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Tips for Starting Up Your Own Delivery Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd February 2019
Starting up any new business can be incredibly challenging and hard work. However, knowing what to expect can put you in good stead and ensure your passion turns into a successful reality. Here are a few tips on starting up your own delivery business. Get a Van or a Truck There is a huge market for both new and used vans and trucks. However, finding the right vehicle can be difficult, especially...
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Are You Ready To Start A Business?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th February 2019
There will probably never be a ‘right time’ to start a business. There will always be something that makes you stop and think, or concerns you, or makes you doubt yourself. Because of this, don’t wait for the ‘right time’ that may never come – just know that you are ready and make a start. Everything else will fall into place, and you can learn as you go, but un...
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5 reasons to start a business in 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2017
If you’ve returned from the Christmas break resolving this will be the year to become your own boss, small business expert Emma Jones offers five good reasons as to why it’s the perfect time to set and keep the resolution. Over the past five years, the UK has witnessed a start-up boom as people of all ages and from all areas have turned business ideas into reality. Over half a million...
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Businesses you could start in 2018 for under £5K

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th October 2017
Most budding entrepreneurs have big dreams, but big dreams can often require big finances to support them. However, highly technical startups aside, many solopreneurs and self-employed folk start and grow small businesses with limited finance (sometimes known as bootstrapping your business) and by making sure that only essential pre-launch business costs, such as business website, website hosting ...
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Starting a Business in 2017 - A Beginner Checklist

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th January 2017
If the New Year has given you the motivation to start that new business you’ve been thinking of for a while, there will be a lot to consider and plan in the coming weeks. We have put together this 10 area starting-a-business checklist to help you a little, rounding up some of our most useful beginner articles on the subject, plus some top content from around the internet.   Concept st...
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3 Reasons to Start a Business Before the EU Referendum

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th June 2016
Chris Conway is the MD of Accounts and Legal, a leading small business accountancy firm in London.  Here he tells us some reasons why now is a great time start a new business, despite the uncertainty created by the UK EU Membership Referendum.   Three reasons to start a company despite Brexit uncertainty Companies are still registering at a record rate, despite several economic and pol...
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Setting up an E-commerce Business, We chat with Barry from Naughty B

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th January 2015
Over the years we’ve interviewed hundreds of startup founders about their entrepreneurial journey, but none quite like this. Barry is the founder of Naughty B, a new Ladies fancy dress, lingerie and adult toy retailer; he is also a husband and father with a full time job in the RAF. We caught up with him to find out more about this combination of industries, his e-commerce journe...
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Self Interview with Steamer Lane Clothing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2014
We started planning Steamer Lane Clothing or (rather our aspirations to start a business together) by checking it against four essential criteria- the viable business test. Firstly it needed to be home made, in the sense that we could be almost completely self-reliant using our own initiative, skills and labours without the need for expensive equipment or ultra-specialist personnel. Secondly, it...
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How to start a cleaning business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th November 2013
Are you ready to get your hands dirty with some good old fashioned entrepreneurial spirit?  Where others see dirt and grime do you see opportunity? Then you could really clean up with your very own cleaning service. It’s definitely nothing new or massively innovative, but the tried and tested cleaning business is one of the staples on the private enterprise menu. Just think about how m...
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How to Start a Restaurant

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2013
How to Start a Restaurant (Or ‘How to become a restaurantrepreneur’ if you prefer…) Its been a few weeks since we have had a food based post and since we are feeling particularly peckish this afternoon, we thought it an appropriate time to tackle the daunting question of ‘how do you start a restaurant?’    The very sentence will strike fear into the ...
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