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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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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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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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Why community businesses are bucking the trend

Community-based grassroots enterprises are outpacing the small business sector as a whole, according to new research.

30/04/2019

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Revealed: the impact of automation on jobs

Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are having a significant impact on the way we work but they won't necessarily cost jobs, according to a new study.

30/04/2019

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Government takes action on persistent late payers

Seventeen companies - many of them household names - have been suspended or removed from the Prompt Payment Code for failing to pay their suppliers on time.

29/04/2019

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Reform needed to boost SME apprenticeships

The government must address the decline in the number of apprenticeships and make the system fit for the future, according to a new report.

29/04/2019

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Business tax revenues rise

The amount of tax paid by UK businesses in the past year has gone up by £8 billion.

24/04/2019

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SME employees share their views on bad bosses

A new poll of employees working in UK small businesses has revealed that four in ten of them have quit because of a bad boss.

24/04/2019

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UK freelancers suffer from the Brexit effect

A leading jobs platform has revealed that British freelancers have experienced a significant drop in the amount of work coming from firms in EU member states.

23/04/2019

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Small firms feel unfairly treated by the UK tax system

A new survey of British small businesses has found that more than half believe the tax system is working against them.

23/04/2019

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Technology causes stress for one in three employees

Workplace technology - including computer software and mobile tech - is putting pressure on one third of UK workers, according to a new study.

23/04/2019

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Government backs UK firms with new funding

The government has provided £200 million of additional funding via the British Business Bank to support innovative start-ups and small firms that require finance to grow.

17/04/2019

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Jobs boom sees rise in the number of older workers

The UK employment boom is continuing, according to the latest labour market statistics.

16/04/2019

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Big break for aspiring food entrepreneurs

The Federation of Small Businesses has partnered with Le Cordon Bleu to give aspiring entrepreneurs with a food business idea the chance to turn their dream into reality.

16/04/2019

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BME workers more likely to be trapped in insecure work

The UK labour market is discriminating against black and minority ethnic workers, according to a new report by the TUC.

15/04/2019

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Over half of SMEs see a recession on the horizon

Confidence among UK small businesses has fallen and many firms expect trouble ahead as economic uncertainty continues to take its toll.

15/04/2019

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Birmingham is UK's top city for small firms

The latest Small Business Index has identified the best European cities for enterprise based on SME population, business support and the affordability of premises.

10/04/2019

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Poor management triggers rise in workplace stress

The CIPD is calling for more investment in management training to help tackle rising levels of stress at work.

09/04/2019

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