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3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th August 2013
3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup...We previously featured Kate Jackson and TableCrowd so we were delighted when Kate offered to write a guest post for Startacus on the subject of '3 Common Misconceptions About Being An Entrepreneur In A Startup'. Over to Kate:  I left my role as a commercial solicitor in a top City practice around 6 years ago and have since co...
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Making the transition from University to the Real World - Going Pro!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th August 2013
Dubem Menakaya, young entrepreneur & kind supporter of Startacus, highlights why the transition from 'University to Career' includes entrepreneurship as a career option and the similarities it has to boxing... "Going Pro – Making the transition from University to the Real World" So another academic year is in the books.  For many it's merely the passing over from one year of ...
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What’s creativity...and how can we think more creatively?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2013
Clare Griffiths, Director of The Ideas People asks "What's creativity...and how can we think more creatively? We took a read and made some notes!  "Creativity is more than about being able to draw, it is an ability which we can all develop. Consider it like a muscle which we can flex. Similar to innovation, creativity is a process fuelled by conscious and unconscious insight, of generating i...
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How do you grow your startup with Online Freelancers?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2013
How do you grow your startup with Online Freelancers? Kjetil Olsen, vice-president of Elance Europe highlights some of his top tips on hiring talents, freelancers & partners online successfully using Elance.comAs a startup you never have enough cash on hand. You just don’t. Therefore you need to stretch the cash that you do have as much as possible and spend your time on what is mos...
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Business Games - The art of game playing in business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th February 2013
Business Games - Guest Contributor for Startacus Jo Haigh highlights the art of game playing in life and in business Having worked in corporate finance for over 25 years, I am very aware indeed of the games played in business. Whether the game is charades or blind mans bluff being aware the game is on is part of the key in winning. Not everyone likes games; personally I hated them at school and ...
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How to use social media to promote your startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd February 2013
Basic Human Nature - We all like to be poked: Krisi Smith, co-founder of successful startup Bluebird Tea Co. offers her top tips on how to use social media to promote your startup. Social media is a bit of an odd one for startups because by it’s ad hoc, unstructured nature it rarely feels like ‘work’ so when faced with piles of admin and business planning you can feel guilt...
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Outsourced Email Marketing - the benefits

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2013
Outsourcing Email Marketing - the benefitsToby Fischer, previously a Business Owner of a foreign exchange firm is currently working on a new tech project around the mobile wallet and passbook application on the iPhone making loyalty cards, coupons, boarding passes, privilege and membership cards digital. Toby guest writes for Startacus on the benefits of outsourced email marketing. At the beginni...
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Marketing – a start up guide

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th February 2013
Marketing can seem to be very overwhelming at first glance, there is so much to do, where do you start? Creative thinker, Arts Manager & Marketing Consultant Jen Farrant outlines her tips for beginners..."If you are an entrepreneur then you may be the person who is doing everything at the moment, including marketing. Well I would argue that the first place to start would be to take a big step...
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From Uni project to Social Enterprise - Celebrate my Library tells us their story

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2013
Startacus heard about Hilary Chittenden & Victoria Foster when we had read up about the Creative Enterprise Awards at University of the Arts London back in November. Hilary and Victoria, two recent Graduates from the University had won the Social Enterprise Prize for their fantastic Uni project 'Celebrate my library' that encourages libraries to become community hubs rather than just be seen ...
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Don't Listen to the Naysayers!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2013
Make no mistake, starting a business is hard. There are going to be many setbacks, problems and hurdles to overcome. Like anything that is worth doing however, it is often done the least but will provide you with the greatest rewards. As well as having an extreme passion for business, entrepreneurship and technology I have always been very active. Specifically I like lifting heavy weights, a lot....
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