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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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4 Key Risks you ought to consider if you are starting a business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2014
Go for it! What have you got to lose? Well, potentially quite a lot! Not that this is a pessimistic outlook on starting a business, but here at Startacus we do like to give a fair overview of the possible benefits, disadvantages and risks in starting said business. A good place to look to see the growing volume of startup / registered startup businesses in the UK is the Startup Britain Startup Tr...
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The Startacus Business Toolkit is growing - and needs your help!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st January 2014
Way back (well in Aug 2012) when we launched this site, a core aim was to make Startacus - The Self Start Society, the definitive place for all the information, inspiration, tips, guides and handy documents that would help self starters take that business idea or early stage business and move it that further forward. Of course there’s plenty of good reasons why self starters, startups, entr...
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Set for success: Pros and cons of starting your own business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th January 2014
Becoming your own boss is something a few of us will have fantasised about. Making all the decisions, creating our company in our own image, choosing when we work – it all sounds like a dream, but a lot of effort is required to get any enterprise off the ground irrespective of industry, size or location. Here, we detail the pros and cons of becoming an entrepreneur: The pros You get comp...
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Top Tips for setting up a Market Stall

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th September 2013
Whether you view it as the start of a retail empire or simply a way to earn a bit of extra money, running a market stall successfully requires a bit more prep than simply turning up at a stall and selling your wares. So if setting up a market stall is on your mind, here are a few of the main things you ought to consider: Decide what you’re sellingThere are all sorts of markets these da...
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Starting a Florist Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2013
Do you know your dahlias from your delphiniums and your carnations from your chrysanthemums?  Ever thought about turning your flair for flowers into a budding business? So far in our “How to start a” series we have discussed the intricacies of starting a range of businesses including a starting a B&B, a bookstore business and a warehouse business and this week in honour of s...
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Reasons why starting a business might not be for you

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st August 2013
Now hold your horses - this is Startacus - The Self Start society ain't it? Don't we just inspire, motivate and encourage the early stage entrepreneur? Well yep, that’s certainly the case - we love all things enterprising. But self starters can be anyone with an idea, an interest, a hobby, a passion, who does something constructive, proactive about it. That doesn't mean just people starting ...
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