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Freeagent Giving Away £5k Towards Small Business Tax Bill

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2015
We’re delighted to bring you news that our friends over at FreeAgent are once again giving away £5k towards one small business' tax bill, to help make the whole process a little bit sweeter.  The competition will take the form of a prize draw, which is automatically open to any Ltd. company Director or Sole Trader who subscribes to FreeAgent and submits their self assessment tax ...
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Vote for your Self Starter of the Year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2015
A couple of weeks ago we asked each of 2014’s Startacus Self Starters of the Week to pitch to us in 200 words or less, why they should be considered for the Self Starter of the Year accolade. Alongside the fab title and obvious kudos, the Self Starter of the Year wins a fab package of prizes care of key sponsor Marketest, and Moo.com, Huddlebuy, Net Lawman, Penelope, Creative Barcode, and I...
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Startup Events UK and Ireland 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2015
Calendars at the ready folks, it’s time for a look at some of the UK and Ireland startup events happening in 2015. In our daily ramblings across the world of startups over the past year, we were lucky to come across and have the honour of attending, a huge range of fabulous startup events in the UK and Ireland.  Now we would like to share some of the ones coming up in 2015 that we reck...
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The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2015
Fancy your chances at winning one of the world’s most prestigious business awards? Then read on because Ernst & Young have just launched their search for the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015”. Here’s the lowdown… The Entrepreneur of the Year Award originated in the US in 1986 and now has spread to more than 60 countries worldwide and as it has grown in size so ha...
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Get involved in Digital Shoreditch 11th - 24th May 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th January 2015
Get involved in Digital Shoreditch 11th - 24th May 2015 We are delighted to be a media partner of the Digital Shoreditch Festival, one of the largest events of its kind in Europe which celebrates, showcases, and supports the outstanding technical, creative, and entrepreneurial talent of the capital and beyond through a 2 week long glut of events, on an annual basis. The festival includes talks, w...
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Swansea We Need You

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th January 2015
We are delighted to announce that Swansea is our first Startup City of 2015! What does that mean? Throughout February 2015 we will be dedicating lots of time to telling the world all about Swansea and its startup scene. But we need your help! We want the people of Swansea, or anyone who knows the city well to help us to showcase it to the world. This could be through writing an article about th...
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Financial forecasts that will affect small business in 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th January 2015
Financial forecasts that will affect small business in 2015... 2015 has been hailed as a‘pivotal year for small business’. There are now more startups, self-employed and small businesses than ever before, in fact 99% of the 4.9 million businesses in the UK are small and micro businesses. This is a key sector of the market and it is increasingly important for policy makers to focus on ...
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Promote your Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th January 2015
Getting good publicity, promotion and PR for your startup or tech business can be an expensive affair. To level the playing field, we have devised a cost-effective press release service to make it both easier and more importantly, affordable to tell the world about your startup or tech business. As Startacus is a leading publication, and information source for a broad range of startups, and tech ...
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Island Startup Retreat Will Help You Make Waves in 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th January 2015
It’s the start of 2015 and for those of you prone to a good ol’ startup New Year’s Resolution; we think we have a fab post-Christmas cracker of a startup news story for you. This could really set the wheels in motion for a very successful 2015. First things first though - this article is for you if… You enjoy the sunshine and the odd holiday or working holiday abroad ...
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Research shows having beard increases your Startup success by 86%

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th January 2015
New research published by some scientists has revealed that having a beard on board your Startup makes it up to 86% more likely to succeed.  The news coincides with a peak in the beard to person ratio of UK Startups, with prolific startup locations such as London's Shoreditch now reporting just over 1 beard per head of population. “Beards have existed for a number of centuries in the ...
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The BITC Responsible Small Business Award

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th January 2015
If you’re a startup or small business that puts corporate social responsibility high on your agenda, then Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards are well worth a look. The Santander Responsible Small Business Award provides a fab opportunity for UK based small businesses to showcase what they’re about and get some well deserved recognition for how they...
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Everywoman Forum Ticket Give Away!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th January 2015
You may remember that a few weeks ago we brought you news of a rather interesting and inspiring event that will be taking place in London in the middle of March.  The Everywoman Forum will take the topic of Advancing Women in Technology and provide a fantastic opportunity for women from across the country to learn, share, engage and be inspired by some of technology’s most influential ...
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