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Set for success: Pros and cons of starting your own business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2014
Becoming your own boss is something a few of us will have fantasised about. Making all the decisions, creating our company in our own image, choosing when we work – it all sounds like a dream, but a lot of effort is required to get any enterprise off the ground irrespective of industry, size or location. Here, we detail the pros and cons of becoming an entrepreneur: The pros You get comp...
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Is the Internet Holding You Back?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2013
No internet access - how we discovered quite recently how that's not necessarily always a bad thing...As usual, I plodded merrily along into the Startacus office last Wednesday, cheerily planning the day’s work in my head when I was met with a scene I had been dreading for many a moon...the internet had finally stopped working... Panic ensued as questions shot across the room “How wil...
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It’s not easy being Free...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2013
Part 'call to action' / part mindset' / 'part reality check' - Self Starter Anneka Dalrymple writes about why it's not easy being free..."It’s not easy being free. Ever noticed that when you begin to discuss going it alone, flailing your arms around passionately describing ‘making something of yourself’ all surrounding people begin to glaze over and stare into space? Don’...
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Reasons why starting a business might not be for you

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st August 2013
Now hold your horses - this is Startacus - The Self Start society ain't it? Don't we just inspire, motivate and encourage the early stage entrepreneur? Well yep, that’s certainly the case - we love all things enterprising. But self starters can be anyone with an idea, an interest, a hobby, a passion, who does something constructive, proactive about it. That doesn't mean just people starting ...
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Options for when your business ain't working!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
You've tried everything. You've literally tried everything. But your startup /business / freelancing service - call it what you like - just ain’t working in its current form. No-one said that starting your own business would be easy, or that business success would happen overnight, but this business is sinking, and you're stuck in the sand. Sounding a little like the opening credits of a ...
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From unemployed to entrepreneur - Startacus chats to YES Network Founder - Carly Ward

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th August 2013
From unemployed to entrepreneur - Startacus chats to YES Network Founder - Carly Ward Here at Startacus we like to think we are pretty good at spreading the word on the people, places and spaces that make a difference to anyone with an idea for a business, who doesn’t necessarily know what to do next. After all, self-starters everywhere often need that proverbial shove in the right directi...
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Deceler8 Me

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th July 2013
Deceler8 Me!! We’ve written quite a few articles on the mindset of working as an entrepreneur, self-starter, freelancer...in fact whatever you wanna be called really. The name is not really that important to be honest, but your mindset and mentality is - after all without your mind working and feeling 100%, the chances are that your business will suffer, now or in the near future. So whe...
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From Stress to Startup - Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2013
Last week, Denise Devlin, Founder/CEO of Positive Parties® shared the first part of her story of becoming a self starter. Today, she shares Part 2! Read on and be inspired!So where does Positive Parties® come into the story?Well, that’s a story of its own!! I’d enrolled to start an academic year long Certified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) course in the Sept, meanwhil...
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Chin up for the upward journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th July 2013
In the last of her series of guest posts for Startacus Diana Hallare reflects on her journey so far and some handy pointers to keep us all going through the ups and downs of starting your startup...Even though I have not gotten clients yet at the time of writing this, I am still grateful for having tried and optimistic for what can happen next. Last year, I introduced the concept of Cytoleadership...
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Diary of a Startup - Obstacles and freak-outs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2013
In part 3 of Vincent Haywood's Startup Diary Vincent Haywood talked about the tough decisions you have to make on how you continue to raise capital for your startup.In this week's Startup Diary Vincent returns after a troublesome few days of obstacles, freak-outs, pivoting, and hopeful solutions... "We hit our first major obstacle this week. Should have realised it earlier, but nop...
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