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Mindset - Top Tips when feeling the startup pressure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2013
If becoming a startup success was easy, then the ol’ clichés of ‘the ups and the downs’ would not really ring so true. When starting a business, everyone, (ourselves here at Startacus included), have had moments of pressure and self-doubt, or days when more seems to go wrong than ever go right. With this in mind, here are a few pointers to help keep you in the right mood -...
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Google Reader Alternatives

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2013
Do you remember where you were when you heard they were going to close down Google Reader? Probably not; very few, if any, would. Part of the reason it’s being closed down one would suppose. The absence though, in terms of internet services, is a fairly big one. Google Reader was an application that allowed users to keep a tab on any websites, blogs, papers or that had an RSS feed. They coul...
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Setting up a Company - your main options

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2013
Fancy starting a business but have no idea how to start in formalising the business itself? We’ve picked out four of the main options for you to consider and provided a brief overview of each for you to peruse: Sole TraderYou, yourself and you. In fact only you. The title is a give away really, but you are the sole owner and proprietor of the business. That does not mean that you cannot con...
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Looking for a workspace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
So your business is making its first real big move, and you’re in the process of locating your own bastion of productivity. It’s an understandable choice and one you should rightfully be excited about. There are plenty of reasons to look for a proper workspace. For one, the separation of work and home physically is an important factor for a lot of people in helping them to relax. If yo...
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Starting a Business v's Going to Uni

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
With the rising cost of university fees and the increasing attraction of working for yourself, more and more people are turning towards entrepreneurship as an alternative to a university education. But is it the right choice? Timothy Armoo, CEO of Doodlar and guest writer for Startacus weighs up the pros and cons...Start a business1.Arguably less expensive.Figures show that the average gradua...
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Top 5 Start-Up Business Tips from Entrepreneurial-Spark

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
Entpreneurial-Sparks is a leading Startup Accelorator based in Scotland with three start-up spaces, called Hatcheries, home to over 120 entrepreneurs, across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire. We asked the guys over at Entrepreneurial-Spark to list their Top 5 Start-up Tips..."At entrepreneurial-Spark we firmly believe the best ideas are those shared. It is something we encourage amongst o...
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Starting a Business on eBay

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
Not every business has to start with grand ideals of corporate boardrooms, lunching with Lord Sugar and reusing a 4 year old suit until it starts to peel away, however even online businesses can require a significant amount of interaction, office space and to-ing and fro-ing.An eBay business however is different. Imagine Bargain Hunt, only without Tim Wonnacott’s super sweet tweed and mousta...
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Why should I journey down a freelancing career path?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th March 2013
Parasol investigates the reasons why a growing number of professionals are turning to freelancing, and the advantages that this career path can offer.A recent report compiled by the European Forum of Independent Professionals (EFIP) shows that the number of freelancers has increased by 82 percent since 2000. With a growing number of people deciding to go it alone, you may be thinking about also ta...
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Time Management Tips for Part-Time Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2013
More and more of us are starting businesses on the side and trying our best to juggle all those other aspects of our lives. Whether you’re holding down a day job or looking after your family, it can be a real challenge to try and build another business at the same time. That ‘business’ might be a hobby or a lifelong passion or perhaps a new venture altogether but if it’s go...
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Tax Basics for the Self Employed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th March 2013
Let me tell you how it will be,There’s one for you, nineteen for me,‘Cause I’m the Taxman,Yeah, I’m the Taxman.Whilst you may not be paying the same amount of taxes as The Beatles once sang about, you’ll still be paying some. Becoming self employed doesn’t unfortunately change that. Want to keep yourself right and the taxman off your back? These tips - Tax Basic...
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Top Online Payment Options

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th March 2013
  I'll be honest, before starting to write this piece I was fairly happy with myself. 'Not many of those!' I thought. 'Self explanatory, really!' I thought. And then I began to research it. Well, there are a few things more than I anticipated, to learn about the world of online payment. So sit back, put your feet up, and let Startacus take you through it all. First thing’s first. Ther...
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Starting a business partnership with a friend

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th March 2013
Going into a business partnership with a friend may seem like a dream situation. However, there are many considerations to be made before making this kind of commitment. Making a poor decision could lead to not only an unsuccessful business venture, but the end of a friendship.Microsoft research shows that around half of all partners in new business start-ups are friends before the partnership beg...
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