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Financial news round-up for Small Business - April Roundup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. April has seen further economic developments prompting an increase in nationwide confidence - interest rates are down, UK exports are on the up and HSBC, one of the UK’s four big banks, has claimed 2014 will be “a turning point for British business.” UK fastest gr...
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The Makegood Festival from School for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2014
Calling all independent creative start ups – this one is for you. School for Startups launches the Makegood Festival – a spectacular showcase of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship. At this super cool event for the ‘creative’ entrepreneur and startup, there are perhaps less of the suits and more of the style… Started by serial entrepreneur Doug Richard in 2008,...
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Startacus link with Tablecrowd to co-host ‘Entrepreneur’ networking Dinner

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2014
We are really pleased to announce that we’ve partnered up with TableCrowd to co-host an Entrepreneurs’ networking Dinner in London. Here at Startacus, we’ve always been keen to find and highlight the inspirational people and places that can help take those big and small ideas forward - and we reckon we’re doing a pretty ok job at doing just that via the Startacus platform....
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Lean Startup Machine comes to Belfast

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2014
Here at Startacus, we are all for any free or cost effective training, workshops, or mentoring that helps you take an early stage business idea, be it big or small, and take it forward (or not as the case may be!) in a positive or productive way. So step forward the Lean Startup Machine - no it’s not a fitness boot camp - it’s a three day workshop for building a successful business. ...
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Playable City Award announces its 2014 Shortlist

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2014
We are very pleased to report that the good folks at the Playable City Awards have just released a shortlist detailing the eight innovative and inspiring ideas which will now battle it out in the hope of winning the coveted top spot and the chance to have their idea brought to life. Now in its second year, The Playable City Awards (based in Bristol) asks artists and creatives from around the worl...
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The latest IC Tomorrow Digital Innovation Contest

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th April 2014
Have you got an idea for digital innovation in data? Need a little help getting it to the next step? Then you’re in the right place. Here at Startacus we’ve got some news that you’ll be interested in. IC Tomorrow together with industry partners, Ingram Content Group, EE Limited, Ordnance Survey, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust and British Library are looking for innovative ...
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Tech News Round-up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th April 2014
Out of the loop over Easter? Get right back up to speed with The Startacus Technology News Update. We deliver a bitesize digest of all the big technology stories affecting UK businesses courtesy of marketing and technology blogger Justin Firth. dot London Property Boom London becomes the second city in the world to get its own web suffix. The .london name will allow London businesses to associat...
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The Big Issue Invest’s Corporate Social Venturing Challenge is back!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th April 2014
Excellent news now for all you socially minded venturesome folks out there - the Big Issue Invest’s Corporate Social Venturing Challenge is back! Whilst the competition’s name doesn't exactly trip off the tongue (indeed its more of a belly flop) we can forgive this minor infraction because otherwise the whole thing is pretty darn top-notch - here’s the details. In what is becom...
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Startup Couples Wanted for BBC 2 Documentary

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd April 2014
Here at Startacus we do love a good documentary...we also love a good startup and an interesting entrepreneurial tale, thats why we couldn't resist getting involved with this one. As we figure it, relationships are a lot like startups…(don’t worry we are going somewhere with this)…they take serious hard work, time, dedication, passion and determination… but what happens...
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The Scottish Startup Summit hits San Francisco

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2014
If there’s one place that aspiring startups across the world would trade their right arm (and maybe a few fingers from their left) to go to it’s San Francisco. Home of the Golden Gate bridge, this city in northern California is also often a ‘golden gateway’ (sincere apologies) where eager and ambitious startups flock in the hope of turning their business into the next runaw...
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The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2014
If you’re the crafty sort, you’ll no doubt be familiar with Mollie Makes - one of the most popular magazines for lovers of all things craft and handmade. A bit like ourselves, they’re fond of showcasing creative people doing their own thing - and regularly feature some of the best designers and makers out there.This year they’re going a little further and with the recently ...
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Business world given reason for cheer as unemployment continues to fall

by: ~ 16th April 2014
Today, the Office for National Statistics released their latest set of figures for the state of the UK labour market. The stats revealed that, chiefly, unemployment fell in the three months until the end of February by 77.000, with the year-on-year figure being 320,000 lower, equivalent to a full percentage point. Any fall in unemployment is welcomed, but what consequences could a rise have? High...
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