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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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SME Health Check Index falls to 12-month low

The SME Health Check Index score fell by 6.6 to 48.5 in the first quarter of 2019.

14/06/2019

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Commuting hours are longer than ever

UK commuters are spending more time getting to work and the average cost of commuting over a lifetime has reached £135,000.

11/06/2019

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What Brits really think about work

A new study has found that attitudes to work are shifting as millennials increasingly focus on their work/life balance.

11/06/2019

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Half of small business owners struggle with finances

A new poll has found that 51% of UK small business owners need help managing their finances.

11/06/2019

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Two-thirds of firms struggling to fill digital roles

UK companies are sounding the alarm as demand for workers with digital skills is set to rise in the next three years.

04/06/2019

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Freelancers blame government as their earnings fall

The latest research by IPSE reveals that UK freelancers saw a drop of over £4,000 in their average earnings in the first quarter of 2019.

04/06/2019

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Crucial MTD deadline hits as UK VAT rules change

Any business that is about to file its April 2019 monthly VAT return must sign up to Making Tax Digital and file its return using MTD-compliant software.

04/06/2019

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Weak start to 2019 for UK exporters

More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook.

29/05/2019

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Widespread confusion about off-payroll reforms

One in five UK sole traders is preparing for proposed off-payroll reforms even though the new IR35 legislation won't affect them, research has revealed.

29/05/2019

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Four in ten SME bosses "meddle" in HR

A new study has found that small business leaders interfere in people management more than they do in other business disciplines.

28/05/2019

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One year on: most companies still not GDPR-compliant

Twelve months after the introduction of new data privacy legislation, many organisations are struggling to meet their obligations.

28/05/2019

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Bosses tell BAME workers to change their names

Nearly one in three ethnic minority employees has been told to adopt a "western work name" by their boss, according to a new study.

28/05/2019

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Revealed: least and most expensive places to insure a home

New research from MoneySuperMarket reveals the most and least expensive places to insure a home.

23/05/2019

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Least expensive place to insure a home revealed

New research from MoneySuperMarket reveals the most and least expensive places to insure a home.

23/05/2019

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IES calls for better support for obese employees

Following recent publication of its new report, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) wants employers to gain a better understanding of obesity.

22/05/2019

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CBI welcomes May’s latest deal on Brexit

The Prime Minister's latest offer to allow MPs a vote on a second referendum if they back her EU Withdrawal Bill has been more warmly welcomed by the CBI than by many MPs.

22/05/2019

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TUC calls on employers to allow more homeworking

There are 374,000 more employees in the UK working from home when compared to 10 years ago, according to new TUC analysis.

21/05/2019

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UK is the world’s 13th best country to start a business

According to recent research, the UK is the world’s 13th best country in which to start a business.

21/05/2019

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CIPD: skills shortages are forcing firms to rethink recruitment

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) believes “Britain’s jobs boom” will continue into the next quarter, as “employers shrug off the uncertainty around Brexit with new hires”.

21/05/2019

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Three in four UK firms are struggling to recruit

Labour shortages are affecting businesses in all sectors and across all regions according to a new report.

15/05/2019

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Phone fear affects over half of UK office workers

A survey has found that UK office workers are becoming increasingly anxious about answering the phone at work.

14/05/2019

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Remote workers need more support says IoD

The Institute of Directors has raised concerns that not enough attention is being paid to the mental wellbeing of employees and contractors that work from home.

14/05/2019

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The truth about happiness at work

Doing meaningful work is the most important factor that affects an employee's happiness at work, according to new research.

13/05/2019

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Workers in the dark about their rights, says TUC

Almost half of employees polled said their line manager doesn't make sure they know their rights at work.

13/05/2019

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CIPD Festival of Work to take place at Olympia in June

Described by its organisers as a "pivotal conference and exhibition that will power your working future" and as a "revolutionary HR and learning event", the CIPD Festival of Work will take place at Olympia London on 12-13 June 2019.

08/05/2019

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"Skills Ceiling" is damaging UK SME productivity

Those receiving the majority of upskilling opportunities are already highly skilled and highly paid, when while those who need it most are left behind. This is wrong and bad for business. This vicious cycle needs to be broken...

08/05/2019

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New government scheme to help fund small building firms

Small UK housebuilding firms in England may soon find it easier to get the finance they need to operate and grow, thanks to the launch of a new government scheme that offers guarantees to lenders.

08/05/2019

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Company insolvencies increased significantly in Q1 2019

According to figures published by The Insolvency Service (IVS) on 30 April, there were “4,187 total underlying company insolvencies” in England and Wales in Q1 2019.

07/05/2019

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CBI expects modest growth recovery this summer

The latest CBI Growth Indicator has found that UK private sector economic activity flatlined in the quarter to April 2019 and is “expected to pick up only slightly over the summer”.

07/05/2019

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Dramatic drop in free ATMs is bad news for small firms

More than 1,250 free cash machines switched to charging a fee in March and business groups have warned that small firms will suffer if the decline of free ATMs continues.

01/05/2019

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May I say that I have been trading for nearly two years now, and without the help of Sirius I would probably still just be pushing the idea around and most certainly would not still be trading and moving forward. Without doubt their assistance has been invaluably in more ways than I believe I will fully realise.

 

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