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When is the right time to set up a formal finance function in your burgeoning startup?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th September 2020
Establishing a formal finance function for your startup? Carlo Gualandri, Founder and CEO, Soldo outlines when and where to start... Most startup business owners set out with either themselves or a trusted employee in charge of finances, often as a way to keep complete control. But as the business starts growing, taking on more clients and personnel, it soon becomes impractical, prompting th...
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3 new business startup considerations

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th September 2020
Nobody said launching a new business is easy. Startups come with many considerations and planning stages. Below, we have outlined some of the common themes that many new businesses may wish to bear in mind at the outset. Broadband - stay connected or miss out Broadband isn’t just something that’s nice to have. Broadband shouldn’t be seen as just an optional extra that you mig...
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Turning A Side Hustle Into A Business: Our Tips On How To Get Started

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2020
In the current gig economy, many people are now working on side hustles to give themselves a little spare money. In fact, more than 4.7 million UK workers now have a gig economy role that involves them working independently and doing small tasks.  Whether you’re working as a courier or selling items on the side to pay for the little luxuries you like to have in your life, a flexible si...
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What Is the Difference Between a Broker and a Lender?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2020
If you are looking to borrow money, a quick online search may have brought up several different options that include both loan brokers and direct lenders. But what is the difference between the two, and is one better than the other? Brokers do not lend you the money themselves, but rather work with a panel of trusted lenders that they can suggest to you as potential lender candidates to apply to, ...
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6 Ways Usability Testing Can Improve Website Conversions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st August 2020
When your customers find it difficult to access or understand your website, there is a problem with its usability. If your site has usability problems, you could end up with poor conversions. Conversions signify the completion of a desired action by a user on your website.To boost your website conversions, you should continuously engage in usability testing. This is a powerful way to gain valuab...
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A beginner’s guide to designing an informative trade booklet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th August 2020
Booklets are a great way to communicate large amounts of information at a lower cost. They have fewer pages and are smaller in size than ‘real’ books but can be highly useful when it comes to selling trade products and services. Rich in information and aesthetically pleasing, booklets are an ideal sales platform, yet many traders don’t realise this! An effectively designed brochu...
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Choosing An Outsourced Creative Expert: A Beginner’s Guide

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2020
There are hundreds of different outsourced solutions that start-ups can choose to save themselves time and money, and even more providers on the market. As such, you need to make sure that you choose the right service provider that will offer you the support that you desire. When it comes to choosing a creative expert, be it a designer, copywriter or photographer, it can be tough to find the ind...
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Hire The Right Marketing Agency For Your Business’s Success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2020
They say that the best marketing strategy for a business is to simply care.  Like any existing industry, marketing is a dynamic and competitive field that allows agencies to take a business to the next level. A business is incomplete without marketing. A good marketing agency focuses all its energy on understanding their client and visualizing their future. Any agency with unparalleled servi...
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How Savvy Small Businesses Can Make The Most Of Their Budgets

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2020
After months of speculation, the UK Government has announced that the country’s economy is in recession for the first time in over a decade. For many businesses, this isn’t news, as the Coronavirus pandemic has been causing financial hardships since the beginning of the year. However, the official announcement means that many small business leaders will now be reviewing their budgets ...
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Setting up a home office for beginners

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2020
Working from home. That’s the dream, isn’t it? Or so they say. You get to wake up, fall out of bed, open a laptop, and check your emails in your pyjamas. There’s no commute. There’s no rushing around to get washed and find something to wear and leave the house in anything close to resembling ‘on time’. There’s no rain. You don’t need to worry about g...
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5 Types Of Marketing Media And How They Drive Sales

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2020
A well-rounded marketing strategy is one that covers multiple channels simultaneously. There are a plethora of marketing mediums out there today. Finding the ideal combination for a business can take time. Below are five of the most common and most significant types of marketing media and the role they have to play in driving sales. Print Print media refers to everything from national newspapers...
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7 Steps to Start a Vacation Rental or Hospitality Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2020
With the increased number of people working or vacationing outside their homes and the staycation market likely to stay, businesses like Airbnb and Vrbo are all set to rake in profits. People want something different from the stark, sterile coldness of hotel rooms. With a vacation rental or hospitality business, you can recreate that warm, homely feeling without necessarily becoming a real estate ...
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