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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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Startup of the Week - Litographs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th April 2013
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” So said Oscar Wilde and it’s probably a statement that the founder of our latest Startup of the Week would agree with. Danny Fein has created a startup which has enabled an entirely new way of appreciating literature - by displaying it and by wearing it. The name of that startup? Lito...
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CoderDojo's James Whelton talks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th April 2013
James Whelton started hacking and coding at just 9 years old. Then just a few years later he co-founded CoderDojo, a free coding club for young people in his native Cork. CoderDojo has now become a global movement with over 16,000 young people learning how to code in 23 countries worldwide. Pretty impressive! With the 2nd Annual CoderDojo Mentor Conference happening this weekend in Slane Castle, w...
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The Summly tale

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th April 2013
At Startacus we like to give you a variety of articles. Sometimes we’ll write about a successful business. Sometimes we’ll write about an inspirational story in which the odds were stacked heavily against someone. Today, we have the happy opportunity to wrap the two into one.Summly, when it was created, was akin to a drop in the metaphorical ocean of the internet. That it was sold then...
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Making a TV pilot - we take a look at Gradulthood

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th March 2013
Plenty of people in the UK and Ireland have aspirations of making it as a writer for television. It’s a difficult business with a lot of competition and even more setbacks. It would then, be understandable that multitudes of people eventually have to give up when their lack of progress results in them not earning any money in a city where fairly important things like food and accommodation c...
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Grandma Pearl’s Happy Canes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2013
Isn’t that title one of the most infectiously happy article titles you’ve ever read? It literally has the word happy in it, and when you find out what it is we’re actually talking about, you’ll smile even more.Every once in awhile we come across a particularly noteworthy story from the fundraising platform ‘Kickstarter’; such as the Blaze project originating in ...
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Suitcase Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2013
It may be a cliché but it’s still fair to say that starting a business is a bit like going on a bit of an awkward journey. You might have an end destination in mind but getting there isn’t necessarily straightforward. All sorts of obstacles and diversions can mean that you end up going an entirely different route to the one you originally planned, all the while learning as you g...
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The Blaze Story

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
If you don’t live in a large city, it’s difficult to fully understand the genuine danger that cyclists pose every day. A good friend was crushed against a railing on her bike by a bus that hadn’t seen her, and she was only saved by a passing man who was able to pull her out at the very last second.It’s a serious subject, and the statistics speak for themselves. 122 cyclists...
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