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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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Real Time Information - An update

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2013
Joshua Boyd from online accountants Crunch, guest writes for Startacus on the impact (so far!) of Real Time Information... Every so often a big change will come to tax law that involves a massive overhaul of the system for whatever reason. The most recent such change was Real Time Information, or RTI. It was brought in with the new tax year back in April. The change affected any business who oper...
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Starting a Bed and Breakfast business - the basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Starting a B&B business - the basics... Yesterday we published a holiday related post on managing a business when on holiday if you are self employed and to continue the holiday related theme this post focuses on starting a B&B business and the basics you may need to consider. So without further ado, check out our guide below... Market ResearchSome of the basics you will need to consider...
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Tips on building value into your Enterprise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
Building for value...Regular Startacus contributor Jo Haigh returns and this week highlights some of the main denominators that can under pin the value of your startup... Whether you are a new born company or a mature business, building value into your enterprise is always important. This is not just because you will enhance an ultimate sale value (you may not even want to sell yet!) but because ...
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Diary of a Startup - Raising Capital

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th June 2013
In part 2 of Vincent Haywood's Startup Diary Vincent talked up Networking and practicing what you preach. This week he returns with his Diary Post "In Between the Delays" and talks about the tough decisions you have to make on how you continue to raise capital for your startup."We went live with our blog this week. In short it’s all to do with our SEO strategy. The current sit...
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Ignite100 Accelerator info

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2013
With a closing date of the 30th June and an application to submit you’d better get your skates on if you are a web based startup interested in applying for this year’s Ignite100 accelerator program...Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, Ignite100 is a “mentor-led” accelerator which is due to take place this September.This year, successful startup applicants will also spend two...
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