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How to minimise risk and improve planning in a mid-sized business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th November 2016
When it comes to business, thinking everything through thoroughly and putting well-formed plans into place will help to minimise risk and increase company successes. All too often, organisations rush decision making and end up losing money in the process, so here’s how to ensure you don’t make the same mistakes. 1.     Align your objectives With plugins such as Up...
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6 Tips for Setting Targets in Your Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd June 2016
Sitting down to set out goals and targets for your startup can feel like hard work that gets in the way of actual work. Setting targets for the road to your ultimate goal, however, is one important way to ensure you actually make it to that goal. Clear targets let your team know exactly what they are aiming for, and well-thought-out parameters for those targets will make it all the easier for you ...
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Why forming a Company shouldn’t be a priority for a new Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd January 2016
It can be very tempting to register a company as one of the first tasks under your startup business plan. After all, incorporation gives a legal presence to your business and helps secure a brand name. However it is a red herring to think that in the very early days you need your business to be in this structure before you can do anything else. Setting up your business as a company should be one ...
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Five tips for Startups to save time and money

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2015
Rachel Smith works for Nixon Williams a UK specialist accountancy firm for contractors, freelancers, consultants and interim professionals. Here she writes for Startacus on 5 ways you can save time and money when running your Startup. Over to Rachel to explain all...It’s often said that time is money and if this is true, it seems logical to save as much time as possible. Why s...
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How to start a taxi business- Part Two

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st March 2014
Reckon that you could really go places with your very own business? Then it could be the right time to get your dream moving by setting up your very own taxi firm. A few weeks ago we brought you the first in this 2 part series looking at some of the details you’d need to consider when starting your own taxi firm. To recap, here are some of the things that were put under the Startacus micros...
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How to start a part-time business- Week 2 - Approaching the launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2014
Here at Startacus, we don't discriminate based on size…whether your plan is to start your own multi-national corporation or a little cottage industry we are here to give you a little hand along the way! In aid of this we have just begun a fab new weekly series of posts which provides lots of the important info and advice you will need through the journey of starting up a part-time business...
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How to start a sweetshop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
How to start a sweetshop... First off we should say that starting a sweetshop is something we would never be able to do given our fundamental lack of willpower when it comes to food of the sugary variety.  If, like us, you would be in danger of consuming any profits which came in the door you may wish to consider some of the following alternative articles; how to start a bookshop, how to star...
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How to source products for your popup shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th November 2013
If you are a regular visitor to Startacus, you will know that over recent weeks we have been outlining the specifics of setting up a popup shop with a renewed spirit and vigour. So far in the series we have brought you ‘How to set up a popup shop’, ‘How to select and secure a location for your popup shop’ and ‘The legalities of setting up a popup shop’.  No...
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Tips for Managing your To-Do List

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th October 2013
We've written lots about the importance of good business planning, time management, and creating to-do lists for your startup or your self employment business venture. However, it’s one thing creating to-do lists, planning or using to-do apps, but it’s another thing entirely keeping on top of your to-do list - especially when it’s changing every single day and at any one point in...
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How to be a Problem Solver - Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th October 2013
Self Starter of the Week Amy Manuel writes the second of her two part blog on How to be a problem solver when starting and running a business. The first part of How to be a Problem Solver can be found via the handy link provided. And so Amy returns and highlights her next three tips to help you and your business in the right direction... #4. Open Up Your World Having worked for the same company ...
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