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Startup Market Research Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th May 2016
Could your startup benefit from some really good market research? Now might be the time to get on the ball, because our friends over at Marketest have once again launched their annual startup competition.  This year, they are giving away expertly tailored and personal Market Research reports worth £1000 and £500 to the 1st and 2nd prize winners respectively. The team at Ma...
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Startups and the importance of Testing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th May 2015
Last week we featured the‘One Planet Ventures’ Enterprise Incubator programme, a programme open to all entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs aged 18-30 living in London. And now in return (one good deed deserves another after all) the good folk at One Planet Ventures are sharing with us some thoughts on the importance of testing as a startup. Over to Lauren Turner from the team ...
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How to Start a Business Selling your New Innovative Product

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2015
You could argue that there are only two kinds of businesses – the ones that spring up because there’s a demand, meaning that these enterprises already exist and the innovators, who’ve created something or developed an improvement on something, and just need to get their idea out there. So, if you are looking to start a business selling your new innovative product we’ve pro...
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How to start a take away

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2014
Why not start up a takeaway? For advocates of an uber healthy organic approach to eating, it might come as an unwelcome surprise that takeaway food remains one of the fastest growing areas of the UK economy. The appeal of the quick, easy and tasty shows no sign of abating, and for many fast food / takeaways seem the most obvious and appealing option to satisfy our inner grumblings. This is fant...
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Startup of the Week - Powr of You

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2014
We’re all pretty aware these days of the fact that we leave a digital footprint whenever we access digital or online services. Of course it’s generally the case that we never actually benefit from the data that we leave behind. Thanks to our latest Startup of the Week however that is all about to change. Powr of You is an innovative new analytics platform which collates users&rsq...
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How to start a Pub - Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th May 2014
Do you fancy taking a punt with opening your own pub? Last week we took a look at some of the basic information you will need to know before you embark upon your exciting new journey as a publican.  In true Startacus style we got the nitty-gritty, complicated, mind-scrambling stuff out of the way early - things like; the difference between a leasehold and a free pub, how much each is likely ...
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How to start a taxi business- Part Two

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2014
Reckon that you could really go places with your very own business? Then it could be the right time to get your dream moving by setting up your very own taxi firm. A few weeks ago we brought you the first in this 2 part series looking at some of the details you’d need to consider when starting your own taxi firm. To recap, here are some of the things that were put under the Startacus micros...
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We Catch up with our 2013 Self Starter of the Year- Jennifer Duthie, founder of Skribbies

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
We are delighted with last weeks launch of our annual self starter awards which aims to recognise the work of early stage self starter / entrepreneur / startup folk who are demonstrating that they’re doing something of note with that big or small idea that they have! The 2013 winner of the coveted ‘Self Starter of the Year’ award was Jennifer Duthie, founder of the innovative fo...
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How to start a sweetshop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
How to start a sweetshop... First off we should say that starting a sweetshop is something we would never be able to do given our fundamental lack of willpower when it comes to food of the sugary variety.  If, like us, you would be in danger of consuming any profits which came in the door you may wish to consider some of the following alternative articles; how to start a bookshop, how to star...
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Market Research - The Why and the How...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th September 2013
Leading online Market Research company Marketest outline the basics of Market Research for startups. Here's the lowdown:Why should small business or start-ups conduct market research?The risk of starting a small business is exceedingly high, as a result a small business owner needs to reduce this risk to survive and increase the likelihood of an investment. This can easily be done through market r...
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