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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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The Return of Fund 101

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd June 2013
Got an idea for a business but just need that little bit of cash to get you going? Or maybe you’ve already started a business but could do with a few extra pounds to help take it to that next stage.If either of these scenarios ring true for you, the recently re-launched Fund 101 could be worth a look. Fund 101 is an initiative run by the folks over at Enterprise Nation which provides small ...
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Startacus launches crowdfunding portal

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2013
Startacus - The Self Start Society (that’s us then) are excited to announce that we have linked up with leading UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to provide a crowdfunding website for both new startups and established businesses.As many of you no doubt know only too well, raising finance can be one of the main barriers that many startups and small businesses face and since crowdfunding is f...
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Raising Capital - So it’s time to raise some money…

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th May 2013
Cally Russell of Malzee.com shares some of his top tips for getting your first investment...There’s a point in most small businesses' journey where the founders realize that the mission they’ve set out on can’t be accomplished without significant capital and resources. It’s normally a low point and one that leads you to question what the next steps are. Well we hit thi...
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