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Starting a Jewellery Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
We have in recent weeks written articles on Starting a Warehouse Business and Starting a B&B Business and this weeks its the turn of Starting a Jewellery Business...and, we'll start this post with a little asterisk...here it is* *It's alright saying that you want to start a jewellery business and that's great - however like any creative job, role, or business, we are going to have to ass...
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How to start on the path to becoming a green entrepreneur

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill continues his series of posts on the green economy and entrepreneurship. Over to you Richard!In earlier instalments in this series of blog posts, I looked at the green economy and why it's a great sector for the entrepreneur to focus on. This time I'm going to look at the first steps to becoming a green entrepreneur.You're off to a head start as an entrepreneur by fo...
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Starting a Bed and Breakfast business - the basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Starting a B&B business - the basics... Yesterday we published a holiday related post on managing a business when on holiday if you are self employed and to continue the holiday related theme this post focuses on starting a B&B business and the basics you may need to consider. So without further ado, check out our guide below... Market ResearchSome of the basics you will need to consider...
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Self Employed? Tips on managing a business when on holiday

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Self Employed? Tips on managing a business when on holiday... Holiday season is upon us. The kids are off school - the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Makes you want to move those dancing feet (as I digress!). However as a self employed person (often working alone), the thought of a summer holiday can fill you with dread. We have previously written about the importance of taking a holid...
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Tips on Considering the core values of your startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Diana Hallare our resident guest writer from Stateside startup The Daughterhood Coach continues her series of blog posts for Startacus with some valuable pointers on finding and implementing the core values of your startup.  Should you ponder about the core values of your startup/company before or after it is launched? This is like the chicken-and-the-egg dilemma. Why are the implementation...
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What you need to know about the opportunities in the UK's green economy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th June 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill continues his seven part blog series on spotting entrepreneurial opportunities in the green economy..."In the first two instalments in this series of blog posts, I looked at the green economy and why it's a great sector for the entrepreneur to focus on.  I defined the green economy as one which emits few greenhouse gases, uses resources efficiently and is social...
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Tips on building value into your Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
Building for value...Regular Startacus contributor Jo Haigh returns and this week highlights some of the main denominators that can under pin the value of your startup... Whether you are a new born company or a mature business, building value into your enterprise is always important. This is not just because you will enhance an ultimate sale value (you may not even want to sell yet!) but because ...
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Tips on using Facebook Hashtags for Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2013
Tips on using Facebook Hashtags for Business... Ok, let’s start with a little basic explanation. The use of Hashtags is synonymous with Twitter and although the more techy amongst us will know that the hashtag was originally known as the ‘Internet Relay Chat’ symbol used to label groups and topics together, the use of Hashtags on Twitter, has taken this communication method to t...
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Business Pitches - 5 Lessons About Boosting Self-Confidence

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2013
Last week Diana Hallare, founder of Stateside startup The Daughterhood Coach continued her series of blog posts for Startacus on 3 Things Worth Doing Again for Your Startup and this week Diana returns and highlights some handy tips on mindset and boosting Self-Confidence when delivering a business or elevator pitch.Over to Diana... "Self-confidence is a key to delivering an ef...
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Diary of a Startup - Raising Capital

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2013
In part 2 of Vincent Haywood's Startup Diary Vincent talked up Networking and practicing what you preach. This week he returns with his Diary Post "In Between the Delays" and talks about the tough decisions you have to make on how you continue to raise capital for your startup."We went live with our blog this week. In short it’s all to do with our SEO strategy. The current sit...
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Basic Practical Tips for Starting a Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th June 2013
If you’re thinking of starting a business, the best advice generally comes from someone who’s been there and done just that. In this case that ‘someone’ is Phil Rees, founder of DigitalCloudArt , an innovative platform for artists to sell their work around the globe. In this guest post, Phil shares some basic practical tips and words of wisdom that we reckon any wannabe sta...
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3 Things Worth Doing Again for Your Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2013
Last week Diana Hallare, founder of Stateside startup The Daughterhood Coach started a series of blog posts for Startacus on the importance of telling your life story as part of your startup tale. This week she returns with a post on 3 Things Worth Doing Again for Your Startup, so over to Diana to explain all..."The week has been busy to move my startup, The Daughterhood Coach, forward but th...
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