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Want to work in a Startup? We chat to career professional and self starter David Jackson

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2014
Being a self starter (this is Startacus - the Self Start Society after all) isn't just about starting your own business and making a small fortune. Don't get us wrong, that's a nice knock on effect for some and one we regularly like to celebrate here at Startacus HQ. But before all that comes to fruition (fingers crossed) being a self starter is fundamentally anyone doing something positive ...
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Managing maternity when self employed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2014
8 months to go, 6 months to go, 3 weeks to go...time certainly flies when you or your partner are expecting. Couple this with a self employed or new startup work / lifestyle and bingo, wham, it can be an explosive and life changing time for everyone in more ways than one! With this in mind, we thought it wise to share a few hopefully handy pointers on managing maternity when self employed, so tha...
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Startups - 4 things you can’t leave to luck

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2014
In life some of us highlight that “that” was the time that we got their lucky break. Being lucky, or simply being in the ‘right place at the right time’ can of course have an effect on the likelihood of success. However, whilst luck might strike on the odd occasion, there are still some fundamental things that a startup cannot afford to leave to luck. And, as this article h...
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Heard of the One Pound Challenge?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2014
One Man, One Pound, One Year...That is the intriguing tagline that accompanies Alan Radbourne's website myonepoundchallenge.co.uk - and admittedly we were intrigued. Post contacting Alan to find out more about his challenge and Alan also becoming a Startacus member, we thought what better way to find out more about his plan to see how much money he could make from an initial £1 (he...
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4 reasons why women shouldn’t just work in startups - they should run ‘em

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2014
4 reasons why women shouldn’t just work in startups - they should run ‘em... It’s International Womens Day tomorrow (on the date of publication that is) and apart from the paradox that is the fact that this post has been written by a male, we thought it an opportune time to give all our Startacus clan a quick reminder as to why the female of the species make good startup leaders...
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Starting a Part-Time business - Things to do one month on...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2014
As ever, here at Startacus we’re all about helping you enterprising folks with a big (or small) idea to get up and do something with it! That’s why in recent weeks we’ve been taking a closer look at the ins and outs (and the ups and downs) of starting a part-time business.  So far in our explorations we have done noble battle with all things related to the concept and also ...
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Startacus Room 101 - It’s where all those ‘pet hates’ go

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
Startacus Room 101 - It’s where all those ‘pet hates’ go!! Taking inspiration from George Orwell’s 1984 and the TV show with the same name, what we’re doing is asking Startacus members and leading entrepreneurs alike to nominate something to banish into the Startacus Entrepreneurial Room 101 - and for eternity too! Like the TV show - all they have to do is nominate ...
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The Science of a successful Startup (finally explained!)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2014
A couple of weeks ago, with a little time on our hands, we jokingly drew a test tube image outlining what we reckoned the actual science of a successful startup would look like. Albeit, it was all a little jokey - everyone knows that the science of a startup is the formula er-st+fdr/c ², - but after a while, we thought that there is actually a little light humoured truth in all this mumbo-jum...
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5 good things that can come from failure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2014
Failure is not the opposite of success but part of it - So says the Fail Forward team, who highlight to Startacus 5 good things that can come from failure... There’s one word which strikes fear into the hearts of people: fail. It can come in the form of ‘’I’m going to fail my exam!’’ or even under the guise of ‘’I’m going to lose!’&rsquo...
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4 Key Risks you ought to consider if you are starting a business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2014
Go for it! What have you got to lose? Well, potentially quite a lot! Not that this is a pessimistic outlook on starting a business, but here at Startacus we do like to give a fair overview of the possible benefits, disadvantages and risks in starting said business. A good place to look to see the growing volume of startup / registered startup businesses in the UK is the Startup Britain Startup Tr...
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