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Small Business Saturday is back!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2014
Small Business Saturday, which will take place this year on December 6th, encourages consumers to “shop local” and support their local communities, as well as giving small businesses a fab opportunity for visibility and promotion.  Last year's Small Business Saturday was a great success and this year promises to build on that success. It may still seem a long way away, but the sea...
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Pre-games boost for Glasgow technology sector

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2014
Its shaping up to be a cracking week for the city of Glasgow! Alongside what is promising to be the most memorable Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies in many a year, taking place later today (23/07/14) yesterday the chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne made an announcement which is sure to put a smile on many a little entrepreneurial face. £24m in new funding will be made available...
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Self Starter of the Year Jennifer Duthie wins on Dragons Den

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2014
We announced our most recent Self Starter of the Week yesterday and it’s fab to see the list of self starters, idea makers and startups that have made our Hall of Fame for 2014 so far. Being a Self Starter of the Week gives you the chance to be awarded the Startacus Annual Self Starter of the Year - which leads us nicely onto our most recent Startacus themed good news story. Last year&rsqu...
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2014 NT100 - call for entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th July 2014
If you’re involved in some form of social innovation, then the recently launched NT100 is probably well worth a look. Now in its second year, this initiative launched by The Nominet Trust aims to give recognition to the top 100 people and places who are using digital technology to make the world a better place. Whether you’re using the web, mobile, big data or physical computing, if ...
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Startup Cities... Manchester we need you!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2014
That's right you lovely Mancunians, we are very pleased to announced that Manchester has been selected as the August Startup city in our series of month long features of some of the UK and Ireland's most burgeoning startup hubs!   Throughout August we will be putting the startup scene of Manchester well and truly under our proverbial microscope as we take a good long look at everything fro...
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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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