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If You’re A Singapore Startup Owner, This Is How Budget 2018 Will Affect You

Technology
Perhaps the point of Mr Heng Swee Keat’s speech that most Singaporeans will focus on is understandably the GST hike. And with good reason. For startups like my own, Budget 2018 will provide no new — or at most insignificant — top or bottom line impact. This is because the Government seems to have shifted away from radical policies designed to inject growth, like the Productivity and Innovation Credit and PIC+ schemes. Where Do Startups Go But the Government does set a direction for us. And that is to look beyond our shores and expand overseas. Mr Heng made numerous references to the need for firms to internationalise and have a regional focus. In fact, this appeared to be the bulk of the Government’s guidance to enterprises — much more than the usual “need for greater productivity and inno
Parkland Shooting Survivor Tells Fox News You’re Either With Us Or Against Us On Gun Control

Parkland Shooting Survivor Tells Fox News You’re Either With Us Or Against Us On Gun Control

Politics
The Parkland, Florida students who survived the nation’s recent horrific school shooting went on Fox News Sunday and threw down by saying, “You’re either with us or against us on gun control.” Video: The Parkland shooting survivors tell Fox News that you're either with us or against us on gun control.#MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/twknJB9bEx — Sarah Reese […] The post Parkland Shooting Survivor Tells Fox News You’re Either With Us Or Against Us On Gun Control appeared first on Politicus USA.
How to Create Engaging Social Media Graphics (Even If You’re Not a Designer)

How to Create Engaging Social Media Graphics (Even If You’re Not a Designer)

Social Media
Generating engagement on social media is imperative for any brand that wants to boost awareness or grow a customer base—which let’s face it, is every brand. So it’s no secret that as consumers of digital media, our newsfeeds are overwhelmed with customer stories, updates and calls to action as a result. As users, we’re getting inundated, and as social media managers, we’re finding it tougher to stand out. The strategy for those in the know? Get visual. The Importance of Getting Visual on Social Media The power of visuals to grab attention and drive engagement is undeniable. Think about it, what type of content do you engage with in your own time? A study by OKDork and BuzzSumo analyzed 100 million articles and found that including an image with a post on...
Blogging Inspiration When You’re Coming Up Blank

Blogging Inspiration When You’re Coming Up Blank

Business
I write a blog for Roundpeg every week. On top of that, I regularly blog for a number of our content clients. So, I feel I have some authority to say the following that many of you may sympathize with: Blogging can be HARD! Even for us “creative types,” being creative on-demand can be a challenge. But, there are days when the creative juices just aren’t flowing and, despite your best efforts, you just come up blank. During times like these, putting words on a page seems impossible. I certainly have those moments. Not all my blog posts are winners. Blogging inspiration rarely just strikes you like a bolt of lightning. It’s times like these it’s useful to know how to draw upon blogging inspiration when there seems to be none in sight. And, thankfully, blogging
Fernando, you’re getting a Dell: McLaren gets a new sponsor in F1

Fernando, you’re getting a Dell: McLaren gets a new sponsor in F1

Technology
Enlarge (credit: Charles Coates/McLaren/Lee Hutchinson) One of the most recognizable names in racing is pairing up with one of the most recognizable names in computing. The McLaren Formula 1 team and Dell Technologies are entering into a "multi-faceted, long-term partnership." After several years without a major sponsor—years that mostly coincided with a precipitous fall in performance—fans of the team should see this as a positive step for the British team. As well as seeing its name on the racing cars, Dell will provide the entire McLaren Technology Group with technology. "Dell Technologies, which consists of seven global brands—Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware—will bring its deep technology expertise to all McLaren Technology Group companies, includin