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Five of the most common dangers for startups – and how to avoid them

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th November 2019
Harper James Solicitors work with startups throughout their evolution, seeing first-hand some of the biggest issues that will come their way! Here, the team highlight the often hidden mistakes and dangers that may impact on a startup's success. If you’re new to the world of startups, there’s hidden mistakes that you could make as a result of an understandable lack of foresight. W...
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Don’t use the f-word. Failure is just learning in business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th July 2019
Don’t worry if your business died. You just got a step closer to entrepreneurial heaven says Richard Myers, Commercial Director at Transmit Start-Ups. So, your first business didn’t work out the way you planned? You’ve had to call it quits or change direction? You’re back at the drawing board planning your next move? Congratulations – you’re now a fully-fledge...
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Why trendspotting is key for business success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2019
Speed is everything when it comes to trendspotting. Businesses who spend most of their precious time reacting to trends are often too late to the party. For businesses, where getting maximum return on their investment is the name of the game, detecting the next big thing in its infancy is crucial. Mario Coletti, MD of AI-powered foresighting platform Nextatlas, highlights why t...
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Top 7 tips on getting your business back on track in 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th November 2018
The no-bullshit-business coach and founder of consultancy firm RenOC, Karen Kwong, shares her top tips for getting your business back on track in 2019. "Whether you’re a new startup or established company, these tips will help you make the most of the new year. 1) Learn from this year's achievements and mistakes Reflect back on the year with honesty. Focus on objectives met and exceeded, ...
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There Could be Subtle Links Between Looks and Success in Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2018
The phrase “dress for success” is an old saying, but recent research and studies are revealing that there is more truth to it than we care to admit. While hard work, talent and experience plays a bigger role, there are clear, albeit somewhat subtle, links between how a person presents himself/herself and their success rate. The Human Aspect While discussing business and work, the hum...
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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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Business Pivots Which Led to Global Success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th November 2015
Startups nowadays just love to pivot. Some almost wear it as a badge of honour “We’re on our 4th pivot now” they will say, beaming with pride at their apparent resilience. And why not indeed? The nature of many modern businesses allows for significant shifts in business models without a complete dissolution and a parting of ways. Back in the day, the opportunities for businesses...
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The MADE Festival: Sheffield is Back!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2015
It’s that time of year again folks, the Entrepreneur Festival, MADE is back in October and we couldn’t be more excited about it! For those of you who may not remember here’s a little more info on this fantastic annual event... MADE: The Entreprenuer Festival, Sheffield is the UK's premier business event for entrepreneurship.  Now in its 5th year, MADE has educated and inspi...
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Startup Weekend Swansea enjoys 2 years of global success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th February 2015
Startup Weekend Swansea celebrates two years of success - They tell us all about it. Until 2013 Wales had never had the excitement of a Startup Weekend. Now, two years on, Swansea has seen two successful events, 18 teams go through the process, eight companies being formed who are still trading today. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers and entre...
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Tina Mashaalahi of KweekWeek, THE Event Discovery App - Talks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd November 2014
Looking to manage both the event host and the event attendee in one fell swoop, leading London startup KweekWeek recently managed to bag over $3 million in seed investment. Quick off the heel of this success, we thought it wise to catch up with Co-Founder Tina Mashaalahi to find out more about the rise of KweekWeek, their plans for the platform and to offer up a couple of virtual high fives too. F...
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