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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.
Why It’s Time to Stop Fearing AI

Why It’s Time to Stop Fearing AI

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Why It’s Time to Stop Fearing AI

Far from being a threat, artificial intelligence presents a huge opportunity for businesses and customers alike. How could robots transform your company?

Stranger Things, Stress Prevention & SEO Tips

Stranger Things, Stress Prevention & SEO Tips

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Stranger Things, Stress Prevention & SEO Tips

The triumphant return of a Netflix favourite. How to tackle the pressures of business ownership. What's the secret to outranking your rivals on Google?

Bad Reviews: How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Bad Reviews: How to Use Them to Your Advantage

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Bad Reviews: How to Use Them to Your Advantage

It's never nice to receive a negative review from a customer. However, there are plenty of ways that business owners can benefit from bad reviews

Cryptocurrencies: What Does the Future Hold?

Cryptocurrencies: What Does the Future Hold?

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Cryptocurrencies: What Does the Future Hold?

With more people buying and trading in cryptocurrencies, some have suggested they could eventually replace traditional currency. But how likely is that?

R&D Tax Credits: a Simple Guide for Small Businesses

R&D Tax Credits: a Simple Guide for Small Businesses

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R&D Tax Credits: a Simple Guide for Small Businesses

What are R&D tax credits, and how can your company claim them? We answer these questions, and more, in this definitive guide to R&D tax relief

Blue Planet, Black Mirror & the Beautiful Balkans

Blue Planet, Black Mirror & the Beautiful Balkans

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Blue Planet, Black Mirror & the Beautiful Balkans

Sir David Attenborough is back with Blue Planet II. How Charlie Brooker foresaw China's latest controversy. Why is Dubrovnik worth discovering?

9 Ways to Cut Your Cart Abandonment Rate

9 Ways to Cut Your Cart Abandonment Rate

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9 Ways to Cut Your Cart Abandonment Rate

Cart abandonment is a common problem for e-commerce businesses. What practical steps can they take to improve their checkout process and boost conversions?

Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

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Annual Leave: Lessons From the Ryanair Debacle

With Ryanair blaming flight cancellations on a change to its holiday year, what has it taught other employers about managing their employees' annual leave?

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

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Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Four years after their introduction, the Supreme Court has abolished employment tribunal fees, ruling them unlawful. But what does it mean for employers?

Augmented Reality, Apple & Autumn in Austria

Augmented Reality, Apple & Autumn in Austria

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Augmented Reality, Apple & Autumn in Austria

How to deliver a revolutionary buying experience. The wonders of a weekend waltz in Vienna. Could it be the beginning of the end for Apple?

A Small Business Guide to Web Design

A Small Business Guide to Web Design

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A Small Business Guide to Web Design

Designing a website for your business is a complex but essential task. These handy web design tips should be all you need to help your company shine online

GDPR: What Does It Mean for Businesses?

GDPR: What Does It Mean for Businesses?

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GDPR: What Does It Mean for Businesses?

From 25 May 2018, UK businesses will be subject to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, otherwise known as GDPR. Here are all the essential details

How Casper and Eve Are Driving Innovation in the Mattress Industry

How Casper and Eve Are Driving Innovation in the Mattress Industry

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How Casper and Eve Are Driving Innovation in the Mattress Industry

Startups Casper and Eve have revolutionized the experience of buying a mattress. We discover how the two companies have successfully disrupted the industry

Theme Parks, Telly Addicts & Tax Problems

Theme Parks, Telly Addicts & Tax Problems

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Theme Parks, Telly Addicts & Tax Problems

What are the secrets of Disney's success? What is it that makes Channel 4's Gogglebox so special? Who does Amazon owe €250m in unpaid tax?

The Business Case for Flexible Working

The Business Case for Flexible Working

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The Business Case for Flexible Working

Many employers are wary of flexible working, but it presents far more opportunities than threats. So, why and how should you implement it in your business?

7 Simple Ways to Up Your PPC Game

7 Simple Ways to Up Your PPC Game

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7 Simple Ways to Up Your PPC Game

PPC ads not converting? Paid search not paying the bills? Check out this simple guide to maximizing the returns from your pay-per-click campaigns

Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

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Why Business Owners Should Learn to Love Failure

Building a successful business depends on embracing failure from the start, not fearing it. Here's how to create a fail-friendly culture in your company

Cybersecurity, Czech Charm & Commuter Congestion

Cybersecurity, Czech Charm & Commuter Congestion

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Cybersecurity, Czech Charm & Commuter Congestion

Why passwords still carry their weight in importance. The magic of medieval Prague. Will facial recognition take the pain out of rush hour?

10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

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10 Essential Tips for Trade Show Success

Trade shows and exhibitions are still a valuable marketing channel for businesses, but how can you make them to work to your advantage?

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

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Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Looking after the health of your employees can deliver tangible benefits to your business, but what steps can you take to improve employee wellbeing?

 

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