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Does My Startup NEED social Networks?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2014
Story Time! Long ago, (circa. 2004) before the dawn of social networks, mankind faced some of the harshest business dilemmas. How do I market my startup? How will I gauge and increase customer interaction? How can I update the world on what my startup is doing? These were among the darkest times for business-kind. A few brave souls stood bright in the dark, connecting people around the world via B...
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How to get more Twitter followers for your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th November 2014
Get more Twitter followers, some tips and advice Some of you will be hoping to find a slew of devious ploys and devices with which to amass an unnaturally large and underserved Twitter audience. There are of course ways and means of gaining such a fraudulent following, but the perils of doing so far outweigh any short-lived benefits. As is true of most things in life ‘slow and steady wins ...
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Localoids - Startacus Self Interviews

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th September 2014
We've all had travel troubles before, but Localoids is aiming to fix that with their new platform, so we spoke to our latest self starter of the week Prashant Lagisetti to see what they can offer and what they plan to do, to help travellers and locals alike.We love the name, but what actually is Localoids?  “Localoids is an international community with a simple aim: we want to hel...
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Twitter and business- 7 basic ways it can be useful

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2014
Twitter is unique amongst social media platforms for many reasons, not least of which is its relative obscurity when compared with the likes of LinkedIn and Facebook. Twitter is a much harder ‘sell’ than these platforms because the concept itself is rather difficult to wrap you head around. I can only speak from my own experience, but as someone who grew up alongside the explosion of ...
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An Introduction to Twitter Analytics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd July 2014
Here at Startacus there’s nothing we like more than a nice bit of data… we’re kidding obviously, but what we do rather like is when interesting data is laid out in an visually pleasing and easy to follow way. Twitter's own new and improved analytics tools are a nice example of this, and a marked improvement on their last offering which wasn’t very ‘inspiring’ ...
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Social Media Tips for SME's

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th April 2014
Holly Rodgers of "coming soon" Peppy Creative has a background in advertising, marketing, social media and also the modelling industry. Holly’s experience has enabled her to build contacts in various industries across different sectors. Here she writes some handy thoughts on using social media to develop your SME..."For SME’s, big advertising campaigns and lavish PR events are jus...
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Social media: A tool which no business could do without

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2014
Millions of people are reliant on social media sites for all sorts of things. They use it to connect with friends and family, to share their thoughts with the world at large and even to get news and views. Some savvy businesses have leapt onto the bandwagon and used social media to connect with their customers and everyone else, but how can it be done successfully? Individuals and businesses shou...
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Social Media Week 2014 preview

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th February 2014
As many of you know, one of the core aims of Startacus is to connect people (aka Self Starters) and their ideas with the people, places and services that can help take said ideas forward. And likewise as this is a core aim of this year’s Social Media Week we’re taking a keen interest in all the happenings at this 6th such event. The biannual event is back on our horizon again running f...
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5 Reasons not to buy Twitter followers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th January 2014
Here at Startacus we’re forever championing the benefits that having a comprehensive, effective and (most importantly) active social media marketing plan can have for your business. This is especially the case when it comes to startups, who can find that platforms like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter can be really effective in increasing the market awareness of their brand and can be handy i...
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Advertising on Twitter - it's here!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st November 2013
Within the last week, Twitter has announced that small and medium businesses and startups in the UK, Ireland and Canada can now use its platform for advertising. Prior to this point of course, advertising on Twitter was something that was firmly aimed at the big boys - the corporates. Now however, small and medium businesses can either use Promoted Accounts to help build a community of follow...
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