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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.
10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

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10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

Trade shows and exhibitions are still a valuable marketing channel for businesses, but how can you make them to work to your advantage?

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

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Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Looking after the health of your employees can deliver tangible benefits to your business, but what steps can you take to improve employee wellbeing?

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

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Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

As parliament takes its summer recess and attention turns to Brexit, how does one make sense of the last three months in UK politics? And what's next?

What Is a Sole Trader?

What Is a Sole Trader?

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What Is a Sole Trader?

Thinking of setting up as a sole trader? Find out what it means, how to register, and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of business structure

How to Make Meetings More Productive

How to Make Meetings More Productive

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How to Make Meetings More Productive

Meetings can be a huge drain on company resources, but they don't need to be. Wave goodbye to the bored room with these essential business meeting tips

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

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Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

The UK government introduced shared parental leave in 2015, offering parents a more flexible childcare arrangement. But what does it all mean for employers?

Debentures: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Debentures: What Are They and How Do They Work?

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Debentures: What Are They and How Do They Work?

If you're looking to apply for a business loan or overdraft, you might be asked to agree to a debenture. Here's everything you need to know about debentures

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

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How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is notoriously difficult for entrepreneurs. But it's not impossible. Here's how you can find your perfect balance

Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

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Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

Is asset-based finance a good fit for your business? This guide examines the pros and cons of factoring, invoice discounting and asset-based lending

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant can deliver numerous benefits to a business, but there are a few things to consider before bringing a virtual PA on board

Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

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Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

When applying for business funding, you might get quotes for secured and unsecured loans. What's the difference between these two types of business finance?

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

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Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

As a small business owner, you'll want to pay as little as possible for your energy supply. Here's how to avoid the traps of the business energy market

Small Business PR: How to Do PR on a Budget

Small Business PR: How to Do PR on a Budget

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Small Business PR: How to Do PR on a Budget

Getting press coverage for your small business needn't be that tricky. Here's how to do your own small business PR on a budget, without using a PR agency

How to Network Effectively

How to Network Effectively

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How to Network Effectively

Networking events remain an important part of the modern business landscape. Learn how to network effectively with these top networking tips

Choosing the Best Payment Options for Your Business

Choosing the Best Payment Options for Your Business

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Choosing the Best Payment Options for Your Business

All businesses need to offer the right payment options to their customers. With a plethora of choices available, what payment options should you consider?

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

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A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

When you apply for a business loan or other type of business funding, a lender might ask to see your VAT returns. Here's how you can access them online

Water Deregulation: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

Water Deregulation: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

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Water Deregulation: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

The non-domestic water market in England will be deregulated from 1 April 2017. Here's everything small businesses need to know about water deregulation

How to Edit a Website: Essential Proofreading Tools

How to Edit a Website: Essential Proofreading Tools

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How to Edit a Website: Essential Proofreading Tools

Errors on your website can put off customers and damage your brand's credibility. These proofreading tools will take the pain out of editing a website

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is often depicted as a life of luxury, but making a success of it takes blood, sweat and tears. Here's how to be a successful entrepreneur

How Freelance Copywriters Can Benefit SMEs

How Freelance Copywriters Can Benefit SMEs

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How Freelance Copywriters Can Benefit SMEs

Writing about your business online or in print can be challenging. By hiring a freelance copywriter, you can boost your brand without breaking the bank

 

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