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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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Tips for Creating Your Blog Content Strategy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th March 2017
Startacus recently ran a social media marketing workshop for startups at NI shared creative workspace Eighty81. Part of the workshop focused on creating an overall content strategy - and so to pass on some of this advice, we thought wise to share some valuable tips for all to read.Here we focus specifically on creating your blog content strategy, which will make up a core part of your ov...
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Starting a Business in 2017 - A Beginner Checklist

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th January 2017
If the New Year has given you the motivation to start that new business you’ve been thinking of for a while, there will be a lot to consider and plan in the coming weeks. We have put together this 10 area starting-a-business checklist to help you a little, rounding up some of our most useful beginner articles on the subject, plus some top content from around the internet.   Concept st...
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Four reasons why a pop-up can benefit your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th June 2016
In the last couple of years, more and more brands and retailers have begun to realise the multiple benefits pop-up shops can bring. In fact, the pop-up industry is now valued at £2.3bn with over a third of new businesses predicted to start their life as a pop-up.   From helping young start-ups quickly test an idea and grow their business to giving big retailers the flexibility to cre...
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Novanym offers 10% discount off their new 'domain name & branding' One-Stop-Shop Services

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th January 2015
Startacus members! The nice people over at Novanym are offering you guys - the members of our Startup Community 10% off a new domain name, brand, logo and even startup name! Novanym owns and advises people on a huge array of domain names, which you can buy and then officially own for your new business. The beauty of this though, is that you’re not just getting a name, you’re getting o...
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Brand Name Shop Novanym aims to name 'that' dot com

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th December 2014
Startacus is a great brand name, we hope you agree! However before we get too boastful, appreciate that said brand name took weeks to brainstorm and we had the support of a fab design company to help along the way. Thankfully we'd also been financially supported by the NI Arts Council so being able to work with a design agency was a big bonus. However, what if we hadn't at that point, had the buck...
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The Power of Editorial control over your Brand

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd December 2014
It’s that time of year folks, and everyone is currently making the most of the holiday season; especially the business folk! We’ve all probably seen the new John Lewis advert, wanted to share our chocolate at Christmas and of course, learned from a red and white soft drink label that the holidays are coming. This is what editorial control of your brand can do, and that’s jus...
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Exhibiting at a trade show? Do’s and Don’ts of Promotional Material

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2014
Throughout any visit to a conference, trade show convention or Summit, you’ll be handed promotional materials, be it business cards, flyers or something a little less traditional - it’s going to happen.Opposite side of the coin, if you’re exhibiting at an event as such, you should most definitely be handing out promotional materials. After handing out your information, you don&rs...
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Personal branding and your startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th October 2014
Personal branding and your startup- An introduction  There’s a tired old cliché that can be found in almost every marketing related book, blog post and academic journal ever written. It usually goes something like this “People don’t buy from businesses, they buy from people” and like most tired old clichés, this one is usually 100 % correct. It's a less...
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Startup Branding Advice for an Independent Scotland

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th September 2014
As the midnight hour approaches and the future of this United Kingdom hangs tentatively in the balance we had planned to offer up an in depth, realistic and unbiased account of how a yes or no vote in the Scottish Independence referendum would affect startups in the country. But then we thought, “surely everyone has had quite enough of these dry, tiresome political / fiscal postulations by ...
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