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How to be & stay positive in business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2013
Positivity Rules! Denise Devlin, Founder of Positive Parties®, an inspirational, motivational & transformational coaching company delivering fun workshops, writes for Startacus on her top 5 tips for being & staying positive in business "I launched Positive Parities® on the 22nd October 2010. I had already been self employed for 2 years working as a freelance facilitator and f...
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Beginner tips on Business Networking

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2013
Hand shakes. Smiles. Coffee and chat. For some the face to face networking event is a fabulous chance to make business connections, get new ideas and inspiration, find support , collaborate and potentially find future business partners. For others, the face to face nature of networking can seem like a real life nightmare, and for those that fear small talk, introductions and that feeling of firs...
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Tips and Advice for your first Pop Up Shop experience

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2013
“Pop Up Shop – A temporary retail space in which businesses can showcase and advertise their products on a short-term basis.” Whoever brought this idea to life hit the nail on the head. Pop up shops are exciting and becoming increasingly popular in the UK, promoting some of the most influential and unique upcoming businesses. Here in Britain, we are witnessing high streets chang...
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Work-Life Balance Tips for the Self Employed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th April 2013
If you’re in the midst of starting a business, chances are it’s consuming your every waking thought. It may be great to be doing something that you love, but if it starts to be the only thing that you ever do, that passion may soon wear thin and it’ll all start to become a chore - either that or the other parts of your life will start to suffer. It can be so much easier if you ha...
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Starting a Recruitment Business - the Basics

by: ~ 23rd April 2013
Before we get into the details, lets get this straight. Recruitment is not all about “getting people jobs” and “helping people in their careers”. Don’t get me wrong - that is important, however those are simply the end results of lots of work, customer service (and most importantly) sales and business development. Commercial Recruitment is hard work. Therefore if you ...
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Marketing Tips for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd April 2013
June Carmody helps Start Ups around the world build their company profiles. Here she gives Startacus a few inside tips on how to create a marketing strategy for your startup..."It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required." Sir Winston Churchill As a start-up entrepreneur, ensuring everything runs smoothly from the initial stages of market research and plannin...
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5 Tips on Driving traffic to your Website

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2013
We have previously written about advertising options for your website and also the basics on search engine optimisation, so thought a more generic article on driving traffic to your website would be a relevant article for some of you too. Having an SEO strategy should not be the only driver of traffic to your website, and in fairness unless you are driving lots of traffic to your website - talking...
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What’s creativity...and how can we think more creatively?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2013
Clare Griffiths, Director of The Ideas People asks "What's creativity...and how can we think more creatively? We took a read and made some notes!  "Creativity is more than about being able to draw, it is an ability which we can all develop. Consider it like a muscle which we can flex. Similar to innovation, creativity is a process fuelled by conscious and unconscious insight, of generating i...
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Market Research - Basic Tips

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2013
So you’ve had an idea for a business. You tell your nearest and dearest about it and they all think it’s wonderful. But are they right? Well unless your target market consists entirely of your friends and family, probably not. One of the most important things to do when considering starting a business is market research. It really is essential to do this thoroughly as soon as you ...
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Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2013
Trying to get the money together to either start a business or make that creative idea a reality is never easy and the global economic woes of the last few years have certainly not helped. However what has happened over recent times has been a real growth in the crowdfunding phenomenon. Crowdfunding is being seen by many people as a really viable way of getting a project or business off the g...
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How to Price Handmade Goods and Crafts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th April 2013
If you are starting a craft business, chances are you are doing it because you are following your passion. More than likely it is a hobby that has just taken on a life of its own or that you want to dedicate proper time to, as opposed to whiling away the hours in a regular job. Being able to do something you love every day? Well...it’s not really like work then is it?The thing to remember th...
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Search Engine Optimisation - The basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th April 2013
A few weeks ago we wrote an article on the advertising options that are available for your Website , however speaking of advertising options on your website is only relevant if you are driving traffic to your site in the first place. This is where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) comes in. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves - let's start with a self observation. We ain’t no self -pro...
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