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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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What makes people happy at work?

Older male workers employed by micro-businesses in marketing, communications or advertising are happier at work than any other group, according to new research.

21/02/2018

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Small firms plan to invest more in marketing

A new study has found that two-thirds of UK small firms are planning to dedicate more budget to marketing in 2018/2019, including social media, content and PR.

20/02/2018

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Small businesses are still reluctant to borrow

UK small firms are diversifying in their choice of finance but overall demand for external funding remains very weak.

20/02/2018

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Small businesses facing fewer legal problems

UK small businesses have less legal issues to contend with, according to new research by the Legal Services Board.

19/02/2018

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Retail sales slump as ONS forecasts slowdown in 2018

January was a difficult month for retailers; it could be a sign of things to come according to the Office for National Statistics.

19/02/2018

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Tax compliance costs SMEs £5,000 and 15 days a year

The average UK small business spends £5,000 and three working weeks every year on tax compliance, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses. 

19/02/2018

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UK small firms deny that they are hampered by red tape

A new study refutes the claim that business regulations are burdensome for British small businesses.

13/02/2018

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New demand for apprentices suggests tide is turning

Over a third of businesses say apprentices will be the most valuable source of emerging talent in 2018; it could be the start of an apprenticeship revival according to a new report.

13/02/2018

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Revealed: UK's top cities for start-ups

Aberdeen comes out top as a new survey identifies the 15 UK cities that offer the best conditions for new businesses.

13/02/2018

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Why SME staff benefits are failing to impress

New research on small business staff perks has found that companies are failing to offer benefits that hit the spot with employees.

12/02/2018

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Google searches highlight employee concerns at work

An investigation into what employees search for online has thrown new light onto the way employers treat their staff.

12/02/2018

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Government polls gig workers on their experiences

A new Government report has found that most gig workers are satisfied with the way that they work but it says more must be done to protect the most vulnerable.

12/02/2018

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Business groups welcome the Good Work plan

The Institute of Directors has called the Government's Good Work plan the "biggest shake-up of employment law in generations".

07/02/2018

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Good Work plan brings in new rights for workers

The Government has announced a package of reforms designed to better protect workers and address the challenges of fast-changing working practices.

07/02/2018

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Forget balance, self-employment is about work-life blur

New research shows that even though the vast majority of self-employed workers are glad they made the decision to work for themselves, they had underestimated the amount of spare time they would have.

06/02/2018

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Lack of business savings puts SMEs at risk

New research has found that many self-employed workers and small businesses are holding inadequate amounts of cash savings, leaving them with no financial safety net.

06/02/2018

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Small firms struggle to reconcile finances

Inefficient processes are contributing to the cashflow crisis among the UK's small businesses according to new research.

05/02/2018

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New rules improve business banking for small firms

The Competition and Markets Authority has introduced new rules making it easier for UK small businesses to get loans and change banks.

05/02/2018

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Internships "unpaid, unadvertised and unfair"

The Sutton Trust is calling for internships to be properly advertised and paid if they last longer than one month.

31/01/2018

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Skills shortages threaten SME growth

Smaller and growing businesses are struggling to hire the right talent, according to new research.

31/01/2018

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Tax changes for public sector contractors start to bite

The Government's tax clampdown on public sector contractors has resulted in a significant drop in the number of new company formations, according to analysis of Companies House data.

30/01/2018

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UK professionals struggle to find time for fitness

British workers are finding it hard to balance work and wellbeing and are looking to their employers for more support.

30/01/2018

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Insolvencies up as small firms face cost pressures

There was an increase in the number of company insolvencies in 2017, according to newly-released Government statistics.

29/01/2018

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Slowdown in self-employment growth causes concern

The latest labour market statistics suggest that self-employment growth in the UK is slowing down after a long period of sustained growth in the number of people that work for themselves. 

29/01/2018

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Three million tax returns are still outstanding

One third of the expected self-assessment tax returns for 2016-2017 are still outstanding with only one week to go before the 31 January deadline.

24/01/2018

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New scheme for young entrepreneurs launches

Young would-be entrepreneurs could win support to get an innovative idea off the ground under a new scheme run by the Prince's Trust and Innovate UK.

24/01/2018

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Carillion fallout: HMRC to help affected businesses

The UK tax body HMRC is offering support for businesses that have been affected by the liquidation of construction firm Carillion.

23/01/2018

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Whatsapp business app is unveiled

The messaging service WhatsApp has launched a business app so that users can keep their personal and company communications separate.

23/01/2018

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A quarter of Brits have a business "on the side"

From selling items on eBay to renting out a room, new research shows that 25% of British people now run a side business in order to boost their income.

22/01/2018

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One in five start-ups is launched with exit in mind

While passion is still a key driver for many entrepreneurs, a new survey has found that 23% of new businesses have been set up specifically to be sold for profit.

22/01/2018

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Client Testimonials

I had a great business idea, contacts and knowledge, so why work for someone else? But the banks were unsure about my choice of location for the business and refused me the loan that I needed.

 

Sirius recognised the potential and gave me a start-up loan. Once I gained the backing of Sirius, the banks started to take my proposal more seriously. Without this support I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do what I am doing now.”

 

Interiors-thestudio.com has now been trading for ten years. The business continues to expand, setting up an e-commerce website and diversifying into the contract market, offering furniture and a complete interior design service for bars, beauty salons and offices. “Sirius believed in me when no one else would. Now I’m expanding, taking on new staff and giving young people a chance. If you put your mind to it, anything is possible”

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