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Inder Phull of KRPT tells us his startup tale

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th January 2014
We love Startacus members telling us their tale, so step up Inder Phull a previous Self Starter of the Week who tells us his post graduation tale of starting a business, all the ups and downs along the way, and his current platform KRPT...Starting a business can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging tasks you could face as a young entrepreneur. A common theme across all new entrepreneurs is...
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Office jargon Explained - Say whaaaat?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2014
It can sometimes feel like you are living in a Dr Seuss story…a world where the simple art of the English language has been magically transformed into a secret code of mystery and deceit... where no statement is quite what it seems. We call it office speak or office jargon, for the German’s it’s Buro Sprechen and in France they have parler de bureau - it seems wherever you go m...
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Startup of the Week - Jauntful

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2014
Let’s face it - when many of us are planning a trip to a new city or country, we’ll often ask friends and family who’ve been there before for their thoughts - their tips and their recommendations for things to do, places to eat, where to shop or whatever. Whilst there are a plethora of resources for finding out all that info too, it’s somehow not the same as getting a perso...
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Sponsor the Shirt Startup Diary- The big kick-off

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2014
Chris MacRae, the brains behind Sponsor the Shirt has very kindly agreed to keep us up to date with the progress of his project with regular diary posts. He’s off to a smashing start, here’s the first of his updates…. Aftermath of the Big Kick-Off Sponsor The Shirt was an idea I came up with a few months ago on a bit of a whim. As a typical student running low on funds, while ...
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Satellite Broadband drives rural areas back into business

by: ~ 21st January 2014
Satellite Broadband drives rural areas back into business Companies trying to run a successful business from a rural area have always faced bigger challenges than city based organisations. With the internet, and in particular social media now playing such a crucial role in building and retaining a loyal client base, it was feared that those with no dial-up access would suffer greatly. Many broad...
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The Startacus Business Toolkit is growing - and needs your help!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2014
Way back (well in Aug 2012) when we launched this site, a core aim was to make Startacus - The Self Start Society, the definitive place for all the information, inspiration, tips, guides and handy documents that would help self starters take that business idea or early stage business and move it that further forward. Of course there’s plenty of good reasons why self starters, startups, entr...
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How can small businesses help the UK economy top Europe by 2030?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th January 2014
How can small businesses help the UK economy top Europe by 2030? It's been sometime since the UK's economy was seen as the leading player in Europe. Not only have the power of Western economies been somewhat watered down by the growth of countries like China and India, but the past decade has seen a number of changes within the West itself. The Eurozone has been on a rollercoaster ride throughou...
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Startup of the Week - Crowdsurfer

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
If you’ve been considering using the power of the ‘crowd’ to help finance your business, you’ll have perhaps been a tad confused at the sheer amount of places and platforms that you could potentially use.However, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, identifying which crowd or peer-to-peer finance option would be best for you and your business has become a whole lot eas...
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The lost and found popup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
A popup shop selling lost and found items...Just a few weeks ago we did a feature on a clever and quirky little social enterprise called ‘Glove Love’ , a matchmaking service which guarantees to match single lost gloves with a suitable mate and them off on their way to a delighted new owner, with all proceeds going to an environmental charity. Today we’ve got a great new project,...
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Startup of the Week - Makerble

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th January 2014
If you’ve started 2014 with a resolution to start doing something good, then we reckon this week’s Startup of The Week is well worth a look.Makerble is ‘the world’s first charity projects subscription service.’This innovative startup has made the whole notion of donating to charity not just easier but also much more transparent. After all, over the last few years, man...
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Startup events UK and Ireland 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th January 2014
Startup events in the UK and Ireland in 2014 Last year (2013 being now a near distant memory) we shared with you all a select list of some of the Top Startup and Enterprise events happening in the UK and Ireland. Therefore we thought it only right to return with a new list and surprise surprise this year being 2014, the list focuses on the top events happening over the next 12 months. So how did...
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Rormix Startup Diary: Useful tips for pitching to journalists

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2014
#discover: Useful tips for pitching to journalistPre-Christmas the Rormix Startup Diary focused on getting media coverage and to link in nicely, Agi, PR and marketing team member of Rormix return with her latest and last startup diary post with some useful tips for pitching to journalists... "Hey guys,I’m back for my final blog post and I thought I’d share what we ...
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