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How I built a successful old school gaming business in a market dominated by digital

by: ~ 30th March 2015
How I built a successful old school gaming business in a market dominated by digital. Director of Home Leisure Direct, Andy Beresford talks about the secrets of his success to Startacus... "I set up Home Leisure Direct in 2007 in a small picturesque village just outside Bristol.  It has since grown to be the UK’s leading games room retailer with an enthusiastic team and a growing cust...
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How Technologies Are Creating Opportunities for Online Retailers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2015
In this our Swansea startup month, Prince Appah of Swansea based e-commerce solution Veeqo, tells us a litte about how new technologies create opportunities for online retailers.   Over to you...The rise and rise of mobile shopping apps is great news for consumers and retailers alike: this metamorphosis of the retail landscape has made the shopping experience much quicker, easi...
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Shopify Build-A-Business Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th October 2014
Got an idea for something that you’d like to sell online? Well, we reckon it’s time to make that idea a reality! Not just because we’re kinda obsessed with self starters and people doing their own thing, but also because leading eCommerce platform Shopify have just launched their latest Build-A-Business competition so the timing is perfect! Here’s how it works: First of a...
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Razor sharp Startup Cornerstone aims to deliver the perfect shaving experience

by: ~ 30th July 2014
Recurring subscription business models are most definitely on the up. Aiming to be a cut above the rest is startup Cornerstone, a men's shaving brand that will deliver you shaving products at regular periods via the post. Imagine graze.com but for shaving. The razor sharp Oliver Bridge (apologies in advance - tenuous links may continue) is at the age of 25, making Cornerstone his third venture, ...
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Girl Meets Dress co-founder Anna Bance chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2014
Attention ladies (and gentlemen) we’ve got something for you - Have you ever wanted a designer dress for that big event but have been put off by the price? Well look no further than www.girlmeetsdress.com. GirlMeets Dress is the online luxury rental destination providing millions of women with the ability to hire the hottest designer dresses and accessories for less than 10% of the ret...
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Retail 20:20 – Retail Technology Investment Showcase

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2014
If you are a technology start up and are looking for investment then we here at Startacus believe Retail 20:20 could be right up your street. Digital innovation and investment hub Haatch and retail technology accelerator Eccomplished have joined forces for the second investment forum for retail technology and innovation. So...I know by now you are thinking who, what, where, when and how? Well fo...
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Pop at House of Fraser

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th March 2014
If you’re a startup trying to make your mark in the retail sector, a recently launched project from The Great Retail Revival is probably well worth a look. The Pop at House of Fraser project aims to find up and coming startups in the fashion or lifestyle retail sectors and provide them with an amazing platform to showcase their wares and in turn help them achieve their true business potenti...
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Re-imagining the High Street

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
Our high streets are suffering. We all know that. And we all know too that something’s gotta be done about it. Whether it’s supporting those independent shops which remain or starting a popup in an empty unit - we all ought to play our part in making things better.However if you’ve got ideas for making things better on a much bigger scale, a new comp from the Technology Strategy ...
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Startup of the Week - SalesGossip

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2013
We’re all only too aware of the plight of the high street over the last few years so anything that is doing its bit to help the good ol’ retail sector is fine by us - and that’s exactly one of the missions of our latest Startup of the Week. SalesGossip is an online platform which collates info about all things fashion and more importantly all things ‘sales’ related.S...
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Falcon Enamelware - Cardboard Popup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd November 2013
Falcon Enamelware - Cardboard Popup When we think of the popup phenomenon we will generally envisage innovative and cutting edge startups looking for an exciting and modern way to introduce their product to market or create a bit of excitement - like these - Number 26 Stopup Shop, Propstore and WeArePopup.   But what about a 100 year old enamelware manufacturer with a strictly classical ran...
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