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So you want to build a high growth web startup? (Part 3)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2013
In Part 1 of So you want to build a high growth web startup? Entrepreneurial Spark Start-Up Craig McDonald ,Co-Founder of StorkUp highlighted building an awesome deck, prototyping and grabbing yourself some beta users as three key pointers. In Part 2 of building a high growth web startup Craig’s post focused on getting a Technical Cofounder, learning to code and getting started with you...
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Social Media Really Works?!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2013
As a firm specialising in augmenting customer acquisition through social media, and digital marketing we are often asked one question, “does social media work?” We could always list the many successful campaigns we had run and cite facts and figures or influential opinions on the matter but we wanted more. We wanted to find not only a challenge but to turn a complete social sceptic int...
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Tips on Understanding your Contracts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2013
Debbie Serota is a Partner & experienced commercial law solicitor at Darlingtons Solicitors and writes for Startacus on the importance of understanding your contracts.  Unfortunately, contracts are often misunderstood and therefore misinterpreted. This can then lead to mistakes being made which can cause complications and loss. In order to avoid such complications, it is important to ens...
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So you want to build a high growth web startup? Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2013
Last week Entrepreneurial Spark Start-Up Craig McDonald Co-Founder of StorkUp started a 3 part series on building a high growth web start-up. In the first post he highlighted building an awesome deck, prototyping and grabbing yourself some beta users as three key pointers. Here's part 1. This week Craig starts with a typical issue for many starters - getting a technical person on board. Over to C...
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Reputation Management for New Small Businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2013
Reputation Management for New Small Businesses - Lucy Harper shares some top tips on how to manage your business reputation when also managing the day to day duties of a small business.When you’re in the throes of getting your new startup off the ground, one of the last things you’re likely to be concerned about is managing your business’s reputation. After all, you’re work...
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The Game of Startup Life - Advice for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2013
David Williamson works for Coles Solicitors. He is an experienced writer and mostly writes on legal career topics. Here he uses the boardgame "The Game of Life" as a metaphor for the legal struggles you can face when starting a business. "Starting your own business often means you're young, creative, and bursting with ideas. It doesn't mean you have a law degree. And the legal system can be scary...
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So you want to build a high growth web startup? Part 1

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2013
Entrepreneurial Spark Start-Up Craig McDonald Co-Founder of StorkUp has written a 4000 word summary on building a high growth web startup! Not only is that fab, he is also happy to share his thoughts and ideas with you all over a series of posts to appear on Startacus. Over 3 posts Craig will return with more handy tidbits of advice. Over to Craig to explain all: "One of the best things about Ent...
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5 more tips on driving traffic to your website

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2013
Last week we highlighted 5 tips on driving traffic to your website and we promised we would be back with 5 more tips. So we are. Back that is. With 5 more tips surprisingly. Last week we highlighted Providing Good Content, Social Media, Offline Marketing and Sales, e-marketing, and Becoming Synonymous as our first 5 tips that don’t rely on and involve direct SEO work. There can’t be f...
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Building Better Businesses

by: ~ 29th April 2013
Jo Haigh, guest contributor for Startacus writes an opinion piece on "building better businesses" and the critical success factors that should be considered... "As many a small business is falling victim to the recession, building a better business must be on a lot of entrepreneur’s minds. Having bought and sold over 300 businesses in the last 20 years, I would like to think I have some in...
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How to be & stay positive in business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2013
Positivity Rules! Denise Devlin, Founder of Positive Parties®, an inspirational, motivational & transformational coaching company delivering fun workshops, writes for Startacus on her top 5 tips for being & staying positive in business "I launched Positive Parities® on the 22nd October 2010. I had already been self employed for 2 years working as a freelance facilitator and f...
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Beginner tips on Business Networking

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2013
Hand shakes. Smiles. Coffee and chat. For some the face to face networking event is a fabulous chance to make business connections, get new ideas and inspiration, find support , collaborate and potentially find future business partners. For others, the face to face nature of networking can seem like a real life nightmare, and for those that fear small talk, introductions and that feeling of firs...
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Tips and Advice for your first Pop Up Shop experience

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2013
“Pop Up Shop – A temporary retail space in which businesses can showcase and advertise their products on a short-term basis.” Whoever brought this idea to life hit the nail on the head. Pop up shops are exciting and becoming increasingly popular in the UK, promoting some of the most influential and unique upcoming businesses. Here in Britain, we are witnessing high streets chang...
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