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Becoming a part time entrepreneur -some basic tips

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th August 2012
Becoming a Part-Time Entrepreneur - some basic tips Whilst working for yourself may be a dream for many of us, the reality is that the monthly bills, mortgages, debts and other commitments we have are what generally prevents most of us from quitting our jobs and going it alone. However, more and more of us are trying to do the two at once; holding down the day jobs and then devoting our spare tim...
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How to name your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2012
How to name your business?What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot actually. Once you’ve decided to set up a business, deciding what to call it is usually one of the first things to do. Thinking of a name though isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if a few of you are starting up together - getting a name that everyone likes and agrees on can be a feat in itself. There may...
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Pimping Up Your Portfolio - The "Don’t Stop Innovating" Series

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2012
In their first blog post, Think Innovate Change are going to share with you some tips on how you can generate ideas, & apply that creative thinking to extend your business offering...or in other words, how you can pimp up your portfolio."Before you even start thinking of ideas for new products and services, remember to be well-rested (easier said than done!), and try to be in a positive frame ...
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6 tips for Beginner Painters...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2012
I'm Carrie, an English Fine Art student who loves to paint, and enjoys colour. I love to be creative, not just with painting, but also with crafts and creative writing. I also like to help out in whatever way I can. Here I am passing on some handy top tips for wannabe painters...So you want to be a painter? Whether it is just for a hobby, or painting to sell, there are six tips which I'd give an...
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Top 5 Daily Time Wasters

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2012
Ever get the feeling that there’s not enough hours in the day? Me too. And the reason for that? Well..there are these little things called ‘Time Wasters’ and for many of us they can eat into our days and before we know it we have nothing done. All that morning’s good intentions are out the window. We can stop them though...if we try... ProcrastinatingMost of us at one time...
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A brief guide to blogging platforms & providers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2012
In the second of her features on Blogging, Freelance Writer and Illustrator, Bridgeen Gillespie gives us the lowdown on blogging platforms - which to choose and why... Text: TypePad / LiveJournalThese blog providers are traditionally great for lengthy text blogging, and they can host images too. Words& Pictures: Wordpress / BloggerGreat all round blog platforms, ideal for images with text, a...
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Top tips on creating a stand out brand...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2012
Ree Ree Rockette knows a thing or two about creating a stand-out brand! Having left her previous career of teaching and book loving (otherwise known as being a librarian) Ree Ree Rockette followed a new career path of lipstick, blogging and multi-coloured hair. Ree Ree often writes about business and has created a standout lipstick and hair salon brand. Startacus was keen to gain some wisdom ...
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The Advantages of starting your own business with a Co-Founder...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2012
As the old adage goes 'a problem shared is a problem halved' and quite often the same thing goes for the tasks associated withy starting a business. Starting a business is never going to be easy. However trying to start a business on your own, could become near on impossible, if you don’t have a strong previous business acumen. Even with a previous background in starting businesses, the adva...
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Top 5 Business apps for Blackberry

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2012
The original daddy of business phones, RIM's Blackberry have dozens of phones on the market right now.It isn't a secret that RIM are struggling at the moment, and quickly losing momentum to the giants of the smartphone world. However with their new operating system; Blackberry 10 en route, they're pegging their hopes on it reviving them and putting them back at the top of the pile.But there's no d...
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Top 5 Places to Sell your Photography Online

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th August 2012
Thanks to the improvements in smartphones and the like, most of us pretty much have access to a fairly decent camera at any time, anywhere. The fact that digital cameras are also a lot more affordable than they once were means that we all have the potential to take good quality photographs as and when we like. However, the reality is that a good camera does not necessarily mean a good photograph. ...
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Top 5 Skype Alternatives

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2012
Top 5 Skype Alternatives Skype has ruled the roost for a long time in relation to free calling, be it video or voice (VoIP). However with more and more competitors coming out all the time, the good thing is we are all starting to have more and more choice. Here are a few of the best Skype alternatives. 1. Google Talk - Google launched this a while ago, and after a relatively rocky start, have n...
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Top tips for surviving and loving life when your partner is a start-up guy/girl....

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2012
As Emily Quinton explains on her wonderful blog - TheStartup Wife - "We live the start-up life. The entreprenuerial life. He's the part that goes out and makes fabulous things happen. I am the part that stays at home and keeps it all together. It's not easy." So Startacus was keen to get Emily's opinions on how to survive and love life when your partner is a start-up guy or girl...I have been in a...
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