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5 tips for getting new clients and new business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2013
Patrick Collins - Founder of Timely Pa returns to write his second blog post for Startacus with some handy tips on getting new clients and new business..."Following last week’s blog where I discussed the tools you need to build the business, you are now in a position where you are active and looking for clients.Growing a company can be a scary process and it can seem difficult at times to bu...
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Questions to ask your accountant - Financial understanding for the terrified

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2013
Guest Contributor for Startacus Jo Haigh returns to highlight her top list to ask your accountant when they provide you with your management or year-end figures..."Financial understanding for the terrified" For many the novice business person, or quite frankly even for those somewhat more jaded operators, financial understanding is not great. Funders, accountants and other financial professional...
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Tips for Targeting Prospective Clients when offering a Service (Part 1)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st July 2013
Tips for Targeting Prospective Clients when offering a Service (Part 1)... So, you’ve identified a problem, you reckon you have a solution, and you’ve only gone ahead and started a service business. Happy Days! However, unless you come armed with a list of clients (who you already service / supply / support) the chances are you will be starting off with very few or no active busines...
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Finding your Niche - The Startup Blog

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th July 2013
Last week Lauren addressed the all important issue of sales, and attracting sales. This week Lauren returns and highlights the process she is going through in finding her business niche and some initial steps into brand awareness..."Start-up diary week 6" In past posts, I’ve talked about my business idea as something targeted towards the gift market. The gift market, of course, is a ve...
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Three key lessons for green entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill continues his series of posts on the green economy and entrepreneurship. He started by outlining what you need to know about opportunities in the green economy, then he discussed what the green economy actually is, followed by a piece on spotting opportunities, why the green economy is a great place to start a business and then some...
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Basics to Research before Starting a Business.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th July 2013
So, you’ve had the idea that you reckon is going to change the world or maybe even just change your world. Either way, before that idea becomes a full blown business, you’ve got to do a little research. Well...quite frankly... a lot of research. Of course, what you research will depend a lot on what type of business you plan to startup, although there are some basic elements that are p...
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Tools that can help you grow your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2013
Patrick Collins, self starter and Founder of recent startup Timely Pa interviewed on Startacus last week (handy link to Startacus interview included here!) and after we put out a call for a new batch of startups to tell their startup tale on Startacus, we were chuffed to hear back from Patrick to say he would in fact be happy to write a weekly blog post on his startup journey. 'Journey' being the ...
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Tips on getting the most from Business Meetings - Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th July 2013
Tips on getting the most from Business Meetings - Part 2...Last week we highlighted the first four tips of getting the most from business meetings. In this post we highlighted planning, reconfirming the meeting, knowing your goals for the meeting, and coming prepared as being the first four main points to consider.Another handy link is included here - in case you missed the first one! The first f...
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Building a Website - one Self Starter's tale

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2013
Alex Bell is a law graduate and writer on a quest to create the prettiest accessories and gifts boutique in the world. Tickle & Pink was created out of a desire for fun, different things that you won’t find anywhere else, with a focus on standing out from the crowd and being unique (and supporting ethical businesses as much as possible). In this, her first post for Startacus, Alex shares...
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Chin up for the upward journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
In the last of her series of guest posts for Startacus Diana Hallare reflects on her journey so far and some handy pointers to keep us all going through the ups and downs of starting your startup...Even though I have not gotten clients yet at the time of writing this, I am still grateful for having tried and optimistic for what can happen next. Last year, I introduced the concept of Cytoleadership...
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Tips on getting the most from Business Meetings - Part 1

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
Business Meetings: If you’re starting out in business, meetings are one of those things that you’ll just have to get used to. And quickly. There’s no escaping them - from sole traders to fully fledged limited companies, they’ll happen at all stages of your startup journey. Here at Startacus we’ve had our fair share of business meetings and we’ve picked up some p...
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Starting a Jewellery Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
We have in recent weeks written articles on Starting a Warehouse Business and Starting a B&B Business and this weeks its the turn of Starting a Jewellery Business...and, we'll start this post with a little asterisk...here it is* *It's alright saying that you want to start a jewellery business and that's great - however like any creative job, role, or business, we are going to have to ass...
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