Buch richtet sich an alle Leser/innen, die im Home Office oder Kleinbetrieb arbeiten oder arbeiten werden und die Ausstattung und Organisation vorbereiten und kostengünstig umsetzen wollen. Dieser Ratgeber zeigt Ihnen, • welche Voraussetzungen Sie bei der Arbeit im Home Office oder Kleinbetrieb beachten müssen, • welche technische Infrastruktur notwendig ist, und wie Sie diese effektiv und kostengünstig einrichten können. • wie Sie PC, Laptop, Telefone inkl. Smartphone und das Internet einbinden und für Ihre Arbeit nutzen können. • wie Sie sowohl die Sicherheit des Betriebes als auch die Sicherheit Ihrer Daten gewährleisten. • wie Sie Ihre Erreichbarkeit sicherstellen und so auch von unterwegs problemlos arbeiten können. • wie Sie vernetzte Dienstleistungen zu Ihrem Vorteil nutzen. • wie Sie Ihre Kosten planen und im Blick behalten. Sie werden sehen: Ein Heimbüro oder ein funktionierendes Büro im Kleinbetrieb ist mit ein wenig Aufwand schnell eingerichtet. In diesem Buch erfahren Sie, wie Sie die Vorbereitung meistern und effektiv Ihre täglichen Aufgaben im Home Office erledigen. Dr. Holger H. Stutzke hat Wirtschaftswissenschaft studiert und sich dabei mit der wirtschaftlichen und technologischen Entwicklung beschäftigt. Beruflich hat er langjährige Erfahrungen als Projektleiter in der IT-Abteilung einer Großsparkasse, als IT-Projektleiter und Regionalmanager im öffentlichen Sektor, als Berater im Bankbereich sowie als Dozent. Ute Samenfink schloss 1989 an der Fachhochschule Furtwangen das Studium der Wirtschaftsinformatik ab. Anschließend arbeitete sie als Redakteurin in der Computer-Redaktion von Fachverlagen aus dem Bereich Wirtschaft, Recht & Steuern. Seit 2002 ist Frau Samenfink selbstständig in einem eigenen Redaktionsbüro als Produktmanagerin, Fachredakteurin und Fachautorin tätig. Ihre Schwerpunkte liegen in der Produktkonzeption neuer Produkte ebenso wie in der fachlichen und redaktionellen Betreuung von Publikationen im Computer- und Wirtschaftsbereich. Als Fachautorin schreibt sie leicht verständliche Artikel und Bücher rund um den PC-Einsatz.
Simplify tax and save money with streamlined bookkeeping Small businesses are often just that-small. Bookkeeping may be done by a professional outside the company, but more often falls to an employee or the business owner, who may or may not be well-schooled in the intricacies of tax law and business regulations. Tax time can end up costing small businesses a fortune in either professional fees or missed deductions every year. What if you could simplify the process and save money? Taxation for Australian Businesses: Understanding Australian Business Taxation Concessions is the ultimate guide to tax for the small business owner. Author Rod Caldwell, 20-year veteran of the Australian Taxation Office, leads you through the process of managing your books and keeping more straightforward records to simplify the process of filing tax. The introduction of the GST and the new tax system involves a lot of new work for business owners, but Taxation for Australian Businesses eases the way by explaining the intricacies of applicable tax law, fully updated to parallel the May 2014 budget. Topics include: Business structures, accounting systems, and cash accounting FBT, private versus domestic use, and when to record a payment Motor vehicles, the GST, and depreciation Owners salary, end of period processing, and how to account for stock trading The book explains everything you need to know and ties it all together to show you how to put the information into practice. No jargon, no textbooks, just common sense and reason. If you would like to get your bookkeeping straightened out and get back to your business, Taxation for Australian Businesses: Understanding Australian Business Taxation Concessions is the one guide that will get you there quickly. ROD CALDWELL worked as a tax accountant for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for 20 years before becoming a tertiary level lecturer in taxation and management accounting. Rod has written three other books on Australian business accounting and tax law. Visit his website at www.tpabusiness.com.au
