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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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Top 5 Business Apps - iOS

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th August 2012
Top 5 Business Apps - iOSHaving looked at Android Apps last week, we now turn our attention to iOS. The iPhone and iPad have become a phenomenon since Apple released the iPhone in 2007, and it seems like they've been in a constant court battle ever since. However one thing is certain; they're damn popular.So, here are the Top 5 Business Apps that we here at Startacus think are just aces. Google+ ...
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Top 5 E-commerce Sites

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
Top 5 E-commerce Sites  If you want to sell the fruits of your creative endeavours, chances are opening your very own bricks and mortar shop may be a bit beyond your reach in the early days anyhow. Of course that doesn’t mean your forays into retail have to be abandoned. The internet might have had a detrimental impact on our high streets but it has also brought e-commerce and wit...
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Top 5 Free Business Apps - Android

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2012
We all know there’s nothing better than free stuff, especially when they bring benefits like helping you become more productive. With that in mind, we have put together our favourite top 5 free Android apps that can help get your business working like clockwork. EvernoteNot just any notepad, this little number is ace at synchronising across various platforms. Write a note on your phone? Whe...
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Gmail - Tips 'n' Tricks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2012
Gmail - Tips and Tricks We, here at Startacus don't think we could survive without Google. We use it for everything! And one of our favourite Google tools is of course the good old trusted Gmail. And when you consider that Gmail has grown from humble beta mode in 2004 into its’ current status as the world’s biggest email client, we aren’t alone! Today, we thought we’d...
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