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An interview with James Hind of Carwow

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd May 2014
Like most folks, here at Startacus we are rather fond of cars... "fond" being the crucial word. We are not experts on the inner intricacies of the combustion engine, nor do we have any desire to be. But leave us in something of a sticky wicket when it comes to choosing a set of shiny new wheels... how can we make an informed decision when 80 % of the information on automobile geared sites consists...
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Some basic reasons why your small business needs a website

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2014
Last week during one of our daily ramblings across the information buffet that is the internet, we stumbled upon this little surprising fact, 50% of small businesses do not have a website! Shocking we know...but what is even more perplexing is is this little tidbit - 29% of small business owners don't think that their venture needs a website. We totally understand why this unfortunate situation h...
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Building a Website - one Self Starter's tale

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2013
Alex Bell is a law graduate and writer on a quest to create the prettiest accessories and gifts boutique in the world. Tickle & Pink was created out of a desire for fun, different things that you won’t find anywhere else, with a focus on standing out from the crowd and being unique (and supporting ethical businesses as much as possible). In this, her first post for Startacus, Alex shares...
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Startup of the Week - Checkify

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th June 2013
If you’ve created a website for your business or your business actually is a website, you’ll be only too aware that there are countless things to consider to ensure that your site gets noticed amongst the plethora of other sites out there. From site design through to SEO it can seem like a minefield even if you are an experienced web developer. It’s not made any easier ...
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Setting up a fashion website - An interview with Jo Booth

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th May 2013
After Jo Jaeger-Booth was made redundant she decided to take the opportunity to set up an online fashion platform aimed at the student market. Still a relatively young entrepreneur herself, she was the first person to be successfully awarded with a Startup Loan in the North West of England and is using the money to launch a online fashion magazine for the student mark...
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5 more tips on driving traffic to your website

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th April 2013
Last week we highlighted 5 tips on driving traffic to your website and we promised we would be back with 5 more tips. So we are. Back that is. With 5 more tips surprisingly. Last week we highlighted Providing Good Content, Social Media, Offline Marketing and Sales, e-marketing, and Becoming Synonymous as our first 5 tips that don’t rely on and involve direct SEO work. There can’t be f...
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5 Tips on Driving traffic to your Website

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2013
We have previously written about advertising options for your website and also the basics on search engine optimisation, so thought a more generic article on driving traffic to your website would be a relevant article for some of you too. Having an SEO strategy should not be the only driver of traffic to your website, and in fairness unless you are driving lots of traffic to your website - talking...
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Search Engine Optimisation - The basics

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th April 2013
A few weeks ago we wrote an article on the advertising options that are available for your Website , however speaking of advertising options on your website is only relevant if you are driving traffic to your site in the first place. This is where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) comes in. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves - let's start with a self observation. We ain’t no self -pro...
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Startacus follows the Brown Signs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2012
At first, we felt that this featured website,, seemed rather wonderfully whimsical. However then, we realized it is much much more and thought it best to share Amanda Hone’s site with you all. So the story goes (and this is the very abridged version). Amanda Hone has a fascination for brown signs. The brown signs that you pass by every day, and probably on most occas...
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