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A nation of procrastination: How we waste time at work

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2014
At work, boredom is more than likely to set in. It could be while doing a repetitive task, when there’s nothing immediate to do or if the end of the day is approaching and the temptation to mess around becomes all too hard to resist. Irrespective of the circumstances, many of us end up wasting a little time in the office, but how do we do it? Time-wasting comes in many forms. It could invol...
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Financial news round-up for Small Business - June Roundup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. Business confidence hit a record high last month with the manufacturing and construction sectors looking particularly perky. However, despite reports of continued growth across all sectors, fears over the potential damage caused by increased interest rates continue to swell. ...
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School for Creative Startups - Open Call

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2014
Our friends at School for Creative Startups are on the hunt for their next cohort of fab and talented creative entrepreneurs. So if you've got a creative skill or idea, but the business part gives you the heebie jeebies, then this call out might just be for you. Let’s start with a little explanation. The  aforementioned "fab and talented creative entrepreneurs" is gathered from our ow...
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Business - what's luck got to do with it?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2014
Are you a person who places great stock in the power of good fortune? Do you find yourself picking up pennies off the pavement and hanging horse shoes over doorways in the hope of encouraging that elusive lady luck? It's a belief that often seeps into people's expectations for their business. Others however subscribe to a more realistic mantra, viewing their success and failures as nothing more th...
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Propeller-Head Competition for innovative tech ideas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2014
Ideas are kinda our thing here at Startacus. We love ‘em. That’s why we’ve just revamped our Collaboration space so that you guys can add all your ideas and showcase them to the world. But we digress… The fab folk over at Brainbox are a tad fond of ideas too. That’s why they’re running the Propeller-Head comp at the moment to help get new and innovative tech i...
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Startacus members get 50% discount on Startup Weekend Smart Cities London Event

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2014
Some fab news now for Startacus members, as the lovely folks at Startup Weekend are offering our community 50% off the price of tickets for their upcoming Startup Weekend Smart Cities London event… Intrigued? We thought you might be, here’s the all important details. The Smart Cities London event will take place this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday (27th - 29th June '14) and is pe...
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Tech News Roundup - 23.06.14

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2014
Want to catch up on the latest in technology news? We’ve done all the hard reading so you don’t have to. The Startacus Tech News Update delivers all the big technology stories for UK businesses in handy bite-sized chunks.  Digital Hasn’t Killed Print Advertising . . . Yet. Printed flyers and adverts are still a key stimulus in driving customers to a website according to a ...
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3 months free access to General Assembly's online learning platform, Front Row

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2014
Startacus are chuffed to announce that Startacus members can obtain 3 months free access to General Assembly's online learning platform, Front Row...We know though that sometimes it’s not always that easy to take an idea and turn it into something real. That’s the very reason as to why we created Startacus - the self start society - it’s where creatives, dreamers, self starters a...
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Join the Rackspace Startup Program via Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2014
Back at the start of 2014 we announced our linkup with global cloud hosting provider Rackspace. Yep - the same Rackspace who have been delivering hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world since 1988. And the same Rackspace who run the Rackspace Startup Program which offers selected startups 12 months of free Rackspace Cloud Hosting and Services up to a maximum spe...
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The EcoChic Design Award

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th June 2014
If fashion is your thing, then the EcoChic Design Award is a comp that would be well worth a look.Here’s the lowdown on all the basics that you’d need to know: The focus of the competition is sustainable fashion design - entrants are being challenged to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste whilst at the same time ensuring that the design brief is adhered to - a brief ...
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Ideas, Projects, Startups - We want you!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th June 2014
When we first came up with the concept of Startacus - the Self Start Society, our vision was to create a space where anyone, irrespective of location, age or experience could add an idea, big or small, and get all the collaborative support and guidance from the Startacus community to help take that idea forward. And as you’d imagine, we’ve been busy beavering away at Startacus HQ to t...
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Bristol's Big Green Week

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th June 2014
Our Bristol startup month is well under way now here at For those of you who are perhaps scratching your head in bewilderment, Bristol startup month is a whole month- long feature in which we have taken it upon ourselves to showcase the startups, exciting events, creative stirrings and general quirky goings on of the capital of the south west. By a happy coincidence from June 14th ...
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