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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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Basic tips for self publishing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2013
As the title of this piece suggests these are basic tips.  If you are  a self publishing millionaire then you may find them a little beneath your current experience level (just a tad) however if you are a beginner, then hopefull they will help to get you started! Choosing a subjectIt stands to reason that you can’t write a book if you do not have a subject in mind! It’s not...
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Startup of the Week - Ownshelf

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd January 2013
When you think about the last book that you read, chances are that it was recommended to you by someone - perhaps a friend read it first and suggested you read it too. It was once the done thing when in a friend’s house to take a look at their bookshelves and then if a particular book took your fancy, ask if you could borrow it. Of course with the rise in popularity of e-readers, such things...
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Shellsuit Zombie

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2012
When us folk here at Startacus come across something that we really like, we just can’t keep it to ourselves and this week we came across something we reckon you’ll really like too - in the form of Shellsuit Zombies. Shellsuit Zombie is a project aiming to give young creatives a proper voice and as you’d imagine, is run by young creatives themselves. There are various stran...
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