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How to optimise safety in a growing manufacturing business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2018
Kelly Friel, Digital Product Manager with PPE and tool supplier Zoro, discusses how growing UK businesses can create a safer working environment and ensure they meet the current legal standards for health and safety. Manufacturing can be a highly physical job involving lots of skilled manual labour, often using powerful tools and complex, heavy-duty machinery and equipment. As a result, manufactu...
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The Digital Economy isn’t Built to Serve the People

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Fahim Pour, co-founder of early-stage UK tech startup Pukket, argues that the the digital economy isn’t built to serve the people and Fahim envisages a new, 'fairer' future for the digital economy... I might have been a little harsh with my title up there and I understand your complaints. At the end of the day, we surf the internet with ease, access free flow of information and enjoy being ...
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Why are some equity-crowdfunding campaigns more successful than others?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Decided that equity-crowdfunding is the best option for funding your business, but wondering what it is that makes some campaigns hit their target?  Europe's leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs take a look at what you should consider to make your equity crowdfunding campaign a success. Select the right platform When choosing an equity-crowdfunding platform, be sure to scrutinise wha...
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Hiring from outside the UK for your UK startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Charlotte Ashton, Head of Business Immigration at MLP Law explains the most common options for hiring a skilled individual from outside the UK for your UK startup. A common issue for start-ups is recruiting the right people. This is hard enough when trying to ensure you bring on board people who can fit into your small business and share your values and ideals, but can be even more tricky when yo...
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Venture Capital Financing: Pros and Cons

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Financing through venture capital, is quite an advanced step for your business to consider if you are looking to raise serious investment for your business. Here's some of the main pros and cons to consider, care of Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai, a platform that aims to match startups and corporations together...using AI. "Financing a business is an important decision. Even if you h...
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How Start-Up Businesses Can Benefit from a Franchise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Entrepreneurs and start-ups enjoyed a record year in the UK for 2017, as there were more start-ups in that year than any year previously. Now, what's also interesting is the fact that there were no signs of this slowing down and if the numbers are correct, 2018 could be another record-breaking year for start-ups. What this says is that people are feeling confident when it comes to opening their o...
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What can hardware startups learn from Shenzhen?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2018
What can a hardware startup learn from visiting Shenzhen? Alex Peet, Product Development Lead at the CRL Hardware Accelerator in London, shares all... San Sebastian is a small city in Northern Spain with a special attribute: it has the highest density of Michelin star restaurants in the world, but you don’t need to visit the expensive star-adorned restaurants to experience Michelin sta...
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Debunking 7 equity crowdfunding misconceptions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2018
The lowdown on equity crowdfunding and some common misconceptions care of upSTART 2018 Major Sponsors, Seedrs.  "Equity crowdfunding can often be a shrewd way to fund a business. Yet there are certain misconceptions that could lead to an entrepreneur mistakenly discounting it as a viable funding option: 1. A capital injection is the sole benefit from equity crowdfunding Not so. Although fu...
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Legal Pitfalls for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2018
When starting your own business there are many legal pitfalls startups can fall into. Here's a few common reasons why you could end up in legal hot water. Starting your own business is the dream for a huge number of Brits, with 54% saying they’d like to do so at some point in their career. Being your own boss or slowly building up your own workforce, certainly has something appealing about ...
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Got Kids and a Business? Follow These Tips to Juggle Both

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th June 2018
What are some ways you can juggle owning a business with raising your kids? Here's some handy tips care of Jenny Silverstone, founder of parenting blog Mom Loves Best. When you’re a parent, it can feel hard to concentrate on anything else some days. You struggle with the guilt of being away from your child or not paying full attention to them when you’re with them. But when ...
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How to embrace the fluid workforce

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th June 2018
Rob Hill, CRO at ProFinda, discusses the emerging fluid workforce, what this means for businesses - and how to embrace it!  "As companies start to recognise there is a new world of work, it is time to start swotting up on the fluid workforce. This is a relatively new term used to describe the many different ways a company can hire its employees. There’s full-timers, part-timers, flexi...
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How We Changed Our Industry Through a Two Sided Marketplace

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd May 2018
Building a two sided marketplace, can be the most challenging type of company to start. Here's some great advice from David Ciccarelli, CEO of voice-over marketplace, Voices.com. David Ciccarelli is an entrepreneur at heart. For the last decade, David, with the help of his team, has grown Voices.com from the ground up to become the leader in the voice-over industry. As Chief E...
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