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Sherston - The Popup Village

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2013
If you’re a regular visitor to Startacus (and if you’re not why not!), you’ll know that we are a tad fond of the old popup phenomenon. Whether it’s a pop cinema, shop or restaurant - we love ‘em all and we try and do our bit to give them a little publicity and promo when we can.The popup that we’re featuring today though is very different - it’s an entire ...
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Crowdfunding funds and jobs for small business - We are the Million

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2013
‘Kickstarter with a conscience’ is the press release tagline for the new crowdfunding platform ‘We are The Million’ (love the name) aiming to boost small business concerns in South London. Launched last week, We Are The Million, is a new crowdfunding platform that aims to boost small businesses in South London by helping them raise much needed funds to grow and create new ...
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Turkish Protesters Crowdfund over $100k for an Ad in the New York Times

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2013
With political protest in Turkey building daily - and with at the time of writing, the storming of Taksim Square by Turkish Riot police in full operation - it is interesting to see that crowdfunding has played an important part in the political protest that has engulfed the Turkish Nation. With a tag line “Activists - We hear you. Protesters - We are you. You have power. You can speak your ...
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Camp Nothing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
A little while ago we ran a feature on the frankly quite awesome Good for Nothing initiative which is all about ‘smart folk collaborating and experimenting to solve stuff that matters.’Since then more and more people have been getting involved with the result that Good for Nothing chapters are popping up all over the place. And the good news is that lots more are on their way since the...
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Make Things Do Stuff

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2013
Let’s face it. The entrepreneurs of the future are right now sitting in classrooms, playing in playgrounds and maybe just maybe dreaming of what they’re going to do one day...Whilst traditional education of course has its place, it’s recently been great to see all sorts of new initiatives and projects being developed with the aim of inspiring, motivating and educating our childre...
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Shapeways - the 3D marketplace and community

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th June 2013
If you’ve already tried your hand at the wonder that is 3D printing, you’ll need no convincing about how important this technology is. But if you haven’t tried it and you’d like to, we know just the place. Now admittedly, we know that there are FabLabs appearing all over the place where you can witness this digital fabrication first hand, however this other ‘place&rsq...
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The Make Works Tour

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2013
If you’re a Scottish based designer, artist or maker, you’re going to love this innovative initiative from the inspirational design company, Make Works. Fi Scott and Vana Coleman, the design duo behind Make Works are spending this summer going on a 3 month tour of Scotland where they aim to find and visit 180 Scottish factories, makers, foundries, workshops and small businesses. Trav...
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Great Motivational Quotes for Self-Starters

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th May 2013
Great Motivational Quotes for Self Starters Marmite. Romantic Comedies. Blue Cheese. Facebook. Exercise. Motivation talk..... You generally love the above, or find them all a little tasteless or unnecessary (not all of the above, after all there are many types of people - but you hopefully get the point.) Anyhow, this article highlights some of the top motivational and debatably famous business...
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Pop up inspiration - Propstore

by: ~ 13th May 2013
If you are in the midst of preparing to run your first pop up shop / space / cafe and so on, you could do no better than to take a look at the Propstore - the National Theatre's unique summertime pop-up riverfront café-bar... Propstore, the National Theatre’s pop up riverfront café-bar is back for 2013. Built with and from the sets and scenery from National Theatre productions...
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The Boxsmall Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2013
The pop-up phenomenon seems to be here to stay - whether it’s a pop-up shop giving an independent creative the chance at running their own retail outlet or the pop-up gallery where artists and artisans alike can showcase their wares - and that’s surely no bad thing. The whole notion of providing a place for people to be enterprising and creative is pretty close to our hearts here at St...
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Anxiety & Starting a Business - Against The Odds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th May 2013
"My struggle with starting a business whilst battling agoraphobia." An inspirational guest article by Hayley Woodham of Poodles and Pompadours. "When I lost my job as a hotel receptionist in 2009, I thought my life was over. I had no income, no savings and no way of paying my rent in the middle of a recession. I was far away from home, and ended up isolating myself, which in turn, slowly led to m...
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The Cash Mob Challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd May 2013
Here at Startacus we love nothing more than hearing about people and projects doing their bit to keep their local high streets alive and well. So when we heard about the Cash Mob Challenge being organised by the ace folks over at #wewillgather , we just had to do our bit to spread the word. The Cash Mob phenomenon, for want of a better word, started in the US just a couple of years ago and h...
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