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Startup of the Week - SilkFred

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th May 2013
If you’re a designer in any discipline, you’ll be only too well aware of how difficult it can be to make your mark on the world, as it were, and get your creative work noticed. It has been refreshing then to see a rise in recent years in digital platforms where creatives can actually showcase and promote their wares - something that is exactly what our latest Startup of the Week is aim...
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The Boxsmall Project

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th May 2013
The pop-up phenomenon seems to be here to stay - whether it’s a pop-up shop giving an independent creative the chance at running their own retail outlet or the pop-up gallery where artists and artisans alike can showcase their wares - and that’s surely no bad thing. The whole notion of providing a place for people to be enterprising and creative is pretty close to our hearts here at St...
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Love your Local Market

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th April 2013
Here at Startacus we love hearing about innovative projects and initiatives which are trying to improve and regenerate our beleaguered high streets and towns, so when we first heard about the Love your Local Market campaign, we knew it’d be something we’d love. And we do. Now in its second year, Love your Local Market is a national campaign which aims to showcase all sorts of markets ...
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Tips and Advice for your first Pop Up Shop experience

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2013
“Pop Up Shop – A temporary retail space in which businesses can showcase and advertise their products on a short-term basis.” Whoever brought this idea to life hit the nail on the head. Pop up shops are exciting and becoming increasingly popular in the UK, promoting some of the most influential and unique upcoming businesses. Here in Britain, we are witnessing high streets chang...
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Digital High Street 2013.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2013
Digital High Street 2013. Technology versus the high street (not). If you own a pop-up shop, retail space or want to start a retail business, but have concerns about the future of the high street, this 2 day event might be for you... The death of the High Street has already written. The story of the commerce takeover and victory, already told, leaving retail favourites Woolworths, HMV and (until...
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Starting a Business on eBay

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
Not every business has to start with grand ideals of corporate boardrooms, lunching with Lord Sugar and reusing a 4 year old suit until it starts to peel away, however even online businesses can require a significant amount of interaction, office space and to-ing and fro-ing.An eBay business however is different. Imagine Bargain Hunt, only without Tim Wonnacott’s super sweet tweed and mousta...
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Top Online Payment Options

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th March 2013
  I'll be honest, before starting to write this piece I was fairly happy with myself. 'Not many of those!' I thought. 'Self explanatory, really!' I thought. And then I began to research it. Well, there are a few things more than I anticipated, to learn about the world of online payment. So sit back, put your feet up, and let Startacus take you through it all. First thing’s first. Ther...
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Creating a giftware brand - Startacus meets Ellie Ellie

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2013
Making your mark on the design world isn't necessarily an easy thing, so when someone does it and does it well, it's pretty impressive. One such person is Danielle Ellen Plowman, founder of Ellie Ellie - the "sustainable giftware brand with a touch of nostalgia". We were pretty chuffed when Danielle agreed to take a few minutes out to answer a few of our questions on everything from starting ...
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Naked Raver reveals all - a self interview on Startacus

by: ~ 20th February 2013
Founded by Joanne St.Clair and Daniel Orlick in September 2012, NAKED RAVER is a fun-filled adventure of Feminine Spirit. It is an exciting lifestyle brand for women: a festivity of their untapped potential, of their natural ability to uplift the hearts of others, and of their deep desire to inspire the imagination of the whole of humanity – at work, in the home, and at play. Startacus ...
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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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