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Drawing every day life - we chat to @bad_drawings

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
Every now and again we post on the Startacus Facebook page (handy link included there!) a quote, an image or a pic that we reckon will offer you a little inspiration, motivation, or simply a wee chuckle. After all, there can be a lot to laugh about when starting a business - from the attempting, the starting, the messing up to the hopefully succeeding. So, when we stumbled upon Bad Drawings of m...
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Spontly - Startacus interviews Jim Mann

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2013
Spontly - Startacus interviews Jim Mann So...I was at this fab wedding a few years back and we all had disposable cameras at our tables - my goodness there were some brilliant poses pulled. However, I never got to take a look at the pictures - in fact I can’t remember ever being at a wedding where anyone except the wedding couple get to take a look at the entire collection of photos taken....
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From unemployed to entrepreneur - Startacus chats to YES Network Founder - Carly Ward

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2013
From unemployed to entrepreneur - Startacus chats to YES Network Founder - Carly Ward Here at Startacus we like to think we are pretty good at spreading the word on the people, places and spaces that make a difference to anyone with an idea for a business, who doesn’t necessarily know what to do next. After all, self-starters everywhere often need that proverbial shove in the right directi...
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Pop-up Shop turns Stop-up Shop!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2013
At Startacus we are not ashamed to admit that we've got a bit of a thing for the whole pop-up phenomenon, from pop-up shops to pop-up restaurants - we love them all!  So you can imagine how excited we were to discover a couple of clever ladies in Hanley, Stoke-on-trent, who have made the daring decision to turn their pop-up shop into...wait for it... a Stop-up Shop! Number 26 Pop up Shop cam...
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Creating a Comic Book App - We find out more about The DEC

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2013
Pardon the pun - but who said that drawing Zombies for a living was a dead industry? Northern Ireland based media studio Uproar Comics aim to breathe new life into the comic book industry with an innovative app, called the DEC (Digital Experience Comic), which launched yesterday in the App Store. Uproar Comics was launched back in 2011 by Derry locals and lifelong comic book fans Kevin Logue an...
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Developing an idea into a Product - an interview with an Inventor

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th July 2013
Ever had that Eureka moment when you are lying on the beach and you have that ‘great idea’? It might be the ‘next blockbuster film’ or a ‘career change’ you really decide you want to make. might just be an invention you reckon could be the next big thing... In this case Jonathan Meare had an idea for a solution to that pain in the back moment when your ...
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From Stress to Startup - Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2013
Last week, Denise Devlin, Founder/CEO of Positive Parties® shared the first part of her story of becoming a self starter. Today, she shares Part 2! Read on and be inspired!So where does Positive Parties® come into the story?Well, that’s a story of its own!! I’d enrolled to start an academic year long Certified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) course in the Sept, meanwhil...
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From Stress to Startup...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2013
Denise Devlin is the Founder/CEO of Positive Parties® which is an inspirational, motivational & transformational coaching company delivering fun workshops, and promoting a ‘positive mental attitude,’ in a unique ‘party style’ environment. Denise's vision is to grow a global business network of individuals (NLP Practitioners, Life & Business Coaches etc) del...
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An interview with Timely PA

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
Ever felt as a startup that there aren't enough hours in the day? Well, Timely PA a recent startup itself has recognised this problem & created a solution - A virtual PA service for Startups. We were intrigued so we thought it best to have a chat with Patrick Collins, Timely PA's Founder ...Tell us about your business - how did you start Timely PA and why specifically the s...
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A Self-Starter speaks...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2013
Lessom is a school with a twist. At this point when the word education is mentioned you probably automatically think of cream walls, pencils and blackboards right? Well, this is where Lessom comes in - they’re hoping to change just that. Lessom is a digital startup which wants to bring education into the 21st century. Its founder Mark McCarney describes it as “A new way to approach edu...
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Becoming a Self Publisher

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2013
Becoming a Self Publisher... Ross Harrison is a writer and self-publisher of science fantasy who has been an avid writer since childhood. We chatted with Ross about how he took his hobby for writing and turned it into a career, how he fights writers block, and what tips he has for other aspiring writers on how to make money from writing - that after all can be a tough nut to crack... So Ross, go...
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From idea to largest music website in the UK

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2013
From idea to largest Music Website in the UK in two years....'sounds' good eh? Check this for inspiration. We interviewed the Founder of Gigs and Festivals Simon Robinson about 20 months ago for our sister blog site just few months after he had set up. Now Gigs and Festivals is the largest music website in the UK beating both NME's and MTV's online sites. But let's rewind. This...
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