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Building a business that solves a problem: what I’ve learnt about innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2018
Brett Griffin, CEO and Founder of Pupil Progress, shares all on aiming to build a business that solves a real problem for teachers and what he has subsequently learnt about innovation."Back when I was a PE teacher, I overheard a student having what sounded like an argument with a fellow teacher in the corridor. I’ll never forget the words I heard that student say: “It’s fine, I g...
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Important questions you can ask employees at an exit interview

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2018
There are a number of reasons employees will leave your company – they might be changing industry, retiring, looking for a more senior role or simply outgrown their current position. Either way, whether you’re parting ways through a mutual decision or they’ve left you high and dry for an exciting record deal, the exit interview is an invaluable experience for hiring managers. Her...
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How Accurate Transcribing Can Benefit Your Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th January 2018
Let’s use English as an example. When native and non-native speakers are combined, English is the second most spoken language in the world. Add in all the different variants including the popular one’s like ‘British English’ and ‘American English’ and things can get very confusing, even for native or fluent speakers. Differences can range from the same words bei...
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Getting the best work-life balance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th January 2018
Guy Moreve is the Head of Marketing at Paymentsense one of UK's fastest growing tech companies. Here, Guy writes about the importance of work-life balance in the UK workplace, based on a recent Paymentsense workplace survey. Getting the right work-life balance is important to build a successful career at the same time as making the most out of your life by enjoying the things you love w...
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The Must-Follow Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a New Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2018
Need a step-by-step guide to starting a new business? This handy guide written by Samuel Atkinson of 1st Formations will surely make for a helpful start for those looking to operate a UK based business.When starting a new business, you have to understand that there is more to getting your business off the ground than just making sales. Long before that ever happens, there is a lot of planning and ...
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Changing Your Brand Name

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2018
Lisa Forde, Director of Event Stationery company Dotty About Paper writes for Startacus on changing your brand name as a business and shares her personal experience of doing just that.. "Changing the name of my online stationery company, The Card Gallery, to Dotty about Paper was an exciting yet daunting move. When I launched the business in 2004, the name fit the company well. However,...
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2018: The Year We Shatter The Glass

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2018
Nina Ricafort is the Growth Marketing Manager at careers marketplace Jobbio. Here Nina shares three key ways to hire for gender diversity, reduce gender bias in your recruitment process and help make 2018 the year that we Shatter The Glass. "2017 was a milestone year for shedding light upon the challenges and injustices that women still face in the workplace, across all industries. In Februa...
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8 Top Tips to avoid time management mistakes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2018
Time management is a vital skill for all professionals to have, whether you’re in an entry-level position or a board director. It’s easy for us to be distracted from our daily to-do list and procrastinate. Below are 8 top time management mistakes, care of the team at STL Microsoft Training and how to best avoid them: 1. Not knowing what needs to be doneIf you don’t ac...
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Key Recruitment and Hiring Trends for 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th January 2018
Our friends and jobsite partners Jobbio recently wrote up their recruitment and hiring trend predictions for 2018 - highlighting some of the key trends you can expect to hear and experience when recruiting and hiring this year. Over to Content Editor Aoife Geary from team Jobbio to share seven key recruitment and hiring trend predictions you might just want to know about... Talent Short...
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5 reasons to start a business in 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
If you’ve returned from the Christmas break resolving this will be the year to become your own boss, small business expert Emma Jones offers five good reasons as to why it’s the perfect time to set and keep the resolution. Over the past five years, the UK has witnessed a start-up boom as people of all ages and from all areas have turned business ideas into reality. Over half a million...
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The State of Digital Marketing 2018: 5 Trends To Look Out For

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st December 2017
Nina Ricafort is a Growth Marketer specialising in acquisition channels, social media and events. As part of the Jobbio team, she helps people find their place in the world.Here, Nina shares 5 crucial Digital Marketing trends to watch out for in 2018...1. Conversational User Interfaces (“the best interface is no interface”) Conversational User Interfaces (CUIs), i.e. interacting with ...
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Top tips on how to prepare for the festive season

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th December 2017
Top tips on how to prepare for the festive season By James Harford-Tyrer, Founder of Cudoni The holiday season is a busy one for any start-up founder or entrepreneur in the retail industry; there are more customers to please in December than any other time of the year. Combine this increased demand with staff heading home to spend time with their families, and you're in for an interesting mont...
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