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Looking for a career change? These solo business roles are perfect for budding entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th August 2020
Are you fed up of clockwatching and wishing your time away until the weekend? It's a sad truth that many adults feel trapped in their current roles and find it difficult to work a job that they have no passion for or future in. This is why more of us than ever before are deciding to take the first step towards entrepreneurship, and following our business dreams. Being your own boss, running by yo...
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Trezeo looks to the crowd to target full UK launch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2018
Trezeo, a fintech startup focused on delivering financial stability to the self-employed, today announced its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to help fully launch its income smoothing business account product and kickstart its growth among the UK’s self-employed and gig economy workers. Trezeo is a business account aimed at the self-employed, providing customers with a regular, defin...
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Coconut cracks on with it's banking and accounting app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2018
Coconut, an app-based smart current account, combining banking and accounting services for the freelance and self-employed workforce, has opened 1,000 accounts since launch. Coconut, an app-based smart current account combining banking and accounting services, designed specifically for the UK’s ever-growing freelance and self-employed workforce has reached a significant milestone in opening...
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Starting Out in Self Assessment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
Starting out in the UK & considering trading as a sole trader? Here's some current sole trader & self assessment info you'll need to know, care of Bradley Post, Managing Director of Rift Tax Refunds. I'm setting up a business. Am I better off as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company? The first steps are the most important when you're setting out in a new business. A big part of ge...
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There’s nothing Fair about Self-Employment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2017
If all the self-employed sector needed was a pat on the back for their entrepreneurial endeavours, the UK Spring Budget certainly didn’t deliver. Having a fair tax system for all is totally fine - and the self-employed sector, entrepreneurial in their mindset and actions, certainly don’t expect to be treated with ‘kid gloves’ or with particular special treat...
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From corporate life to self-employed – 15 lessons learnt in 2016 (which might help you).

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th January 2017
Previously published on LinkedIn, this excellent article from Ralph Charlton - now owner of Charlton Communications, highlights his journey from 'corporate world' to becoming self employed and 15 subsequent lessons he learnt along the way.... "A little over a year ago I left corporate life and decided to go it alone - from running a FTSE 100 corporate communications department...
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Small businesses, freelancers & contractors: How the 2015 Budget affects you

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2015
Today’s UK Budget recognised the importance of the self-employed workforce to the British economy.So we asked Crunch Accounting to share the key points on how the 2015 Budget affects Small businesses, freelancers & contractors."Today’s Budget recognised the importance of the self-employed workforce to the British economy and reflected the needs of this demographic through refo...
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15 for 2015 - entries now open

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2014
We think it’d be fair to say that here at Startacus we heart self starters. Lots.So when we hear about initiatives and comps that aim to help self starters in any way, well quite frankly we’re all ears. One such initiative is the recently launched 15 for 2015 competition. Backed by PCG, the not for profit freelancer organisation, the comp aims to give the UK’s independent and en...
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Financial news round-up for small businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th March 2014
Welcome to the Startacus monthly financial news round-up, brought to you by Sophie Turton of Crunch Accounting. This month has revealed good news for SMEs and startups, as the government pledges more in growth funds and the country’s workers cotton on to the benefits of being self-employed. Self-employed to outnumber public sector workers by 2018 The number of freelancers and contractors i...
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Self Employed Stories - Janet the Glitterwitch

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2014
If you’ve been kind enough to pay us a little visit in the past few weeks you will undoubtedly know that we’ve embarked on a brand spanking new series called “Self Employed Stories”- which is actually quite a bit more exciting than the name would suggest. Basically, in an extra special effort to give all you self starters a spot of entrepreneurial inspiration, we have been...
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