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It's one of those really useful basic skills that every self starter wants, the effective sales call. Here's some top tips for making sure that you make the most of yours!
Need help improving your pitching skills? Here's some handy guidelines on ‘Owning the Room’ when you are Pitching.
Zendesk are offering selected Startacus members who own / found a technology or internet startup company, 12 free months access to a Zendesk regular account valued at over $1000!
Our Friends at ELance / oDesk are offering Startacus members $50 of freelance work from their platform
Planning to sell your wares at a craft fair? These basic tips should help you make the most of doing just that...
Startacus - The go-to space for Startups, Entrepreneurs & Self Starters
The Art of the Introduction
Basic Human Nature - We all like to be poked: Krisi Smith, co-founder of successful startup Bluebird Tea Co. offers her top tips on how to use social media to promote your startup.
Sales v Marketing
Non-verbal communication expert Mariana Lucia Marquez gives us some sound advice on eye contact for pitching entrepreneurs
The Networker: The Elevator PitchThe Networker: The Elevator Pitch - care of VirginMediaPioneers
If the thought of creating a Marketing Plan fills you with dread, our guide to the basics should hopefully help make it all a little easier...
We take a look at some of our favourite growth hacking tools that can be really beneficial to the development of your startup.
A continuation of Startacus' guide to free publicity for your startup
Some body language tips that will help any entrepreneur with their pitching.
Trade Fairs and Exhibitions abound - how can you decide if one is right for you? These basic tips should help...
Free, organic publicity is often one of the best ways to achieve a number of your goals quickly. Here's a few easy ways to get free publicity for your startup.
There are countless sites out there telling how wonderfully simple, cheap & effective the purchasing of twitter followers can be. however we take a rather more cautious view…& here’s why.
Your customers are one of the most important marketing tools at your disposal. Here's 4 very simple ways that you can turn them into brand ambassadors through user generated content!
Using Facebook to reach audience? Here's 8 ways to get the most out of paid Facebook Ads
PR is just as important for startups as it is for huge corporations- so make sure you dont neglect it. Here's some basic advice on getting the PR right for your startup.
There's many barriers to starting a business, startup, or creative pursuit and here's how we try to help! Watch this one minute explainer!
Whether you love them or hate them - business networking is here to stay. Here's some handy tips on how to make your networking experience as comfortable & as worthwhile as possible.
So, you’ve identified a problem, you reckon you've a solution, and you’ve started a service business. Happy Days! But what next? How do you target your business targets? Here's part 1 of targeting Prospective Clients when offering a Service:
Twitter analytics is an easy, non technical, user friendly way for you to measure the level of engagement (or lack thereof) that your Twitter communications - read on for all the handy details...
Are you a pitching entrepreneur? If so, here's some useful guidelines to make hand gestures work for you when pitching!
Startacus Launches its Startup Publicity Programme
As Pinterest reveals some new features, we outline what they could mean for you - and your business...
Got a website or blog for your business? Improving your SEO is a must - we outline the basics...
Jenna Roberts from Retortal shares some outstanding expert advice on how social media can be used for B2B brand building!
Looking to order Flyers or Leaflets? You might want to take a look at this rockin' member deal via the market leaders in online printing, Flyerzone
If you're just beginning your journey with social media, it may seem a little bit daunting. We asked Stacey of MySocialCloud to give us her top tips...
The Startacus Guide to social media competitions - We’ve compiled a little bit of guidance to help you run an interesting, relevant and successful social media competition...
We chat Marketing and Graphic Novels with Danny McLaughlin, founder of recently launched publishing house, Revolve Comics.
So, you've got an idea that you reckon could really go somewhere? Why not use the Startacus Workspace to work it all out? Plan, plot and scheme to your heart's content. Here's how you can do just that...
Managing Social Media could be a whole lot easier, if you make use of some of these handy tools and resources...
Your New Crew Founder Gemma is back with a new article for Startacus on the art of pitching competitions. "Life’s a pitch – Perfect the most valuable tool you have as a startup founder!"
Think your startup is ready for mainstream media coverage and PR? We chatted to Aylish Jarvie from Startup PR specialists Tectonic to find out more about what you might need to consider first...
Having an SEO strategy should not be the only driver of traffic to your website & with this in mind, we’ve listed 5 tips that we have picked up along the way:
Founder of Last Word Proofreading Ross Harrison shares his top five tips on proofreading business content
Step forward branding specialists Dave and Vince who with their new brand naming shop Novanym aim to help startups find industry specific and great sounding dot com brand names & at an affordable price
The complainer, the moaner, the always unhappy customer, who whilst potentially being 1% of your customer audience, can end up taking up 99% of your energy, stress & time. But maybe they have a point....
Patrick Collins - Founder of Timely Pa returns to write his second blog post for Startacus with some handy tips on getting new clients and new business...
Following Google's announcement that it is to include mobile optimisation as a ranking signal in its search algorithm, we have a few tips on how to assess your mobile SEO.
Last week we featured Part 1 of dealing with Customer Complaints as a new Business - and bingo (yep you guessed it) this week we are back with part 2.
After our trip to Web Summit 2014, we offer a little advice about effective promotional materials
It goes without saying, that no matter what your business is, creating a stand out brand is essential to your success. One lady who has created such a brand is Ree Ree Rockette- she shares her tips and advice with us.
Planning to pitch your product to the retail sector? These basic tips should help you on your way...
Looking to create brand awareness for your Startup? Here's 10 websites that your startup may want to be listed on...
Looking for an affordable Promo Video? Well, hopefully if the answer to this question is “Yes” you will be delighted with our link up and member deal with DoodleDirect...
Looking to harness the power of content marketing, but pushed for time? It’s a familiar self-starter story. Here are five content marketing projects which you can create in an hour or less.
We are delighted to announce that we now offer a catalogue of online business courses aimed at developing the essential skills needed to build and grow a business.
Startacus Co Founder Alastair Cameron offers his top tips and advice on growing an international business network.
Startacus lists a few journalists on twitter that you should probably keep an eye on for Business and Startup News
What are the best promotional gifts and products you can use for your startup? We give some food for thought and lists our ideas
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