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Tips on using Facebook Hashtags for Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2013
Tips on using Facebook Hashtags for Business... Ok, let’s start with a little basic explanation. The use of Hashtags is synonymous with Twitter and although the more techy amongst us will know that the hashtag was originally known as the ‘Internet Relay Chat’ symbol used to label groups and topics together, the use of Hashtags on Twitter, has taken this communication method to t...
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Business Pitches - 5 Lessons About Boosting Self-Confidence

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2013
Last week Diana Hallare, founder of Stateside startup The Daughterhood Coach continued her series of blog posts for Startacus on 3 Things Worth Doing Again for Your Startup and this week Diana returns and highlights some handy tips on mindset and boosting Self-Confidence when delivering a business or elevator pitch.Over to Diana... "Self-confidence is a key to delivering an ef...
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Diary of a Startup - Raising Capital

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2013
In part 2 of Vincent Haywood's Startup Diary Vincent talked up Networking and practicing what you preach. This week he returns with his Diary Post "In Between the Delays" and talks about the tough decisions you have to make on how you continue to raise capital for your startup."We went live with our blog this week. In short it’s all to do with our SEO strategy. The current sit...
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Basic Practical Tips for Starting a Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th June 2013
If you’re thinking of starting a business, the best advice generally comes from someone who’s been there and done just that. In this case that ‘someone’ is Phil Rees, founder of DigitalCloudArt , an innovative platform for artists to sell their work around the globe. In this guest post, Phil shares some basic practical tips and words of wisdom that we reckon any wannabe sta...
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3 Things Worth Doing Again for Your Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2013
Last week Diana Hallare, founder of Stateside startup The Daughterhood Coach started a series of blog posts for Startacus on the importance of telling your life story as part of your startup tale. This week she returns with a post on 3 Things Worth Doing Again for Your Startup, so over to Diana to explain all..."The week has been busy to move my startup, The Daughterhood Coach, forward but th...
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Networking - Getting back out there

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2013
In part 1 of Vincent Haywood's Startup Diary Vincent started with a a call to action to all wannabe entrepreneurs. And so Vincent returns for Part 2 and this time Vincent talks up Networking and practicing what you preach. Over to Vincent to explain: "I wrote a post about Networking on my blog a few months back.  I wrote about how excited I was in meeting so many people from various pit...
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Spotting entrepreneurial opportunities in the Green economy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
Richard Boothman from Ecoskill starts a series of blog posts on Startacus on spotting entrepreneurial opportunities in the green economy. In his 1st post he highlights what you need to know about the opportunities in the green economy.This is a good time to be an entrepreneur. There's a real buzz around new business start-ups and some of the best role models are entrepreneurs. But where are the ho...
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Tips on dealing with Customer Complaints as a new Business (part 2)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2013
Last week we featured Part 1 of dealing with Customer Complaints as a new Business - and bingo (yep you guessed it) this week we are back with part 2. In Part 1 of Tips on dealing with Customer Complaints as a new Business (and we would suggest you read it) we focused on planning for problems, not ignoring the problem, staying calm and learning to understand that maybe, just maybe, customers may h...
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Learning How to Pitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2013
Last week, Your New Crew Founder Gemma wrote her first guest post for Startacus on her lessons learned on her startup journey. Ths week Gemma is back with a new article for Startacus on the art of pitching competitions..."Life’s a pitch – Perfect the most valuable tool you have as a startup founder!"I have learned and am still learning a lot as I near the launch of my startup Your New ...
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Tell Your Story for Startup’s Sake

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th June 2013
Diana Hallare, founder of Stateside startup The Daughterhood Coach starts a series of blog posts for Startacus on the importance of telling your life story as part of your startup tale...I started The Daughterhood Coach after a series of conversations with a social entrepreneur, Clarene White, who founded Food for Your Soul Ministries. Within a month, I handled most of the basics including the reg...
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Tips on dealing with Customer Complaints as a new Business (part 1)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2013
We’ve all been there, well certainly any of us that have ever worked in a customer service, or customer facing role. The complainer, the moaner, the always unhappy customer, who whilst potentially being 1% of your customer audience, can end up taking up 99% of your energy, stress and time. However, maybe that 1% have a point. Maybe that 1% can be your most valuable audience. Maybe if you ca...
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Lessons learned on the Startup Road

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th May 2013
Self Starter Gemma Pirnie, Founder of 'Your New Crew', a soon-to-be-launched service for grads & young professionals relocating to a new city for work, writes for Startacus on her top startup lessons learned so far...."There is a poem by Robert Frost that ends in the lines “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference&...
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