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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.

Covid-19: Customer Engagement Strategies

Covid-19: Customer Engagement Strategies

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Covid-19: Customer Engagement Strategies

Customer engagement is a huge challenge for many businesses recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five key ways to re-engage your customer base

How Bespoke Software as a Service Benefits SMEs

How Bespoke Software as a Service Benefits SMEs

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How Bespoke Software as a Service Benefits SMEs

James Ansell, Founder and Director of Code23, highlights why bespoke software as a service is a better choice for small businesses than off-the-shelf software

How to Make Your Office Space Covid-Secure

How to Make Your Office Space Covid-Secure

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How to Make Your Office Space Covid-Secure

As SMEs across the UK prepare for staff to return to work, it's crucial for employers to ensure workplaces are Covid-secure. Here are six ways to get started

Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

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Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

Alistair Aird of Easy R&D explores the impact of the UK Government's coronavirus support loans on the SME R&D Tax Credit Scheme

How to Balance Business with Fatherhood

How to Balance Business with Fatherhood

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How to Balance Business with Fatherhood

To mark Father’s Day this weekend, six leading businessmen from across the UK share their advice and opinions on juggling family life with their careers

Preventing Disengagement in Construction Teams

Preventing Disengagement in Construction Teams

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Preventing Disengagement in Construction Teams

Construction is a profession which involves mostly field work, making employee engagement more difficult. Here's what you can do to avoid disengagement in your construction team

Do I Need A Shareholders' Agreement?

Do I Need A Shareholders' Agreement?

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Do I Need A Shareholders' Agreement?

A shareholders’ agreement is a vital legal document for many businesses and can protect the interests of both majority and minority shareholders

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

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The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

In this exclusive from the Association of Staffing Professionals, Chief Executive Ann Swain explores the impact of Covid-19 on the UK recruitment sector

Three Ways to Promote Diversity in the Workplace

Three Ways to Promote Diversity in the Workplace

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Three Ways to Promote Diversity in the Workplace

It's imperative to foster an inclusive and diverse culture within your SME. Suki Sandhu of Audeliss explores three ways to promote diversity in your workplace

Covid-19: Adapting Your Business Offering

Covid-19: Adapting Your Business Offering

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Covid-19: Adapting Your Business Offering

Charlotte Holmes-Darby of Vistaprint explores how small business owners can adapt their offering during the pandemic to engage with customers and the wider community

What Really Motivates Today's Employees?

What Really Motivates Today's Employees?

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What Really Motivates Today's Employees?

Richard Shotton, one of the country’s top behavioural scientists, has partnered with Monster recruitment to give business leaders insight into the science behind employee motivation

Covid-19: Tips for Managing Cash Flow

Covid-19: Tips for Managing Cash Flow

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Covid-19: Tips for Managing Cash Flow

Patrick Hogan of Handle.com shares three tips on how small business owners across the UK can manage their cash flow through the coronavirus pandemic

Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

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Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

With many employees working remotely during the pandemic, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of company culture. Dave Wrightson of Engage shares his tips

Covid-19: Financial Support for UK SMEs

Covid-19: Financial Support for UK SMEs

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Covid-19: Financial Support for UK SMEs

Nic Redfern, Financial Director for Know Your Money​, explores the financial support available to UK SMEs during the coronavirus pandemic

Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

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Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

Making your staff feel valued and appreciated is particularly important in the current climate of remote working. Here's how to recognize employees during the coronavirus pandemic

Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

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Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

Tamara Habberley, Senior Consultant at The VAT People, shares her guide exploring everything UK SMEs need to know about their VAT obligations during the coronavirus pandemic

A Guide to The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

A Guide to The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

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A Guide to The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

Here's a quick look at the UK Government's Bounce Back Loans Scheme, including key features, eligibility criteria and how to apply for a BBLS product

Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

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Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

With record numbers of employees being asked to work remotely, it's vital to ensure your business is protected from cyber attacks. Paul Callaghan of CyberInsurer shares his advice

How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

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How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

With record numbers of UK businesses shifting to remote working over the past couple of months, it's crucial to instil a culture of trust among your employees. Here's how

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

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A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A data driven approach to business development can be highly successful for professional services firms that may have previously relied on face-to-face interactions. Here's how