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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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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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