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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 Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant can deliver numerous benefits to a business, but there are a few things to consider before bringing a virtual PA on board

Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

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Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

When applying for business funding, you might get quotes for secured and unsecured loans. What's the difference between these two types of business finance?

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

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Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

As a small business owner, you'll want to pay as little as possible for your energy supply. Here's how to avoid the traps of the business energy market

Small Business PR: How to Do PR on a Budget

Small Business PR: How to Do PR on a Budget

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Small Business PR: How to Do PR on a Budget

Getting press coverage for your small business needn't be that tricky. Here's how to do your own small business PR on a budget, without using a PR agency

How to Network Effectively

How to Network Effectively

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How to Network Effectively

Networking events remain an important part of the modern business landscape. Learn how to network effectively with these top networking tips

Choosing the Best Payment Options for Your Business

Choosing the Best Payment Options for Your Business

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Choosing the Best Payment Options for Your Business

All businesses need to offer the right payment options to their customers. With a plethora of choices available, what payment options should you consider?

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

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A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

When you apply for a business loan or other type of business funding, a lender might ask to see your VAT returns. Here's how you can access them online

Water Deregulation: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

Water Deregulation: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

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Water Deregulation: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

The non-domestic water market in England will be deregulated from 1 April 2017. Here's everything small businesses need to know about water deregulation

How to Edit a Website: Essential Proofreading Tools

How to Edit a Website: Essential Proofreading Tools

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How to Edit a Website: Essential Proofreading Tools

Errors on your website can put off customers and damage your brand's credibility. These proofreading tools will take the pain out of editing a website

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Being an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is often depicted as a life of luxury, but making a success of it takes blood, sweat and tears. Here's how to be a successful entrepreneur

How Freelance Copywriters Can Benefit SMEs

How Freelance Copywriters Can Benefit SMEs

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How Freelance Copywriters Can Benefit SMEs

Writing about your business online or in print can be challenging. By hiring a freelance copywriter, you can boost your brand without breaking the bank

A Simple Guide to Fleximize

A Simple Guide to Fleximize

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A Simple Guide to Fleximize

A short but sweet introduction to Fleximize for commercial finance brokers, accountants and financial advisers. Quick answers to all your clients' questions

Business Name Fails: How Not to Name a Business

Business Name Fails: How Not to Name a Business

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Business Name Fails: How Not to Name a Business

Picking the wrong name for your business can set you up for failure. So make sure you avoid these common mistakes when naming your company

Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

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Setting Up an Energy Contract for Your Business

Finding the right energy supplier can be a headache for small business owners. Here's a simple guide to getting your business utilities up and running

25 Years of Web Design

25 Years of Web Design

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25 Years of Web Design

How has web design evolved since Tim Berners-Lee launched the world wide web? We chart its history from Mosaic to the emergence of responsive design

Excel Tips for Business

Excel Tips for Business

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Excel Tips for Business

Microsoft Excel is the world's most important piece of business software. Business owners won't need an accountant with these handy little spreadsheet hacks

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

 

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