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9 to 5 is dying, let’s celebrate

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th August 2015
"9 to 5 is dying, let’s celebrate"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, Stephen states why the 9 to 5 working culture is dying and why we should be celebrating. Agree / Disagree? Read on... "In recent times, there has been an increasing tr...
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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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Starting a Business v's Going to Uni

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
With the rising cost of university fees and the increasing attraction of working for yourself, more and more people are turning towards entrepreneurship as an alternative to a university education. But is it the right choice? Timothy Armoo, CEO of Doodlar and guest writer for Startacus weighs up the pros and cons...Start a business1.Arguably less expensive.Figures show that the average gradua...
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Outsourced Email Marketing - the benefits

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2013
Outsourcing Email Marketing - the benefitsToby Fischer, previously a Business Owner of a foreign exchange firm is currently working on a new tech project around the mobile wallet and passbook application on the iPhone making loyalty cards, coupons, boarding passes, privilege and membership cards digital. Toby guest writes for Startacus on the benefits of outsourced email marketing. At the beginni...
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So you want to be Mark Zuckerberg?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2013
So you want to be Mark Zuckerberg? Well if you do, these pointers from EntrepreneurXpress, might just help you out along the way...Anyone who is within 50 metres of a laptop or a computer or a phone would have herd of Mark Zuckerberg. Often called a genius, a mastermind and sometimes a villain (think about The Social network), Mark Zuckerberg is not only the world’s youngest billionaire but ...
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Collaboration is Key to small Business Growth

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2013
We asked Entrepreneurial-Spark, a hybrid of a business incubator & business accelerator space based in Scotland to reflect on their 1st year anniversary and what a few of their startups have learned and gained from the space...At Entrepreneurial-Spark, we marked a year since our first initial cohort of entrepreneurs entered the Glasgow Hatchery and it put us in a reflective mood. What can we s...
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23 things learnt from founding a Tech company..

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2013
Cally Russell, young entrepreneur and founder of new social shopping platform Mallzee gives us his pointers (23 of them) on the things he has learnt from founding a Tech Company...In the lull between the Christmas and New Year when it was still unacceptable to work or email people (well in the eyes of my girlfriend and family anyway) I came across what might be the best blog of 2012, Jason Goldber...
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What we can learn from Walt Disney.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2013
What we can learn from Walt Disney - A guest post by Tim ArmooSometimes when starting and growing your business, a bit of advice is needed. And when your mentor is not around you may panic and freeze! But fear not this is pretty common and I figured I would give a helping hand by having a look at Walt Disney-one of the world greatest showmen/entrepreneurs.Setting the scene: Walt Disney had it...
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Some Useful Questions for Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2012
Guest contributor to Startacus, Joseph Benn, highlights some questions that perhaps all Entrepreneurs should be asking (and be able to answer!)  Some Useful Questions for Entrepreneurs...This post is a follow on from my one on five questions. If you haven’t read that one it would be worth going back and doing so. I love questions. To me they are one of the most powerful creative thin...
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Working with your partner - the basics (Working together, sleeping together)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th December 2012
Krisi Smith, one half of the dynamic partnership that established Bluebird Tea Co., explores the pros and cons, and offers some top tips to successfully working alongside someone you love.Most days I wake up thinking I am incredibly lucky to not only be working for myself, doing something I love and creating a worthwhile business, but I also get to do it with my partner Mike. Although, I do get to...
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