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Gaining Media Coverage & PR as a Startup - we chat to the experts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th April 2015
Think your startup is ready for mainstream media coverage and PR?Most probably and quite understandably most of us would answer this question with a resounding YES! However before you take that leap and splash the cash - read on for some handy tips. We chatted with Aylish Jarvie from Startup PR specialists, Tectonic. They’re the fab company who recently provided us with a great £1...
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SocialHub aims to breathe life back into the local business sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2015
New Startup SocialHub aims to breathe some life back into Local Businesses and Tourism by showcasing what they have on offer...In a world immersed in technology, browsing and shopping online is becoming the number one way to purchase your favourite products or find out about what you might want to do where you live. And, with more and more people are using the internet to find out what's...
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How I built a successful old school gaming business in a market dominated by digital

by: ~ 30th March 2015
How I built a successful old school gaming business in a market dominated by digital. Director of Home Leisure Direct, Andy Beresford talks about the secrets of his success to Startacus... "I set up Home Leisure Direct in 2007 in a small picturesque village just outside Bristol.  It has since grown to be the UK’s leading games room retailer with an enthusiastic team and a growing cust...
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Starting a 100% Pure Cosmetic Startup Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2015
Everyone loves to smell good (well, most of us anyway!) By giving yourself a quick spray of deodorant in the morning you can smell like almost anything, whether it be vanilla, jasmine or strawberries (sweet!). But, have any of us really stopped to think about the different ingredients that are in our favourite main-brand deodorants and antiperspirants? Sometimes the rush of life gets in the way, a...
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We Chat With New Business Networking Platform - Proovide

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2015
Finding suppliers and services for your startup is probably one of the most overwhelming and daunting tasks any starting entrepreneur can have to deal with, you need someone who can supply what you need, for an appropriate price, you need to know how good they are and what they can do for you; all whilst being able to maintain a good business relationship. Startacus talked to Proovide founder; St...
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Creating a Niche Online Retailer

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2015
  Nazia Nasreen is a rather inspiring lady. You see many people can spot a gap in a market place, but very few will actually throw caution to the wind and try to fill it… Nazia is one of those few!She is not who most people would think of as typically entrepreneurial- an audiologist and young mother, there was little to suggest that she would one day be making a cracking success of h...
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Slick Northern Ireland Creative Business Incubator set to Open

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2015
Based adjacent to the innovative “Peace Bridge” in Derry’s city centre, is Ebrington Square, a formerly disused military barracks and parade ground. The last few years have seen it being renovated and becoming a true cultural hub for the once divided city in Northern Ireland. Ebrington is now a collaborative and shared space for all sections of the community and now, with Eighty...
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A Quick Chat With a Game Development Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2015
To celebrate the launch of ‘Grand Theft Seagull’ their latest game to hit the virtual shelves, we have caught up with the folks at NI based Startup Game developer Troll Inc to pick their brains (so to speak) on 5 key issues which have affected their business and their startup journey. It’s the first in our new series of 5 question interviews designed to give a quick insight into...
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Creating an online presence? We get expert advice.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2015
To celebrate the launch of their new website & e-commerce solution for startups, we have teamed up with the folks at Jump Marketing to give one lucky Startacus member a tailor made website package (with or without e-commerce) worth up to £5000, absolutely free.  A fantastic way to boost your online presence! To set the scene of this magnificent prize, we had a chat with Mat Norbury...
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Creating a Tech Startup, We chat to service innovator MyHelpster

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2015
We reckon that when starting a business it can be really beneficial to reap the benefits of someone else’s experience. That’s why we spend a lot of time finding inspiring individuals who have ‘been there, done that’ to help shed some light on the whole process and hopefully share some useful tips and experiences - people like Felix from MyHelpster. You might not have heard...
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Creating A Business Management Software - We Chat to Soapstone

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2015
Collaboration is something we are very keen on at Startacus (check out our own startup Showcasing and Collaboration area) especially when it comes to making sure that your business runs as efficiently and productively as possible. New and innovative technologies can be a real shot in the arm for working teams, often helping to create a focal point for a business’s activities and helping to ...
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Setting up an E-commerce Business, We chat with Barry from Naughty B

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2015
Over the years we’ve interviewed hundreds of startup founders about their entrepreneurial journey, but none quite like this. Barry is the founder of Naughty B, a new Ladies fancy dress, lingerie and adult toy retailer; he is also a husband and father with a full time job in the RAF. We caught up with him to find out more about this combination of industries, his e-commerce journe...
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