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How to Fund a Social Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th September 2012
How to Fund a Social Enterprise? These places may be able to help...If you’ve got an idea for a business and doing social and environmental good is a bigger priority and focus than making money for yourself, you’re probably considering going down the Social Enterprise route. And you’re not alone - the last few years has seen a significant rise in the number of new businesses bein...
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Crowdfunding Success - A few basic tips

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2012
Even now in 2014 when crowdfunding has been around for many moons, it still seems somewhat improbable. I mean, the idea of people who you may never meet in real life, giving you money to help make your idea or project a reality... not likely!  Its actually true that the majority of crowdfunding campaigns fail and if you want to be one of them theres a few basic tips that you need to keep in m...
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Top 5 Tools to Stop you Slacking

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th September 2012
If, like many of us, your work requires you to spend more than a few hours every day using a computer, you’ll know only too well how easy it can be to get sidetracked. Of course if you have a boss breathing down your neck, that sidetracking doesn’t always last too long.However, if you work for yourself, it can be a very different story. Staying focused on work can be a pretty impossibl...
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Top 5 Business Travel Gadgets

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th September 2012
One of the realities of running your own business is that there may be occasions when you may need to venture off to meet clients, investors, customers and the like. Whether it involves an overnight trip within the country or a longer journey farther afield, the reality is that you still have to work. After all, your business doesn’t stop when you’re not at the office! So to help you ...
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Google+ - the basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th September 2012
Love it or hate it or not quite sure? Google+ is one of those things that you either get or you don’t. Whilst many people have it written off as a failure, many others believe that with the giant that is Google behind it, it shouldn’t be written off just yet. If you’re not that familiar with it, here are a few basic features you need to know: Profile PageWhen you first sign up, ...
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Blogging - Basic Tips on how to start blogging successfully...

by: ~ 4th September 2012
Some handy beginners tips on how you can start blogging, and blogging successfully....I knew people ‘blogged’, but I did not realise the power that blog sites like Wordpress have in spreading the word of the....word.  To illustrate just how much blogging is going on, at last count (May 2014) there were 14,512,740,573 blog posts on Word press alone (think of it as two for every sin...
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Crowdfunding - what you need to know...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2012
To use its’ Wiki definition, Crowdfunding is ‘the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations’. Incidentally if you are going to launch your own crowdfunding campaign, you might like to check out our free crowdfunding support package! Lots of words therein to like im...
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Student interested in enterprise? A few starting points..

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2012
Grace Gimson, University of Birmingham Student, Ex- Microsoft Intern, Target Jobs Management Undergrad of the Year and now Startacus member, shares from experience, some of the resources out that to help students become self starters..."With all the available resources out there, now really isn’t a bad time for students to start up their own company. Yes, pointing yourself down this route ca...
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The importance of taking a Holiday if self employed...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2012
We've all been there...Ring true? “I can’t take a holiday, I am self employed!” As tough as it may seem when you have stacks and stacks of work in front of you (or the panic of no work at all!), taking a holiday is a fundamental self management issue (albeit a really hard trick to perform!).However with a postive mentality in mind, Startacus explores the advantages of taking a ho...
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Build your Business - first set up your company - later Sole trader or Ltd company

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th August 2012
Sole Trader or Ltd Company? Peter Skelton, Online Content Manager at The Company Warehouse - company formation and start-up specialists, takes a look at the options you have and the advantages / disadvantages that each of these could bring! "Lots of start-up businesses automatically set themselves up as a limited company...You can do this direct through Companies House for £14 or through a c...
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Top 5 Organiser Apps

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th August 2012
Is your work/office/life in a constant state of disarray? Fear no more - Startacus’ Top 5 organiser apps for your smartphone/tablet will help you stay on top of things.. Back in 2012 we created this fab list of our top 5 organiser Apps and bingo as they all remain favourites of ours, check out this list below for a little App inspiration... Remember the Milk (Free) - This is the daddy of o...
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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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