It has been a busy week for Brexit stakeholders. Europe, specifically the Conference of Presidents and Brexit Steering Group, has made it clear that the current withdrawal agreement is nonnegotiable. Europe sees it as the only possible solution.
Streamlined, efficient, accurate internal operations build healthy companies from the inside out. If those processes are faulty, an organization will struggle no matter how robust its business model.
To prepare for brexit, governments on all sides agree that if you are a UK citizen in the EU or vice versa, you should check with your local authorities to ensure that you are properly registered — or you might regret it after the split.
One of the first decisions you will make upon your arrival in Luxembourg is which type of business structure best fits your goals: a sole proprietorship or a commercial company. Each brings its own advantages and constraints.
As its startup scene continues to gain momentum and more businesses arrive thanks to Brexit, Luxembourg’s government remains focused on the infrastructure required for an organization to optimally operate and innovate.
As companies hold off on investing and growing on British soil, they look to other European cities to take on the role held by London before the Brexit vote. Member state hubs, such as Dublin and Luxembourg, suddenly carry a new level of appeal for everyone from SMEs to skilled trade workers to the logistics sector.
In mid 2017, a strange shift happened in the startup world: early-stage venture capitalists were being replaced by Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). In fact, at that time, ICOs had already raised over $1.2 billion total and surpassed traditional VCs.
Blockchain’s arrival on the scene was no subtle affair. Many businesses, individuals & innovators alike immediately saw its potential. A secure public ledger that would remove the middlemen meant faster, cheaper, direct interactions between parties.
Since bitcoin’s creation in 2009, the world has been going back and forth on the future of cryptocurrency. There are strong opinions on both sides, with one claiming that it’s a practical and unavoidable byproduct of digital progress and others warning of impending doom.
The UAE — comprised of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Umm Al-Quwain, Ajman and Dubai — pairs economic diversification and innovation with liberal business and trade codes to drive continued growth. Dubai in particular pioneers innovation in the region through top-down and cooperative government initiatives. Let’s take a closer look at what this small, big-thinking emirate — and the host of Expo 2020 — has to offer.