The Knowledge Hub

Business advice and articles for small business owners

Welcome to the Fleximize Knowledge Hub. As pioneers at the centre of the alternative finance industry, we know what’s what when it comes to small business. So take a look at our advice, tips and expert guidance to help you launch and grow your own venture. We’ve cherry-picked topics that affect all SMEs – from law, finance, tax and employment, to creative strategy and marketing. Bookmark your favourite Knowledge Hub articles, and do visit regularly – we’re always adding useful content.

Tax deadlines and important key dates for UK businesses

Tax deadlines and important key dates for UK businesses

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Tax deadlines and important key dates for UK businesses

A roundup of important tax year dates, payment deadlines, and legislation changes for 2024/25. Use our calendar to prepare for the new financial year with ease.

Top 20 Business Podcasts

Top 20 Business Podcasts

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Top 20 Business Podcasts

Discover the top 20 business podcasts for 2024 featuring innovative entrepreneurs, authoritative figures and inspirational leaders

Is a Black Friday Sale Right for Your Business?

Is a Black Friday Sale Right for Your Business?

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Is a Black Friday Sale Right for Your Business?

Fine jewellery purveyor Jessica Flinn explores tackling Black Friday as an SME in the luxury goods market

Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

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Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

Henry Brookman of Brookman Solicitors explores how to recognize the signs you might be feeling stressed in your role as a small business owner

Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

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Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

Keeping track of your cash flow is essential to the overall health of your business. Here's a quick look at understanding cash flow analysis and gaining insights from your cash flow statement

Presentation Design Trends to Impress Investors

Presentation Design Trends to Impress Investors

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Presentation Design Trends to Impress Investors

Learn to make your presentation shine with these examples of truly eye-catching graphic design trends in 2023.

Is an Employee Buyout Right for Your Business?

Is an Employee Buyout Right for Your Business?

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Is an Employee Buyout Right for Your Business?

This helpful guide covers the pros and cons of employee buyouts. Learn whether an employee buyout would be a good transition strategy for your business.

Master Customer Feedback: Learn, React, & Grow

Master Customer Feedback: Learn, React, & Grow

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Master Customer Feedback: Learn, React, & Grow

Collecting customer feedback is essential to business owners. Scott Dodson, Chief Growth Officer at PaleBlue, discusses measuring customer satisfaction in the world of tech.

Targeting Leads in the Run-up to Black Friday

Targeting Leads in the Run-up to Black Friday

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Targeting Leads in the Run-up to Black Friday

With last year's Black Friday being fully digital, Demi Edmunds of TextAnywhere outlines five strategies to help UK SMEs target high-quality leads

A Small Retailer's Guide to E-commerce Platforms

A Small Retailer's Guide to E-commerce Platforms

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A Small Retailer's Guide to E-commerce Platforms

Discover the top five best e-commerce platforms for small retailers with our handy guide. Discover pros and cons, pricing, and the overall best option for your business

Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

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Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

Ella Patenall of Tech.co​ explores how SMEs can use CRM data to inform their long-term marketing strategy, including a look at data cleansing, segmentation and personalisation.

10 Tips to Manage Business Budgets Like a Pro

10 Tips to Manage Business Budgets Like a Pro

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10 Tips to Manage Business Budgets Like a Pro

How do you create a budget that works for your business? Ensure your financial management is future-proofed with our business budgeting tips.

Creating a Business Budget That Really Works

Creating a Business Budget That Really Works

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Creating a Business Budget That Really Works

Simon Bacher, CEO of ed-tech app Ling, talks about the budgeting methods he used to launch Ling into the app store - and keep it there

How to Craft & Manage a Small Business Budget

How to Craft & Manage a Small Business Budget

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How to Craft & Manage a Small Business Budget

Manage your small business budget with ease using this essential guide to budget allocation

Five Factors to Consider When Setting Your Prices

Five Factors to Consider When Setting Your Prices

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Five Factors to Consider When Setting Your Prices

How can businesses create a good profit margin? Business growth expert Matthew Hayes, CEO of Champions UK, talks us through how to create a pricing strategy.

How to Beat the School Holiday Sales Slump

How to Beat the School Holiday Sales Slump

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How to Beat the School Holiday Sales Slump

75% of B2B businesses report a drop in sales during July and August. But you don't have to lose out, says journalist Chris Price, writer at The Telegraph.

How Flexible Work Policies Ease School Holidays

How Flexible Work Policies Ease School Holidays

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How Flexible Work Policies Ease School Holidays

Employees with school-age children can find the summer holidays a challenge. Here's how employers can make the most of flexible working arrangements to ease that all-important work-life balance.

8 Tips to Get Your Business Summer Ready

8 Tips to Get Your Business Summer Ready

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8 Tips to Get Your Business Summer Ready

Level up your business by remaining agile to seasonal business trends. Our guide explains how to make the most of the school summer holidays.

A Guide to the Recovery Loan Scheme in 2023

A Guide to the Recovery Loan Scheme in 2023

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A Guide to the Recovery Loan Scheme in 2023

Here's a guide to the Recovery Loan Scheme for UK businesses, including key features, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.

How to Build LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Workplaces

How to Build LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Workplaces

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How to Build LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Workplaces

A commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusion in the workplace can actually strengthen a business’s strategic position.