Le bonheur au travail ? Vous plaisantez ?! Et pourquoi pas révolutionner le monde du travail en Belgique ?Au contraire, Happy RH - le bonheur au travail, rentable et durable nous démontre que rechercher le bonheur au travail, le sien et celui de ses collaborateurs, rapporte aux organisations immensément plus que lexploitation désenchantée des seules ressources humaines. Laurence Vanhée rassemble des faits irréfutables : le gain du bonheur au travail se chiffre même en milliards deuros à léchelle dun PIB. Forte des résultats obtenus dans sa propre administration, la première Chief Happiness Officer de Belgique nous délivre la recette des précurseurs. Pour mener cette politique du Bonheur au Travail au niveau de lorganisation, la DRH belge de lannée 2012 en confie la responsabilité non seulement aux dirigeants mais plus spécialement encore aux équipes RH, généralement tant décriées. Les Ressources Humaines gagnent ainsi loccasion de valoriser définitivement leur apport stratégique au succès de lentreprise. Cet incontournable must-read constitue sans nul doute pour tout actionnaire, dirigeant, leader, manager et collaborateur de toute organisation des secteurs public et privé, de la PME à la multinationale, une étape-clé sur la route de la performance et du bonheur au travail. De plus en plus de décideurs empruntent chaque jour cette nouvelle voie. Elle nattend plus que vous.Un guide pratique indispensable pour que lépanouissement personnel assure une rentabilité à lentreprise
No one is born successful. When we were born, we even did not know how to spell successful, knowing its meaning was something quite far-off. As we grew up, we began chipping in efforts to turn our lives into successful lives. Some of us do achieve the success that we have thought about, but that doesnt come without a great deal of effort. One of the most important ingredients in becoming successful is to have a vision, a dream. If you dont know how to dream, you will most probably not achieve anything in life. Some people are afraid to dream, thinking they would be terribly frustrated if they dont achieve their goals. But the fact is that if you dont dream, you probably wont get it. Great people dreamed of flying, going to the moon and so on... you see now that we can fly, we can go to the moon. In this age when people are thinking how to build gadgets that can turn objects and even people invisible, it is quite unwise to restrict ones thoughts. What do you dream about? Probably you dream about having a great business or buying a home or a car of your own. In the light of all the achievements that people have made, do you think all this is as difficult as you think? This shows there is nothing impossible in this world you if you do it the right way, if you take initiatives and plan it properly. Just take the example of Bill Gates, our favorite example actually. Practically the whole world today uses his Microsoft products, not realizing that these products belong to a person who is a computer dropout. Take a look at Facebook. It started as a college project and has today made a revolution in the field of social networking. How can we not talk about Google, which started in a dingy office and today it dominates our online world. All these successes have been achieved in just a few short years! So, dont lose hope, hold on to your big dreams and try to achieve them.
In Building a Successful Family Business Board , the authors show why private firms need the in-depth expertise and objective feedback that a well-chosen board, including qualified independent directors, can provide, and demonstrates how owners and directors can work together to ensure a long and profitable life for the firm. JENNIFER M. PENDERGAST Senior Consultant of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. She specializes in strategic planning, family and business governance, family office structure, and facilitation. JOHN L. WARD Co-founder of the Family Business Consulting Group Inc. He is Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, USA, and teaches strategic management, business leadership and family enterprise continuity. STEPHANIE BRUN DE PONTET Associate of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. She specializes in building effective ownership teams and advising family enterprises facing important transitions.
