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How to start a magazine

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2013
Continuing with our recent series of “Starting a..” articles, which have already included starting a Jewellery Business, a B&B and a photography business, this week we are taking a look at the ins-and-outs and ups-and-downs of starting your own magazine. A valiant undertaking indeed, but one with potentially great rewards! Firstly let’s assume that you are someone with a goo...
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3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2013
3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup...We previously featured Kate Jackson and TableCrowd so we were delighted when Kate offered to write a guest post for Startacus on the subject of '3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup'. Over to Kate:  I left my role as a commercial solicitor in a top City practice around 6 years ago and have since co...
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Tips for Targeting Prospective Business Clients - Part 3

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2013
This is Part 3 of “Tips for Targeting Prospective Business Clients” so you can imagine that it makes sense that we have already written a Part 1 and Part 2 (Unless you are George Lucas, and started with Part IV that is of course) In Part 1 of our tips post for targeting prospective clients as a service business we highlighted Identify your targets, Use a Database and Record, Get past ...
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Coffee Subscriptions and Monthly Pants: The ins and outs of recurring billing models

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st July 2013
Wyatt Cavalier of Empty Pocket Traders guest writes for Startacus on the ins and outs of the recurring billing model... "The subscription model has become super popular over the last couple of years.  It’s not just magazines any more: you can get just about anything delivered to your door these days. This model makes a lot of sense for both companies and customers, but there are a few...
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Tips for Targeting prospective business clients - Part two

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th July 2013
Tips for Targeting prospective business clients - Part two In Part 1 of our tips post for targeting prospective clients as a service business we highlighted Identify your targets, Use a Database and Record, Get past the Gatekeeper and First introductions as our first four tips. And bingo, as if by magic we return with Part 2 of this epic trilogy of a themed post. And just as a Jedi needs to lea...
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Starting a Landscape Gardening Business - the basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th July 2013
Reckon you are a Mr or Mrs Greenfingers and think you could turn your passion and skill into a business? Since the sun has been shining constantly over the last few weeks, I partially decamped my office to the garden. It’s no surprise then that I started to develop a real liking for the garden and a love for all things ‘garden based’. So much so, that the other day the mind wand...
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5 tips for getting new clients and new business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2013
Patrick Collins - Founder of Timely Pa returns to write his second blog post for Startacus with some handy tips on getting new clients and new business..."Following last week’s blog where I discussed the tools you need to build the business, you are now in a position where you are active and looking for clients.Growing a company can be a scary process and it can seem difficult at times to bu...
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Questions to ask your accountant - Financial understanding for the terrified

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2013
Guest Contributor for Startacus Jo Haigh returns to highlight her top list to ask your accountant when they provide you with your management or year-end figures..."Financial understanding for the terrified" For many the novice business person, or quite frankly even for those somewhat more jaded operators, financial understanding is not great. Funders, accountants and other financial professional...
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Tips for Targeting Prospective Clients when offering a Service (Part 1)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st July 2013
Tips for Targeting Prospective Clients when offering a Service (Part 1)... So, you’ve identified a problem, you reckon you have a solution, and you’ve only gone ahead and started a service business. Happy Days! However, unless you come armed with a list of clients (who you already service / supply / support) the chances are you will be starting off with very few or no active busines...
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Finding your Niche - The Startup Blog

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th July 2013
Last week Lauren addressed the all important issue of sales, and attracting sales. This week Lauren returns and highlights the process she is going through in finding her business niche and some initial steps into brand awareness..."Start-up diary week 6" In past posts, I’ve talked about my business idea as something targeted towards the gift market. The gift market, of course, is a ve...
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Three key lessons for green entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill continues his series of posts on the green economy and entrepreneurship. He started by outlining what you need to know about opportunities in the green economy, then he discussed what the green economy actually is, followed by a piece on spotting opportunities, why the green economy is a great place to start a business and then some...
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Basics to Research before Starting a Business.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th July 2013
So, you’ve had the idea that you reckon is going to change the world or maybe even just change your world. Either way, before that idea becomes a full blown business, you’ve got to do a little research. Well...quite frankly... a lot of research. Of course, what you research will depend a lot on what type of business you plan to startup, although there are some basic elements that are p...
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