START-UP RESOURCE

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

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.

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

Hull Business Support Handbook

Handbook Download

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

Marketing_Donut_Link.jpg

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/

30

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

2019 small business of the year opens for entries

The Federation of Small Businesses has launched its search to find the best small businesses from across the UK.

20/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Changes to tax rules on overseas assets

Taxpayers could face tough penalties if they fail to declare their income on foreign assets before new legislation comes into force.

20/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Skills shortages "starting to bite"

The average number of job applicants per vacancy has dropped in the past year, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

15/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Extending IR35 tax rules "short-sighted" says IPSE

Freelancer body IPSE has urged the Government not to extend the changes to IR35 self-employed tax regulation into the private sector.

15/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Sun, sea and chasing invoices

Most business owners have to keep a close eye on their cashflow even when they are taking a break from their business, according to new research.

15/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

HMRC raises interest rates on late paid taxes

The UK tax body has increased the interest rates it charges on late payment of taxes following the rise in the Bank of England base rate.

15/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Online retailers already getting ready for Black Friday

Over three-fifths of online retailers are planning ahead for this year's pre-Christmas Black Friday event, almost four months in advance.

14/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

UK manufacturers set their sights beyond the EU

The majority of British manufacturers say they are getting ready for a hard Brexit by actively forging new relationships with "rest of world" territories, including Asia and the Americas.

14/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Majority of small firms shun zero hours contracts

A new report has found that few small business employers in the UK are using zero hours contracts and most pay above the statutory wage levels.

14/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Employers more aware about mental health at work

Almost one-third of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a new survey.

08/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

New report sheds light on shopping triggers

Social awkwardness, stress, boredom and even hunger can be the drivers for making a purchase, according to new research.

08/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Small firms stand to lose more in a no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit would disproportionately hit small businesses in the UK, according to new research.

07/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Clarity is key for small firms that need legal support

A study by the Legal Services Board has found that more small businesses would seek legal advice if they had greater transparency on costs.

07/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

The best cities for remote working

Prague heads the list of the 15 top cities in the world for remote workers according to a new study.

06/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

One in four SMEs says credit is "unaffordable"

Small firms are finding it increasingly costly to raise new finance, according to the latest research from the Federation of Small Businesses.

06/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

UK workers set for pay rise, say BCC and Indeed

Despite rising business costs, one in two UK firms say they will give their employees pay rises of over 2% in the next year, according to a new survey.

02/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Ecommerce tax would be bad for UK retailers says study

The Government is looking at introducing a digital tax to level the playing field between high street stores who pay business rates and online stores.

01/08/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Study shows small business owners are risking burnout

New research has found that many SME leaders are "close to reaching boiling point" at work.

31/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

No time off for one third of UK sole traders

Nearly one and a half million sole traders across the UK were unable to take any days as annual leave in the past 12 months, according to new research.

31/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Skills more important than pay for entrepreneurs

A new investigation into the views of self-employed people has found that job satisfaction for freelancers is not all about money.

30/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Small retailers up against "perfect storm"

The number of individual retail insolvencies has reached its highest quarterly level for six years.

30/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Summer sun shines on UK retailers

Retail sales growth expanded at a healthy pace in the year to July, albeit at a slightly slower rate than in the previous month, according to the latest monthly CBI Distributive Trades Survey.

25/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Young Brits fear they'll never be able to retire

Almost a quarter of millennials say they will never be able to afford to retire, according to a new survey.

25/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Tax burden for UK small firms is growing, says report

The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research.

25/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

OTS suggests new tax system for "platform workers"

The Office of Tax Simplification has put forward new suggestions for taxing self-employed platform and gig workers.

23/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Government unveils new VAT rules for 2019

The Government has published guidance on forthcoming changes to digital record-keeping and VAT return requirements.

23/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Government spending with SMEs down by £1bn

The proportion of Government spending that went to SME contractors has dropped for the second year in a row.

23/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Shift towards self-employment is "here to stay"

The latest labour market statistics show that the number of self-employed people in the UK has remained stable at 4.8 million.

18/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Government panel appointed to save the high street

Eight retail gurus have been appointed by the Government to assess the state of UK high streets and advise on how to bring them back to health.

18/07/2018

Startup_Donut_Link.jpg

Why small firms say they can't afford to be innovative

A lack of resources is preventing many small businesses from improving the way they work or updating the products they make.

17/07/2018

Click here

Why not see if Sirius can help you with funding & support?

Client Testimonials

The first advice I give any start up business who contacts Redpixel is to ring Sirius and arrange an appointment. The fantastic team have proven invaluable to our business venture and we feel that their wide range of free business support services, general Encouragement and network of contacts are ‘priceless’. If  Sirius can’t resolve your issues ‘in-house’ then they certainly will know someone who can.

Chris Morfitt - Red Pixel

In Partnership with