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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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Self Employed? Tips on managing a business when on holiday

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2013
Self Employed? Tips on managing a business when on holiday... Holiday season is upon us. The kids are off school - the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Makes you want to move those dancing feet (as I digress!). However as a self employed person (often working alone), the thought of a summer holiday can fill you with dread. We have previously written about the importance of taking a holid...
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Business Pitches - 5 Lessons About Boosting Self-Confidence

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st June 2013
Last week Diana Hallare, founder of Stateside startup The Daughterhood Coach continued her series of blog posts for Startacus on 3 Things Worth Doing Again for Your Startup and this week Diana returns and highlights some handy tips on mindset and boosting Self-Confidence when delivering a business or elevator pitch.Over to Diana... "Self-confidence is a key to delivering an ef...
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Tips on dealing with Customer Complaints as a new Business (part 1)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2013
We’ve all been there, well certainly any of us that have ever worked in a customer service, or customer facing role. The complainer, the moaner, the always unhappy customer, who whilst potentially being 1% of your customer audience, can end up taking up 99% of your energy, stress and time. However, maybe that 1% have a point. Maybe that 1% can be your most valuable audience. Maybe if you ca...
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Great Motivational Quotes for Self-Starters

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th May 2013
Great Motivational Quotes for Self Starters Marmite. Romantic Comedies. Blue Cheese. Facebook. Exercise. Motivation talk..... You generally love the above, or find them all a little tasteless or unnecessary (not all of the above, after all there are many types of people - but you hopefully get the point.) Anyhow, this article highlights some of the top motivational and debatably famous business...
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Anxiety & Starting a Business - Against The Odds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th May 2013
"My struggle with starting a business whilst battling agoraphobia." An inspirational guest article by Hayley Woodham of Poodles and Pompadours. "When I lost my job as a hotel receptionist in 2009, I thought my life was over. I had no income, no savings and no way of paying my rent in the middle of a recession. I was far away from home, and ended up isolating myself, which in turn, slowly led to m...
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How to be & stay positive in business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th April 2013
Positivity Rules! Denise Devlin, Founder of Positive Parties®, an inspirational, motivational & transformational coaching company delivering fun workshops, writes for Startacus on her top 5 tips for being & staying positive in business "I launched Positive Parities® on the 22nd October 2010. I had already been self employed for 2 years working as a freelance facilitator and f...
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Mindset - Top Tips when feeling the startup pressure

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2013
If becoming a startup success was easy, then the ol’ clichés of ‘the ups and the downs’ would not really ring so true. When starting a business, everyone, (ourselves here at Startacus included), have had moments of pressure and self-doubt, or days when more seems to go wrong than ever go right. With this in mind, here are a few pointers to help keep you in the right mood -...
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Alastair Humphreys Microadventures

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2013
Alastair Humphreys Microadventures - The premise is simple. You do not need to fly to the other side of the planet to have an adventure. Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, writer, author....self starter. Previously named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Alastair is not adverse to a little bravery, risk and daily adventure. This year, rather than travel the width and breadt...
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Fast Friday - making cycling matter

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th February 2013
Fast Friday? Sometimes you can just start something and it can somehow grow into something much more - it can symbolise a complete new start or change. We aren’t 100% sure what Fast Friday have to do necessarily with Startacus, however both do embody and symbolise change, so that's perhaps why we like it! Fast Fridays is a community cycling ‘gang’ based in Athens who each F...
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