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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 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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So you want to build a high growth web startup? (Part 3)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th May 2013
In Part 1 of So you want to build a high growth web startup? Entrepreneurial Spark Start-Up Craig McDonald ,Co-Founder of StorkUp highlighted building an awesome deck, prototyping and grabbing yourself some beta users as three key pointers. In Part 2 of building a high growth web startup Craig’s post focused on getting a Technical Cofounder, learning to code and getting started with you...
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Managing your books - Darren Fell, MD of Crunch Accounting speaks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2013
Crunch, formed in the Summer of 2007, provides online accounting services and software to freelancers, contractors and small businesses and has quickly established itself as a leading player in the online Accountancy market in the UK. We chatted to Darren Fell, Founder and Managing Director of Crunch on the business itself, the problems it aims to solve and the typical issues that freelancers fac...
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Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2013
Trying to get the money together to either start a business or make that creative idea a reality is never easy and the global economic woes of the last few years have certainly not helped. However what has happened over recent times has been a real growth in the crowdfunding phenomenon. Crowdfunding is being seen by many people as a really viable way of getting a project or business off the g...
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The InnoTech Summit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2013
If you are an early stage Tech startup looking to learn from leading entrepreneurs and meet with investors the InnoTech Summit which takes place in London on the 26th April might be for you. The UK internet economy is (thankfully) an industry that is growing - and with Technology startups and hubs in key UK cities on the rise, the InnoTech Summit is a timely reminder that so much has been do...
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Competitive Start Fund - Based in Ireland and looking to fund your startup?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2013
Competitive Start Fund - Based in Ireland and looking to fund your startup? The latest call for applications to the Competitive Start Fund from Enterprise Ireland has just been made and with a closing date of 23rd January you will need to get your skates on if you want to apply. The purpose of the Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of startup companies that hav...
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Crowdfunding for Startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th December 2012
It’s a simple idea - crowdfunding is a means of raising funds from your social networks. You post your business idea to a platform for a finite period to reach a set target and only pay commission if you are successful. In return donors receive non-monetary rewards (donations model), repayment with interest on the loan (debt model) or equity in the company (equity investm...
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How and When to register for VAT

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2012
Are you starting a business? We supply the lowdown on VAT in the UK and Ireland - how and when to register and who has to do it! VAT? *yawn*... Many of us, particularly the more creative amongst us, probably feel the same when the whole matter of VAT rears its’ head. However whilst it may be deemed the “boring stuff”, if you are serious about business, it’s one of those thi...
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