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From corporate life to self-employed – 15 lessons learnt in 2016 (which might help you).

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th January 2017
Previously published on LinkedIn, this excellent article from Ralph Charlton - now owner of Charlton Communications, highlights his journey from 'corporate world' to becoming self employed and 15 subsequent lessons he learnt along the way.... "A little over a year ago I left corporate life and decided to go it alone - from running a FTSE 100 corporate communications department...
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How to Attract Talent in an SME

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2015
Allison Grant an employment lawyer who has advised SMEs for over 20 years highlights some key points on how to attract talent in an SME..."As an employment lawyer who has advised SMEs for over 20 years I have become familiar with the reasons why talented employees remain with a business, and the triggers that cause them to leave. SMEs rely heavily on talented employees to help them grow.  Gr...
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Startacus Launches Digital Content Provider

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2015
Startacus HQ is delighted to announce the launch of our new digital content agency,The Key Tappers. It specialises in creating digital content for the Enterprise, Technology, and Employment sectors, and utilises the skills, expertise, passion, and flair of the Startacus team which has developed over the past number of years. Digital content has become one of  the primary means of effective...
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Want a career in a startup? We chat with Startup Institute London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th January 2015
A few weeks ago we chatted with David Jackson a young professional who had taken the leap and made a career change when he transitioned into a role at a London-based startup. But this career transition hadn't occurred by chance; we learned that David had gone through an extensive training program at Startup Institute London. Startup Institute, with 3 hubs in the US and 2 European bases, in Berli...
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Employment 101 for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2014
Employment 101 for startups Are you a startup in the process of taking on your first employees? Well, this’ll be of interest then - we asked Serena Manzoli entrepreneur and founder at Wildcat a free legal database for creatives and freelancers, to give us her Employment 101 for startups... “Your startup is doing well, there’s a lot of work to do and you have thought of hiri...
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UK self-employment at 40 year high

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2014
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) had the rare pleasure of announcing last week that self employment has increased to its highest level in over 40 years. Obviously this is incredibly welcome news here at Startacus, but we have to admit that even we were somewhat surprised by the announcement. For so long now, all we seem to be hearing is that economic indicators point to slow recovery foll...
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How can employers encourage more women to participate in the workforce?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2014
In the current era, women experience better equality to men than ever before. Many jobs that were once deemed suitable only for men are now available to women if they so choose, as they can now become mechanics, plumbers and electricians. There are so many different career options out there for women and these should be explored in order to find something professionally fulfilling and to meet the ...
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Legal news round-up for small businesses- March

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2014
Welcome to the first ever Startacus monthly legal news round-up, courtesy of Net Lawman expert advsior Thomas Taylor.  In the coming months he will be casting his eye over some of the key legal news stories affecting small businesses.. there's loads of cruicial info to get through so here is the march edition.  New consumer rights laws are likely to change how you sell to your customers ...
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Youth unemployment and start-up figures showing gradual improvement

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th February 2014
The picture for young people and employment hasn’t been particularly rosy of late, although recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics about the last three months of 2013 show that there is some sign of recovery. According to the ONS, the number of 18-24 year-olds out of work was at its lowest for over two years, standing at 19.9%. Although this is good news, particularly...
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Recruiting for your startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th October 2013
So, fantastic, you're at the stage where you need to take that step and begin to recruit for your startup. Well that’s great, provided that you know all you need to do to made the right moves, make the right choices and tick the right boxes in running a competent and successful recruitment campaign.After all, while the processes may be similar, recruiting for a startup may differ quite a bit...
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