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It's essential to promote your business. If customers don't know you exist, how can you ever hope to sell to them?

But when money is tight, how can you afford a big marketing push? No need to panic. There are plenty of low cost and no-cost methods of spreading the word.

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Hull Business Support Handbook

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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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MARKETING RESOURCE

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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.

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How stress affects small business leaders

A new poll of small business owners has found that female leaders are more resilient than their male counterparts when it comes to handling stress.

17/10/2018

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Businesses invited to join Making Tax Digital pilot

The Government has launched a pilot for a new online VAT service and is inviting more than half a million UK businesses and sole traders to try it ahead of the UK-wide launch in 2019.

17/10/2018

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SME employees fed up with managing expenses

The burden of paying for business expenses and claiming them back is taking its toll on staff in small businesses, according to a new report.

16/10/2018

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Treasury planning for controversial IR35 tax changes

The Government is getting ready to introduce new tax rules that will affect many self-employed workers in the private sector, according to media reports.

16/10/2018

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SMEs to focus on social media and SEO in 2019

A new survey of small businesses has found that the majority plan to spend more on marketing next year than they have in 2018.

15/10/2018

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Autumn Budget is "make or break moment", says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on Philip Hammond to make good on his claim that "the Conservative Party is, and always will be, the party of business" in his Autumn Budget.

15/10/2018

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UK workers want help with financial planning

Over half of UK employees say they would like their employers to help them with Financial planning, according to new research.

10/10/2018

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UK firms not doing enough to support staff mental health

New research released to mark World Mental Health Day has found that only half of UK employers have a mental health policy in place.

10/10/2018

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Cyber attacks on UK businesses are up by a third

The volume of online cyber attacks on UK businesses has increased by 34% in the three months to the end of September.

09/10/2018

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Google+ for consumers is to close

Google is pulling the plug on Google+ for consumer users as it emerges that a bug in its software has caused serious data breaches.

08/10/2018

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Too many SMEs are failing to plan ahead

Many small and medium-sized firms are failing to realise their potential according to a new report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

08/10/2018

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UK economy is "stuck in a rut" says BCC report

The latest British Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic survey suggests that this year's annual economic growth could be the lowest since the financial crisis.

08/10/2018

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Decline of ATMs is damaging small firms

With cashpoint machines closing at a rate of 250 a month, new research has found that moves towards a cashless society are negatively affecting small businesses and key groups of consumers.

03/10/2018

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Half of UK workers are in the wrong job

There is a disconnect between the skills that people have and the jobs they are in, according to a new survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

03/10/2018

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£100 million business fund targets regional SMEs

A new angel investment fund has been launched designed to reduce regional imbalances in access to early stage equity finance for UK small firms.

02/10/2018

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Government to strengthen Prompt Payment Code

Business secretary Greg Clark has announced a new package of measures to safeguard small firms against late payments.

02/10/2018

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New laws to ensure waiting staff keep all their tips

Restaurants will be barred from keeping tips from staff under new legislation unveiled by prime minister Theresa May.

01/10/2018

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Working parents feel "unfairly judged"

Two new surveys have found that working parents feel judged by colleagues for trying to balance their work and family commitments.

01/10/2018

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Stress is endemic in professional services

Professionals in law and accountancy are not doing enough to relieve their own work-related stress, according to new research.

26/09/2018

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FSB urges European Commission to tackle late payments

Despite the introduction of the Late Payment Directive, the issue of poor payment practices continues to persist across Europe.

26/09/2018

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Small firms say big employers "monopolise talent"

New research has found that 69% of SMEs say they are unable to compete with large employers in recruiting the best candidates.

25/09/2018

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Social enterprises outperform traditional firms

The value of the social enterprise sector has been "significantly underestimated" according to a new report.

25/09/2018

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HMRC deadline looms for newly self-employed

Anyone submitting a self-assessment tax return for the first time will need to register by 5 October and complete their return by 31 January 2019.

24/09/2018

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Contractor wins landmark case that challenges IR35

An independent contractor has won her case to get holiday pay after IR35 tax rules forced her to work as an employee.

24/09/2018

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HSBC boosts its annual lending fund for small firms

The bank is to lend £12 billion to UK small businesses in the coming year, up by £2 million since 2017.

19/09/2018

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Four in ten firms not aware of Making Tax Digital

More needs to be done to make businesses aware of their obligations under Making Tax Digital, according to a leading accountancy body.

19/09/2018

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UK managers face gender confidence gap

Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues' confidence in them, according to new research.

18/09/2018

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Most UK small firms fear a no-deal Brexit

Two-thirds of UK small businesses that trade with the EU say a no-deal Brexit will have a negative effect on their ability to do business, according to new research.

18/09/2018

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Start-up Day 2018 opens its doors

National Start-up Day takes place at the British Library in London and at 17 city libraries across the UK on Thursday 20 September.

17/09/2018

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IPSE says pensions have a "PR problem"

Freelancer body IPSE is urging the Government and the pensions industry to take steps to overcome what it calls "the pensions PR problem" in order to improve the retirement prospects of millions of self-employed people.

17/09/2018

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