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.
Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

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Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

Counterfeit building materials and tools are a significant cause for concern among businesses in the construction sector. Here's a look at how IP registration can help

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

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How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

Alan Rolfe from HWB Chartered Accountants outlines the correct procedure for VAT error correction to follow if you've made a mistake on your quarterly tax return

Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

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Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Chris Woodard, Co-Founder of Handle.com, explores some of the biggest financial mistakes that new business owners make and how to avoid them

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

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How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

Mark Tighe of specialist tax relief consultancy Catax explores how businesses can generate revenue from existing assets, both physical and intellectual, with a focus on tax breaks

2020 Marketing Trends for UK Businesses

2020 Marketing Trends for UK Businesses

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2020 Marketing Trends for UK Businesses

Here are the marketing trends that may affect your business in 2020, including the impact of changes in web tracking platforms and how Amazon is turning into a product search engine

How to Find Clients for Your Construction Business

How to Find Clients for Your Construction Business

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How to Find Clients for Your Construction Business

If you're struggling to find clients for your construction business, this guide explores three easy ways to promote your services and attract new customers

Tories, Podcasts & A Carbon-Neutral Christmas

Tories, Podcasts & A Carbon-Neutral Christmas

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Tories, Podcasts & A Carbon-Neutral Christmas

We take a look at how the Tory majority impacts both your personal and business finances, the podcasts worth listening to over the break, and how to have a 'green' Christmas

How to Host an Eco-Friendly Corporate Event

How to Host an Eco-Friendly Corporate Event

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How to Host an Eco-Friendly Corporate Event

Matthew Payne, Founder and Managing Director of Made by Oomph​, shares his tips on how to plan and host an eco-friendly corporate event that won't cost the earth

A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

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A Guide to Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants are there to ensure your business runs smoothly, you have fewer tasks to manage and your life is made less hectic as a result. Here's how to find and hire your first virtual assistant

Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

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Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

Heather Baker, CEO of TopLine Comms, shares five tips to take the stress out of digital marketing campaigns, including setting clear metrics and staying on top of Google updates

Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

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Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

It's important to consider how to scale up your business without compromising customer experience, product quality and value for money. Huw Moxon of Informi explores the common pitfalls to avoid when upscaling your SME

An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

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An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

If you're unsure of how to get started with video marketing, we cover the top five types of videos that can benefit startups, and how they could help to boost your brand image

A Review of Early Repayment Charges & Penalties

A Review of Early Repayment Charges & Penalties

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A Review of Early Repayment Charges & Penalties

We’ve compared the early repayment terms of the UK's top alternative finance providers, pairing their claims with what this would mean for business owners in practice

Developing a Performance-First Approach

Developing a Performance-First Approach

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Developing a Performance-First Approach

Ben Hunt-Davis shares his thoughts on how focusing on performance rather than results, as used in sports psychology, can help SMEs achieve success

The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

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The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

Anthony Chadwick of The Webinar Vet shares his knowledge of how to leverage the digital training market and the ways it can grow your small business

Elections, Spreadsheets & Christmas Dinner

Elections, Spreadsheets & Christmas Dinner

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Elections, Spreadsheets & Christmas Dinner

We take a look at how the outcome of the general election could impact your businesses, the spreadsheet of the future, and how you can shop local for your 2019 Christmas dinner

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

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A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

It's important to be aware of how to chase up unpaid invoices to protect your business and its cash flow. Here's Sage's guide on how SMEs should approach chasing late payments

A Guide to East Anglia's Christmas Food Producers

A Guide to East Anglia's Christmas Food Producers

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A Guide to East Anglia's Christmas Food Producers

To celebrate Small Business Saturday 2019, we've put together a list of food producers across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Essex so that you can shop local this Christmas

2019 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

2019 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

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2019 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas just around the corner we share our favourite small businesses to shop with, including an interactive guide of the small businesses local to you

How to Make a Success of Small Business Saturday

How to Make a Success of Small Business Saturday

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How to Make a Success of Small Business Saturday

The UK's seventh Small Business Saturday takes place on 7th December, and it's not too late to get involved. Here's how your business can make the most of it