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A day in the life of Phil Glover, Programme Manager, Humber Business Growth Hub

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Phil Glover Humber LEP Growth Hub Manager

My day starts when I meet my LEP colleague Gill Stevenson, who manages the Humber Apprenticeship Support Service.  We’re both “South Bankers” so when possible we car share. Connectivity throughout the Humber is improving all the time and today we have a smooth journey into the city centre taking in the magnificent view of the ‘Energy’ Estuary as we cross the iconic Bridge.

On arrival, I catch up with Growth Hub colleague Kevin Headley. We …

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How to protect Your Brand

 

Protecting your design is a concern for many startups. It’s a vital part of ensuring that your brand is solid, and that nobody can steal what makes your product or service unique.

Read this interesting blog at Virgin Start Up 
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Workplace pensions: what you must know about auto enrolment

The law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new duties, including putting those who meet certain criteria into a workplace pension scheme and contributing towards it.

It’s called automatic enrolment because it’s automatic for your staff; they don’t have to do anything to be enrolled into your pension scheme.

The Pension Regulator provides a step-by-step guide to automatic enrolment.

As an employer, you will have a date by which you need to comply with …

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The 3 most important marketing strategies for entrepreneurs

Richard Branson – Virgin Start UP

Read this interesting article by Robert Cialdini and Steve J. Martin are leading influence experts and authors of The Small BIG – a book that ingeniously explores influence and how you can use small changes to grow your business.

This is brought to you be Richard Branson’s Virgin Start Up a not for profit company for entrepreneurs.

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How UK businesses can engage with Chinese consumers

Nadezhda Robinson, marketing director at Wei-UK Consulting, a luxury PR and marketing agency which helps brands understand Chinese consumers, shares her top tips on how British businesses can successfully engage the Chinese market.

1. Look closer to home 

With Chinese tourists spending a record $164.8bn (£107bn) overseas last year, there is a clear opportunity for British firms. However, though there is a lot of business to be done with Chinese travellers, there is a large affluent student and young professional Chinese community in …

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Business Insurance for Beginners

When you’re starting a business, it can be hard to know what insurance you need. To help, Simply Business have put together a quick and easy guide of the main types of business insurance that are available. This blog will help you get to grips with the options and make sure your business is covered if anything goes wrong.

Public Liability Insurance

What it is: Public liability insurance covers legal costs and compensation payments claimed by a third party for an injury they …

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Recruiting for SME’s with Linkedin

Are you a small business looking to expand by attracting the right talent, but not sure where to begin? LinkedIn provides small businesses to access a wealth of talent as well as opportunities to promote your business brand to a wider audience. Read the full guide here. (this is a PDF file)

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