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Startacus launches crowdfunding portal

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2013
Startacus - The Self Start Society (that’s us then) are excited to announce that we have linked up with leading UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to provide a crowdfunding website for both new startups and established businesses.As many of you no doubt know only too well, raising finance can be one of the main barriers that many startups and small businesses face and since crowdfunding is f...
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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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Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2013
Trying to get the money together to either start a business or make that creative idea a reality is never easy and the global economic woes of the last few years have certainly not helped. However what has happened over recent times has been a real growth in the crowdfunding phenomenon. Crowdfunding is being seen by many people as a really viable way of getting a project or business off the g...
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Grandma Pearl’s Happy Canes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2013
Isn’t that title one of the most infectiously happy article titles you’ve ever read? It literally has the word happy in it, and when you find out what it is we’re actually talking about, you’ll smile even more.Every once in awhile we come across a particularly noteworthy story from the fundraising platform ‘Kickstarter’; such as the Blaze project originating in ...
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Crowdfunding Seminar

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2012
Earlier this week we featured an article by Anne Strachan from Crowdfund UK providing all the basics you’d need to know if you’re considering Crowdfunding as an option for your startup. As well as writing great informative articles like this, Anne also regularly hosts and organizes events across the UK advocating Crowdfunding and detailing its’ merits and benefits for businesses....
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Crowdfunding for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th December 2012
It’s a simple idea - crowdfunding is a means of raising funds from your social networks. You post your business idea to a platform for a finite period to reach a set target and only pay commission if you are successful. In return donors receive non-monetary rewards (donations model), repayment with interest on the loan (debt model) or equity in the company (equity investm...
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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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Crowdfunding - what you need to know...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2012
To use its’ Wiki definition, Crowdfunding is ‘the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations’. Incidentally if you are going to launch your own crowdfunding campaign, you might like to check out our free crowdfunding support package! Lots of words therein to like im...
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