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by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2013
Patrick Collins, self starter and Founder of recent startup Timely Pa interviewed on Startacus last week (handy link to Startacus interview included here!) and after we put out a call for a new batch of startups to tell their startup tale on Startacus, we were chuffed to hear back from Patrick to say he would in fact be happy to write a weekly blog post on his startup journey. 'Journey' being the ...
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Tips on getting the most from Business Meetings - Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th July 2013
Tips on getting the most from Business Meetings - Part 2...Last week we highlighted the first four tips of getting the most from business meetings. In this post we highlighted planning, reconfirming the meeting, knowing your goals for the meeting, and coming prepared as being the first four main points to consider.Another handy link is included here - in case you missed the first one! The first f...
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Building a Website - one Self Starter's tale

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2013
Alex Bell is a law graduate and writer on a quest to create the prettiest accessories and gifts boutique in the world. Tickle & Pink was created out of a desire for fun, different things that you won’t find anywhere else, with a focus on standing out from the crowd and being unique (and supporting ethical businesses as much as possible). In this, her first post for Startacus, Alex shares...
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Chin up for the upward journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
In the last of her series of guest posts for Startacus Diana Hallare reflects on her journey so far and some handy pointers to keep us all going through the ups and downs of starting your startup...Even though I have not gotten clients yet at the time of writing this, I am still grateful for having tried and optimistic for what can happen next. Last year, I introduced the concept of Cytoleadership...
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Tips on getting the most from Business Meetings - Part 1

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
Business Meetings: If you’re starting out in business, meetings are one of those things that you’ll just have to get used to. And quickly. There’s no escaping them - from sole traders to fully fledged limited companies, they’ll happen at all stages of your startup journey. Here at Startacus we’ve had our fair share of business meetings and we’ve picked up some p...
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Starting a Jewellery Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
We have in recent weeks written articles on Starting a Warehouse Business and Starting a B&B Business and this weeks its the turn of Starting a Jewellery Business...and, we'll start this post with a little asterisk...here it is* *It's alright saying that you want to start a jewellery business and that's great - however like any creative job, role, or business, we are going to have to ass...
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How to start on the path to becoming a green entrepreneur

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill continues his series of posts on the green economy and entrepreneurship. Over to you Richard!In earlier instalments in this series of blog posts, I looked at the green economy and why it's a great sector for the entrepreneur to focus on. This time I'm going to look at the first steps to becoming a green entrepreneur.You're off to a head start as an entrepreneur by fo...
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Starting a Bed and Breakfast business - the basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Starting a B&B business - the basics... Yesterday we published a holiday related post on managing a business when on holiday if you are self employed and to continue the holiday related theme this post focuses on starting a B&B business and the basics you may need to consider. So without further ado, check out our guide below... Market ResearchSome of the basics you will need to consider...
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Self Employed? Tips on managing a business when on holiday

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Self Employed? Tips on managing a business when on holiday... Holiday season is upon us. The kids are off school - the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Makes you want to move those dancing feet (as I digress!). However as a self employed person (often working alone), the thought of a summer holiday can fill you with dread. We have previously written about the importance of taking a holid...
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Tips on Considering the core values of your startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Diana Hallare our resident guest writer from Stateside startup The Daughterhood Coach continues her series of blog posts for Startacus with some valuable pointers on finding and implementing the core values of your startup.  Should you ponder about the core values of your startup/company before or after it is launched? This is like the chicken-and-the-egg dilemma. Why are the implementation...
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What you need to know about the opportunities in the UK's green economy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th June 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill continues his seven part blog series on spotting entrepreneurial opportunities in the green economy..."In the first two instalments in this series of blog posts, I looked at the green economy and why it's a great sector for the entrepreneur to focus on.  I defined the green economy as one which emits few greenhouse gases, uses resources efficiently and is social...
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Tips on building value into your Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
Building for value...Regular Startacus contributor Jo Haigh returns and this week highlights some of the main denominators that can under pin the value of your startup... Whether you are a new born company or a mature business, building value into your enterprise is always important. This is not just because you will enhance an ultimate sale value (you may not even want to sell yet!) but because ...
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