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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...

Link: Handbook Download

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.

Link: http://sirius-hull.marketinginfohub.co.uk/

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FSB calls for export vouchers for small firms

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is asking the government to do more to support struggling small firms by giving them export vouchers.

08/10/2019

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Business confidence plummets as productivity falls

Government figures show that labour productivity has fallen at the fastest rate for five years in the second quarter of 2019.

08/10/2019

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Could women do more to reduce pay inequality?

Two-thirds of women believe they are contributing to the gender pay gap according to a new report.

08/10/2019

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Businesses get tough on cyber crime

A new report on the cyber threat environment has found that businesses are fighting back and becoming more aware of ways to protect themselves against cyber crime.

01/10/2019

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GDPR compliance gives competitive advantage

Most firms still aren't fully GDPR compliant but a new report has found that compliance brings significant business benefits.

01/10/2019

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SMEs face higher costs with Living Wage rises

Chancellor Sajid Javid has unveiled plans to lower the age threshold for the National Living Wage to 21, on advice from the Low Pay Commission.

01/10/2019

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Latest IR35 rulings "add to the chaos" says IPSE

HMRC's recent win at the High Court against three BBC presenters has only added to the confusion about IR35 rules according to freelancer body IPSE.

24/09/2019

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Government no-deal guidance has "major gaps"

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published an evaluation of UK government guidance for businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.

24/09/2019

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Work anxiety casts a cloud over the weekend

A new survey has revealed that worries about work are having a detrimental impact on employees during their time off.

24/09/2019

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Brexit leaves UK firms in an "impossible situation"

A new poll by the Institute of Directors has found that UK firms want an end to Brexit uncertainty but don't want the UK to leave with no deal.

17/09/2019

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Three million self-employed workers face pension crunch

Freelancer body IPSE has warned that 3.3 million self-employed people could be left without a pension within the next ten years.

17/09/2019

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Employment law violations are "far too common"

One in 20 UK workers are not getting holiday pay and one in ten don't get a payslip, according to the findings of new research on employment practices.

17/09/2019

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Myths about apprenticeships hinder retraining

Nearly two-thirds of the UK workforce want to change their career path but many wrongly believe they are too old to embark on an apprenticeship.

10/09/2019

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UK SMEs expand their horizons as Brexit looms

More than one in five UK small business owners are looking to expand into new markets overseas in order to achieve business growth.

10/09/2019

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Latest SME health check paints mixed picture

Small business confidence has dipped but the labour market remains strong as UK SMEs continue to hire.

10/09/2019

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Late payers to lose out on government contracts

New prompt payment rules have been introduced by the government, excluding big businesses with poor payment practices from lucrative public sector contracts.

03/09/2019

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Company reputation matters to three in four Brits

A new survey has found that over three-quarters of people want to work for firms that have a good reputation.

03/09/2019

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Business organisations to get Brexit readiness funding

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has unveiled a £10 million grant scheme for business organisations and trade associations to help UK businesses get ready for Brexit.

03/09/2019

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Eight in ten firms still pay men more than women

A new study has investigated which UK cities and sectors have the biggest gender pay gaps.

27/08/2019

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Why taking a break is good for your business

Taking time off improves freelancers' performance as well as their work-life balance, a new study has found.

27/08/2019

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SMEs and freelancers spend 40% more on telecoms

Cloud services, the rollout of 5G and advances in broadband are driving up small business spending on telecoms, according to a new report.

27/08/2019

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Business groups call for clarity on immigration

Fewer than one in three EU citizens in the UK have had settlement status applications approved, as the UK government announces that freedom of movement will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

20/08/2019

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What's standing in the way of business success?

New research has found that legislation and economic climate are the biggest obstacles facing UK businesses that are looking to grow.

20/08/2019

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New skills task force looks to the future

Leading organisations from education and business have come together to agree a universal framework for essential skills.

20/08/2019

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One in four SMEs depends on key figure for survival

A new poll has found that more than a quarter of small firms would face immediate closure if a key person in the business died or became seriously ill.

13/08/2019

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Business theft on the rise

The UK has seen a 9% increase in business theft over the past three years but some parts of the country are seeing much bigger rises, according to new research.

13/08/2019

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Business owners reveal their biggest regrets

A new study has uncovered the biggest mistakes experienced by the owners of UK small firms, including financing, pricing and taking misplaced advice from others.

13/08/2019

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One in four firms driven by seasonal peaks

A new survey has found that cashflow is a significant challenge for businesses that see their sales fluctuate across the year.

06/08/2019

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More than one million SMEs hit by cyber crime

UK small firms are collectively subject to almost 10,000 cyber-attacks a day, according to new findings from the Federation of Small Businesses.

06/08/2019

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Discounts on MTD software offered as deadline arrives

This week sees a significant deadline under Making Tax Digital as VAT-registered businesses that file on a quarterly basis submit their first VAT return using the new system.

06/08/2019

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As a result of the guidance received and the funds provided we now  have a team of dedicated staff and we are well set up to build on these foundations for our future.


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