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Some Useful Questions for Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2012
Guest contributor to Startacus, Joseph Benn, highlights some questions that perhaps all Entrepreneurs should be asking (and be able to answer!)  Some Useful Questions for Entrepreneurs...This post is a follow on from my one on five questions. If you haven’t read that one it would be worth going back and doing so. I love questions. To me they are one of the most powerful creative thin...
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Accelerator programmes - the basic information that you need

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th December 2012
Are you considering taking part in an accelerator programme?  We take a look at some of the basic information that you need. Accelerator Programmes may have been responsible for some of the companies we know and love today - Dropbox and Reddit to name but two - but does that mean they would work for you and your startup? Well...quite possibly. The key thing is to do a little research on the p...
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Working with your partner - the basics (Working together, sleeping together)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2012
Krisi Smith, one half of the dynamic partnership that established Bluebird Tea Co., explores the pros and cons, and offers some top tips to successfully working alongside someone you love.Most days I wake up thinking I am incredibly lucky to not only be working for myself, doing something I love and creating a worthwhile business, but I also get to do it with my partner Mike. Although, I do get to...
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Goal Setting - "Goal! What does this word mean to you?"

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2012
Goal! What does this word mean to you?One definition of Goal: An observable and measurable end result having one or more objectives to be achieved within a more or less fixed timeframe. A goal is something to accomplish, achieve, attain, meet, pursue, reach, realise, set and exceed.Goals are what we set ourselves, we plan for these, we strive to reach our goals or do we? When you set a goal d...
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5 tips for beginner startups from a beginner self starter

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th December 2012
If you are at the beginning of your startup journey then here we have a few beginner tips that should help you along your way. Firstly I am no self proclaimed expert. If you want to read or listen to an ‘expert’ - I aint it. However don’t panic, self proclaimed experts are often better at talking than doing, (and a few spring to mind!). I do however think it is important to pas...
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Developing business ideas - 5 big questions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2012
Joseph Benn is passionate about enterprise having helped hundreds of young people develop their ideas and set up businesses. In this article for Startacus he highlights the 5 questions he asks everyone developing their business ideas... Anyone who works with me to develop their business ideas gets asked 5 big questions. Amongst the people whom Ive assisted these 5 questions have become almost leg...
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Tips on having an effective communications strategy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2012
Clare Griffiths, Director of The Ideas People writes for Startacus on "spicing up your speak"- her expert edvice on how you can make sure that your startup has an effective communications strategy. When you are building up your business, you can spend so much energy developing the right products and services for the right customers at the right time, that you can often dismiss the importance of ...
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Tips for using Pinterest for Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2012
Tips for using Pinterest for Business... Firstly, although Startacus signed up to Pinterest some months ago, until this point our usage of this site has been quite minimal. However, having heard about many businesses and people acclaiming its’ value and upon hearing that Carhoots (an online marketplace for cars in the UK) had over 1.9 million followers on their various pinboards, we were in...
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Top 5 Websites for Design Inspiration

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th December 2012
No matter how creative a designer you may be, every now and again you might just need a little inspiration to help get those creative juices flowing again. We’ve put together our Top 5 Websites for Design Inspiration that ought to help just a little for those days when you’re struggling creatively... DribbleIn its’ own words, Dribble is a ‘show and tell for designers&rsquo...
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Crowdfunding for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th December 2012
It’s a simple idea - crowdfunding is a means of raising funds from your social networks. You post your business idea to a platform for a finite period to reach a set target and only pay commission if you are successful. In return donors receive non-monetary rewards (donations model), repayment with interest on the loan (debt model) or equity in the company (equity investm...
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Starting a Craft Business - the basics to consider

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th December 2012
It’d be fair to say that crafts have never really gone away, however they have certainly experienced somewhat of a resurgence in recent times. These days more and more of us are embracing crafts either by using our own creative and crafting skills, or supporting independent craft-makers and artisans when and where we can - and that can only be a good thing. Whether it’s knitting, card-...
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How to Bootstrap Content Marketing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th December 2012
With over 10 years of experience in content creation and search engine optimisation for SME's, Benjamin Kerry gives Startacus 3 beginners tips on making sure that your content can be found and noticed.If you’re a startup then there’s two things you have to accept: no one knows you exist, and what’s more, no one cares. Think you’re unique? One in a million? Sure, one in four...
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