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Starting a Florist Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2013
Do you know your dahlias from your delphiniums and your carnations from your chrysanthemums?  Ever thought about turning your flair for flowers into a budding business? So far in our “How to start a” series we have discussed the intricacies of starting a range of businesses including a starting a B&B, a bookstore business and a warehouse business and this week in honour of s...
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Reasons why starting a business might not be for you

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st August 2013
Now hold your horses - this is Startacus - The Self Start society ain't it? Don't we just inspire, motivate and encourage the early stage entrepreneur? Well yep, that’s certainly the case - we love all things enterprising. But self starters can be anyone with an idea, an interest, a hobby, a passion, who does something constructive, proactive about it. That doesn't mean just people starting ...
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Options for when your business ain't working!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
You've tried everything. You've literally tried everything. But your startup /business / freelancing service - call it what you like - just ain’t working in its current form. No-one said that starting your own business would be easy, or that business success would happen overnight, but this business is sinking, and you're stuck in the sand. Sounding a little like the opening credits of a ...
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10 startup lessons learned

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th August 2013
Gemma Pirnie has guest written for Startacus before. One such post was aptly named Lessons learned on the Startup Road and aptly named as this post addresses just that again, but with Gemma's startup just about the launch we were keen to find out what other pointers Gemma could highlight. Over to Gemma... "I’m just about to launch my company, Your New Crew, this month and it has m...
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Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th August 2013
Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens? As you have hopefully noticed, over recent weeks we have been writing articles discussing the ins-and-outs of setting up various businesses. So far, we have covered setting up: a B&B business, a photography business and a magazine business (to name just a few) and this week we are turning our attention to that most traditional of enterprises... the b...
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Social Media Tips - beginner things to avoid

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2013
Social Media Tips -  beginner things to avoidWe all get told about the best ways to use social media - but what about the things you really should be avoiding? Here's some info on how to avoid the most common pitfalls when using social media...  Trying to use too many new ways of communicating at once Imagine if the lightbulb, the bike, the car, the internet, the phone, and so on ...
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How to start a magazine

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2013
Continuing with our recent series of “Starting a..” articles, which have already included starting a Jewellery Business, a B&B and a photography business, this week we are taking a look at the ins-and-outs and ups-and-downs of starting your own magazine. A valiant undertaking indeed, but one with potentially great rewards! Firstly let’s assume that you are someone with a goo...
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3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2013
3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup...We previously featured Kate Jackson and TableCrowd so we were delighted when Kate offered to write a guest post for Startacus on the subject of '3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup'. Over to Kate:  I left my role as a commercial solicitor in a top City practice around 6 years ago and have since co...
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Tips for Targeting Prospective Business Clients - Part 3

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2013
This is Part 3 of “Tips for Targeting Prospective Business Clients” so you can imagine that it makes sense that we have already written a Part 1 and Part 2 (Unless you are George Lucas, and started with Part IV that is of course) In Part 1 of our tips post for targeting prospective clients as a service business we highlighted Identify your targets, Use a Database and Record, Get past ...
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Coffee Subscriptions and Monthly Pants: The ins and outs of recurring billing models

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st July 2013
Wyatt Cavalier of Empty Pocket Traders guest writes for Startacus on the ins and outs of the recurring billing model... "The subscription model has become super popular over the last couple of years.  It’s not just magazines any more: you can get just about anything delivered to your door these days. This model makes a lot of sense for both companies and customers, but there are a few...
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Tips for Targeting prospective business clients - Part two

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th July 2013
Tips for Targeting prospective business clients - Part two In Part 1 of our tips post for targeting prospective clients as a service business we highlighted Identify your targets, Use a Database and Record, Get past the Gatekeeper and First introductions as our first four tips. And bingo, as if by magic we return with Part 2 of this epic trilogy of a themed post. And just as a Jedi needs to lea...
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Starting a Landscape Gardening Business - the basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2013
Reckon you are a Mr or Mrs Greenfingers and think you could turn your passion and skill into a business? Since the sun has been shining constantly over the last few weeks, I partially decamped my office to the garden. It’s no surprise then that I started to develop a real liking for the garden and a love for all things ‘garden based’. So much so, that the other day the mind wand...
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