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.
How To Improve Your Visitor To Buyer Ratio

How To Improve Your Visitor To Buyer Ratio

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How To Improve Your Visitor To Buyer Ratio

Roberto Garvin, Co-Founder of Mofluid, shares his key findings on how you can increase your visitor to buyer ratio, covering value propositions, sales funnel audits and split testing

Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

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Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

Henry Brookman of Brookman Solicitors explores how to recognize the signs you might be feeling stressed in your role as a small business owner

How to Build a Successful Company Website

How to Build a Successful Company Website

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How to Build a Successful Company Website

Your company website is important for both customer communication and building trust in your brand. Here's a quick look at how to build a successful website for your small business

Content Development Tips for SMEs

Content Development Tips for SMEs

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Content Development Tips for SMEs

It's important to get content development right, as mistakes can have far-reaching effects on how customers perceive your brand. Here are five tips for developing customer-focused content

A Sole Trader’s Guide to Alternative Finance

A Sole Trader’s Guide to Alternative Finance

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A Sole Trader’s Guide to Alternative Finance

If you're a sole trader operating in the UK, it's worth considering the alternative finance options available to you. Here's our guide, covering crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, and more

How to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

How to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

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How to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

Mark Tighe of specialist tax relief consultancy Catax shares his tips on how UK SMEs can achieve sustainable business growth, such as by protecting cash flow and managing payment terms

Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

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Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

Maria Espie Vidal of Time Doctor shares her insight into how small businesses can transition to remote working, including how to implement policy changes and address staff concerns

A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

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A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

Holding regular one-to-one performance reviews can help your team feel more confident in their roles and promote a healthy channel of communication. Here's how

Balancing Motherhood and Running a Business

Balancing Motherhood and Running a Business

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Balancing Motherhood and Running a Business

Rebecca Newenham, Founder of GetAhead VA, shares her tips and advice on how to balance motherhood with steering a growing business towards success

Brexit, Freelancers & Diversity in Tech

Brexit, Freelancers & Diversity in Tech

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Brexit, Freelancers & Diversity in Tech

We take a look at the family business taking over Thomas Cook, preparing your business for Brexit, and how to make the tech industry accessible to all

A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

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A Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

Kerri-Ann Hockley, Head of Customer Service at professional insurance broker PolicyBee, shares her guide to professional indemnity insurance for UK SMEs

An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

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An SME's Guide to Trading in the Lead up to Brexit

As uncertainty around Brexit continues, Paul Beard of Creditsafe shares his expertise on how UK SMEs should approach international trade in the lead up to Brexit

Event Planning Tips for Small Businesses

Event Planning Tips for Small Businesses

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Event Planning Tips for Small Businesses

Toby Heelis, CEO of events management company Eventopedia, shares his top five tips on how to plan and run a successful event as a small business

Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

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Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

Hannah Robinson, Digital Marketing Manager of Larsen Howie, talks us through IR35 liability and the pros and cons of limited company contracts

Digital Marketing Tactics for E-commerce Websites

Digital Marketing Tactics for E-commerce Websites

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Digital Marketing Tactics for E-commerce Websites

Marc Swann, Search Director at SEO agency Glass Digital, shares five digital marketing tactics to make your e-commerce website stand out from the crowd

A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

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A Guide to April 2020 Employment Law Changes

Employment law specialist Paula Fisher provides insight into the 2020 Employment Law Changes that will affect every employer in the UK, along with highlighting how UK SMEs can prepare

How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

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How to Spot Employee Burnout and Offer Support

Carolyn Nevitte of​ People Insight explores how to spot if your staff are burnt out and what you can do to help employees who are disillusioned with their work

Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

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Why E-Learning Is the Future of Employee Training

If you're looking for cost-effective and time-efficient development opportunities for your employees, then it may be worth looking into e-learning. Here's why

Getting to Grips with the Basics of SEO

Getting to Grips with the Basics of SEO

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Getting to Grips with the Basics of SEO

Adam Chard, from online retailer Victoria Plum, shares five tips on how small business owners can get to grips with the basic elements of SEO

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

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How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

Mark Tighe, Founder and Managing Director at specialist tax consultancy Catax, delves into how to successfully merge two business cultures following a business acquisition