Boost your business with The Hub

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WANT to boost your business? Then sign up to The Hub.

The website is a fantastic new resource from the Echo’s parent company Johnston Press, which allows local businesses to get together virtually to share advice and experience.

The Hub is an online community of vibrant, thriving, forward-thinking British businesses which has been created by the company’s local newspaper brands – always at the heart of the region.

Click here to go to The Hub

Whether you’re just daydreaming about a start-up, recently declared your venture open for business or you’re an experienced entrepreneur, we’ve got tips, resources, inspiration and practical help for you, all aimed squarely at helping your business flourish and grow.

We truly believe in the value of sharing knowledge – no matter what profession you’re in.

It’s free to sign up and membership of The Hub opens a gateway to loads of content and insight – all free of charge. But The Hub is more than just a resource – the site is your number one supporter for business growth.

We believe British businesses are a hotbed of incredible talent, experience and imagination and we want to help entrepreneurs share their knowledge with each other – whether you’re a one-man band or the boss of a huge manufacturing plant,” said Echo editor John Szymanski.

“No matter what your profession; plumber or portrait painter, CEO or secretary, we believe you have something to contribute to this fascinating conversation.”

Our ‘Get Help to Grow’ section is overflowing with advice on topics such as Networking Does and Don’ts, how to attract investors, how to find new customers (as well as maximising the benefit from the existing ones) and how to get the best out of your staff.

So don’t miss out – sign up to The Hub and put your business on the fast track to success.