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.
The Accelerator Helping to Build Future Britain

The Accelerator Helping to Build Future Britain

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The Accelerator Helping to Build Future Britain

By nurturing some of the UK’s very best startups, Geovation is becoming a bright light for a government often accused of failing to adequately support to the nation’s tech industry.

Small Business Online Accounting Software

Small Business Online Accounting Software

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Small Business Online Accounting Software

Finding the perfect online accounting software for your business can be tricky with so many providers available to choose from. Here's our guide.

The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

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The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

Research has shown that older employees can bring a wealth of experience and motivation to a business. Here's how your business can attract and retain an ageing workforce.

How SMEs can use Tech to Tackle Late Payments

How SMEs can use Tech to Tackle Late Payments

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How SMEs can use Tech to Tackle Late Payments

Late payment of commercial debt continues to plague many businesses. ​Here's how small business owners can encourage prompt payment

7 Steps to Winning Your Competitors' Customers

7 Steps to Winning Your Competitors' Customers

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7 Steps to Winning Your Competitors' Customers

One of the most lucrative ways to improve your business is to attract your competitor’s customers. Here are seven steps to make your competitors' customers switch to your brand.

The Small Business Guide to Tax

The Small Business Guide to Tax

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The Small Business Guide to Tax

Understanding Corporation Tax, Income Tax, NICs, and VAT can be tricky, whether you're a sole trader or a limited company in the UK. In this guide, we explain everything you need to know.

How to Organize an Event on a Budget

How to Organize an Event on a Budget

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How to Organize an Event on a Budget

Organizing an event can be a great way to boost your business profile, but it's very easy to run over budget. Here's a guide to successfully running an event on a budget

Key Employment Law Developments: Q3 2018

Key Employment Law Developments: Q3 2018

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Key Employment Law Developments: Q3 2018

Employment Law Director Alan Price gives us his top employment law developments to watch out for, from protecting trade secrets to a potentially huge change for the gig economy.

How to Use Landing Pages to Grow Your Business

How to Use Landing Pages to Grow Your Business

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How to Use Landing Pages to Grow Your Business

A successful landing page strategy can be pivotal in maximizing your return-on-investment, leveraging your marketing efforts, and meeting your business goals

Why Your Business Should Give Back to Charity

Why Your Business Should Give Back to Charity

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Why Your Business Should Give Back to Charity

Giving back to charity and the local community through your business is a great way to grow your brand reputation, whilst helping those in desperate need around the world

The Power of Referral Marketing

The Power of Referral Marketing

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The Power of Referral Marketing

Referral marketing is one of the most powerful ways to grow your business. Here’s how to implement a successful referral campaign for your business

How to Avoid Early Repayment Charges

How to Avoid Early Repayment Charges

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How to Avoid Early Repayment Charges

If you’re taking out a business loan, you may wish to repay it early. But how can you avoid early repayment charges? Find out in Fleximize’s handy guide

Death Isn't the End for These Startups

Death Isn't the End for These Startups

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Death Isn't the End for These Startups

The only certain things in life: death and taxes. But when it comes to death, the funeral industry is over-charging and under-serving. Two startups explain how they're challenging the status quo.

The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

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The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

A little late to the GDPR table? Don't panic - the 25 May deadline is fast approaching, but there's still time to ensure full compliance with the new data regulations using these tips.

The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

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The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

Vinyl Me, Please and uOpen explain how subscription box services are challenging the status quo in e-commerce with personalised and delivered treats

Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

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Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

Franchising is a great alternative to a brand new business concept offering stability, fixed startup costs and an established business plan

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

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How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

In a world with rapidly-advancing technology and an ever-changing business environment, could cloud technology be the answer to HR woes?

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

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The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The government and HMRC are cracking down on companies for their use of unpaid internships. So, what do employers need to consider when taking on an intern?

Top 10 Tips for Doing Your Own Publicity

Top 10 Tips for Doing Your Own Publicity

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Top 10 Tips for Doing Your Own Publicity

Getting effective press coverage for your new business is often tricky. This step-by-step guide shows you how to achieve this quickly, and without spending a fortune

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

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10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

The internet is brimming with brilliant business blogs, but which ones are worthiest of your reading time? Here are the best blogs to follow in 2018