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The Benefits of Blogging

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th August 2012
Bridgeen Gillespie is a freelance writer and illustrator with a passion for fabric and embroidery designs.  In short she is someone who has 'been there, done that and bought the t-shirt'.  Now she takes a few moments to share some of her blogging expeirence with us! As an independent publisher, I’ve long been an advocate of blogging. For over 10 years I’ve maintained various ...
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Unusual Inventions - The flat bottomed paper bag

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th August 2012
Perhaps at the time this was an invention not unusual because of its' design, but because this great idea was conceived, designed and tested by a Woman - the indignity! Or so it was at the time to some... The story goes that Margaret E Khight, an inventor from an early age, (we are talking the mid 19th Century by the way) was working in a Paper Bag plant in Massachusetts. Frustrated that items pl...
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The Power of Pinkspiration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th August 2012
As part of Pinkspiration, the majority of my work is in the Construction Industry which I really enjoy. As there are only 1% of women in manual trades, it can sometimes be challenging. Having worked in the industry for many years, I really enjoy the diversity and people I meet on site working on different construction projects. At the moment we are working on a new programme called Design Factor (...
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How can you tell if your Startup will Succeed? Doug Richard, Founder of School for Creative Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2012
Starting a business entails a certain amount of risk. That’s something entrepreneurs take for granted, one can never be certain any undertaking will reach a successful conclusion. For most enterprising spirits, that gamble itself is part of the reward. That said, there are questions entrepreneurs can ask themselves that will give them an early understanding of how well their enterprise is l...
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Becoming a film maker - Taking the “Im” out of Impossible

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2012
Hasraf Haz Dulull has spent years at various visual effects facilities and studios internationally working on various big blockbuster feature films, award winning Commercials and Television and Broadcast series. He has been employed as a Visual Effects Artist and later moved up to Visual Effects Supervisor which resulted in him being nominated for several Visual Effects Society (VES) awards. Hasra...
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The Digital Hub, Dublin - at the heart of digital innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th August 2012
Silicon Valley may once have been the only location that was synonymous with technology and small innovative startups but there can be no denying that in the last number of years, it has started to have some competition. Both government led initiatives and organic grassroots clusters have emerged which have shifted the axis somewhat on the heart of digital innovation. One leading example of this i...
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Cappuccino Commerce

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th August 2012
All those months ago, when Startacus was but an idea, we used to do all our writing and planning and meetings in one or other of our local coffee shops. Which shop we chose depended on a few things really; with the quality of the coffee, the reliability of the wi-fi and of course the friendliness of the staff being way up there on our list. And generally we weren’t alone, there would be plen...
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Unusual Ideas that Worked - The Million Dollar Home Page

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2012
Buying pixels might not seem so revolutionary now, but back in 2005, Alex Tew a student from Wiltshire started a website called Million Dollar HomePage which within 5 months have netted Alex, a rather cool....1 Million Dollars. Alex had decided in 2005 that he wanted to go to University, but he was keen to avoid the post graduation financial burden that comes with study. It is reported that Alex ...
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Online Storage - the lowdown...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2012
There has been a huge increase over the last few months in services offering storage in 'The Cloud'.It's all become a bit hazy; and if you're like me, you gobble up free storage like you would a free bag of pic ‘n’ mix. I've learnt, though, that having several different companies storing bits of information here and there in the Cloud gets a bit messy, so it’s much better to simp...
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Startup Stay - the entrepreneurs' travel community...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2012
From the outside looking in, the world of Startups is a pretty vibrant one. The pace seems fast, there are seemingly endless Startup events, networking meetups and conferences to attend, as well of course as the constant flow of meetings with potential clients, business partners or investors. However as much as this may sound exciting, the reality for many Startups is that the financial implicatio...
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Unusual inventions - The Pet Rock...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2012
Not every idea or invention, changes the World, but when Gary Dahl, an Advertising Executive from the US, invented the concept of the Pet Rock, he created a fad, that became the 1970’s equivalent of the Digital Pet Tamagotchi, and changed his fortunes forever... The story goes that Gary Dahl was sitting in a bar with his friends, complaining about their household pets (as you do). Gary in t...
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