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Debunking 7 equity crowdfunding misconceptions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2018
The lowdown on equity crowdfunding and some common misconceptions care of upSTART 2018 Major Sponsors, Seedrs.  "Equity crowdfunding can often be a shrewd way to fund a business. Yet there are certain misconceptions that could lead to an entrepreneur mistakenly discounting it as a viable funding option: 1. A capital injection is the sole benefit from equity crowdfunding Not so. Although fu...
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Legal Pitfalls for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2018
When starting your own business there are many legal pitfalls startups can fall into. Here's a few common reasons why you could end up in legal hot water. Starting your own business is the dream for a huge number of Brits, with 54% saying they’d like to do so at some point in their career. Being your own boss or slowly building up your own workforce, certainly has something appealing about ...
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Got Kids and a Business? Follow These Tips to Juggle Both

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th June 2018
What are some ways you can juggle owning a business with raising your kids? Here's some handy tips care of Jenny Silverstone, founder of parenting blog Mom Loves Best. When you’re a parent, it can feel hard to concentrate on anything else some days. You struggle with the guilt of being away from your child or not paying full attention to them when you’re with them. But when ...
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How to embrace the fluid workforce

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th June 2018
Rob Hill, CRO at ProFinda, discusses the emerging fluid workforce, what this means for businesses - and how to embrace it!  "As companies start to recognise there is a new world of work, it is time to start swotting up on the fluid workforce. This is a relatively new term used to describe the many different ways a company can hire its employees. There’s full-timers, part-timers, flexi...
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How We Changed Our Industry Through a Two Sided Marketplace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd May 2018
Building a two sided marketplace, can be the most challenging type of company to start. Here's some great advice from David Ciccarelli, CEO of voice-over marketplace, Voices.com. David Ciccarelli is an entrepreneur at heart. For the last decade, David, with the help of his team, has grown Voices.com from the ground up to become the leader in the voice-over industry. As Chief E...
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Why it is important to develop a business that solves an international problem

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd May 2018
Isabelle Ohnemus, Founder and CEO of EyeFitU shares her insights into why it’s important to start a business by identifying a universal problem. Isabelle Ohnemus is the Founder and CEO of EyeFitU, a mobile-first platform that helps consumers shop in the confidence that what they are buying is in their correct size. EyeFitU aims to reduce high return rates and encourages a sustainable approa...
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Workplace wellbeing strategy: how can SMEs tackle stress?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2018
This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14 - 20 May) is shining a spotlight on stress. Jaan Madan, Workplace Lead at Mental Health First Aid England, shares some top tips on how small businesses can keep their stress levels in check.  Over recent years more and more business leaders, celebrities and even the royal family have spoken up about mental health – which is encouraging to see...
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How your startup can create an effective & successful brand image

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2018
From building around a theme, demonstrating your core business values, to the use of social media, here are a few simple ways your startup can create an effective & successful brand image.There’s a lot that you should consider and keep in mind when it comes to a startup businesses. You want your startup to be as successful as possible, and every individual business aspect can work togeth...
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Effective Ways To Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2018
Earth Day officially occurs on April 22, but your company can reduce its carbon footprint all year-round. Start by implementing numerous eco-friendly practices into daily operations. Even small steps can make a big impact on the environment, and as a bonus, you’ll see a difference in your bottom line. Use Less Paper Paper can contribute up to 35 percent of your company's waste. Fortun...
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How incentives & events can help new staff start strong in your start-up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2018
Ways that incentives & events can really help your staff start off strong in your start-up and hopefully help your business succeed.  Creating your own start-up is an exciting time. You’re ready to show people your skills and really benefit the people who use your services as you grow more and more. To succeed and grow well, though, you need helpful and skilled staff who’re r...
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How to define your start-up’s tone of voice

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2018
You might have a fantastic business idea, the right staff, the right products and the right services. But you need to be able to talk about and promote yourself properly, which is why your businesses tone of voice is absolutely crucial.  Digital marketing agency every1 explains how you should look to define the tone of voice you use across your business’s communications and marketing. ...
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Tips for Making a Successful R&D Tax Credits Claim

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th April 2018
Many innovative startups and SMEs are under the impression that claiming for research and development tax credits are too difficult or costly to be worth the rewards. In fact, the average R&D tax claim for London SMEs for example is £81,000, so it’s always worth finding out if you can claim. EmpowerRD, backed by Forward Partners, has been disrupting the R&D tax credit space si...
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