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Trezeo looks to the crowd to target full UK launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2018
Trezeo, a fintech startup focused on delivering financial stability to the self-employed, today announced its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to help fully launch its income smoothing business account product and kickstart its growth among the UK’s self-employed and gig economy workers. Trezeo is a business account aimed at the self-employed, providing customers with a regular, defin...
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How to embrace the fluid workforce

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th June 2018
Rob Hill, CRO at ProFinda, discusses the emerging fluid workforce, what this means for businesses - and how to embrace it!  "As companies start to recognise there is a new world of work, it is time to start swotting up on the fluid workforce. This is a relatively new term used to describe the many different ways a company can hire its employees. There’s full-timers, part-timers, flexi...
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Startup of the Week - Tapoly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2018
The innovative startup Tapoly, that offers on demand insurance that covers the risks of consumers in the sharing economy market Whilst the sharing economy has brought a lot of opportunities and flexibility galore, it has also brought some challenges. For example, there are obvious risks which are taken when you are letting out your property or lending your car. Likewise, whilst the gig economy h...
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UK Flexible Workers to be given enhanced rights

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th February 2018
The Government says that millions will benefit from enhanced rights as it responds to the Taylor Review into modern working practices. Has it gone far enough? Today’s ‘Good Work plan’, announced today by UK Prime Minister T.M (7th Feb 2018) comes in response to the independent Taylor Review, published last year, which investigated what impact modern working practices ...
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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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Uber London Ltd, "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence."

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2017
TfL has notified Uber London Ltd that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence, putting it's future as a taxi-hailing app for Londoners in doubt.  Leading taxi-hailing app Uber faces an uncertain looking future in the UK capital as TfL today (22nd September 17) informed Uber London Ltd that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after it's current l...
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Pay-as-you-go insurance startup Zego drives forward with £1.2m Investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th July 2017
Insurance Startup Zego, who provide 'pay-as-you-go/ride /drive' insurance cover for drivers working for sharing economy companies, such as Deliveroo, Jinn, UberEATS, and Amazon, have just raised another £1m+ in a seed funding round led by VC firm LocalGlobe. With pay and working conditions of the gig economy worker currently under review and the traditional insurance sector ripe f...
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Gig economy workers in the Taylor Review: flexibility meets exploitation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2017
Matthew de la Hey is the co-founder and CEO of inploi, a community-driven marketplace, enabling people to discover and apply for hospitality jobs with London’s best employers. Matthew and inploi have spent a good amount of time, thinking and researching around the topics related to the Taylor Review.  Matthew has also talked at an University of Oxford Future of Work even...
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Why solo entrepreneurs should think twice about their business structure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th July 2017
Henna Sheth writes for Gorilla Accounting, a technology-driven, accountancy provider for Contractors and Freelancers. Here she discusses why first-time entrepreneurs should think thoroughly about their business structure. As a one-man band, a contractor, or an aspiring business tycoon, the first step to building your empire will be deciding on a financially efficient operating structure...
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Startup of the Week - Ofixu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2017
If you’re a freelancer or a contractor you’ll know only too well that finding a space to work in can sometimes be a challenge. Your local coffee shop may fit the bill in some respects but chances are you may yearn for a desk in a less distracting environment. If that’s the case, our latest Startup of the Week ought to be right up your street. Ofixu is an online platform where u...
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