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Hull Business Support Handbook
Welcome to the latest edition of Hull City Council’s Business Support Handbook.
The Hull and Humber area is on the brink of an exciting and transformational period of economic activity and growth.
Following the Siemens announcement, over the next several years our area aims to become...
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With an engaging mix of how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs, each site provides new and established businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of key tasks and issues. The sites also contain a weekly round-up of small business news.
Donut information is updated regularly and checked by a network of leading business support professionals and independent experts.
Despite the financial pressures caused by COVID-19, more than three-quarters of small business owners have invested additional budget into their companies this year.
New research shows that British consumers have radically altered the way they shop and, in a quest for bargains, many have already started to buy Christmas gifts.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced a number of new restrictions for England intended to slow the spread of coronavirus.
A new study has found that many employers are failing to give their staff adequate information on ways to avoid cyber-attacks while they are working from home.
As redundancy levels soar, new research has found that the UK's small family businesses are least likely to have laid off staff during the pandemic.
Nearly three-quarters of business owners say they will take no more than five days holiday next year even though 89% agree that time off is important for mental health.
Employees are not only more productive when they work from home, they are also financially better off, according to new research.
Four in ten firms have borrowed money this year to help them survive the pandemic; now they need support to avoid getting into a debt crisis.
One hundred of the UK's most inspiring small businesses have been chosen to mark the official countdown to Small Business Saturday 2020.
Women business owners could be making greater sacrifices than their male counterparts this year as they contend with specific challenges from the pandemic, according to a new survey of small business owners.
Make It Click is a new initiative aimed at supporting small businesses and helping them to boost their IT skills.
Research shows that three out of five small businesses close their doors within six months after falling victim to a cyber-attack.
The latest government statistics show that over one million freelancers in the UK are not eligible for state support during the coronavirus crisis.
New research has found that skilled freelancers can significantly improve business performance for those that employ them.
UK small businesses saw a 14% drop in revenue in the second quarter of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic but the impact was far less damaging than had been feared.
Three-quarters of Brits say the coronavirus pandemic has prompted them to rethink their spending and saving habits.
Self-employed workers who have been financially affected by coronavirus can now apply for a second grant through the Self Employment Income Support Scheme.
As more people work from home, a new study has found that longer working hours have become standard practice in the UK.
The Government has launched a Shop Local campaign to help support independent shops on UK high streets.
The drop in income was driven by a record fall in the average number of weeks freelancers worked during the second quarter of 2020.
A new study has found that 17% of self-employed workers have no financial buffer and less than one in ten have insurance to protect their income.
Belfast tops the list of the best cities in the UK for running your own company, according to new research on business costs.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that local economies risk missing out on more than £1 billion in emergency COVID-19 funding if the government goes ahead with plans to close three grant schemes this month.
The government has launched two training programmes designed to improve small business leadership and problem-solving skills in the wake of coronavirus.
The government has unveiled the next steps for Making Tax Digital but self-employed workers are worried that it could make tax administration more complicated.
The latest poll by the Federation of Small Businesses has found a significant divide when it comes to small business confidence.
A digital retail tax intended to level the playing field between online retailers and high street stores would push up prices for consumers, the British Retail Consortium has warned.
Studies by business organisations suggest that SME confidence is rising but many firms still plan to make redundancies.
New research confirms that the coronavirus pandemic has caused a permanent shift in how people work.
TV advertising is still the biggest influencer of UK buying decisions, ahead of celebrity endorsements and online video ads.
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