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How to start a part-time business- Week 2 - Approaching the launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2014
Here at Startacus, we don't discriminate based on size…whether your plan is to start your own multi-national corporation or a little cottage industry we are here to give you a little hand along the way! In aid of this we have just begun a fab new weekly series of posts which provides lots of the important info and advice you will need through the journey of starting up a part-time business...
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Financial news round-up for Small Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting, which explores the most important financial news for small businesses - already 2014 seems high-geared to be a year of growth for startups and SMEs.The global economy is on the up The world bank has happy projections for 2014. Its newly released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report ha...
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Startup of the Week - Crowdsurfer

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
If you’ve been considering using the power of the ‘crowd’ to help finance your business, you’ll have perhaps been a tad confused at the sheer amount of places and platforms that you could potentially use.However, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, identifying which crowd or peer-to-peer finance option would be best for you and your business has become a whole lot eas...
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How to start a sweetshop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
How to start a sweetshop... First off we should say that starting a sweetshop is something we would never be able to do given our fundamental lack of willpower when it comes to food of the sugary variety.  If, like us, you would be in danger of consuming any profits which came in the door you may wish to consider some of the following alternative articles; how to start a bookshop, how to star...
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Get ready now for your first year of Self Assessment filing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2014
Did you become self-employed between 6th April 2012 and 5th April 2013? If you did, then this could be the first year you’ll have to file a self assessment tax return - and it must be with HMRC by 31st January 2014. Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant to FreeAgent - which provides an award-winning online accounting system for small businesses and freelancers - gives her top tips for how you...
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How to have a tax-free Christmas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2013
Those kind folk over at Crunch Accountancy are spreading the festive cheer, with a timely post on what tax exemptions startups & freelancers are entitled to for a Christmas Party! Over to Crunch to explain:Shameful flirting under the mistletoe, unusual amounts of merriment, and a sore head the next day can only mean one thing at this time of year – the work Christmas party! You might be...
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What to look for in your business insurance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th November 2013
Deciding on the right business insurance for your company can be absolutely essential for your firm’s wellbeing. Choosing the wrong package could leave your company completely unprotected against enormous threats to its finances. Business insurance is also a large and long-term commitment: you do not want to find yourself and your business bound to the wrong package. It is essential, therefo...
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Crowdrooster launches

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th November 2013
With new Crowdfunding platforms emerging all the time, it certainly seems as though this once deemed ‘alternative’ method of financing a business or project is here to stay - and that’s no bad thing! The latest to launch is Crowdrooster which is being marketed at a global audience of startups. Each of the startups featured on the site will be based around product and design-...
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Five top tips on how to collect payment - Keeping your business on track

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th November 2013
Getting paid by your customers is a crucial part of keeping your business running smoothly.  But simply sending out your invoices isn’t enough - you need to remember that a sale isn’t a sale until the money’s in your bank account! Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant to online accounting service provider FreeAgent, gives her five top tips on how to collect payment from your ...
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Money Saving on Accountancy Services

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th October 2013
We've always been rather impressed with Crunch Accountancy - not only for their online accountancy services, but also for their support of Startacus - from our chit-chats with the Crunch team, our interview with MD Darren Fell, to their tips post on finance and accounting issues such as Real Time Information. You can imagine then that we were pretty chuffed when they contacted us to say they wou...
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