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Free Startup Day for wannabe Design and Craft Businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2013
Are you a recent UK Graduate Designer wanting to “Start, Run or Grow your own Design or Craft business”? If so, this free one-off event, could give you the foundations you need to draw together your big idea...Free and worthwhile stuff is always good we think (free and worthwhile being the clincher)! So when we heard about The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers, London (a 2 wee...
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Anxiety & Starting a Business - Against The Odds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th May 2013
"My struggle with starting a business whilst battling agoraphobia." An inspirational guest article by Hayley Woodham of Poodles and Pompadours. "When I lost my job as a hotel receptionist in 2009, I thought my life was over. I had no income, no savings and no way of paying my rent in the middle of a recession. I was far away from home, and ended up isolating myself, which in turn, slowly led to m...
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The advantages of business broadband for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th April 2013
The advantages of business broadband for startups - Chris Marling, editor for the consumer broadband website Broadband Genie explains all..."Whether you’re starting your business up at home or in an office, you’ll be opening yourself up to the world of business deals – and broadband is no exception. But what do these deals offer; and are they preferable to the domestic deals...
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Startup Saturdays

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd April 2013
Back at the end of January we highlighted the Emma Jones and Enterprise Nation inspired Startup Workshops that are running across London in IKEA stores during the rather handy evening time (for those with full time and day time commitments) of 7pm - 9pm. At an also rather reasonable £20 these workshops were aimed at inspiring and motivating attendees to do ‘that thing’,‘st...
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Starting a Fitness business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd April 2013
Everyone likes looking good. Everyone likes being healthy. It stands to reason then, that a company that helps to do both these things has great potential provided it is well run. If you’ve ever considered starting a fitness business, there are plenty of things to consider before you start taking pictures of your shiny new gym equipment. We’re saturated with information on how importan...
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Setting up a Company - your main options

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st March 2013
Fancy starting a business but have no idea how to start in formalising the business itself? We’ve picked out four of the main options for you to consider and provided a brief overview of each for you to peruse: Sole TraderYou, yourself and you. In fact only you. The title is a give away really, but you are the sole owner and proprietor of the business. That does not mean that you cannot con...
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Starting a Business on eBay

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2013
Not every business has to start with grand ideals of corporate boardrooms, lunching with Lord Sugar and reusing a 4 year old suit until it starts to peel away, however even online businesses can require a significant amount of interaction, office space and to-ing and fro-ing.An eBay business however is different. Imagine Bargain Hunt, only without Tim Wonnacott’s super sweet tweed and mousta...
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Should you turn your hobby into a business?

by: Alastair Cameron ~ 7th March 2013
Most people who we have spoken to on this issue, have a hobby that they wish they could turn into a business-  its a fairly universal desire.  But it is really important to bear in mind that not all hobbies can be effectivly turned into a business and not everyone is cut out for self employment.  Before you begin there are a few questions that we reckon should help you to decide if ...
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Based in London and looking to start a business?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2013
Based in London and looking to start a business? Back in the day (okay, like 18 months ago), the team at Startacus held regular 9-5 jobs. However although we were content in our careers, we still used to come up with some great ideas for new and creative projects that unfortunately all eventually fell by the wayside, and never evolved from simply being great ideas in our heads. We often wondered...
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Starting a Photography Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2013
Photography is one of those things that most of us have dabbled in at one point or another. For most of us it remains nothing more than a hobby whilst for others provided of course we have the right skills and innate passion, it can become a tangible and profitable business. If you’ve ever thought about Starting a Photography Business, here are some of the basic things you ought to consider....
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