Accelerate your companys growth in a disciplined fashion. This book provides leaders of large and small companies a proven comprehensive framework to think systematically about growth options and to yield practical strategies that produce faster growth. Drawing insights from case studies of successful and unsuccessful companies, strategy teacher and venture capitalist Peter Cohan models his systematic approach to brainstorming, evaluating, and implementing growth strategies across five dimensions: Customers, Geography, Products, Capabilities, Culture . He examines each of these five growth dimensions in turn, selecting and organizing his cases to compare the growth strategies deployed successfully and unsuccessfully by large and small companies along the given dimension. In each of his five dimensional chapters, the author derives from his case analyses the key principles and processes for creating and achieving faster growth. Professor Cohan draws on a network of hundreds of founders, CEOs, and investors developed through his decades of consulting, authorship of 11 books, and over five years as a Forbes columnist. He shows through many compelling stories how leaders craft effective growth strategies. Business leaders will learn the following lessons from this book: •Achieving rapid but sustainable growth is a business leaders most important responsibility - and leaders must approach this challenge with a mixture of vision, intellectual humility, and a willingness to experiment and learn from failure. •The growth challenges facing companies that are currently growing quickly differ from the ones that stagnating or shrinking companies must overcome. •Companies can achieve growth along one or more of the dimensions simultaneously - and they often expand geographically to customers in the same segments. •Useful insights can emerge from comparing case studies of successful and unsuccessful companies pursuing similar growth strategies. •Companies should select a growth strategy based on three factors: the attractiveness of the growth opportunity, the companys capabilities to provide superior value to customers in the selected market, and the expected return on investment in the growth vector. •Companies should select a growth strategy that best fits their capabilities and culture and they must enhance both to adapt to new growth opportunities. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR The primary audience for this book is the people in companies who are responsible for growth: chief executive officers, chief marketing officers, chief product officers, heads of business development, product managers, sales people, and human resources managers. Peter Cohan is Lecturer of Strategy at Babson College. He teaches strategy and entrepreneurship to undergraduate and MBA students at Babson College. He is the founding principal of Peter S. Cohan & Associates, a management consulting and venture capital firm. He has completed over 150 growth strategy consulting projects for global technology companies and invested in seven startups - three of which were sold for over $2 billion. He has written 11 books and writes columns on entrepreneurship for Forbes, Inc, and Entrepreneur. Prior to starting his firm, he worked as a case team leader for Harvard Business School professor Michael Porters consulting firm and taught at MIT, Stanford, and the University of Hong Kong. He earned an MBA from Wharton, did graduate work in computer science at MIT, and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Swarthmore College.
Healthy growth is critical to the future of any business - too many rash decisions can lead to the demise of a family business. Author Jennifer Pendergast provides readers with practical knowledge to help determine whether to grow, what type of growth is healthy and sustainable and what the future potential is for any business. JENNIFER M. PENDERGAST, Ph.D Senior Associate of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. She specializes in strategic planning, family and business governance, family office structure, and facilitation. Jennifer is an experienced management consultant with an extensive background in the many strategic challenges faced by family firms serving a broad range of clients, ranging from startup to Fortune 500 companies, in both for-profit and non-profit arenas. With a Ph.D. in strategy, Pendergast has taught at Emory Universitys Goizueta Business School, Georgia Tech and The Wharton Business School. Her teaching experience spans undergraduate, MBA and executive level programs.
This book is a comprehensive, yet concise text that brings together all aspects of SME banking theories and empirical studies in one text. The book contains the latest policy debates on money creation and credit rationing and the relative role of demand-side and supply-side factors affecting SME financing. Readers will understand the borrower-specific, lender-specific and business environment drivers of bank finance for SMEs as well as the determinants of loan contract terms, particularly the risk premium and collateral. Readers will also understand how loan officers acquire proprietary information on SMEs and apply various lending techniques, such as financial statement lending, relationship lending and credit scoring to the loan underwriting process. In addition, the book also features recent trends on the rise of alternative finance intermediaries such as online peer-to-peer lenders and the competitive implications for traditional banks providing loans to SMEs. Findings from this work will thus be of particular interest to commercial bankers, bank-dependent small business borrowers as well as policy makers, and researchers in central banks, development banks, development agencies and international financial institutions.
Masters Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: A, Novancia Business School Paris, language: English, abstract: This following report investigates the decision-making process of Swiss start-ups during their selection of an incubator in Zurich. It explores the ways start-ups decide on an incubator, which allows introducing a model for this matter. Thus, this study is motivated by the following research question: What is the decision-making process of start-ups when selecting an incubator in Switzerland? Previous literature failed to address the combination of incubation, start-ups and decision-making. Existing literature has focused predominantly on incubators performance, success factors of start-ups and decision-making reasons for creating a new venture. In other words, the gap in the literature is that primary research regarding incubator selection by start-ups has not been conducted. Hence, the aim of this research is to fill this gap by identifying the trigger for a start-ups incubator search, the information channels it uses and the criteria for decision-making, which makes it possible to develop a framework for future start-ups, and existing as well as future incubators. The outcomes were based on semi-structured interviews with 10 start-ups in Zurich. Results showed that the trigger for incubator search is office space. Furthermore, the decision-making distinguishes itself between experienced and inexperienced entrepreneurs. Experienced mostly use search engines such as Google whereas inexperienced entrepreneurs obtain information through their close social circles. Criteria for decision-making for experienced entrepreneurs are tangible services such as infrastructure and location whereas for inexperienced entrepreneurs intangible services such as networking and coaching are valuable. The findings allow introducing a model that is useful for both existing and future incubators with suggestions to service offerings and future start-ups, providing suggestions about the decision-making process.