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Barriers to Starting a Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd August 2015
It's often not always that easy to take an idea and turn it into something real. There can be many barriers which get in the way - some are personal such as a negative mindset or fear, whilst others can arise via other people - being told that an idea won’t work, that it's a waste of time, that it won't last, it won't scale or it won't make money…you get the drift! Dealing with thes...
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Unknown Epic

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2015
Ever feel that you’re stuck in something of a rut? Yearn to do something a tad more exciting that takes you out of your comfort zone? If you’ve answered yes, then adventure company Unknown Epic could be right up your proverbial street. Their mission is quite simple, namely to “inspire people to leave their comfort zones and experience nature in its purest forms”.A worthy ...
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Are you our next self-starter of the week?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2015
Could you be our next self-starter of the Week? The Startacus community is crammed full with amazing people doing amazing things and every week we pick one of them to be our Self Starter of the week. At the end of the year, one of these inspiring people will win our Self Starter of the year award, as well as a treasure trove of amazing startup / business related prizes. What is a self-star...
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The Streets- Unlocking the potential of the high street

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th July 2015
As most of us can attest to, our high streets have had a pretty tough time of it lately. With the rise in identikit shopping malls, the growth of out of town retail parks and of course the multitude of economic challenges it’s not been an easy few years. However all is not doom and gloom. There are people and initiatives all across the country who are on a mission to fight back and to ...
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TREExOFFICE

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th July 2015
Think all co-working spaces are the same? Well we can pretty much guarantee that they’re not! Admittedly there are certain features and attributes which they all have, but they often have their own quirks and idiosyncrasies which make them entirely unique. In fact our recent feature on Co-Boat proves that very point - it’s a co-working space on a boat - a boat incidentally which will...
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Coboat- Co Working Space on the high seas!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2015
Here at Startacus, we’re huge advocates of co-working. We love everything about it - from the flexibility it offers through to the opportunities it provides for making new connections and inspiring creativity. Recently though we’ve discovered a co-working space which is like no other we’ve come across. It’s a co-working space on a boat - a boat which will be sailing the hi...
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The Happy Caf├ęs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th June 2015
Fancy a little serving of positivity and happiness with your morning latte? Then we reckon you ought to pay a visit to your nearest Happy Café. Don’t assume though that a Happy Café is just a regular café with particularly cheery staff! It’s much much more than that. In essence it’s a place where people can connect and engage with other people who have a mu...
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Samsung Transparent Trucks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2015
There is rather a lot of debate at the moment about the influence of technology on our lives.  Often opinions on this hot issue are polarised into 2 distinct schools of thought; those who believe technological advancement is improving the quality of our lives, and those who believe it is detracting from it. However there is one thing on which most people are united; if used properly, and res...
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The 25 Mile Supper Club

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2015
As regular visitors to Startacus will vouch for, we love all things quirky - anything that’s a tad different from the norm and we’re hooked. That’s just one of the reasons why the movement that is The 25 Mile Supper Club had us intrigued from the off. Intrigued too? Read on… The 25 Mile Supper Club movement is all about people sharing their passion for food and communi...
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Creative Space

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2015
Don’t you just love it when something is not exactly as it seems? When ingenuity, creativity, and innovation are in abundant evidence?Yep. Us too.That’s probably why we’re loving this new initiative from drinks manufacturer, Absolut. Their recently launched Creative Space project in Gröndal, Sweden has seen four of their shipping containers being transformed into one u...
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We Walk the Line

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st June 2015
Here at Startacus we’re always on the lookout for innovative, quirky and inspirational ideas and businesses and this week we’ve discovered a business which happens to tick all those boxes. The business in question is We Walk the Line - a social enterprise which aims to empower and encourage more people to go down the self employment route. The people that We Walk the Line is on a mi...
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Crowdfunding Picks of the Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th May 2015
Crowdfunding is a beautiful thing. Whether it's in exchange for equity, or an appropriate reward, crowdfunding has opened up a whole new channel through which people with great (and some not so great) ideas can secure vital funding and tell the whole world about what they are up to. As such avid supporters, we spend a lot of time browsing through all manner of wonderful, weird, and wacky campaign...
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