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The Brick Box - Using Art to open Doors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2012
“The problem with the Arts, the Business, the scene.” - Me, Dec 2013. Sweeping statement aside, there is a problem as I see it. You’re either in the scene or you’re not. Now don’t get me wrong, I would argue that you are better off out of it anyhow, whether “it” refers to some local business club, or arts association , whatever - work with the established...
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The benefits of business Collaboration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2012
Collaboration. It does sound rather grand and also slightly alienating, especially as the word seems to have been hijacked as by the tech world. However, fear not - collaborations, whether it’s with scientists in a lab, Whizzkids on their laptops or Coldplay and Rihanna in a studio, all have a pretty simple premise - collaboration is about working together to achieve or reach a common goal o...
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Startup of the Week - Flavourly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2012
Four Easy Steps to Deliciousness - no, it’s not the name of a new Channel 4 cookery show or the title of your favourite celebrity chef’s latest book - instead, it’s exactly what happens if you become a customer of our latest Startup of the Week. Flavourly is an all new subscription service which delivers a box filled with delicious gourmet goodies to your door every month. Each ...
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**Creative Arts Funding alert - closing date asap**

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2012
If you have creative vision and work as an individual within the Performing arts, Dance, Music, Visual art, Creative producing sectors, then the 19th December is an important date. This is the closing date for the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund which is offering five young artists £30k each to fund their work for a full year. (in association with IdeasTap) Recognising that there is an inc...
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Startup Success - five award winning businesses started in the last year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th November 2012
Sometimes when you have a great idea, it’s not the idea that concerns you initially but the fear, uncertainty, and lack of knowledge on how to take that idea and make it a workable reality. That wall is often too big a barrier for some people to leap. The visualisation of that idea becoming a reality is however possible, but the process of how you get from concept to practical reality is a ...
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Startup of the Week - Cinegif

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2012
None of us can have failed to notice the impact that Gifs have had over the last few years. Thanks in no small part to social media, animated gifs are created, shared and go viral almost instantly. However whilst they certainly have their comedic value, they also can play a major part in promotional and marketing strategies. Integrating a Gif into an email newsletter or as part of a website design...
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The Twitter Fiction Festival? #Startacusfindsoutmore

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
We had previous written about the history of the twitter hashtag. But the Twitter Fiction Festival? Collaboration is nothing new within the art and literary World. But we have to admit there is something intriguing about the Twitter Fiction Festival kicking off at the end of this month... Twitter is perhaps the most innovative personal storytelling device of our generation and they are now hostin...
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A Young Entrepreneurs Tale - From Graduate, to unemployed, to celebrated entrepreneur in 12 months

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
My name is Paul Malone and I am the Editor of Newry Times – www.newrytimes.com - an online newspaper which provides the latest news and views free of charge for people in the Newry and Mourne Area (In Northern Ireland). Newry Times is fast approaching its first birthday and it is fair to say it has been a baptism of fire. I and two friends started Newry Times in November 2011 after we grad...
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Startacus looks at the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2012
Seeking to recognise the very best of university enterprise, the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards returns for a second year with a £50k fund for the overall winner too! It’s a shame that for some of us, being a self starter comes a little too late - but for those of you who are currently still at University or up to 5 years out, this competition must surely float the boat if you have an e...
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Startup of the Week - ShareDesk

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2012
Here at Startacus we get inspiration from all sorts of things - from the first coffee of the day through to discovering the latest quirky pop-up innovation. One of the most inspiring things though is when we find out about people doing their own thing. We thought that we should start giving these people and their Startups a little ‘shout out’, so we’re going to start doing just t...
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How bad ideas can turn into fab ideas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th October 2012
Guest writer Jo Haigh gives Startacus an honest outlook on taking on two apprentices and surprises herself with the results... "I have recently taken on two young apprentices as part of a Government funded scheme to allow them to complete their NVQ qualifications whilst gaining valuable “on the job” experience. I admit freely that, in the first place, I did not take these people on a...
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Startacus looks at Somewhereto_

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2012
Getting people doing that thing that they love is a key mantra for us here at Startacus, so anything that helps to spread that mindset is pretty close to our hearts, which is why we love the philosophy of Somewhereto_. Somewhereto_ is a movement to liberate underused, disused and empty spaces in the UK and get everyone thinking creatively about their communities. In simple terms, this means that ...
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