“The tail steers a dog”, or Three stories of real business
Svetlana Emelyanova, managing partner of STEP Consulting, shares three stories from business practice that describe the resistance of the company's employees to useful changes and innovations, and explains how to…

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From hopelessness to "vomiting", or How to assess the level of service impeccability
The sphere of hospitality and leisure, an elite restaurant business and traditional catering is a market that, apparently, has always been, is and will be. At the same time, some…

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“Business under attack”: what banks can consider as a cash out scheme and block an account
Recently, 115-ФЗ has become a serious stumbling block for a calm business. In accordance with it, banks are entitled (and in fact, taking into account the requirements of acts of…

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Voice shopping: what business needs to know to be trendy

Voice shopping and related devices (mainly smart speakers) have quickly become popular since Amazon first launched its Echo smartphone in 2014, topping Amazon’s bestseller list on Christmas Day.

According to OC&C estimates, in December 2017, 13% of U.S. households and 10% of British households had voice assistants, and about 6 million homeowners ordered products through these devices in 2017, representing $ 2 billion in retail sales. Continue reading

Sinful loans or slow death: 6 steps to not kill your business

Very often I come across the opinion of businessmen about the fact that business without loans is impossible.

Most of this is proved by those who are fed up with loans, but are trying to take more. Let’s look at loans that are taken for operational activities, and step by step see what to do in this situation. Most often, loans are taken to pay suppliers and, as it were, to “improve the business.” But business recovery is not in new loans, but in reorganization. We will analyze the situation and take a step-by-step action plan so that “sinful loans do not kill your business”. Continue reading

“Caution, an illiterate accountant!”, Or How to save a company from an unqualified specialist
In September, two companies belonging to the same owner took for accounting services. One in the general mode, the second in the simplified tax system “Revenues minus expenses”. I don’t…

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The wolf from Wall Street spreads the infection, or Why you should not trust "patented professionals"
If you, like me, watched a series about Dr. House, you should remember how passionately he diagnosed lupus with everyone: a disease in which the immune system takes its own…

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Pension reform: everything an employer needs to know
First and foremost: so far nothing has changed significantly. The increase in the retirement age will be gradual: each year the retirement age will increase by one year. Moreover, in…

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How to hire an accountant if you do not understand anything in accounting
I clearly remember my first leader. In the early 2000s, right after the institute, I got a job as the chief (and only) accountant in a small furniture company. From…

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