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The key to balancing your passion projects with a full-time job

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th October 2018
Tom Evans, Founder & CEO of BleepBleeps, shares his thoughts and experience of balancing passion projects with the reality of a full-time job. "The idea of taking the jump to pursue a business idea is intimidating. And knowing how to juggle that alongside a full-time job can make matters even more stressful. It’s one of the greatest dilemmas I faced while starting my business, like man...
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Employee Benefits that won't break the bank

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd November 2017
When it comes to employee benefits, it’s not always about the money. Here, our careers marketplace partners Jobbio share 7 employee benefits that won't break the bank....(Originally published here.)For startups and young companies there are ways to motivate and reward the team that won’t blow your budget. In fact, more imaginative perks can actually set you apart from your competitors ...
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How to keep your employees motivated

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd November 2017
What steps can you take to ensure your staff remain motivated & committed? Jason Downes, MD of Powwownow highlight a few things that have worked for him over the years.Simply getting your employees to do their job is a relatively easy task but inspiring them to go the extra mile is a much trickier one. That’s because reaching for the stars and believing you can really make a difference i...
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We're liking the sound of Rebel Book Club

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st February 2017
We're liking the sound of… Rebel Book Club The what? Rebel Book Club? Yep, Rebel Book Club is much like you’d expect - it’s a book club, but with an application process to be approved to then attend. London based.  So why are you writing about it on Startacus? Well the type of books they read range from books focused on creativity, motivation, business, entrepreneurshi...
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Finding the motivation to start a business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2015
Stephen Canning is Management Consultant, a councillor at Essex County Council and a Startacus member with some insight to share.  In this post written exclusively for Startacus, he describes how to find the motivation to start your own business.Finding the Motivation to Start Your Own Business They say that the most difficult thing is knowing your true calling, yet many people do actuall...
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Startup Founder? Some of the worst things you can say or write

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th December 2014
We know it’s a bit idealistic to think that saying a few things here and there can ultimately destroy your startup morale and practices. Only a bit though. There are a few things that should never be said by anyone in a startup, least of all the founder or the head honcho. We may as well take a look at a few and explain why they’re a bad idea... 1. “There’s no way to fund ...
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Don't Walk - Dance Instead!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2014
Urban safety just got a little less woefully dull and a lot more entertaining for the residents of the Portuguese Capital Lisbon. Instead of being faced with a functional, albeit tedious, static ‘don’t walk’ man, pedestrians at this crossing the centre of the city were treated to a quirky surprise.  Their little inert man had been replaced by a highly amusing dancing one. ...
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Quality Thrives – Inspiration and Motivation for Startups and Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th September 2014
We all know how hard it can be to stay motivated, especially when you’ve just started a new business venture, especially if any spanners happen to land in the works, or even if you just have to change the whole idea! It’s hard work, and it never seems worth it. But for some, the goal of helping other entrepreneurs is the paramount point of business, - take for instance one of the start...
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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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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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