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How to Select and Secure a Location for Your Popup Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st October 2013
A couple of weeks ago we did a piece giving you lots of info on the kind of things you will need to consider before starting up a popup shop. Your response was phenomenal with many people requesting that we dig a little deeper into the logistics and specifics of the whole thing. Well folks, you spoke and we listened, so here it is, the first in our series of popup follow-ups. Today we’ll be ...
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Pop-up Bikes - Parking, Maintenance and Coffee Pedalling

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th September 2013
At Startacus we try not to complain too much - it generally doesn't do any good...but if there’s one thing that we simply can’t abide, it’s sitting in seemingly endless queues of traffic on our way to or from work -  it just makes our blood boil! If you listen to the hype you would believe that cycling is the magical answer to all such traffic-related misery, but sadly no - ...
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Mr Quiffy - The move-around pop-up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
As the UK enjoys the much anticipated return of the sun this week, ice-cream vans up and down the country are putting the pedal to the metal to make the most of the remaining days of Summer. However one such van promises to be a an unexpected treat for style-conscious sun-seekers and a bitter disappointment for children seeking sweet refreshment - here's the scoop... (sorry I couldn't resist&helli...
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Pop-up Shop turns Stop-up Shop!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2013
At Startacus we are not ashamed to admit that we've got a bit of a thing for the whole pop-up phenomenon, from pop-up shops to pop-up restaurants - we love them all!  So you can imagine how excited we were to discover a couple of clever ladies in Hanley, Stoke-on-trent, who have made the daring decision to turn their pop-up shop into...wait for it... a Stop-up Shop! Number 26 Pop up Shop cam...
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Test Town - the finalists compete

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2013
Back in February we wrote an article on Test Town -  the innovation challenge for 16-30 year olds from across the UK which asked them to come up with original and innovative uses for Britain's town centres... Test Town was an exciting new Carnegie UK project, and the 70 submitted ideas were put forward to a panel of ‘experts’ who shortlisted down to 12 finalists. Those 12 final...
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The Loaf Cookery School

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th February 2013
Here at Startacus we come across all sorts of inspiring people and projects every day. Some we like, and some we quite frankly love. This happens to be one of those.Loaf is a social enterprise initiative based in Birmingham. It all began when the very aptly named Tom Baker started experimenting with making sourdough bread at home. He became increasingly enamoured with the whole process and th...
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WeArePopUp - Startacus interviews the pop up shop platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th January 2013
Startacus has a keen interest in the Pop-up shop phenomenon. From Mary Portas’ high street review to Startup Britain’s Pop-up shop push, the Pop-up shop trader, symbolises many of the characteristics of us ‘self starters’. With Pop-Up shops being symbolic of many young artists, designers and projects using disused retail space to sell their wares, there is also a certain co...
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A shopping centre made of Shipping Containers...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th January 2013
A shopping centre made of Shipping Containers...Offering Startacus a bit of self starter inspiration Anyone who watched George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, must have been impressed by Max McMurdo’s eco-office space built from a shipping container. However taking this innovative approach and design onto an altogether new level is the pop up shopping centre in New Zealand, made out of, yes...
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The Deal with Pop up shops - the traders speak!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th September 2012
Last week we explored the philosophy of the pop up shop. The mindset, the reasoning, the political clambering for involvement, and the success of pop up shops themselves.We highlighted the Pop up Britain shop in Richmond, Surrey, and to get a flavour of their thoughts, we contacted a few of the residents, to get their views on the experience itself. And boy can some of these startups talk - so muc...
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Saving the high street? Startacus explores the Pop-up Shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2012
Part 1 - The philosophy of the pop-up shop... Its like the chicken and the egg, the pop-up shop and the recession. Which came first? Well in the case of the pop-up shop, they can be traced back to the late 1990’s, and both offered a short term sale opportunity to both the in-vogue brands of the moment and the cheap, thrown in the back of a lorry with a suitcase companies, to sell their stuf...
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