There have been many interesting stories emanating around the globe this week and for Linkibuzz 35, we’ve selected a few that we thought were the most interesting.
It’s impossible not to hear about Britain potentially leaving the EU lately so of course, this had to be featured as one of our stories. This is particularly relevant because if Britain leaves the EU, it could have disastrous consequences for many startups in the country.
Professional learning is an area that all companies, governments, and schools should focus on. We feature a post that reveals 7 methods for effectively combining technology with professional learning so education will be enhanced overall.
Our next post reveals a startling revelation that employment taxes in the UK are higher than the global standard. This isn’t good news for businesses in the UK that want to remain competitive and stimulate job growth. The government needs to do something to address this.
Lastly, we have a story about financial risks all startups need to take. Often, a rosy picture is painted of a Startup founder’s life but it’s far from the reality. The financial reality is often a bleak one and you’ll learn more about that in this post.
The whole issue of whether Britain will remain in the EU is the big talking point in Europe at the moment. It’s one of those watershed moments that will be remembered in history, especially if Britain does decide to leave the EU.
While individual opinions on this vary, there is a general consensus among startups in Britain that they will and want to remain in the EU. In this post, Steve O’Hear writes about the kind of impact remaining in or leaving the EU will have on the local Startup community. And the view coming from the UK Startup world is that most want to remain in the EU.
Staying in the EU comes with important benefits, namely that it makes it much easier for startups to recruit and look for talent throughout the EU. There’s no doubt that there are skills shortages in many fields that startups need and limiting their access to talent across Europe could have some dire consequences.
We know that teaching and quality education is the way of the future. We know that it advances professional growth. And we also know that technology has changed the way we all now access and digest educational material. For many educators, there is still a failure that’s occurring and students aren’t receiving the professional growth and development they need for a successful and prosperous future.
Technology and education should be combined to increase learning amongst students and that’s the central theme in this post. This post addresses 7 ways that educators can use technology to increase learning and professional growth amongst their students.
These 7 methods shouldn’t just be applied to a school or tertiary education because they can also be applied to more business level environments where consistent learning and improvement is encouraged. This is the only way to really foster professional growth that will help companies, educational institutions, and even countries in general.
This blog post reveals some startling news that UK firms are paying more in employment taxes than the global standard. While the rest of the world has been steadily reducing employment taxes, in the UK, it’s remained relatively the same if not increased.
This is a big burden on UK businesses because they are paying more in tax than the global standard and this affects their ability to be competitive on a global scale. We already know that building and growing a business is tough. It’s not cut out for everyone so the last thing business owners need is the tax man and government making things harder.
We think that it’s about time that the UK was on the same level playing field as other business globally regarding employment taxes. Reducing employment taxes to the global standard will increase competitiveness and encourage job and business growth.
It’s easy to paint a pretty picture of startups like it’s some fairytale journey where the founders start a business in their garage, bedroom, and then a few years later become billionaires. It’s the fantasy story that appeals to everyone but it doesn’t paint the full picture.
Startups are tough, stressful, and for most people, they won’t be cut out for it. A lot of people don’t realise the financial risks associated with a Startup. This post perfectly paints the real financial reality for many startups – that they need to take a big risk just to be successful.
Cash flow is a big concern for any Startup founder. Most entrepreneurs understand that you’ve got to be in it to win it and that often includes taking financial risks. Many people wouldn’t be able to emotionally or mentally manage big financial risks. It’s one of many things that separates them from everyone else.
Often, it’s a minimum requirement for a Startup to have any chance of being successful long-term and it’s a burden all Startup founders must face.
Closing: Linkibuzz 35
It will be interesting to see what happens regarding Britain and the EU. We’re sure many startups will be watching this space with a bit of anxiety. Educators and teachers can all do their bit to improve professional learning and growth, and it starts by learning how to combine it effectively with technology.
It was startling to discover that the UK has employment taxes higher than the global average. This has a shocking effect on the economy and hampers business growth and job creation. Lastly, all gloves are off when it’s revealed the level of financial risk a Startup founder must experience in their journey to build a great company.