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Legal Pitfalls for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2018
When starting your own business there are many legal pitfalls startups can fall into. Here's a few common reasons why you could end up in legal hot water. Starting your own business is the dream for a huge number of Brits, with 54% saying they’d like to do so at some point in their career. Being your own boss or slowly building up your own workforce, certainly has something appealing about ...
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Mercarto wants to make eCommerce your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2018
Mercarto wants to give everyone the opportunity of starting their own business via their new eCommerce platform which creates an end-to-end online retail business with no risk and no cost. Founded by entrepreneur Sean Brown, the free, one-stop platform aims to do all the hard work of building a business for you; taking care of web design, sourcing, storage, delivery and payment, with more th...
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Starting Out in Self Assessment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
Starting out in the UK & considering trading as a sole trader? Here's some current sole trader & self assessment info you'll need to know, care of Bradley Post, Managing Director of Rift Tax Refunds. I'm setting up a business. Am I better off as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company? The first steps are the most important when you're setting out in a new business. A big part of ge...
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What every entrepreneur needs to know before starting a business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th March 2018
You’ve had a great business idea, you may even have gone as far as registering your company but now the real fun begins. Starting a business is extremely exciting but also terribly daunting. Whilst a good knowledge of your industry and business in general is useful, there may be a few unexpected twists and turns that no business school can prepare you for. To help you succeed, here’s ...
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The Must-Follow Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a New Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th January 2018
Need a step-by-step guide to starting a new business? This handy guide written by Samuel Atkinson of 1st Formations will surely make for a helpful start for those looking to operate a UK based business.When starting a new business, you have to understand that there is more to getting your business off the ground than just making sales. Long before that ever happens, there is a lot of planning and ...
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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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6 Tips for Making Sure Your Startup Can Survive and Thrive

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th March 2016
We all know that starting a business is likely to be an extremely challenging process and there is never any guarantee of success no matter how brilliant your ideas might be or how dedicated you are to realising your ambitions. The truth is that the startup process is tough and unforgiving, so the more you can do to tilt the odds of achieving success and sustainability in your favour, the better....
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Researching your competitors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2015
Amongst the key steps that you must take when starting a business, one of the most crucial, and yet so often overlooked, is researching your competitors. It is quite strange that entrepreneurs often neglect this activity, because not only does it have the potential to enlighten them and fill them with inspiration, but it can be darn right fun as well. Before beginning to research your potential ...
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Top tips for starting your own business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2014
Despite the economic uncertainty stemming from the 2008 recession, many people are choosing to forgo their 9-5 office job and start investing their time in something they feel passionate about by starting their own business. Aside from enjoying the numerous benefits of being their own boss, there are numerous reasons people are choosing to become an SME owner. In a recent survey by Conference Gen...
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Starting a Part-Time business - Things to do one month on...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2014
As ever, here at Startacus we’re all about helping you enterprising folks with a big (or small) idea to get up and do something with it! That’s why in recent weeks we’ve been taking a closer look at the ins and outs (and the ups and downs) of starting a part-time business.  So far in our explorations we have done noble battle with all things related to the concept and also ...
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