Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
Going Remote? From Taxes to M&A, Here Are 3 Considerations Startups Need to Weigh
Currently, many startups are having to make tough decisions about where and how to invest in their future and whether to order their talent back into the office with mandated vaccinations and regular coronavirus testing, or to keep adapting to an increasingly virtual world. This Crunchbase article discusses the implications of such decisions on taxes, pay for employees and exit strategies available to the companies.
Why the Startup Party Is Coming to an End
2020 and 2021 have been great years for startups, with applications for new business climbing by 26% from 2019. Even so, this article from The Hill explains how the startup party may be coming to an end if the Federal Reserve increases interest rates to combat inflation, which in turn would increase the cost of capital and make less capital available to small businesses and startups.
The Biggest Challenge Facing Female Entrepreneurs—and It’s Not Lack of Funding
Globally, there are fewer women entrepreneurs than men. Though many may assume that this is due to lack of funding available to female entrepreneurs, this CEO Magazine article identifies a lack of role models—more precisely, female role models—as the real reason for this.
How to Give Positive Feedback When It Doesn’t Feel Natural
Delivering feedback is a cornerstone of how you help your teams grow but many leaders focus solely on constructive feedback and neglect to give their teams positive feedback. This article by FastCompany provides a few tips on giving authentic, positive feedback, including considering your own experience of receiving positive feedback and examining the different feedback models.
When Should Startups Hire Their First CTO?
Often, founders don’t think they need a CTO because they are technical experts themselves and know their business inside out. It does become harder, however, when the business begins to scale. This ITPro article discusses the different stages of growth where a company may want to consider hiring a CTO in some capacity.