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Heard about the Happy Pig?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th February 2014
Heard about the Happy Pig? Here at Startacus we love to share news stories on startup collaboration, social good, community impact and barter based business models. Take all of the above and add in a pinch of Crowdfunding and you’ve got a story that’s certainly worth sharing! So have you heard about the Happy Pig? A hopefully soon to be realised crowdfunding project that will fund a ...
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Autism Birmingham - the Interview

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2014
Every now and then we like to remind our loyal followers that Startacus -the self start society is not just about starting a business - it’s about all manner of inspiring and passionate folks who have put their best foot forward and worked like crazy to turn their big (or small) ideas into a reality… ...Enter Lisa and Peter Mace This husband and wife team successfully formed “...
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6 Entrepreneurial resolutions for 2014 (how many have you already broken?)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2014
Back at the end of 2013 we made a new year’s resolution to write a post on our entrepreneurial new year’s resolutions. Fast forward three weeks and with said new year’s resolution broken, step forward Startacus member Gemma Pirnie from Your New Crew who tweeted us suggesting an article on ‘Entrepreneurial resolutions for 2014’ would’ve been a good feature for t...
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Startacus Member Ross Harrison on his new book- Acts of Violence

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2014
We’d previously featured Ross Harrison back in June last year, when we chatted to him about his journey into Self-Publishing. Ross Harrison is a writer and self-publisher of science fantasy books and ebooks and since he’s now a fully fledged Startacus member, and he’s just launched his latest ebook Acts of Violence, we thought it only right to find out more about his latest offe...
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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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Self employed stories- Alison's journey from prison to pool-side.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2014
As it’s a brand new year, we’ve decided to redouble our efforts to inspire you potential startup business folks by introducing a new weekly feature called ‘Self-Employed Stories’. We’ll focus on people who we feel have shown great determination and passion for their business idea in the face of considerable challenges. It’s Week number 1 and in true Startacus fa...
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Pets4Pets - WWF gives kids free reign with their advertising

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2014
As the old adage goes (and as many a veteran news reporter will gladly tell you) never work with children or animals. But apparently the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) either didn't get the memo, or have elected to take a rather more optimistic standpoint by working with both of them together! With the tagline “Advertising thought by kids to get adults thinking” their new ‘Pets4Pets&...
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The Soundtrack to Your Startup Journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th January 2014
In keeping with our recent efforts to dial up the funny factor on Startacus we’ve created a hypothetical record label ‘Startachord’ to create an album which would best describe the rollercoaster journey of starting your own business! The resulting mish-mash mix-tape is the product of hours of lively debate in the Startacus office, which was regrettably coupled with several equall...
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Wasbar - The Lovely Laundrette

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2013
You may remember a few weeks ago we featured a great little story about Your Hero Delivery - a superhero laundry service that became so popular it had to close…since then we have discovered a very unusual laundrette called Wasbar and as a result are fairly convinced that a secret laundry revolution is underway… here’s why. It is hard to imagine anywhere less inspiring than the...
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Arfah Farooq, tell us all the 'Discoverables' we need to know

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2013
Arfah Farooq is 22 years old and co-founder and relationships director of Discoverables; a gameful platform that enables young people to identify, develop and showcase the key strengths and skills needed to succeed in work and in life… "In my final year of university where I was doing a degree in Media and Communication at Goldsmiths I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go. I stumbl...
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Glove Love

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2013
Sometimes bad things happen to good gloves......it’s a sad but inevitable part of life. We’ve all seen them, lying lonely at the bus stop or drenched and filthy by the side of the road - the most perfect of matches, cruelly torn asunder with no hope of ever being reunited. Worse still is that sinking realisation that your favourite debonaire duo has become a leather loner- “who w...
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Creating the perfect 404 page

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd December 2013
Any semi-regular internet user will have come across what is known as a 404 error page at some point or another. These appear as a result of the websites server being unable to retrieve the requested information, usually due to someone clicking a dead or broken link. While they have been around for a while, many websites have started to take advantage of these pages. They are a result of somethin...
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