START-UP RESOURCE

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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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Thousands more Brits go freelance

New employment data shows that the UK's strong labour market is being driven in part by the rise in the self-employed.

20/02/2019

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Is your workplace damaging your health?

A new survey has found that more than one in two UK office workers believe their health is being impaired by their workplace.

19/02/2019

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FSB launches Fair Pay, Fair Play campaign

The UK small business organisation wants to end late payments and stop supply chain bullying.

19/02/2019

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British exporters remain confident despite cost pressures

The number of UK exporters that expect to have to increase their prices because of rising costs has gone up, according to a new report.

18/02/2019

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Private sector pay hits a seven-year high

Inflation and a continuing skills shortage are pushing up salaries in the private sector, according to a new report.

18/02/2019

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Why freelancers may have to work until they're 79

A new report has warned that self-employed workers in the UK may need to keep working until they are almost 80 to build up a big enough pension pot.

13/02/2019

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Business funding and the Brexit effect

One in three smaller businesses expects access to finance to become more difficult after Brexit, according to a new report.

12/02/2019

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Brits worried that high streets could disappear

Big name store and café closures are causing anxiety among consumers as empty shop fronts continue to dominate some UK high streets.

12/02/2019

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Cyber threats to UK businesses on the rise

The UK's cyber threat environment is intensifying according to the findings of a new survey.

11/02/2019

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How to close the gender pay gap

The government has published new guidance for employers to help them identify why they have a gender pay gap and how to take action to close it.

11/02/2019

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HMRC tells UK firms how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

The UK tax body has written to UK businesses that trade only with the EU, with details of the actions they need to take in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

06/02/2019

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Is HMRC's IR35 tax tool up to the job?

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the controversial Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has not been formally tested by HMRC.

05/02/2019

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Government launches inquiry into business rates

The inquiry will investigate how government policy on business rates has affected UK businesses and could pave the way for reforms.

05/02/2019

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Record numbers file their tax returns on time

Over 93% of taxpayers filed their self assessment tax returns by the deadline; however, 700,000 taxpayers have yet to comply.

04/02/2019

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SMEs and sole traders suffering from Brexit uncertainty

A new poll of small business owners and self-employed workers has found that Brexit and Making Tax Digital for VAT are causing significant anxiety as major changes loom in 2019.

04/02/2019

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Is your ecommerce website letting you down?

A new report on business-to-business ecommerce has found that many online retailers have websites that put off potential customers.

30/01/2019

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SME costs rise due to government policy

Small businesses are spending 15% more on taxes, rates, levies and employment obligations compared to 2011.

29/01/2019

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The changing face of the freelancer

New analysis of the self-employed sector has found that job flexibility is the key attraction for today's freelancers.

29/01/2019

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New support for working parents

Pregnant women and new parents returning to work after having children are to be further protected from unfairly losing their jobs under new proposals set out by the government.

28/01/2019

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Professional salaries to remain static in 2019

Uncertainty over Brexit means that pay for most UK professionals will remain flat in 2019, according to a new survey.

28/01/2019

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Revealed: why staff leave small businesses

Nearly half of SME employees have quit jobs because of work-related stresses that hadn't been addressed, according to new research.

23/01/2019

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FSB welcomes abolition of settled status fee

The government is to waive the planned £65 fee for EU nationals living in the UK who apply for settled status after Brexit.

22/01/2019

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The number of people in work reaches record high

Government labour market data reveals that almost 76% of the UK population is now in work, the highest employment level for decades.

22/01/2019

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Why there's no place like home for most start-ups

Small business owners who set up shop in their home town have a higher than average turnover, according to new research.

21/01/2019

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Stress starts before the working day begins

New research has found that more than half (54%) of workers say they frequently arrive for work already feeling stressed.

21/01/2019

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What now? Businesses react to Brexit vote

UK business groups have expressed their concerns about a potential no-deal Brexit after Parliament rejected the government's proposed withdrawal agreement.

16/01/2019

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Many EU professionals could leave UK after Brexit

A survey of members of the union Prospect has found that two-thirds of EU citizens working in a range of specialist sectors say they might leave the UK because of Brexit.

15/01/2019

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Sheffield is the best UK city for start-ups

A new study has identified the 15 most promising places to start a business in the UK.

15/01/2019

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New campaign aims to kick-start flexible working

The take-up of flexible working has stalled in the past nine years, despite Government initiatives and legislation changes.

14/01/2019

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Freelancers don't want May's deal or no-deal

The prime minister's Brexit deal is almost as unpopular as the prospect of leaving the EU with no deal, according to a new poll of self-employed workers.

14/01/2019

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“Sirius Business Advice Centre has been a source of fabulous help and support for several years.  The small loans that we have had,  have assisted in ensuring that we could replace vital IT equipment, re-develop our website and train staff to the highest quality by assisting them with course fees.

 

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.


Thank you to Alan and all the team  at Sirius.”

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