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.
Currency Risk: How Businesses Can Manage It

Currency Risk: How Businesses Can Manage It

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Currency Risk: How Businesses Can Manage It

Exchange rate fluctuations can have a significant impact on any business. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways for SMEs to manage their currency risk

How to Make a Good Video for Your Business

How to Make a Good Video for Your Business

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How to Make a Good Video for Your Business

Video marketing has become a 'must-do' for small businesses that want to stand out from the crowd. So what makes a good video? Check out these top tips

Rebranding a Company: Lessons from AOL

Rebranding a Company: Lessons from AOL

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Rebranding a Company: Lessons from AOL

AOL's rebrand may have divided opinion, but it taught businesses a number of lessons about rebranding. Here are the most important ones

How What3Words Revolutionized Addresses

How What3Words Revolutionized Addresses

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How What3Words Revolutionized Addresses

What3Words, the London-based startup founded in 2013, has transformed the lives of billions by giving them something they've never had – an address

Going Global: the Secrets of International Expansion

Going Global: the Secrets of International Expansion

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Going Global: the Secrets of International Expansion

Expanding overseas can be a daunting prospect for any small business, but a plethora of online tools is enabling companies to compete from the outset

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

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The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

Uber's defeat in a recent employment tribunal will have a huge impact on the company, but what are the wider implications for the gig economy as a whole?

The Best Crowdfunding Sites for Your Business

The Best Crowdfunding Sites for Your Business

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The Best Crowdfunding Sites for Your Business

Crowdfunding websites have changed the face of business finance. But which crowdfunding platforms are the most worthy of a business owner's attention?

History of E-Commerce

History of E-Commerce

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History of E-Commerce

Think of the history of e-commerce, and you'd probably think of the 1990s. But you'd be wrong. Here's our short guide, from ARPANET to Google algorithms

Facebook Workplace: a Useful Tool for SMEs?

Facebook Workplace: a Useful Tool for SMEs?

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Facebook Workplace: a Useful Tool for SMEs?

With the launch of Workplace, Facebook will be competing with the likes of Slack and Yammer. We weigh up the pros and cons of the company's enterprise tool

Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

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Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

With more and more businesses changing their reporting lines, how can you avoid employee conflict when you change your business structure?

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

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The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The new polymer £5 note was recently introduced by The Bank of England. But what does it mean for money and can it withstand the growth of digital payments?

How to Improve Cash Flow

How to Improve Cash Flow

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How to Improve Cash Flow

Poor cash flow is the biggest cause of small business failure, but there are plenty of ways that business owners can overcome this barrier to growth

Angel Investors: an Introduction

Angel Investors: an Introduction

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Angel Investors: an Introduction

Angel investors are an important part of the business funding landscape in the UK. But what is an angel investor, and how could they benefit your business?

Starting a Business

Starting a Business

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Starting a Business

Have you ever considered starting a business? Our step-by-step guide should be all you need to turn your startup dream into reality

Choosing a Domain Name

Choosing a Domain Name

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Choosing a Domain Name

Domain names are a key part of a company's online identity. So how do you go about choosing a domain name for your business, and how can you protect it?

How Does Crowdfunding Differ to P2P Lending?

How Does Crowdfunding Differ to P2P Lending?

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How Does Crowdfunding Differ to P2P Lending?

Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are often lumped together, but there's an important distinction between these two types of business finance

Communication Models: a Guide for Small Businesses

Communication Models: a Guide for Small Businesses

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Communication Models: a Guide for Small Businesses

There are numerous communication models in the modern workplace, but some can be more effective than others. Here are the pros and cons of each model

Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

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Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

More people in the UK are working past 65 than a decade ago. Fleximize examines the advantages of working beyond the state pension age

The Difference Between Creativity and Innovation

The Difference Between Creativity and Innovation

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The Difference Between Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and innovation rely on each other, and are easily confused. What's the difference between them and why should they be embraced by businesses?

Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

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Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

Many entrepreneurs have a brilliant business idea, but fail to back it up with solid financial projections. Why can this ruin their chances of investment?