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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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How to Start a Pop-up shop

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2013
How to start a pop-up shop. It’s amazing that it has taken us this long! With all the championing we do for pop-up shops, pop-up festivals, pop-up bars and pop-up everything else, how we managed to miss out on such an obvious feature as ‘How to Start a Pop-up shop’ is a complete mystery! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, a pop-up shop is a temporary ret...
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Jimmy Beans Wools- A very inspirational Yarn!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th October 2013
Just last week we gave you the lowdown on Shopify's fantastic competition for budding online retailers and so to continue that thread, we searched high and low for a business which would demonstrate how a simple idea can grow into a highly successful online business. That’s how we stumbled across Laura Zander from California who over the past decade has knitted her way to international succe...
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The Shopify Build a Business Competition

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st October 2013
If you’ve got a product that you want to start selling online, then this is the perfect time to do just that. Why now you may ask? Well, basically because the eCommerce platform Shopify have just launched their latest Build-A-Business competition and they’ve partnered up with the Huffington Post so it’s even bigger and better than before. Entering couldn’t be eas...
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Tips on How to Pitch to Retailers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2013
If you’ve created a product that you’d like to be sold in retail channels, knowing how to pitch is essential. It doesn’t matter if you are pitching to an independent store owner or if you’re pitching to a large multiple - getting your pitch right is a must. Here are some basic Tips on How to Pitch to Retailers that we reckon should help... Do your research Doing research...
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Starting a Florist Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2013
Do you know your dahlias from your delphiniums and your carnations from your chrysanthemums?  Ever thought about turning your flair for flowers into a budding business? So far in our “How to start a” series we have discussed the intricacies of starting a range of businesses including a starting a B&B, a bookstore business and a warehouse business and this week in honour of s...
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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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Developing an idea into a Product - an interview with an Inventor

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th July 2013
Ever had that Eureka moment when you are lying on the beach and you have that ‘great idea’? It might be the ‘next blockbuster film’ or a ‘career change’ you really decide you want to make. Or...it might just be an invention you reckon could be the next big thing... In this case Jonathan Meare had an idea for a solution to that pain in the back moment when your ...
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Ebay shoppable windows

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2013
Ebay shoppable windows...If you are a regular reader of Startacus, you’ve probably picked up by now that we do like any type of innovation or creativity linked with “saving the high street”. From pop up shops, a pop up village (yep you read that right) to trader markets, and conferences addressing the future of the high street, we do like to feature the good news and inspiration...
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