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.
UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

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UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

With high economic growth and ideal market conditions in the Far East, exporting to Asia has never been easier and, potentially, more lucrative for UK SMEs

Taking the Guesswork out of Influencer Marketing

Taking the Guesswork out of Influencer Marketing

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Taking the Guesswork out of Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing has resulted in huge success for the companies that get it right, but choosing an influencer for your brand is tricky. Until, that is, you start using artificial intelligence

The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

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The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

The numbers of women in the financial services industry has been a topic of contention for a few years now but, slowly, the tide is changing. Aanisah Begg of Midven takes a look at why

Can High Street Stores Win Against E-commerce?

Can High Street Stores Win Against E-commerce?

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Can High Street Stores Win Against E-commerce?

The future of the high street relies on retailers understanding their customers and, in particular millennials and generation Z, the 20-30 years old of the present and future

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

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Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Using e-learning and staff training services is becoming more and more important for businesses. Here's how to update the skills of your workforce with online learning

What is Agile? A Guide for Non-Developers

What is Agile? A Guide for Non-Developers

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What is Agile? A Guide for Non-Developers

Agile project management has revolutionized team collaboration and development. But how can you incorporate the Agile approach in your business? Jug Babic of VivifyScrum takes a look

How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

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How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

With the use of AI and automation increasing in the business world, how can SMEs prepare for the future of the workplace? Stephen Quinn, founder of Jobbio, takes a look

How to Start a Photography Business

How to Start a Photography Business

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How to Start a Photography Business

Starting a Photography Business takes technical knowledge, creative talent and determination to succeed. Here's an in-depth guide to getting started

What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

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What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

All businesses have a trade mark - in fact, it's nearly impossible to trade without one. But to truly safeguard your brand reputation, getting your trade mark registered is crucial

Five Top Tips for Working With Freelancers

Five Top Tips for Working With Freelancers

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Five Top Tips for Working With Freelancers

Working with freelancers can cause problems for business owners. Here's our guide to communicating and collaborating with freelance workers effectively

The Companies Using Tech to Tackle Food Waste

The Companies Using Tech to Tackle Food Waste

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The Companies Using Tech to Tackle Food Waste

The founders of OLIO and Karma discuss their missions to tackle the growing food waste issue, how technology can help, and what the future holds for the industry

The Importance of Product Packaging & Branding

The Importance of Product Packaging & Branding

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The Importance of Product Packaging & Branding

Product packaging is crucial for online business to promote their online store, pack their products, and wow their customers. Here are some top tips from the experts

Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

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Protecting Your Business from a Data Breach

From educating your staff about phishing emails to protecting your local network, here are some important cyber security measures for small businesses

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