A post-Brexit future for entrepreneurs: How to navigate an uncertain climate

The U.K. can still maintain its reputation as a prime destination for startup founders—despite continuing uncertainty over its future as a major European hub for innovation. While there's much debate about the outlook for foreign investment, talent acquisition, and the flow of data, the UK should still be seen as "a fantastic ground for innovation and business development," says Ivan Mazour. Here, he shares how entrepreneurs can effectively navigate the current environment to avoid potential stu...
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Brexit survival guide for start-ups and small businesses

The continuing political turmoil and prolonged economic uncertainty around Brexit is already impacting UK businesses, making long-term planning more difficult. Small business growth is stalling amid fears that any "decisions made with confidence today could be ill-advised tomorrow." And, with not knowing what to expect, fewer than a quarter of the UK's small businesses have started adapting their business processes. In this Brexit survival guide, Henry Williams shares the key areas you need to c...
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Fact-check: What does Brexit really mean for Europe's startups?

Despite continuing uncertainty over post-Brexit access to foreign talent, international trade and international capital, most British startups aren't planning to move their headquarters abroad. The U.K. is due to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019 unless the negotiating period is extended. Yet despite the unpredictable outcome and fears of damage to the innovation economy, research shows British startups are still attracting investment and expanding into foreign markets. Here, Valentina...
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How to protect your small business against a hard Brexit

While some groups are campaigning for Britain's exit from the European Union to be halted altogether, the current political focus is on the terms of the split. After months of negotiation the UK and EU have agreed the draft text of a Brexit deal and, despite continuing controversy, the countdown to Brexit continues. While the implications for small businesses remain uncertain, there are some precautions you can take to soften the impact. In this article, Usman Raza discusses "9 areas your startu...
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How U.K. startups can improve Britain's image after Brexit by empowering their own brands

While intense political wrangling continues over the British government's plans for leaving the European Union, with the terms of the withdrawal agreement currently hanging in the balance, the impact of Brexit on U.K. businesses remains largely unknown. Although it undoubtedly presents significant challenges, it also creates new opportunities. And, whatever shape the post-Brexit landscape takes, "how Britain is perceived by the global community will be more important than ever," says brand marke...
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UK SMEs plan to boost European sales despite Brexit uncertainty

A recent survey finds British SMEs more optimistic about increasing their overseas sales than they were a year ago, despite continuing uncertainty over Brexit and the UK's future trade deals and customs arrangements. Although the overall findings of the 2018 OFX annual survey are more positive, they also reveal a regional disparity and a difference of opinion about the most attractive markets post-Brexit since the 2017 survey. Anna Jordan shares here the key findings from the survey, which gathe...
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London Tech Week 2018: How the UK’s booming tech sector can prosper post-Brexit

With the cloud of uncertainty created by Brexit still looming large over the UK's startup scene, events across the capital this week are showcasing "the strength and success of the UK tech industry" and highlighting opportunities for further growth through international collaboration. Here, Tech London Advocates founder Russ Shaw explores some of the key themes already emerging from London Tech Week. Among them, he stresses the need to nurture domestic talent as well as improving access to world...
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Can British companies still operate in Europe after Brexit?

While negotiations regarding the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) are still ongoing, UK-based companies continue to face uncertainty about how they'll continue trading in Europe. Some companies are already either relocating to continental Europe, or at least setting up a new branch within the EU, even though they're still unsure whether it's necessary. This article considers the options available to UK-based companies, how the final Brexit deal may affect border controls and trade with Eur...
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Worried about the impact of Brexit on your business? Attend a free expert webinar

International payments firm WorldFirst is hosting a free webinar on 28 March to discuss the impact of Brexit on the retail sector. As a vital contributor to the UK economy, the retail sector has already been rocked by the collapse of major high street retailers as others face uncertainty about their future. With just over a year to go until the UK officially leaves the European Union (EU), the hour-long webinar aims to tackle retailers' concerns by examining issues such as consumer spe...
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