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Start a Business? How about you help build a village!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2012
Startacus is all about people doing things for the greater good and with Tribewanted entering its' third series, we thought it was only fair to let everyone know about this hands-on project, that takes ‘doing some good’, half way around the world.. In essence, Tribewanted is a social project that builds a ‘tribe’ of local communities, partners and members (from all over th...
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Pimping Up Your Portfolio - The "Don’t Stop Innovating" Series

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2012
In their first blog post, Think Innovate Change are going to share with you some tips on how you can generate ideas, & apply that creative thinking to extend your business offering...or in other words, how you can pimp up your portfolio."Before you even start thinking of ideas for new products and services, remember to be well-rested (easier said than done!), and try to be in a positive frame ...
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Startacus previews the CultureTECH Festival...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2012
Firstly, excuse us for our shameless self promotion, but if you do happen to be in Derry, Northern Ireland this Thursday and Friday you will find none other than ourselves, Startacus showcasing at the first ever CultureTECH festival. This all new festival has been described by some as being like ‘a kind of’ mini Irish SXSW festival; this part technology, part culture and part arts Fest...
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Startacus - Unusual Inventions - The Cardboard Bicycle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd August 2012
This story has been doing the rounds (pardon the pun) for the last couple of months and Startacus thought it was time to highlight this wonderful invention. Faced with a “this can’t be done” back story, this invention is close to Startacus’ heart, as we believe that you do not necessarily have to be an expert in a subject to have a great idea! Israeli Inventor Izhar Gafni ...
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The Million Hits Viral Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2012
Startacus has an aspiration to dream up a promo video that goes viral. Anyhow, enough about us! Can you possibly dream up a ‘viral’ that captures a million hits? IdeasTap, a UK platform to support creative people with competitions, funding and advice have joined up with an award winning Production House Toast and Director Stuart Fryer, to offer a lucky ‘creative’ aged 16 t...
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6 tips for Beginner Painters...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2012
I'm Carrie, an English Fine Art student who loves to paint, and enjoys colour. I love to be creative, not just with painting, but also with crafts and creative writing. I also like to help out in whatever way I can. Here I am passing on some handy top tips for wannabe painters...So you want to be a painter? Whether it is just for a hobby, or painting to sell, there are six tips which I'd give an...
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Scale Front - the portfolio startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2012
The work of incubators and accelerator programmes and their impact on startup businesses is well documented. However there is now a new player in the game - the “portfolio startup”. One such of these is Dublin’s recently launched Scale Front. Scale Front aims to be a company that builds startups from scratch. Founded by two serial entrepreneurs, Sean Blanchfield and Brian M...
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Top 5 Daily Time Wasters

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2012
Ever get the feeling that there’s not enough hours in the day? Me too. And the reason for that? Well..there are these little things called ‘Time Wasters’ and for many of us they can eat into our days and before we know it we have nothing done. All that morning’s good intentions are out the window. We can stop them though...if we try... ProcrastinatingMost of us at one time...
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A brief guide to blogging platforms & providers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2012
In the second of her features on Blogging, Freelance Writer and Illustrator, Bridgeen Gillespie gives us the lowdown on blogging platforms - which to choose and why... Text: TypePad / LiveJournalThese blog providers are traditionally great for lengthy text blogging, and they can host images too. Words& Pictures: Wordpress / BloggerGreat all round blog platforms, ideal for images with text, a...
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The Shopify Build-A-Business Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2012
If you’ve got an idea for an online retail business that you’ve been thinking about setting up, then a recently launched competition by the eCommerce platform Shopify should be right up your street. The Build-A-Business initiative is quite simply not to be missed.... What do you have to do? Basically you come up with a product to sell, open your online store through Shopify and then ...
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How I started a community recording studio

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2012
Startacus loves hearing stories of people doing their own thing. Tom Davenport, now a successful Journalist, raised £25,000 to start a free community recording studio, fresh from university. This is his inspirational story..."This is a story about music. It is also a call to arms for anyone interested in recording. Forward it to anyone it might help. A lot is said about DIY music, and plent...
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Top tips on creating a stand out brand...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2012
Ree Ree Rockette knows a thing or two about creating a stand-out brand! Having left her previous career of teaching and book loving (otherwise known as being a librarian) Ree Ree Rockette followed a new career path of lipstick, blogging and multi-coloured hair. Ree Ree often writes about business and has created a standout lipstick and hair salon brand. Startacus was keen to gain some wisdom ...
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