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Tips for Making a Successful R&D Tax Credits Claim

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th April 2018
Many innovative startups and SMEs are under the impression that claiming for research and development tax credits are too difficult or costly to be worth the rewards. In fact, the average R&D tax claim for London SMEs for example is £81,000, so it’s always worth finding out if you can claim. EmpowerRD, backed by Forward Partners, has been disrupting the R&D tax credit space si...
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Essential Digital Marketing Tips for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2018
Having a strong digital marketing plan will help your startup stand out from the crowd. To get you started, here's some useful tips and tricks, from Nicolas Finet, co-founder of sortlist, covering many of the key elements of online marketing."Creating and running a startup is an exciting job, especially in the first few months of business or when you’ve just landed your first investors. But,...
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Reducing the risks involved in opening a retail business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th April 2018
Retail can be a volatile industry to be in. Although it is, and always has been, a driving force in the world’s economy, there are always a number of challengers for retailers. Do you open an online store, or physical store, or both? How will you manage stock? What makes you a better choice than your competitors? Will people actually want to buy your stuff? Will they even know you resist, i...
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Life is a pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th April 2018
Joel Silverman is the co-founder of KidsKnowBest. With zero background in media/kids/tech, and a career as a Mayfair hairdresser he pitched and raised investment from the president of the Marriott Group. Joel explains all... "Being a Mayfair hairdresser is not only an amazing career, it also helps open doors from ideas you dream of. I am co-founder of KidsKnowBest, together with my long time frie...
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Starting Out in Self Assessment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
Starting out in the UK & considering trading as a sole trader? Here's some current sole trader & self assessment info you'll need to know, care of Bradley Post, Managing Director of Rift Tax Refunds. I'm setting up a business. Am I better off as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company? The first steps are the most important when you're setting out in a new business. A big part of ge...
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Business Benefits to Leasing a Vehicle

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
Business car leasing is becoming an increasingly popular way for companies to provide vehicle solutions for their employees or themselves. You will find that more and more people choose to look online for personal leasing options if a company car isn’t available to them rather than make a personal purchase for lots of reasons.  It is cost-effective, allows you to switch up your vehicle ...
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Five reasons why your employees should still clock in

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
Do businesses really need clocking in systems? Here's 5 benefits using a time tracking system for employees can bring to a business. With more people working flexibly and remotely than ever before and the rise of shared work and live work spaces; do businesses really need clocking systems and if so is this system of measuring an employee’s hours a bit archaic? People management software co...
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How SMEs can utilise video for their recruitment efforts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2018
Recruiting for startups, small businesses and medium enterprises can be a challenge in the current economic climate. Video gives you that much needed boost to help your organisation stand out from a very intense crowd. Gone are the days of dreary job listings demanding a set of requirements, candidates are often drawn in by a multitude of targeted approaches; video content plays a crucial part in...
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5 Crucial Qualities Startup Hires Must Possess

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2018
How are you going to find and hire employees to make your startup a success from the offset? Here are 5 main qualities you could search for in your potential candidates... Daniel Ross is part of the marketing team at Roubler.com — a scheduling and payroll software platform founded in Australia. Their mission is to change the way the world manages its workforces. Here, Daniel shares his thou...
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5 ways to improve gender equality in the workplace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th March 2018
When it comes to fixing gender balance in the workplace, there are plenty of small but hugely impactful changes that companies can implement to make life more comfortable for women in their organisations. Our career partners Jobbio recently shared 5 quick wins that are aimed at helping improve gender equality in the workplace. Over to Niamh Linehan from team Jobbio to explain all...  S...
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6 Tips To Get Your Small Business Succeeding In Video Marketing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2018
People love videos; People watch videos, even marketing videos. Unfortunately, many small businesses find video marketing tricky and challenging to achieve any level of success. CISCO found that online videos will make up over 81% of all internet traffic by 2020, so there’s never been a better time to get your small businesses video content production up to scratch and maximise the benefits ...
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Have you made the wrong hire for your business?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2018
Not every new recruit lives up to your expectations. If you’re unsure if you’ve made the right call, look out for these signs that you’ve made the wrong hire. From the important questions you can ask employees at an exit interview, ways employers create a bad hiring experience for jobseekers, through to tips for boosting relevant job applications, our career partners Jobbio have...
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