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My Top Tips for Entrepreneurs - Tips from Inder Phull

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2014
Last week Startacus Self Starter of the Week and Startacus member Inder Phull told us all his self starter story to date. This week Inder returns with four of the top tips he has learned to date and wants to share with fellow entrepreneurs... 1) Understand your skills and weaknesses, this is most important when developing a team. You need people who complement your weaknesses and bring a differen...
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How to Start a Pharmacy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2014
As you know Startacus is all about helping innovative and enterprising folks (like yourself) to take a step, or indeed a leap, into doing something with their great idea- big or small! Over the past while, we have been piecing together some of the important info you will need in order to start all manner of businesses. So far we’ve tackled everything from sweet shops to cleaning businesses a...
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5 Reasons not to buy Twitter followers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2014
Here at Startacus we’re forever championing the benefits that having a comprehensive, effective and (most importantly) active social media marketing plan can have for your business. This is especially the case when it comes to startups, who can find that platforms like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter can be really effective in increasing the market awareness of their brand and can be handy i...
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Set for success: Pros and cons of starting your own business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2014
Becoming your own boss is something a few of us will have fantasised about. Making all the decisions, creating our company in our own image, choosing when we work – it all sounds like a dream, but a lot of effort is required to get any enterprise off the ground irrespective of industry, size or location. Here, we detail the pros and cons of becoming an entrepreneur: The pros You get comp...
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What dangers lurk for your new business’s website?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
If you’re considering setting up a new business, there’s going to be plenty of things on your checklist, from finding a new office space to marketing your business. As far as the latter is concerned, you’ll almost certainly need a new website, but when going online, there are a few things you need to be wary of, especially when it comes to security. One of them is malware, which...
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How to start a sweetshop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
How to start a sweetshop... First off we should say that starting a sweetshop is something we would never be able to do given our fundamental lack of willpower when it comes to food of the sugary variety.  If, like us, you would be in danger of consuming any profits which came in the door you may wish to consider some of the following alternative articles; how to start a bookshop, how to star...
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Get ready now for your first year of Self Assessment filing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2014
Did you become self-employed between 6th April 2012 and 5th April 2013? If you did, then this could be the first year you’ll have to file a self assessment tax return - and it must be with HMRC by 31st January 2014. Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant to FreeAgent - which provides an award-winning online accounting system for small businesses and freelancers - gives her top tips for how you...
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Tech News Round-up : 2014 Predictions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th December 2013
For the past few months The Startacus Technology News Round-up has been keeping your business up-to-date with all that’s new in technology. In this special end-of-year edition we are taking you one step forward with our 10 big development predictions for 2014.  Find out what we think the next year of technology will bring courtesy of technology and marketing blogger Justin Firth. 1.&n...
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Finding company fit for your startup team

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2013
Finding the right company fit for your startup team... Last month we finished our 'Recruiting for your Startup’ series with a post on the options you have once you’re at interview stage. One of the previous posts featured key pointers you’d want to consider when creating a job description, including identifying the main criteria that you’d deem to be necessary for your jo...
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Part 3 (The End) of ‘The Journey of a Beginner Exhibitor’

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th December 2013
As part 1 and part 2 of the Journey of an Exhibitor suggested, most companies will, at some point be involved in an exhibition. Exhibitions provide a great platform to meet potential buyers and promote your company and when you invest time, money and resources it is important it is a success, so the team from the return with part 3 of their epic t...
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Finding your perfect Co-Working Space

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th December 2013
Considering working from a co-working space? This handy post from will help you choose the right space for you... "Location, price, facilities, meeting rooms, noise levels – these are some of the standard criteria used to compare one co-working space versus another. If you have ever worked in one you will know that the most important factor is missing from most websites or co...
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Journey of an Exhibitor - Part 2

by: ~ 8th December 2013
The Middle – Journey of an Exhibitor - Part 2As part 1 of the Journey of an Exhibitor suggested, most companies will, at some point be involved in an exhibition. Exhibitions provide a great platform to meet potential buyers and promote your company and when you invest time, money and resources it is important it is a success, so the team from the return wi...
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