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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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How to set up a part time boot-camp business

by: Alastair Cameron ~ 9th September 2013
How to set up a part time boot-camp business? Are you someone who is fanatical about their fitness ? Do you fancy earning a few extra pounds by helping people lose theirs? Follow our simple guide to help you turn that idea into a lean, mean part-time boot camp! Our growing obsession with physical fitness simply isn't going away, the fitness industry has held steady throughout the recession w...
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Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th August 2013
Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens? As you have hopefully noticed, over recent weeks we have been writing articles discussing the ins-and-outs of setting up various businesses. So far, we have covered setting up: a B&B business, a photography business and a magazine business (to name just a few) and this week we are turning our attention to that most traditional of enterprises... the b...
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Why I Quit My Graduate Job and Started Up

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th August 2013
From Graduate Job to starting her own business - Charlotte Nash of early stage startup Kick Campus tells us her tale...As if by accident, I've started a business. I never thought I would be going down this route - to be honest, until about a year ago I didn't even know what a startup was. I graduated from uni this time last year and traditional careers advice never seems to include "why don't you ...
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