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3D Printing - The 3 basic things you need to know

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th May 2013
3D Printing - The 3 basic things you need to know... Working on the basis that we all ought to know about 3D printing and many of us also, at this point may know very little about it in the first place, we thought we should create a mini “dummies” guide to 3D printing - covering the what’s, the how’s and the “how’s it gonna help me and my business” bit. S...
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Raising Capital - So it’s time to raise some money…

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th May 2013
Cally Russell of Malzee.com shares some of his top tips for getting your first investment...There’s a point in most small businesses' journey where the founders realize that the mission they’ve set out on can’t be accomplished without significant capital and resources. It’s normally a low point and one that leads you to question what the next steps are. Well we hit thi...
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4 Things to Consider When Choosing your New Office Space

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2013
Purchasing or leasing a commercial office space is a significant step, whether you are relocating or have only recently launched your venture. There are a number of various aspects that require careful consideration, from bottom line cost to the length of the lease and your plans for future expansion. The process of selecting a property is even more challenging when you consider the levels of comp...
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The alchemy of a start-up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2013
Alchemy; the ability to turn a base metal into gold.Guest writer Jo Haigh, Entrepreneur, Trainer and Corporate Financier asks the question: Is there such a chemical formula for a start-up business? Step 1 - Take two enthusiastic people. You need two minimum; an ideas person and an implementer. If you have both these skills then lucky you but if there are two or more of you don't forget the all-...
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“The urge to create something is huge” - Tips from a Self Starter

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th May 2013
We love Tribewanted - the social project that builds a ‘tribe’ of local communities, partners and members (from all over the World) to co-create a new and sustainable village, somewhere in the world. So when we read Eimer Peters' blog about leaving her consultancy job for IBM to do some volunteering work for Tribewanted Sierra Leone, we were keen to get Eimer to write a piece for Star...
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Starting a Wholesale Business - the basics to consider...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th May 2013
Think about it. Every shop or store you browse or go into is filled with products and merchandise that the retailer has sourced from somewhere else. It may be directly from the manufacturer or instead from a wholesaler or distributor who in a sense acts like the middle man between the retailer and the manufacturer. Wholesaling can seem a pretty simple yet lucrative business - buying something at a...
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So you want to build a high growth web startup? (Part 3)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2013
In Part 1 of So you want to build a high growth web startup? Entrepreneurial Spark Start-Up Craig McDonald ,Co-Founder of StorkUp highlighted building an awesome deck, prototyping and grabbing yourself some beta users as three key pointers. In Part 2 of building a high growth web startup Craig’s post focused on getting a Technical Cofounder, learning to code and getting started with you...
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Social Media Really Works?!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2013
As a firm specialising in augmenting customer acquisition through social media, and digital marketing we are often asked one question, “does social media work?” We could always list the many successful campaigns we had run and cite facts and figures or influential opinions on the matter but we wanted more. We wanted to find not only a challenge but to turn a complete social sceptic int...
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Tips on Understanding your Contracts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th May 2013
Debbie Serota is a Partner & experienced commercial law solicitor at Darlingtons Solicitors and writes for Startacus on the importance of understanding your contracts.  Unfortunately, contracts are often misunderstood and therefore misinterpreted. This can then lead to mistakes being made which can cause complications and loss. In order to avoid such complications, it is important to ens...
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So you want to build a high growth web startup? Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2013
Last week Entrepreneurial Spark Start-Up Craig McDonald Co-Founder of StorkUp started a 3 part series on building a high growth web start-up. In the first post he highlighted building an awesome deck, prototyping and grabbing yourself some beta users as three key pointers. Here's part 1. This week Craig starts with a typical issue for many starters - getting a technical person on board. Over to C...
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Reputation Management for New Small Businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2013
Reputation Management for New Small Businesses - Lucy Harper shares some top tips on how to manage your business reputation when also managing the day to day duties of a small business.When you’re in the throes of getting your new startup off the ground, one of the last things you’re likely to be concerned about is managing your business’s reputation. After all, you’re work...
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The Game of Startup Life - Advice for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2013
David Williamson works for Coles Solicitors. He is an experienced writer and mostly writes on legal career topics. Here he uses the boardgame "The Game of Life" as a metaphor for the legal struggles you can face when starting a business. "Starting your own business often means you're young, creative, and bursting with ideas. It doesn't mean you have a law degree. And the legal system can be scary...
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