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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.

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

A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

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A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Accounting talks us through the key tax deadlines for Companies House and HMRC that limited company business owners should be prepared for

5 Ways to Get More Restaurant Reviews

5 Ways to Get More Restaurant Reviews

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5 Ways to Get More Restaurant Reviews

We take a look at how restaurant owners can build business credibility and trust amongst UK consumers, including the importance of online customer reviews

How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

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How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

Peter King of Dialog360 outlines five innovative ways technology can help hotel owners ride out the pandemic and come out stronger, from cloud communication to contactless payments

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

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What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

The new 2021 VAT reverse charge impacts how VAT-registered businesses operating under CIS process their invoices. Here's everything you need to know

How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

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How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

A guide exploring how to prepare for the end of the 2020/21 tax year as a sole trader or director of a limited company, brought to you by the experts at Crunch

A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

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A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

Here's a guide to the Recovery Loan Scheme for small, medium, and large UK businesses, including key features, eligibility criteria, and how to apply

Open Banking: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

Open Banking: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

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Open Banking: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

Open Banking has the power to transform how the financial industry works for consumers and business in the UK. We take a look at what this means in practice for SMEs

The Rise of the Tech Startup

The Rise of the Tech Startup

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The Rise of the Tech Startup

We take a look at how UK tech startups are managing to thrive despite the Covid-19 pandemic

Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

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Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

Jon Higham of Medicine Direct outlines the importance of building consumer trust online so your business can keep trading during the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

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Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

When it comes to communicating with customers during the pandemic, marketing can help small businesses get back on their feet that bit quicker. Here’s how