How Brexit is Likely to Impact Tech Start Ups

The referendum proposing the exit of the Britain from the European Union was met with mixed reactions all around the world. Besides roiling global markets and currencies, Brexit saw the British pound fall to its lowest levels in decades. In addition, many countries around the world will have to change how they trade with the UK ans the EU.
Nonetheless, Brexit is believed by most to be a first step towards saving the indigenous culture in Britain and putting a cap on illegal immigration. The debate on whether to in or out of the European Union was openly and secretly discussed even before voting was done on June 23, 2016.
Voting out affected a lot of businesses; here is how it will impact tech startups.


1. Losing Easy Access to the EU Market

Entrepreneurs from major online companies such as Ebookers, Zoopla, Yo! Sushi, Skype, and Domino’s Pizza, just to mention a few, were among the signatories that voted for Britain to stay in the European Union. Over 200 entrepreneurs put pen to paper with their major concern being their inability to do business with the 500 million consumers. In addition, the set of regulations governs 28 countries so an exit would mean more permits and different rules.
A Brexit will impact tech startups heavily because the set of rules will no longer apply to people in Britain. Even more, the connections made and companies started will have to be reviewed again when and if Britain manages to pull out of the European Union. The connection between the many countries in the European Union merged with daily advancing technology makes marketing very easy. In turn, this makes selling/buying or marketing your brand, product or service easy as you are assured of a wide target audience to choose from. An exit would mean a limited market for startup companies in Britain, missed investment opportunities, and lost jobs for both parties.

In addition, the cohesion makes it easy for startup companies to get reviews from a wider market.

2. Uncertainty

Virgin founder and business mogul, Richard Branson can’t help but lay out his frustration at the thought of Britain leaving the European Union. The billionaire has been very vocal about the uncertainty, both logistically and economically, surrounding Brexit and how it transfers to tech startups. Having started his business before the United Kingdom joined the European Union, Richard has seen it all and advocates for a stay.

He argues that initially, there were heavy import and export duties which made it very hard for his company to grow. Rightfully so, tech startups will be much slower since technology advances daily and all the equipment required will not be found in the UK alone. This has gripped the industry with uncertainty as most people are not sure whether to start now or wait until everything is settled.
Nevertheless, there were tech businesses that were started around or shortly before Brexit was made public such as Gottotrain. The founder and London-based tech entrepreneur, George Budulan expressed his disappointment but claims he will continue to redevelop the App to suit a stay or an exit for the EU. The uncertainty weighs heavy in the heads of those thinking of startup tech right now as they are not sure how they will balance the businessman’s, governments and their plans on one table.

3. Division (uncertainty part 2)

After the referendum held in June 2016, Britain found out that 52% of the votes cast were favoring an exit from the European Union. 48% chose to remain, with most of these being from Northern Ireland and Scotland. England and Wales spearheaded the campaign to leave garnering the highest voter turnout out of the 71.8% of the over 30 million people that voted that day.
A survey company, TechCrunch, involved members representing various business organizations, investor, and tech startups in a survey on whether or not Brexit was good. Just like many startups out there, the views were much divided. The fall of the Pound means that startups can afford to be sold at an affordable rate as it is easier to raise money abroad.
On the other hand, a cheaper British Pound means the Brits will have less buying power and it would be very hard to pay external services such as Amazon S3 to host your product or service. Business requires proper evaluation and a clear strategy, for this to happen one must have all the facts needed to make important decisions.

Since Brexit was only a referendum, many startups are indifferent about the outcome either way it goes. Nonetheless, the division among startup companies caused by Brexit will only settle when the final word come out.

How to start your own Fitness Personal Trainer Business with £70

Do you want to start a business but you do not have start up capital? With today’s technology, it is possible to create a business with virtually no advance capital with tools that you already have. The advent of the internet has greatly revolutionized the way we do business. The internet has allowed small companies to increase their visibility by giving businesses a global audience never seen before in history. The best thing is that it is cost effective. Don’t believe me? Allow me to take you through the journey of starting your own fitness personal trainer business with £70. You will be surprised.

