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Running a start-up when on the go

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2014
More people than ever are starting up their own businesses. With thousands of people applying for one job or two job vacancies, creating a business of your own has never been more tempting and, if you do it right, you can reap real rewards for your efforts. Of course, for many, a start-up has to be run whilst working another full or part time job. This alone can cause some people to halt their pl...
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A New Starter: A guide to onboarding an Employee

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
Heard of Onboarding? Onboarding, more commonly known as the employee induction, is a very important process for any startup and here is a very handy guide care of Sophie from TPP Recruiters...Onboarding, which is more commonly known as induction, is the process of getting a new employee up to speed on the various aspects of your company. Whether you are working in charity recruitment or the privat...
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Explaining the Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2014
Why care about the Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme? Kate Jackson, lawyer, tech entrepreneur & EIS /SEIS expert explains all..."Why should you care about the Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”)? Well, if you’re raising investment from friends and family, ...
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Starting a Part-Time business - Things to do one month on...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2014
As ever, here at Startacus we’re all about helping you enterprising folks with a big (or small) idea to get up and do something with it! That’s why in recent weeks we’ve been taking a closer look at the ins and outs (and the ups and downs) of starting a part-time business.  So far in our explorations we have done noble battle with all things related to the concept and also ...
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Starting a Charity - Some Key Information

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
Starting a Charity - Some Key Information Much of the time, starting something amazing doesn't necessarily mean starting a business… self-starters come in all shapes and sizes and, not surprisingly, have all manner of different big and small ideas. Sometimes these ideas are all about helping to make the world a better place and if you fall into that category then perhaps you might want to ...
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5 good things that can come from failure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2014
Failure is not the opposite of success but part of it - So says the Fail Forward team, who highlight to Startacus 5 good things that can come from failure... There’s one word which strikes fear into the hearts of people: fail. It can come in the form of ‘’I’m going to fail my exam!’’ or even under the guise of ‘’I’m going to lose!’&rsquo...
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4 Key Risks you ought to consider if you are starting a business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2014
Go for it! What have you got to lose? Well, potentially quite a lot! Not that this is a pessimistic outlook on starting a business, but here at Startacus we do like to give a fair overview of the possible benefits, disadvantages and risks in starting said business. A good place to look to see the growing volume of startup / registered startup businesses in the UK is the Startup Britain Startup Tr...
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How to Get Your Small Business Idea Off the Ground

by: ~ 19th February 2014
When you have a great idea for a small business but not much business experience it can be hard to know where you should start to turn your idea into something real. It can be overwhelming and seem like an endless amount of work in order to get things rolling with your small business. But, if you create a step-by-step plan, you can begin transforming your thoughts into a reality. Do Your Homework...
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How to Start a Tattoo Studio

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2014
How to Start a Tattoo Studio - UK Tattooing - it’s one of the oldest art forms known to man… no really! For thousands of years countless civilizations have decorated their skin in an attempt to make a bold statement about something they felt was intrinsic to their existence. Of course for the most part, modern day tattooing is a far cry from the tribal branding and declarations o...
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How to start a part-time business- Week 2 - Approaching the launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2014
Here at Startacus, we don't discriminate based on size…whether your plan is to start your own multi-national corporation or a little cottage industry we are here to give you a little hand along the way! In aid of this we have just begun a fab new weekly series of posts which provides lots of the important info and advice you will need through the journey of starting up a part-time business...
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How to start a street food stall

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th February 2014
Once again we’ve decided to unite two of our absolute favourite things in the world…startups and food.  Anyone who is a regular pilgrim to Startacus wont be surprised by this - just take a look at this lot of culinary curios.  This time though our enthusiasm is verging on the ludicrous as we take a look at all the yummy details of starting your own street food stall... Why ...
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How to start a part-time business - Week 1 Concept

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2014
How to start a part-time business - Week 1 Concept.... We’ve come to a rather obvious conclusion…breaking things down into smaller chunks makes them easier to swallow.  This is very true for things like burgers, pizzas, birthday cakes and so forth, but equally beneficial when trying to “swallow” some great advice for starting up your own business. So far in our meta...
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