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Coronavirus Business Advice Hub

In uncertain times, businesses need clarity and information. We’ve created our Coronavirus Business Advice Hub to give small business owners the knowledge, resources and guides they need to help them keep their business trading.

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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.

Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

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Brexit: An SME's Checklist for Trading with the EU

To help small businesses feeling uncertain about trading with the EU after Brexit, Carla Caroli from Lawbite shares a step-by-step guide to the cross-border movement of goods

How to Find the Right Packaging Design Partner

How to Find the Right Packaging Design Partner

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How to Find the Right Packaging Design Partner

Packaging can greatly impact your supply chain efficiency, so how can you improve your design? Rich Quelch of DiD talks us through hiring the right packaging partner

An SME's Guide to Working With Micro-Influencers

An SME's Guide to Working With Micro-Influencers

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An SME's Guide to Working With Micro-Influencers

Annabel Mulliner of Little Seed Group looks at how SMEs can work with micro-influencers to grow their brand and sales online

Upcoming VAT Changes for SMEs in 2021/22

Upcoming VAT Changes for SMEs in 2021/22

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Upcoming VAT Changes for SMEs in 2021/22

Ross Bramble of Crunch reveals how small businesses can prepare for the upcoming changes to VAT rates and processes in the UK, including the delayed Making Tax Digital scheme

10 Restaurant Sales Techniques to Boost Profits

10 Restaurant Sales Techniques to Boost Profits

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10 Restaurant Sales Techniques to Boost Profits

Encouraging your staff to upsell to customers can play a big role in boosting your restaurant profits. Here are 10 upselling techniques proven to work.

A Legal Guide to Intellectual Property for SMEs

A Legal Guide to Intellectual Property for SMEs

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A Legal Guide to Intellectual Property for SMEs

Intellectual Property can be a small business' most valuable asset, so it's vital to secure the right legal protection. Here's an essential guide from Lawbite's expert legal team

8 Steps to Starting a Wholesale Business

8 Steps to Starting a Wholesale Business

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8 Steps to Starting a Wholesale Business

Despite recent upheaval in the wholesale industry, there is a window of opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to launch a business post-lockdown. Here's a quick guide to get started

How Manufacturers can Leverage AI

How Manufacturers can Leverage AI

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How Manufacturers can Leverage AI

The emergence of artificial intelligence and augmented reality gives manufacturers a great opportunity to streamline processes and grow efficiently.

An SME's Guide to Supply and Demand

An SME's Guide to Supply and Demand

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An SME's Guide to Supply and Demand

The laws of supply and demand can have a dramatic impact on your profitability as a small business. Find out how you can use these forces to your advantage

How to Choose an Inventory Management System

How to Choose an Inventory Management System

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How to Choose an Inventory Management System

With recent disruption to supply chains, we discuss how retailers and wholesalers can maximize their efficiency and protect brand reputation with an inventory management system

Choosing the Best Payment Option for Your SME

Choosing the Best Payment Option for Your SME

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Choosing the Best Payment Option for Your SME

The payment options you offer to customers can have a significant impact on sales. Here's a look at the pros and cons of cash, card, and mobile payments to help you decide

A Small Retailer's Guide to Ecommerce Platforms

A Small Retailer's Guide to Ecommerce Platforms

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A Small Retailer's Guide to Ecommerce Platforms

As online sales continue to rise in the UK, you may need to migrate to a new ecommerce platform to manage your growing orders. Discover the best 5 solutions for small retailers

7 Ways to Win Your Competitors' Customers

7 Ways to Win Your Competitors' Customers

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7 Ways to Win Your Competitors' Customers

Winning customers away from rival brands is one of the most effective ways to increase your share of the market. Follow these 7 steps to attract and retain new customers

8 Ways to Boost Footfall for your Retail Business

8 Ways to Boost Footfall for your Retail Business

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8 Ways to Boost Footfall for your Retail Business

Struggling to recover your retail footfall after lockdown? Follow these 8 simple steps to increase your foot traffic and drive more sales

Medical Practices: Boosting Patient Engagement

Medical Practices: Boosting Patient Engagement

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Medical Practices: Boosting Patient Engagement

With more and more patients expecting digital-first services, we take a look at four strategies you can use as a medical practice to better serve your customers and improve engagement

A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

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A Guide to the New EU VAT E-Commerce Rules

​From the 1st of July, the new EU VAT e-commerce rules will introduce significant changes for UK businesses selling to EU consumers. Here's everything you need to know

An SME's Guide to The End of Furlough

An SME's Guide to The End of Furlough

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An SME's Guide to The End of Furlough

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to a close on 30th September 2021, Simon Thomas explores everything UK SMEs need to know in order to prepare

The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

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The UK Startups Disrupting the Fashion Industry

To mark this month’s London Fashion Week, we've highlighted five exciting UK startups making a name for themselves in the British fashion industry

A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

If you want to downsize your office, here's a step-by-step guide to office clearance by the experts at AnyJunk, covering everything from choosing a clearance firm to documentation

5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

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5 Tips for Starting a Hospitality Business in 2021

Here's everything you need to know about starting a hospitality business in 2021, from writing a post-lockdown business plan to embracing technology