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Top 5 Skype Alternatives

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th August 2012
Top 5 Skype Alternatives Skype has ruled the roost for a long time in relation to free calling, be it video or voice (VoIP). However with more and more competitors coming out all the time, the good thing is we are all starting to have more and more choice. Here are a few of the best Skype alternatives. 1. Google Talk - Google launched this a while ago, and after a relatively rocky start, have n...
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Top tips for surviving and loving life when your partner is a start-up guy/girl....

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th August 2012
As Emily Quinton explains on her wonderful blog - TheStartup Wife - "We live the start-up life. The entreprenuerial life. He's the part that goes out and makes fabulous things happen. I am the part that stays at home and keeps it all together. It's not easy." So Startacus was keen to get Emily's opinions on how to survive and love life when your partner is a start-up guy or girl...I have been in a...
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Top 5 Business Apps - iOS

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th August 2012
Top 5 Business Apps - iOSHaving looked at Android Apps last week, we now turn our attention to iOS. The iPhone and iPad have become a phenomenon since Apple released the iPhone in 2007, and it seems like they've been in a constant court battle ever since. However one thing is certain; they're damn popular.So, here are the Top 5 Business Apps that we here at Startacus think are just aces. Google+ ...
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Top 5 E-commerce Sites

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
Top 5 E-commerce Sites  If you want to sell the fruits of your creative endeavours, chances are opening your very own bricks and mortar shop may be a bit beyond your reach in the early days anyhow. Of course that doesn’t mean your forays into retail have to be abandoned. The internet might have had a detrimental impact on our high streets but it has also brought e-commerce and wit...
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Top 5 Free Business Apps - Android

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2012
We all know there’s nothing better than free stuff, especially when they bring benefits like helping you become more productive. With that in mind, we have put together our favourite top 5 free Android apps that can help get your business working like clockwork. EvernoteNot just any notepad, this little number is ace at synchronising across various platforms. Write a note on your phone? Whe...
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Gmail - Tips 'n' Tricks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2012
Gmail - Tips and Tricks We, here at Startacus don't think we could survive without Google. We use it for everything! And one of our favourite Google tools is of course the good old trusted Gmail. And when you consider that Gmail has grown from humble beta mode in 2004 into its’ current status as the world’s biggest email client, we aren’t alone! Today, we thought we’d...
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Top 10 Places to sell Crafts online

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2012
Back in 2012 when this article was first published online craft platforms where growing in popularity. Now they are a massive and fundemental sales channel for craftsfolk, upcyclers and artisans everywhere. Of course whilst the internet has of course had a somewhat negative impact on retail and our traditional high streets, one of the more positive things it has done is brought abou...
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Working from a Coffee Shop - the ground rules

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2012
It’s virtually impossible not to walk into any coffee shop these days without seeing someone sitting there, frantically working away on their laptop or notebook. The free wi-fi, the fresh coffee and of course none of the usual home distractions make the coffee shop a perfect alternative office for many of us. But if you have ever actually tried working in your local coffee shop, you’ll...
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5 ways to attract top talent to your start-up...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2012
Who better to share their thoughts on this matter than Rajeeb Dey, founder of  He explains the importance of sharing your passion and developing an ‘employer brand’.... Whether your idea has landed an angel, is run out of a cupboard or still remains just an idea, you’re the most passionate person in the world about that idea. You work harder than anyo...
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How to publish your own magazine…

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2012
How to publish your own magazine…Laura Allen, Founder and Editor of Prototype Magazine gives Startacus some handy tops on how to publish your own Magazine...Beginning your own magazine requires dedication, passion for your subject and a creative flair. I recently began a publication called prototype magazine which offers those practicing creative subjects a platform for promotion. Afte...
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Blogging - Basic Tips on how to start blogging successfully...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th July 2012
Blogging - Basic Tips on how to start blogging successfully...I knew people ‘blogged’, but I did not realise the power that blog sites like Wordpress have in spreading the word of the....word. Just today** 434,558 bloggers, added 1,224,027 new posts, with 316,989,987 words....Wow! Now don't get me wrong, not everyone who 'blogs' cares too much about who reads their posts, blogging to s...
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Starting with Social Media - Top tips from MySocialCloud

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th June 2012 is an online web application that allows you to manage your online life in one simple “cloud”—your secure entry point to the online world. If you are just beginning your social media journey and need some of the basic information, these tips should come in very handy. Created at the University of Southern California, MySocialCloud has grown into a well establish...
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