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Starting a food business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2013
Whether you want to open a restaurant and give Gordon Ramsay a run for his money or you simply want to start baking and selling cupcakes from home, there are a whole host of things that have to be considered first. Of course there are the standard business elements like finance and marketing and the like to be considered, however working with food also means it’s essential to go through lots...
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23 things learnt from founding a Tech company..

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2013
Cally Russell, young entrepreneur and founder of new social shopping platform Mallzee gives us his pointers (23 of them) on the things he has learnt from founding a Tech Company...In the lull between the Christmas and New Year when it was still unacceptable to work or email people (well in the eyes of my girlfriend and family anyway) I came across what might be the best blog of 2012, Jason Goldber...
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Top 5 Typography Tools for Designers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2013
As every designer knows, Typography can be one of the most important aspects of web design yet can be pretty challenging to get right. Well, like virtually everything else these days, there are a plethora of online tools and resources which can make creating and choosing Typography a doddle. Which should you use? Perhaps these for starters - our Top 5 Typography Tools for Designers... What the Fo...
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Top Tips for Working in Business - Be Authentic

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th January 2013
Top Tips for Working in Business - Be Authentic Guest writer for Startacus Jo Haigh argues ignore all the bullsh*t and fakery - just be yourself... Oscar Wilde's famous quote” you may as well be yourself as everyone else has been taken” is one of my all-time favourites. Working in corporate finance as I have for many years, a world filled with Bullsh*t and fakery, I have made a ...
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Top 5 Online Survey Tools

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th January 2013
An integral part of any business plan is of course the Market Research. Before you can really move on with your concept or idea, it’s essential to undertake sufficient research so that you can get a real insight into your target market. There are several ways of doing this research - from doing vox pops in the street through to creating focus groups. One of the most efficient and accurate wa...
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Using Twitter for Business - beginner basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th January 2013
The beginner basics of using twitter for your business I shall start this article with an analogy - Twitter is a little like an online equivalent to speed networking. You have only a few words to get your point across and it’s what you say in such a limited way that can help build your relationships. Confused? All will become clear as I reveal my “Twitter Business Basics for Beginners...
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What we can learn from Walt Disney.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2013
What we can learn from Walt Disney - A guest post by Tim ArmooSometimes when starting and growing your business, a bit of advice is needed. And when your mentor is not around you may panic and freeze! But fear not this is pretty common and I figured I would give a helping hand by having a look at Walt Disney-one of the world greatest showmen/entrepreneurs.Setting the scene: Walt Disney had it...
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Tips on working with a Web design and Development team to get the Website you want

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd January 2013
Some good advice on working with a web designer to ensure you get the results you want Having a great idea on how your proposed website will look and feel is all well and good, however the real deal is getting a Web Design and Development team that can deliver - after all not all of us are Adobe experts! In this post we explore a few tips on working with web professionals to get the website you w...
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Some Useful Questions for Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2012
Guest contributor to Startacus, Joseph Benn, highlights some questions that perhaps all Entrepreneurs should be asking (and be able to answer!)  Some Useful Questions for Entrepreneurs...This post is a follow on from my one on five questions. If you haven’t read that one it would be worth going back and doing so. I love questions. To me they are one of the most powerful creative thin...
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Accelerator programmes - the basic information that you need

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th December 2012
Are you considering taking part in an accelerator programme?  We take a look at some of the basic information that you need. Accelerator Programmes may have been responsible for some of the companies we know and love today - Dropbox and Reddit to name but two - but does that mean they would work for you and your startup? Well...quite possibly. The key thing is to do a little research on the p...
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Working with your partner - the basics (Working together, sleeping together)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2012
Krisi Smith, one half of the dynamic partnership that established Bluebird Tea Co., explores the pros and cons, and offers some top tips to successfully working alongside someone you love.Most days I wake up thinking I am incredibly lucky to not only be working for myself, doing something I love and creating a worthwhile business, but I also get to do it with my partner Mike. Although, I do get to...
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Goal Setting - "Goal! What does this word mean to you?"

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2012
Goal! What does this word mean to you?One definition of Goal: An observable and measurable end result having one or more objectives to be achieved within a more or less fixed timeframe. A goal is something to accomplish, achieve, attain, meet, pursue, reach, realise, set and exceed.Goals are what we set ourselves, we plan for these, we strive to reach our goals or do we? When you set a goal d...
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