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Recruiting for your startup - shortlisting and planning

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2013
In Part 1 of recruiting for your startup we discussed the logistics of employing a new staff member - for example working out where someone's going to sit and work. This might be all rather dull, but it is however an important cog in the recruitment process. In the second part of recruiting for your startup we returned, with pointers on creating that all important job description for your startup...
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Tips for Managing your To-Do List

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th October 2013
We've written lots about the importance of good business planning, time management, and creating to-do lists for your startup or your self employment business venture. However, it’s one thing creating to-do lists, planning or using to-do apps, but it’s another thing entirely keeping on top of your to-do list - especially when it’s changing every single day and at any one point in...
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How to be a Problem Solver - Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th October 2013
Self Starter of the Week Amy Manuel writes the second of her two part blog on How to be a problem solver when starting and running a business. The first part of How to be a Problem Solver can be found via the handy link provided. And so Amy returns and highlights her next three tips to help you and your business in the right direction... #4. Open Up Your World Having worked for the same company ...
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Do today what you keep writing to do tomorrow

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th October 2013
David Friel, Managing Director of the Entrepreneur Handbook gives Startacus four quick tips for entrepreneurs on getting done the things you need to do...Since setting up Entrepreneur Handbook about 10 months back the one enemy I have encountered on a frequent basis is avoidance. By this I mean when you avoid doing something because it’s boring or you haven’t exactly figured out how to...
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Recruiting for your startup - the job description

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th October 2013
Last week we started the first of our series of tips posts on recruiting for your startup by considering the basic setup - the logistics of the recruitment process in a sense. This was the part of the process that's often forgotten or not considered, but is still of vital importance. But Part 1 is only important if you actually go ahead and recruit. But recruit for what? Well in the second part ...
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Information on the Legal Issues of Setting up a Popup Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd October 2013
The Legal issues of seting up a popup shopOver the past few weeks we have been undertaking the enormous task of compiling as much specific and detailed information about the process of setting up a popup shop as possible. Yesterday we talked about how to select and secure your pop up location and the many things that you need to consider. Today we will be doing valiant battle with the big boys - t...
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How to Select and Secure a Location for Your Popup Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2013
A couple of weeks ago we did a piece giving you lots of info on the kind of things you will need to consider before starting up a popup shop. Your response was phenomenal with many people requesting that we dig a little deeper into the logistics and specifics of the whole thing. Well folks, you spoke and we listened, so here it is, the first in our series of popup follow-ups. Today we’ll be ...
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How to be a Problem Solver

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2013
Self Starter of the Week Amy Manuel writes the first of her two part blog on How to be a problem solver when starting and running a business... As I’m moving into the second year of my business, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the past 12 months. Time is precious when you’re starting out and the list is always long.  I’ve tried to do as many things as possible my...
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Recruiting for your startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th October 2013
So, fantastic, you're at the stage where you need to take that step and begin to recruit for your startup. Well that’s great, provided that you know all you need to do to made the right moves, make the right choices and tick the right boxes in running a competent and successful recruitment campaign.After all, while the processes may be similar, recruiting for a startup may differ quite a bit...
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How to Start a Restaurant

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2013
How to Start a Restaurant (Or ‘How to become a restaurantrepreneur’ if you prefer…) Its been a few weeks since we have had a food based post and since we are feeling particularly peckish this afternoon, we thought it an appropriate time to tackle the daunting question of ‘how do you start a restaurant?’    The very sentence will strike fear into the ...
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It’s not easy being Free...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2013
Part 'call to action' / part mindset' / 'part reality check' - Self Starter Anneka Dalrymple writes about why it's not easy being free..."It’s not easy being free. Ever noticed that when you begin to discuss going it alone, flailing your arms around passionately describing ‘making something of yourself’ all surrounding people begin to glaze over and stare into space? Don’...
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Pinterest News - A few Pinteresting developments

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2013
Those of you who are regular visitors to Startacus or indeed our Pinterest account will have noticed that recently we've had a renewed vigour in our musings about the image sharing site (check out our Pinterest Analytics article for info on how it can help your business). It seems our new interest in Pinterest could not have come at a better time as the site’s CEO Ben Silderman has just mad...
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