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The Non Resident’s Guide to Setting Up in the US: 3 Key Things to Consider

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th October 2016
Setting up business in the US is more appealing than ever. Brexit is casting a sizeable shadow of doubt over our future business relationship with Europe, so it makes sense to at least consider expanding stateside. However, if you’re thinking of setting up across the pond rather than across the channel, there’s a lot you’re going to need to research first. To get you started, her...
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Startacus Monthly Financial News Round-up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. August was a record-breaking month for small businesses and startups. The number of Britons going it alone in business skyrocketed with the over 50s taking the lead for the UK’s most entrepreneurial generation. The government is also doing more to support the growing vanguard of s...
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Businesses with a difference leading the way in growth stakes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
  Even though the downturn ended quite some time ago, trading conditions are still pretty tough for many businesses throughout the US. Companies large and small appear to be fighting a losing battle against low consumer confidence, stagnant wages and expensive overheads. However, there is a small yet significant band of enterprises who are managing to swim against the tide, but how? These c...
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The Web Summit takes flight to Vegas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd February 2014
Whilst it appears that details are still being finalised, it seems that the good folk from the Dublin Web Summit (née The Web Summit / The Summit) appear to be on a collision path with the stateside Tech and Startup scene… What we know so far: Called Collision. Organised by Paddy Cosgrove and the Summit team. May. Las Vegas. Big Tech Conference. Chance for startups to have to have a...
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Strange Fruit - We speak with Denise Rawls

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th September 2013
Last week we offered some handy hints and tips to consider when starting a part-time business while working and now we have decided to go one better. We speak with the lovely Denise Rawls about her new stationery and greeting card business Strange Fruit and her experiences of setting up an enterprise from home whilst working at the same time. Strange Fruit offers greeting cards and stationery tha...
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Turkish Protesters Crowdfund over $100k for an Ad in the New York Times

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2013
With political protest in Turkey building daily - and with at the time of writing, the storming of Taksim Square by Turkish Riot police in full operation - it is interesting to see that crowdfunding has played an important part in the political protest that has engulfed the Turkish Nation. With a tag line “Activists - We hear you. Protesters - We are you. You have power. You can speak your ...
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Boston bombing Crowdfunding success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2013
It’d be fair to say that very little good has come from the Boston bombings in the States. Apart from the tales of individual acts of bravery and kindness, it’s hard to find many positives in the terror that unfolded last week. However, here at Startacus there are two ‘positive’ elements of the whole situation which really grabbed our attention so we thought it only right ...
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The Last Mile Programme - finding hope in prison

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2013
San Quentin prison in California may seem like an unlikely place to find budding entrepreneurs. The very idea of it may seem like a joke to some. “These men are given training on how to run a business, when I’ve had my idea turned down so often?” Think of it like this. About fifty per cent of criminals, when they get out of prison, won’t be able to get a job. This may be b...
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The Big Internet Museum

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2012
Opening its’ ‘doors’ last week to the public, The Big Internet Museum, launched online and attracted over 13,000 visitors in its’ first day, making it a virtual success story that Startacus thought best to report... On the odd occasion when looking at new startups, inventions, ideas - you get that immediate sinking feeling - “why didn’t I think of that?!”...
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Unusual Inventions - Bug-A-Salt

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th October 2012
So far, we have highlighted some unusual inventions - from the pet rock, the cardboard bicycle to the twitter hashtag, but we think this one might just trump the lot. Unusual in the sense that the creator was able to crowdfund over $577,000 recently on indiegogo and unusual, since you really do have to wonder how the devil this invention first came about! Bug-A-Salt is a salt loading gun that is ...
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