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8 Reasons Why Small Businesses are Effective

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2015
You might not know this, but small businesses – an enterprise with fewer than 250 employees – actually account for 99.3% of all private sector businesses in the UK.  When you think of a small business, you might think of a sole trader who’s struggling to make ends meet, but that’s far from true. Some entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates worked hard to...
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What Does the General Election Mean For Small Businesses?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2015
The Election is fast approaching and with less than 2 weeks to go until crunch time, it seems to be all that people are talking about - not that we can blame them. The run up to an election is always a very exciting and anxious time. Big changes could be on the horizon and everyone can’t help but anticipate what is to come! However beneath all the hustle and bustle of election time, there ...
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Common start-up business problems and how to overcome them

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2015
Common start-up business problems and how to overcome them  Below, we will explore some of the common pitfalls faced by small businesses: from handling their finances and managing clients, to hiring their staff. If these new business issues are approached and handled correctly, there’s more of a chance you’ll not only survive the predicted initial lean years, but both prosper and...
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Running a business from home just got simpler

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2014
As the old saying goes ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ or as we say here at Startacus, ‘Government reform in support of small businesses doesn’t reach an acceptable level in a day’ - but we are glad to announce that the UK government has taken at least some steps in pursuit of a fairer deal for small business owners. Having acknowledged the incredible importance o...
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We chat with Bookimbo, an innovative publication platform for startups and small businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th June 2014
At our recent entrepreneurial dinner in London we had the pleasure to meet Faye Dayan, founder of a rather innovative startup Bookimbo. Bookimbo is a stylish and original publication platform that is specifically designed for startups and small businesses- and being Startacus we just had to catch up with her to hear all about her journey and plans for the future. First off Faye, why don't yo...
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Evergrad an online platform which connects ambitious graduates with fast growing small business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th April 2014
Dan Manzi and George Penman are both Startacus members and most importantly the Founders over at Evergrad a, coming-very-soon, online platform which aims to connect ambitious graduates with fast growing small businesses. We asked Dan to tell us all about their journey and Evergrad, just a few days before their platform goes live...Over to Dan to tell all... "18 months serving on a large...
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Spring clean your way to a better business in 2014

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th April 2014
Spring clean your way to a better business in 2014! The daylight hours are getting longer which means that now is the time to start thinking about how you can do some much-needed business Spring cleaning. But instead of just papering over the cracks or carrying out some minor cosmetic touch-ups, could this be the year that your Spring clean helps revolutionise the way that you work and add real ...
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Bag Yourself a Billboard- The 60 second small business challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th April 2014
Here at Startacus we like to highlight any great startup opportunities that are kicking about – and whilst we know this one has been doing the rounds, we still felt it was worth mentioning for anybody that may have missed it.Bag Yourself a Billboard is a great opportunity for small businesses or start ups to get some free advertising – it's what it says on the tin, you will get free bi...
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Legal news round-up for small businesses- March

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2014
Welcome to the first ever Startacus monthly legal news round-up, courtesy of Net Lawman expert advsior Thomas Taylor.  In the coming months he will be casting his eye over some of the key legal news stories affecting small businesses.. there's loads of cruicial info to get through so here is the march edition.  New consumer rights laws are likely to change how you sell to your customers ...
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The Return of Fund 101

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd June 2013
Got an idea for a business but just need that little bit of cash to get you going? Or maybe you’ve already started a business but could do with a few extra pounds to help take it to that next stage.If either of these scenarios ring true for you, the recently re-launched Fund 101 could be worth a look. Fund 101 is an initiative run by the folks over at Enterprise Nation which provides small ...
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