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Courier Paper - An interview with the London Startup champions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2014
Courier is a London based newspaper title about startup culture. Launched a year ago as a quarterly publication, Courier focuses amongst other things on the people, passion and the psyche of small business and startups around EC1 and the whole of the big smoke. We picked up a copy a few months back and after reading it front to back, we thought it’d be great to interview founders Soheb Panj...
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An interview with author and writer of the Idler Tom Hodgkinson

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2014
An interview with author and writer of the Idler Tom Hodgkinson...Today (only on the day of publication mind you) is World Book Day. So given our enthusiastic engagement with all ‘days’ and ‘weeks’ of various themes, we felt it only appropriate to take pause for a moment and pay tribute to the humble, yet mighty book. In case it has passed you by, this week has so far been ...
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Startup of the Week - Connu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
Since it’s World Book Day we felt it was only right that we choose a startup that’s making waves in the literary world to be our latest Startup of the Week - and by choosing Connu that’s just what we’ve done. Connu is a reading app which aims to highlight and raise awareness of some of the best new ‘under-the-radar’ writers out there. On a weekly basis, promin...
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Freelance Journalist and Music Man - A self interview with Gideon Thomas

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st February 2014
From MA, to hobby, to blog, to freelance journalism, Music PR and a full blown business. Self Starter of the Week and Startacus member Gideon Thomas shares his journey with Startacus...Can you start off by telling us a little about yourself and your business, what you do, and the journey you’ve taken to get to where you are. I’m a writer, and I’m involved in music journali...
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Drawing every day life - we chat to @bad_drawings

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2013
Every now and again we post on the Startacus Facebook page (handy link included there!) a quote, an image or a pic that we reckon will offer you a little inspiration, motivation, or simply a wee chuckle. After all, there can be a lot to laugh about when starting a business - from the attempting, the starting, the messing up to the hopefully succeeding. So, when we stumbled upon Bad Drawings of m...
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Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th August 2013
Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens? As you have hopefully noticed, over recent weeks we have been writing articles discussing the ins-and-outs of setting up various businesses. So far, we have covered setting up: a B&B business, a photography business and a magazine business (to name just a few) and this week we are turning our attention to that most traditional of enterprises... the b...
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Creating a Comic Book App - We find out more about The DEC

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2013
Pardon the pun - but who said that drawing Zombies for a living was a dead industry? Northern Ireland based media studio Uproar Comics aim to breathe new life into the comic book industry with an innovative app, called the DEC (Digital Experience Comic), which launched yesterday in the App Store. Uproar Comics was launched back in 2011 by Derry locals and lifelong comic book fans Kevin Logue an...
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Batman and Superman? We look at some real life super business collaborations

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2013
Batman and Superman? We look at some real life super business collaborations Here at Startacus  we love Collaboration. Indeed we have our own virtual workspace that allows community collaboration, so you would expect us to say that! However, whether it be recruiting the right staff for your startup, working with a co-founder on your project, or collaborating with other businesses for a coll...
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Becoming a Self Publisher

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2013
Becoming a Self Publisher... Ross Harrison is a writer and self-publisher of science fantasy who has been an avid writer since childhood. We chatted with Ross about how he took his hobby for writing and turned it into a career, how he fights writers block, and what tips he has for other aspiring writers on how to make money from writing - that after all can be a tough nut to crack... So Ross, go...
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Boat Magazine - We interview Erin Spens

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2013
An Interview with Erin Spens, Editor of the rather fabulous Boat Magazine, a nomadic publication that focuses on one city each issue.I met Erin Spens briefly whilst her and her team were in Derry working on their latest edition of the Boat magazine. I’ll admit, I loved the idea. They go to cities, find their stories, write about them and leave again. Their turnaround of content when they act...
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