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1) Step one: you. Cost £0

Since you will be at the forefront of your business you might have skills that can be used, such as that personal training course you did years ago and never put into good use (time for a career change?). There are millions of people out there looking for someone that can give them exercise instructions or prescriptions, and you might just be the one. Your skills will cost you nothing, and you can always improve by reading books or watching videos pertaining to fitness.

2) Laptop and mobile phones. Cost £0

Today, most businesses can be started with just a pc and a mobile phone that you probably already own. Smart phones today do quite a lot, turn them into your mobile office. You do not have to invest in expensive material such as cameras or video cameras so that you can start your online personal training business. With your phone you can easily take quality videos of you doing yoga, press ups or chin ups. You can also take photos using your smartphone and easily post them to your clients.

3) Website. Use WordPress. Cost £0

For your business you will need WordPress. WordPress is one of the best portfolios that you can use. You do not have to have previous knowledge of programming or html, since it is already done for you by their engineers. Moreover, it is very powerful with many plugins that come in handy in creating beautiful and efficient websites. The best thing is that it is free, without compromising on the quality of service that you will receive.

4) Domain. Cost £10.

You will need a domain for your site. A domain name is the equivalent of a phone contact and you have definitely used it millions of times when you visit the internet. Whenever you want to access any website, you first type in its web address. You will therefore require a domain name so that your clients will be able to access your website. Most domains do not cost more than £10 a year. I suggest you get one from which has served me for many years without problems.

5) Hosting. Cost £5

For your site you will need hosting. Hosting allows you make your website accessible through the World Wide Web. This will enable you to have a web page and therefore you can upload the necessary files for your fitness instructor website. I have tried many hosting service providers but is pretty solid and functional. It is one of the most popular and efficient web hosting company. You also get to host unlimited sites and unlimited disk space so that you can efficiently store your yoga photos, videos and word content. Initially go for shared hosting that should not cost more than £5 a month. This is where several websites reside on a single web server. It is more economical because overall cost of maintaining the server is distributed over to many customers.

6) Adwords. Initial cost £25

Start getting customers straight away with a google adword campaign. Your website needs to be well advertised if you want to convince people to employ your services. Google Adwords is rather pocket friendly and you get to expose your personal training services to millions of people. If you are a new customer to Google Adword, you pay £25 and you get £75 to try. If the campaign is set up correctly it will not be long before the telephone start ringing and you website gets an immense traffic that you could never have imagined.

7) Google my business. Cost free

Register your local business in google local. It is free and you will get your business displayed in local search, which translates to free traffic and more customers. It connects you directly to the customers, whether they are looking for you on google search, google maps or google plus. In case your customers would like to meet up with you, you can give them the appropriate directions from the maps, the hours of operation or your business phone number. To sign up for Google my business, visit

8) Start a blog. Cost £5

It is essential that you write about your expertise to attract clients, and prove yourself that you are a pro and generate traffic to your site. Make your blog posts interesting and informative so that will encourage potential customers to visit your website for detailed information. If you are too busy hire a writer on and you can get quality web content at affordable prices. Outsourcing web content is a good strategy to infuse diversity, creativity and different styles to your website.

9) Get a receptionist to answer your calls. Cost £25

Everyone today can have the luxury to have a private receptionist to take your call send you an email with the client contact. This enables you to keep doing what you are good at without the need to answer the telephone yourself. Since the receptionist is the first person that interacts with a client, you would have to look for one that is warm and welcoming. You also need to get someone who can answer customer’s inquiries and direct them appropriately. You can check, which has served me for many years without fault.

Starting your business should be easier, faster and an indelible experience. With barely £70, you can start your fitness personal trainer business. Try it today. Rest assured, you will not be disappointed.