Hi all, our latest featured blog post is an update from Magda (our tax expert pal at PwC) about some important upcoming changes to the Scottish tax system. Nothing is certain in life except death and changes in tax laws, so make sure you protect yourself and your business by getting ahead of the curve. Magda is in CodeBase on Thursdays, so if you have any pressing questions about the changes get in touch and she'll be happy to help!
At CodeBase, we're of the strong belief that these days you'd be foolhardy to startup and grow in isolation. We've created an environment where you can directly plug into support from incredible people, who are actively involved in building great products. This is why we're delighted today to announce our new partnership with Stripe, the world's leading payment facilitator.
Last night saw the launch of the first Barclays Eagle Lab in Scotland, right here in CodeBase. Our events space and Hotdesking area were packed with entrepreneurs, designers, corporates, academics, and developers, all creating an incredible buzz. When we weren't stuffing our faces with street food and drinking some tasty Fallen Brewing beer, we got to see some of the new devices in action and meet the users who were excitedly discussing projects.
Picture the scene: you’re working on a vital, time sensitive piece of work, or on the phone to an important client and the door bell goes. Or the cat starts screeching. Or the window cleaner needs a refill. It’s hardly the perfect environment to run your burgeoning startup.
The above scene may sound a tad ridiculous but it’s an increasingly common scenario as the vast majority of self-employed or freelancers choose to work from home. Sure, you can conduct your business in your slippers and catch up on that Netflix box set at lunchtime, but are you diligent enough to ignore the pile of dirty dishes or the persistent cat that wants to play?
To start 2018 here is a short video of the CodeBase Christmas Party. It was a hoot and a great way to finish the year. Thanks to all that came along and Product Forge for putting it together.