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Top Tips for Successfully Funding Your First Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2019
If you are an ideas person, you probably have a few great business ideas in the back of your mind already. The unfortunate thing about great business ideas is that they require money to be brought to life. This seems to be the plight of many people who are in the pre-entrepreneur phase (that’s the phase when things are just about to get started). As a self-starter at heart, you will already ...
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Going Back To Basics: Accounting for Beginners

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th June 2019
You may already hire an accountant in your business, so you consider you can leave financial matters to them. While your accountant will take care of preparing your accounts for the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and advising you on the financial position of your company, it’s important for you to understand financial matters, too.  This will help you understand at all times how your b...
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4 reasons your business should consider a customer relationship management system

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th June 2019
A customer relationship management (CRM) system is one of the most valuable tools that you can invest in for your business.  Not only does a CRM system enable you to collect a variety of data about your customers – such as their preferences, their communication with your brand, their demographics, and their spending habits – but it can also help to improve your conversion rates an...
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In-house or Outsource? Who Should Manage Your Startup's IT?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th May 2019
It might not be your startup’s primary focus – but IT has the potential to make or break your new business. Without it, you probably won’t even begin to get off the ground – but even once you’re flying, it’ll only take a couple of wrong steps to bring the whole show crashing down. Be under no illusions, the stakes are high when it comes to IT – so making ...
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Don’t blush. There’s no shame in aiming for a lifestyle business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th May 2019
Many of us dream of fitting our lives around work rather than vice versa. Building your own lifestyle business could be the way to finally do it says Transmit Start-Ups’ communications consultant Laura White. Not everyone starting up in business has ambitions to take over the world. The motivation for some is simply to have a bit more control over their own little universe and there’s...
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Tips on Choosing a Cost-Effective Business Event Venue

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2019
Conferences. Conventions. Expos. Business events are the life blood of so many different sectors of the industrialised world’s economy. They make it possible for ideas to come together and really find out just how people think, discover how we can help each other, learn and make progress together, and generally sharpen each other’s sectors the same way iron sharpens iron. But of course...
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The benefits of bootstrapping your startup (and how to do it)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st May 2019
Self-funding or ‘bootstrapping’ your tech startup is one sure-fire way of avoiding many of the pitfalls of receiving large amounts of seed capital. Here's why...By Matt Hayes, CEO and co-founder of Kickdynamic, marketing specialists trusted by over 200 of the world’s leading retail, fashion and travel brands to deliver compelling, individualised customer experiences through highl...
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The UK's top locations for startups and SMES

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th May 2019
There is a plethora of benefits to starting your own business. Whether it be seeing your ideas come to life or the thrill of becoming your own boss, there is a great amount of satisfaction in starting up your own business.  Entrepreneurial spirit in the UK is flourishing so if you’ve always dreamed of starting your own business, what better time than now? The UK is seen as one of the t...
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How To 2X Your Sales With Social Proof Tools

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2019
Carsten Schaefer, founder and CEO of crowdy.ai, shares all on how with new and improved tools, social proof is becoming one of the most potent and easiest methods to turn visitors into paying customers.   The modern marketer has to know and use many tools and techniques to maximize website conversions and increase their sales. Social proof is one of the most effective conversi...
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Early warning signs - rescuing a business from insolvency

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2019
What are the early signs of ‘going under’? Hasib Howlader, Director of Hudson Weir, an insolvency practitioners firm based in London, highlights some of the early-warning signs that can be key indicators for the liquidation or ‘winding up’ of your business.  Although the term ‘bankrupt’ is widely used, a company in the UK cannot go ‘bankrupt’. ...
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Startup Support in...Belfast

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2019
Belfast based startups and entrepreneurs take note - here's the lowdown on key startup support and help available where you are.. Away from the established startup hubs like London, the support for setting up a business in the UK isn’t always so clear. It’s not a lack of support, just a quieter ecosystem that takes a little more work to unearth. We want to help with this by highlighti...
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Is Your Startup Idea Worth Pursuing?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2019
If you have come up with a startup idea, knowing where to begin can be challenging. As an entrepreneur, it’s only natural that you will want your idea and dream to be turned into a successful reality, therefore, we have put together three ways on how you can further understand whether your startup idea is worth pursuing. Analyze the Competition The first step that you should take in order ...
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