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Wishu the social marketplace aimed at generation Z launches its App

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2019
Creative freelancers take note - this one's for you. Further development by Wishu, the social marketplace for creative freelancers with the launch of its iOS app Good news for freelancers with Wishu, the social marketplace aimed at generation Z creative freelancers, having launched its app across the UK. It is the world’s first social marketplace app that allows transactions betwe...
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5 predictions for the gig economy in 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th November 2019
What does the future hold for the gig economy? Here are five trends care of London-based courier startup Gophr that are set to transform the way we work in 2020... The gig economy is booming all over the world. In Britain, one in 10 adults is now employed in the gig economy - that’s a total of 4.7 million people. Attracted by the flexibility of self-employment a...
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DeskHoppa Enables Businesses to Become Co-Working Spaces

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2019
Space-as-a-Service startup DeskHoppa is a community of businesses and working spaces that offer their desks to rent, enabling businesses to become co-working spaces.  DeskHoppa was born out of a problem. During the heatwave in June 2018 software developer Jason Bell had a simple need, “All I wanted was a desk for an hour. In the middle of meetings in Belfast I needed to a video call wi...
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Countingup launches its mobile based business current account to sole traders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2018
Countingup has launched its mobile based business current account to sole traders at the top of its 'wait-list', coming only months after Countingup raised $750k lead by Frontline Ventures.Countingup is the first UK challenger bank to focus on the 4.5 million sole traders, freelancers and contractors; and the first to promise plug and play accounting built in. Sole traders looking t...
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Trezeo - finance for freelancers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2017
For the self-employed, keeping your finances in check can be that bit more difficult. Without a steady, reliable income, bills and other regular outgoings are a constant worry and can be difficult to pay on time some months. Freelancers can often find themselves having to use bank overdrafts and loans in order to stay on top of things. Fees and interest mean that this is not a viable route in the ...
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Mountains Work all set to show that small business communities rock

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2017
With Mountains Work’s flagship programme starting at the end of the month in Lake Tahoe, California, we thought it was a good time to spotlight this grassroots (mountainside?) movement. The goal of Mountains Work? To attract businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers to mountain, beach, and resort towns around the world.  Mountains Work are weeklong programmes wher...
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Startup of the Week - Twine

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2017
Let’s face it. No matter what type of company you start, chances are you will need to avail of the services of a creative at some point. You might need a Graphic Designer to create your logo or a Photographer to take some pics for your website. Either way, it generally can be a bit of a chore to find the right person for the job at hand. However, that need no longer be the case, thanks to ou...
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UK micro-business owners are plagued by late paying clients

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th December 2016
According to new research by our friends at innovative cloud accounting software company FreeAgent, UK freelancers and micro-business owners are plagued by late paying clients.  Last week, FreeAgent unveiled data showing the extent of the problem of late payments in the UK, and which areas are worst affected by it. Using data from a sample of its 50,000+ customer-base, and by analysing...
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Monthly Financial News Roundup: March 2015

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th March 2015
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. It’s a mixed bag for SMEs this month, as the 2015 Budget brought with it some interesting developments that show the government could be concentrating more on the needs of freelancers and micro-businesses. Additionally, the Tories managed to sway the small business debate, hosted ...
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What Freelancers wish they had known from the Start.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th November 2014
The UK is experiencing a self-employment boom, with over 4.6 million Brits now opting to be their own boss. What has prompted this shift? Why are so many choosing a freelance career over the security of employment? And what help and advice is there to support this decision? Our friends over at Crunch Accountancy created a short film that explores the highs and lows of freelancing. Over to Sohpie...
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