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Words from the not so wise!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2012
Jo Haigh, author of Tales from the Glass Ceiling and 25 years experienced self starter, writes for Startacus on taking risks, planning, success and failure..."Words from the not so wise! Is a true entrepreneur a calculating risk taker or are they calculated risk takers? Having run my own business for nearing 25 years I have certainly taken my fair share of risks, not least having set up in two re...
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Where do good business ideas come from?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th September 2012
Joseph Benn, author of 'Brilliant Business Ideas' shares his thoughts on where good business ideas come from (and gives a few tips on how you can find them) “I’d would love to have my own business I just need an idea.” If you have ever uttered these words, then this post is for you.  Its a dream which so many of us harbour, but so few of actually achieve and its no wonder, ...
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Beginners’ Top tips on using LinkedIn for business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th September 2012
LinkedIn is commonly thought of as a social network for professionals. But it is also a valuable tool to use linkedin for business...If you want to network and connect with work professionals or want to try and network to find a new job, LinkedIn is a good place to start. With an already massive audience reach in the US, the European market is still growing and it is estimated that around 4 m...
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Top 5 Budget Tablets for your Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th September 2012
Remember 3 years ago before tablets existed? Well you may actually be surprised to know that they did exist before 3 years ago. Apple just marketed it better. However since the iPad’s release, companies have been making tracks in the tablet industry, and what tracks they’ve made! They’re more powerful, have better screens, bigger batteries... the list could go on. Prices of table...
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How and When to register for VAT

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2012
Are you starting a business? We supply the lowdown on VAT in the UK and Ireland - how and when to register and who has to do it! VAT? *yawn*... Many of us, particularly the more creative amongst us, probably feel the same when the whole matter of VAT rears its’ head. However whilst it may be deemed the “boring stuff”, if you are serious about business, it’s one of those thi...
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5 Benefits of coworking spaces

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th September 2012
There is  no introduction necessary to this particular 'buzz word' that seems to have quadrupled in popularity since the beginning of 2014... but we will give you one anyway. Coworking is essentially working in a shared work environment; it allows for networking and collaboration for numerous industries, business owners and individuals. It also comes in the form of many spaces, such as offic...
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Pivots...Making mistakes, & Learning - An Entrepreneurs Tale

by: ~ 13th September 2012
Guest Writer, Cally Russell, Founder of new business startup Mallzee, talks to Startacus about his journey and the advantages of making mistakes and then learning...'Nothing is a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different' – Einstein A fellow young entrepreneur tweeted this quote recently and it has been stuck in my head ever...
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How to Fund a Social Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th September 2012
How to Fund a Social Enterprise? These places may be able to help...If you’ve got an idea for a business and doing social and environmental good is a bigger priority and focus than making money for yourself, you’re probably considering going down the Social Enterprise route. And you’re not alone - the last few years has seen a significant rise in the number of new businesses bein...
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Crowdfunding Success - A few basic tips

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2012
Even now in 2014 when crowdfunding has been around for many moons, it still seems somewhat improbable. I mean, the idea of people who you may never meet in real life, giving you money to help make your idea or project a reality... not likely!  Its actually true that the majority of crowdfunding campaigns fail and if you want to be one of them theres a few basic tips that you need to keep in m...
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Top 5 Tools to Stop you Slacking

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th September 2012
If, like many of us, your work requires you to spend more than a few hours every day using a computer, you’ll know only too well how easy it can be to get sidetracked. Of course if you have a boss breathing down your neck, that sidetracking doesn’t always last too long.However, if you work for yourself, it can be a very different story. Staying focused on work can be a pretty impossibl...
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Top 5 Business Travel Gadgets

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th September 2012
One of the realities of running your own business is that there may be occasions when you may need to venture off to meet clients, investors, customers and the like. Whether it involves an overnight trip within the country or a longer journey farther afield, the reality is that you still have to work. After all, your business doesn’t stop when you’re not at the office! So to help you ...
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Google+ - the basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th September 2012
Love it or hate it or not quite sure? Google+ is one of those things that you either get or you don’t. Whilst many people have it written off as a failure, many others believe that with the giant that is Google behind it, it shouldn’t be written off just yet. If you’re not that familiar with it, here are a few basic features you need to know: Profile PageWhen you first sign up, ...
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