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Tips for Pitching Entrepreneurs in 2 Minutes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2016
Your moment has come… it’s pitching time! Here’s two minutes worth of tips to help maximise your chances of success.   Nerves won’t help you now- They serve no purpose at all, and could actually ruin your chances success, so you must get them under control.  Many an entrepreneur has been reduced to a jittering wreck by a pitching opportunity that was foiled by...
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3 Alternative Sources of Income to Support Your Small Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2016
Alternative Sources of Income to Support Your Small Business Running a small business can be financially draining, especially during the first year of operation. It’s one of the pressures which prevents many people from pursuing their ambitions of self-employment- the bills keep on coming whether you are running your own business or not!   For many though, this needn’t prevent t...
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Essential Skills to get from online business courses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th November 2015
One of the great conveniences of being an entrepreneur in the 21st century is that much of the skill and knowledge needed to create and lead a successful business can be easily gained through the wonders of the internet!   In days gone by, you would need to spend a substantial amount of time attending costly business courses in order to develop your entrepreneurial toolkit.  But now, a...
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5 tips for creating a positive work environment for your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th November 2015
Bettina Pickering is the founder of Aronagh (, a leadership and behavioural change consultancy, that helps entrepreneurs create and adopt the mindset and behaviours they need for success. How well do you perform when you are surrounded by negative people? When the physical work environment has constant interruptions, too much clutter or does not reflect your business? When the ...
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Dealing with rejection when running a Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th August 2015
Bettina Pickering is the founder of, a behavioural change and leadership consultancy, that helps entrepreneurs create and adopt the mindset and behaviours, they need for success.  She shares her advice on how to deal with rejection when running a startup.  Being told ‘no, thanks’ or ‘not at this stage’ or ‘come back, when you have done x’...
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Are you our next self-starter of the week?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2015
Could you be our next self-starter of the Week? The Startacus community is crammed full with amazing people doing amazing things and every week we pick one of them to be our Self Starter of the week. At the end of the year, one of these inspiring people will win our Self Starter of the year award, as well as a treasure trove of amazing startup / business related prizes. What is a self-star...
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Hand Gestures for Pitching Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2015
Mariana Lucia Marquez is the co-founder of previously awarded Startacus Startup of the Week a public speaking consultancy that helps entrepreneurs upgrade their non-verbal communication. With previous fab articles for Startacus including posture tips for pitching entrepreneurs and eye contact tips for pitching entrepreneurs Mariana now returns with the third post in h...
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MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, Sheffield Tickets are on sale!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th July 2015
A couple of months back we highlighted the fab news that MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, Sheffield would be back for a 5th year. Now in its 5th year, MADE has educated and inspired tens of thousands of business owners and budding entrepreneurs. Their 2015 Conference will take place in Sheffield City Hall on 22 October from 9.00am to 6.00pm. So we are delighted to report that tickets are now on ...
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How to deal with self doubt in business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th June 2015
Within the heart of even the most accomplished entrepreneurs lies a threatening capacity for self-doubt; it is not a unique emotion, but rather a universal one.  There are those who fear this most natural of mental states as the potential destruction of their hard-won successes and the self-fulfilled prevention of their future endeavours.   Whilst certainly if left unchecked self-doub...
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UK and Ireland Entrepreneurs & Startups take note - The Self Starter Awards are back!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th May 2015
UK and Ireland Wannapreneurs, Entrepreneurs, Startups and Self Starters read on to see what prizes are on offer in this year's Startacus Self Starter Awards! The Startacus Self Starter Awards are back! Launched back in 2013 the Startacus Self Starter Awards aim to recognise the work of early stage self starter / entrepreneur / startup folk and this year return with another fab package of prizes. ...
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