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Financial news round-up for small business - July 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd August 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting.SMEs and freelancers have been given government backing this month, as the rising number of self-employed continues to spark discussion in parliament. On the flip-side, late payments have been found to seriously affect SME success rates, with 60% of small businesses experiencing tardy pay...
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Bitcoin - we learn a bit more about Bitcoin with Bittylicious

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd July 2014
Heard of Bitcoin but not really too sure if the penny has dropped with regards to what it’s really all about? Yep - us too. So we thought what better place to start than by speaking to Bittylicious, a UK based marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of Bitcoins together. Looking to find out more about the Bitcoin scene, and whether this is a ‘fad’ or if you’d bank on ...
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Asking family and friends to invest in your startup - The Basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2014
Unless your friends and family happen to be ultra rich super billionaires with bottomless savings accounts, then broaching the subject of them investing in your startup has the potential to be a difficult, awkward and rather highly pressured undertaking. Some of you will no doubt already be cringing in horror at the mere suggestion of such an ill-advised coupling of business life and personal...
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Financial news round-up for Small Business - June Roundup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. Business confidence hit a record high last month with the manufacturing and construction sectors looking particularly perky. However, despite reports of continued growth across all sectors, fears over the potential damage caused by increased interest rates continue to swell. ...
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Financial news round-up for Small Business - May Roundup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd June 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. May has seen some absolutely fabulous developments for the small business community, as SMEs go from strength to strength across a variety of industries. The growth in the sector has also prompted calls for better financial backing from banks and more support from the government, demons...
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How to start a Pub - Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th May 2014
Do you fancy taking a punt with opening your own pub? Last week we took a look at some of the basic information you will need to know before you embark upon your exciting new journey as a publican.  In true Startacus style we got the nitty-gritty, complicated, mind-scrambling stuff out of the way early - things like; the difference between a leasehold and a free pub, how much each is likely ...
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Financial news round-up for Small Business - April Roundup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. April has seen further economic developments prompting an increase in nationwide confidence - interest rates are down, UK exports are on the up and HSBC, one of the UK’s four big banks, has claimed 2014 will be “a turning point for British business.” UK fastest gr...
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What you need to know about VAT

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2014
VAT can be very frightening for anyone who runs their own small business, especially if you’re already VATstruggling with paperwork and wondering what you should be telling the taxman. So what is VAT, does it affect you, and - if so - how do you register for it? Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant to FreeAgent - which provides an award-winning online accounting system for small businesses a...
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Some handy Startup Funding Tips

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th April 2014
Contributed by the Founder of Start Up Academy and signed up Startacus member Safi Anick "Great ideas and powerful implementation plans are just some common forms of amazingness that comes with the label of ‘entrepreneur’. But like acquiring most things in life, starting a new business requires a hefty stack of cold, hard cash. Once upon a time, one would have to await a calling ...
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How to start a taxi business- Part Two

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2014
Reckon that you could really go places with your very own business? Then it could be the right time to get your dream moving by setting up your very own taxi firm. A few weeks ago we brought you the first in this 2 part series looking at some of the details you’d need to consider when starting your own taxi firm. To recap, here are some of the things that were put under the Startacus micros...
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