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Marketing – a start up guide

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2013
Marketing can seem to be very overwhelming at first glance, there is so much to do, where do you start? Creative thinker, Arts Manager & Marketing Consultant Jen Farrant outlines her tips for beginners..."If you are an entrepreneur then you may be the person who is doing everything at the moment, including marketing. Well I would argue that the first place to start would be to take a big step...
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Top 5 Apps for Note-taking

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2013
Do you remember when taking note of something simply entailed jotting it down on a piece of paper or in a simple old notebook? Of course, whilst this may be still the case for some of us, it’s good to know that these days we have other options too, namely thanks to the plethora of excellent note taking apps which exist. Which should you use though? Well, to help you decide, here are our...
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From Idea to Business - The Virtual Workspace for ideas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th February 2013
Since we launched our Virtual Workspace just a few weeks ago, we've had all sorts of ideas getting thrashed out there by Startacus members using both public and private boards. We know though that lots more of you would use it, if you had a little more idea about what it's all about. So, we thought we would reveal a few sneaky pics of what it looks like, what you can do there and how you can use ...
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Finding a Business Mentor - some basic tips

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2013
Finding a Business Mentor - some basic tips...Many startups make the mistake of thinking that if only they had an abundance of cash, all their problems would be over, their startup would grow into a large and successful business and all would be well with the world! Well, the reality is that as much as cash and financial investment can be a big bonus, it won’t necessarily determine whether o...
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Best Promotional gifts & products for your startup...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2013
Best Promotional gifts & products for your startup... Apart from the killer title for this feature, there are generally not a lot of deadly marketing gifts out there for you to use in your startup. Being honest, most promotional goodies suck. Laura Allen from Prototype Magazine asked us on Twitter last week about Promotional goodies and I was baffled to know what to answer - hence the idea f...
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Top 5 Social Networks for Business.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2013
Getting the word out about your business used to be a pretty costly affair and in some respects it still can be, especially if you use the more traditional forms of promotion and advertising. However, thanks to Social Media in particular, promoting your business, increasing brand awareness, engaging with your customers or clients can all now be done for free. If you’re starting a business, i...
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Don't Listen to the Naysayers!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2013
Make no mistake, starting a business is hard. There are going to be many setbacks, problems and hurdles to overcome. Like anything that is worth doing however, it is often done the least but will provide you with the greatest rewards. As well as having an extreme passion for business, entrepreneurship and technology I have always been very active. Specifically I like lifting heavy weights, a lot....
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Basic tips on using Facebook for Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2013
Basic tips for using Facebook for Business Hold yer horses now! If you already use Facebook for Business, the majority of the points we have listed below, you are already going to know. This, however is a starter’s guide to using Facebook for Business - no more. We hope though, that if nothing else, you can use these pointers as a checklist to see if you are doing most if not all of the bel...
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Starting a Photography Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2013
Photography is one of those things that most of us have dabbled in at one point or another. For most of us it remains nothing more than a hobby whilst for others provided of course we have the right skills and innate passion, it can become a tangible and profitable business. If you’ve ever thought about Starting a Photography Business, here are some of the basic things you ought to consider....
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Starting a food business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2013
Whether you want to open a restaurant and give Gordon Ramsay a run for his money or you simply want to start baking and selling cupcakes from home, there are a whole host of things that have to be considered first. Of course there are the standard business elements like finance and marketing and the like to be considered, however working with food also means it’s essential to go through lots...
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23 things learnt from founding a Tech company..

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2013
Cally Russell, young entrepreneur and founder of new social shopping platform Mallzee gives us his pointers (23 of them) on the things he has learnt from founding a Tech Company...In the lull between the Christmas and New Year when it was still unacceptable to work or email people (well in the eyes of my girlfriend and family anyway) I came across what might be the best blog of 2012, Jason Goldber...
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Top 5 Typography Tools for Designers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2013
As every designer knows, Typography can be one of the most important aspects of web design yet can be pretty challenging to get right. Well, like virtually everything else these days, there are a plethora of online tools and resources which can make creating and choosing Typography a doddle. Which should you use? Perhaps these for starters - our Top 5 Typography Tools for Designers... What the Fo...
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