It's all about the Brexit
What else could I be writing about this time? Those of you not in the UK are probably completely sick and tired of hearing about this at this point but from where I'm sitting it's all gone the way of a seriously pear-shaped pear.
Business goes on. Our Euro and USD customers for Perch are benefitting as we've slashed the prices of our products for customers paying in those countries without us losing out all at due to the weak pound. We're looking seriously at moving the business and potentially ourselves out of the UK. The links in this newsletter are some of the clearer writing and resources I've seen so far - obviously things are very much up in the air right now.
In better news. If you can get to Brighton, get yourself along to Life Time Value conference next week, I'm amazed there are still tickets available with the lineup they have put together. I promise not to just rant about the Brexit all day!
A Brexit special of Unfinished.bz in which Andy and I have a rant about the Brexit.
A rundown of the likely impact of the Brexit in terms of EU legislation and small businesses. The TL:DR is that even after an exit most of us will still need to continue to comply with EU laws if we wish to sell into the EU.
Well worth your time to read through this whether for your own products or to advise clients you work with.
I've got a lot of emails from people who believe that a Brexit means the end of VATMOSS. Think again. In fact it may mean things get worse with us needing to register in another EU country to use their VAT MOSS portal and therefore do accounting in Euros.
Clare Josa explains various VAT myths in a post written before the referendum, but is accurate as to what we understand right now.
I fully expected that if Brexit was the decision we'd start to see other countries falling over themselves to attract UK entrepreneurs and tech talent. It really doesn't make a lot of sense to base a startup here at this point.
If you too are considering escaping the Brexit here is a website to help with your decision. I also like the swift action by Nomadlist to get this up and running.
"Brexit. You never thought this could actually happen but here we are. So here's the thing: if you don't fancy the idea of being stuck on an island with Boris & Nigel for the rest of your life, we might have a plan."
Fancy moving to Transylvania? Here's the lowdown.
Those of us in the UK considering a move to another EU country might do well to consider Ireland. The Enterprise Ireland site is mostly aimed at high growth potential startups, but there is some useful general info there too.