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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.

6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

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6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

A savvy fleet strategy can help bring down costs and improve your business’ bottom line. Crown Oil's Simon Fitton shares six steps to help reduce your business' fleet overheads

Covid-19: Advice for Hospitality Businesses

Covid-19: Advice for Hospitality Businesses

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Covid-19: Advice for Hospitality Businesses

The hospitality sector is amongst the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. LawBite's Barbara Jamieson sets out five steps for hospitality business owners to take during this time

IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

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IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

Barbara Jamieson of LawBite talks us through the impact of IR35 changes on the construction industry, including how businesses should be using the delay to prepare

Covid-19: Financial Aid for UK PSCs

Covid-19: Financial Aid for UK PSCs

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Covid-19: Financial Aid for UK PSCs

Andy Vessey, Head of Tax at Larsen Howie, talks us through the government support currently available to Personal Service Companies in the UK

Covid-19: Contract Reviews for Retailers

Covid-19: Contract Reviews for Retailers

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Covid-19: Contract Reviews for Retailers

LawBite's Barbara Jamieson takes a look at how contract reviews can help businesses in the retail sector protect themselves from the implications of coronavirus

5 Technologies to Help Run Your SME in 2020

5 Technologies to Help Run Your SME in 2020

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5 Technologies to Help Run Your SME in 2020

From cloud computing to HR management software, there's a wide range of tech available to help run your business. We take a look at five examples

Covid-19: 5 SMEs Pivoting Their Business Models

Covid-19: 5 SMEs Pivoting Their Business Models

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Covid-19: 5 SMEs Pivoting Their Business Models

We look at five inspirational SMEs who have changed their business models to serve their customers during the coronavirus pandemic

What Is a Furloughed Worker?

What Is a Furloughed Worker?

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What Is a Furloughed Worker?

We take a look at the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the process to follow if UK business owners find that they must furlough their employees

Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

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Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

Keeping track of your cash flow is essential to the overall health of your business. Here's a quick look at understanding cash flow analysis and gaining insights from your cash flow statement

5 Tools to Move Your Business Events Online

5 Tools to Move Your Business Events Online

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5 Tools to Move Your Business Events Online

We've curated a list of five virtual event tools and platforms to help you adapt your business events calendar during the coronavirus lockdown

Covid-19: 6 Key Business Areas to Assess

Covid-19: 6 Key Business Areas to Assess

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Covid-19: 6 Key Business Areas to Assess

Joe Hinton, Managing Director of UK Business Mentoring Group, shares a series of prompts to help business owners prepare six key areas of their business amidst coronavirus disruption

Who is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

Who is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

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Who is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

In the wake of the UK Government announcing new measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, we take a quick look at the definition of key workers and frontline staff in the UK

A Message from Peter Tuvey, Fleximize CEO

A Message from Peter Tuvey, Fleximize CEO

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A Message from Peter Tuvey, Fleximize CEO

This is an incredibly difficult time for businesses everywhere. We're fully-focused on supporting you and your business, so here's what we're doing to help

Covid-19: A Guide to Supporting Your Business

Covid-19: A Guide to Supporting Your Business

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Covid-19: A Guide to Supporting Your Business

In uncertain times, businesses need clarity and knowledge. Here's an extensive guide to accessing financial support to help keep your business trading

Protecting Remote Working Staff’s Mental Health

Protecting Remote Working Staff’s Mental Health

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Protecting Remote Working Staff’s Mental Health

Remote working for prolonged periods during the coronavirus pandemic can have a negative impact on your employees' mental health. Here's what you can do to help

Supporting Your Staff with Coronavirus Anxiety

Supporting Your Staff with Coronavirus Anxiety

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Supporting Your Staff with Coronavirus Anxiety

Employees across the UK are experiencing high levels of anxiety around the potential impact of coronavirus. Here's how you can reassure and support your staff

How to Support Local SMEs During Coronavirus

How to Support Local SMEs During Coronavirus

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How to Support Local SMEs During Coronavirus

With the coronavirus pandemic taking over the country, it's time to support small businesses that rely on local custom to stay afloat. Here's how you can help

IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

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IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

The IR35 reform has been delayed to 2021, giving the private sector extra time to prepare. The Larsen Howie Team, experts in IR35, explore what this means for your business

How to Support Your Remote Working Staff

How to Support Your Remote Working Staff

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How to Support Your Remote Working Staff

As more and more businesses take steps to prepare their staff for remote working, it's important to take a moment to consider how you can support staff whilst they work from home

Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

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Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

Patrick Hogan, CEO of Handle, explores the pros and cons of equipment leasing and financing to guide you through which is a better fit for your construction business