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Running a business from home just got simpler

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2014
As the old saying goes ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ or as we say here at Startacus, ‘Government reform in support of small businesses doesn’t reach an acceptable level in a day’ - but we are glad to announce that the UK government has taken at least some steps in pursuit of a fairer deal for small business owners. Having acknowledged the incredible importance o...
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Startacus Monthly Financial News Round-up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. August was a record-breaking month for small businesses and startups. The number of Britons going it alone in business skyrocketed with the over 50s taking the lead for the UK’s most entrepreneurial generation. The government is also doing more to support the growing vanguard of s...
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The Scottish Edge - Round Five

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2014
Startups based in Scotland  - take note - it’s back! The ‘it’ in question being the fab Scottish Edge fund. Now open for a fifth round (my how time flies - we remember the first!), the comp which aims to provide support for young Scottish entrepreneurs and early stage startups is seeking entries once more. Interested in applying? Here’s the lowdown: Firstly, you&rsq...
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UK self-employment at 40 year high

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2014
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) had the rare pleasure of announcing last week that self employment has increased to its highest level in over 40 years. Obviously this is incredibly welcome news here at Startacus, but we have to admit that even we were somewhat surprised by the announcement. For so long now, all we seem to be hearing is that economic indicators point to slow recovery foll...
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PITCH 2014- Europe's largest startup competition is back!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2014
Hold on to your metaphorical (or indeed literal) hats, Europe's largest Startup competition is back and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever. PITCH, which takes place annually as part of Dublin’s Web Summit (the world's fastest growing tech conference) has found an influential new backer in the form of soft drink giant Coca-Cola, which promises to expand the competitions ...
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Hampshire Town gets Craftbombed!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2014
A lovely little yarn now for all ye fond of happy woolen surprises. The market town of New Milton in Hampshire got a welcome shock a few weeks ago as it arose one morning to find its Station Road transformed into an Alice in Wonderland-esque scene. As if from nowhere knitted covers, bunting, soft toys and other craft items adorned the length and breadth of the street transforming familiar town f...
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Foodpreneur Fest 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2014
Involved in a food related startup? Perhaps you run an amazing street food stall or you’re a craft brewer extraordinaire? Well, if you do, the folk over at Virgin Startup have just launched an initiative which would be well worth a look. They’ve created Foodpreneur Fest - an amazing opportunity for food startups all across the UK to showcase what they’re about to a panel of food...
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Startacus members through to The Pitch top 100!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2014
We must take a little moment now to say a big congratulations, good luck and general woohoo to a bunch of very special startups who have made it through to the final 100 of The Pitch. We are especially happy that these guys have made it through because they are people who have a connection to the Startacus community and therefore stand as a great inspiration to anyone who pays us a visit looking ...
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Tech Stars Seattle Announces 2014 Startups!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2014
Everytime TechStars make an announcement of its latest intake of business it brings a happy little smile to our faces. Not only because it gives us the opportunity to put pen to paper (or rather fingers to keyboards) and ramble endlessly about our favorite topics (startups, technology, accelerators etc), but also because we know that after their gruelling selection process, those left at the fini...
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Startup Cities... Sheffield We Need You!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2014
As August dims into September and summer gives way to the fresh winds of autumn we cast our eyes northward and take a long and discerning look at Sheffield our September startup city. So far in our tour of UK and Ireland startup cities we have paid a visit to Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester and fully expect that September startup month will be the most inspiring yet! During September we...
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Club Med Takeover

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2014
The race for Club Méditerranée (Club Med) looks set to come to an end as Italian investor Andrea Bonomi’s offer to the value of 790 million euro has been granted full approval by the French stock market regulator. The approval marked a response from China’s Fosun International Ltd. and France’s Ardian, both of who have stated a withdrawal of their 18 month long stan...
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The Northern Soho Award for Collaboration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2014
Our Manchester startup month is now well and truly under way and one thing is becoming abundantly clear- the people of Manchester and indeed the North West as a whole are fiercely proud of their individuality, creativity, drive and general Self Starter spirit (which just happen to be all of the things we love here at Startacus). Northern Soho is one rather fab demonstration of this. It is a Nort...
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