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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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Startup loans aims to increase Northern Ireland Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2013
Startacus recently spent some time speaking with Rockstar Youth MD and Founder Jonathan Pfahl discussing the organisation’s drive to develop the UK government’s startup loan scheme across the water in Northern Ireland. As one of only a few facilitators of the Startup Loan scheme in Northern Ireland, Rockstar Youth aim to develop their market leading programme for young entrepreneurs a...
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Working the crowd. How to make the most of crowdfunding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2013
In case you’ve forgotten crowdfunding is a process by which money can be raised in support of your business through a growing number of social networks which facilitate contributions from the internet. You 'pitch' your business idea on one of these platforms for a designated period of time with a pre-agreed target to be raised - in most cases if you don't raise all of the money, you don&rsqu...
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Crowdcube raise more than £10 Million for UK Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2013
Back at the end of May, we announced the launch of our crowdfunding portal in partnership with leading UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Our aim was to provide a dedicated crowdfunding portal for both new startups and established businesses. And as of last week, we were chuffed to hear that Crowdcube has become the first equity crowdfunding platform in the world to raise more than £10m fo...
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Questions to ask your accountant - Financial understanding for the terrified

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2013
Guest Contributor for Startacus Jo Haigh returns to highlight her top list to ask your accountant when they provide you with your management or year-end figures..."Financial understanding for the terrified" For many the novice business person, or quite frankly even for those somewhat more jaded operators, financial understanding is not great. Funders, accountants and other financial professional...
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Starting a Jewellery Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
We have in recent weeks written articles on Starting a Warehouse Business and Starting a B&B Business and this weeks its the turn of Starting a Jewellery Business...and, we'll start this post with a little asterisk...here it is* *It's alright saying that you want to start a jewellery business and that's great - however like any creative job, role, or business, we are going to have to ass...
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