Coronavirus

Advice & support for your business during the coronavirus outbreak

A Message From Our CEO

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, I wanted to take a few moments to give you an update on how Fleximize is working to support you, your business, and the wider SME community, at this most difficult of times.

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Covid-19: Support For Your Business

In uncertain times, businesses need clarity and knowledge. Here's an extensive guide containing expert advice, government support, and access to financial support to help you keep your business trading.

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The outbreak of coronavirus has created a rapidly-changing trading environment, with new announcements and measures being rolled out all the time. We’ll be updating this page with information and resources for supporting your business, but please continue to keep up to date with Gov.UK, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive.

How to Rebuild Business Reputation

How to Rebuild Business Reputation

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How to Rebuild Business Reputation

Angela Podmore, CEO and Founder of Kinetic Communications, discusses how SMEs can work to rebuild their reputation amid times of unrest

Preparing for the End of the Furlough Scheme

Preparing for the End of the Furlough Scheme

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Preparing for the End of the Furlough Scheme

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to a close, we take a look at the new Job Support Scheme and what it means for business owners in practice

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

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A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Consulting​ covers everything employers need to know about taking on an apprentice in 2020, including the government's new Kickstart Scheme

Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

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Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

Michelle Wright, Founder and CEO of one of the UK’s first B Corporations, discusses the importance of making ethical business decisions in times of hardship

Covid-19: New Ways of Professional Networking

Covid-19: New Ways of Professional Networking

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Covid-19: New Ways of Professional Networking

Social distancing measures have drastically changed the way we connect with each other, making professional networking much trickier. Here are some alternatives

Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

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Combatting Loneliness & Isolation Amongst Staff

With unprecedented numbers of UK employees working from home, many have found themselves facing social isolation and loneliness. Here's what employers can do to help

Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

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Wrongful Trading Rules During Covid-19

Jon Munnery of UK Liquidators talks us through the temporary suspension of wrongful trading rules for businesses experiencing financial struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic

Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

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Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

LawBite's Philippa Cobb explores the impact of lockdown on commercial leases, including government's temporary legal protection for commercial tenants

Encouraging Footfall to Your Hospitality Business

Encouraging Footfall to Your Hospitality Business

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Encouraging Footfall to Your Hospitality Business

With the hospitality industry taking a massive hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, we explore three strategies that hospitality businesses can implement to encourage footfall

How Restaurants Can Use Tech to Serve Customers

How Restaurants Can Use Tech to Serve Customers

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How Restaurants Can Use Tech to Serve Customers

With more and more restaurants, cafes, and pubs reopening, we take a look at how hospitality businesses can embrace tech to serve their customers in a covid-secure way

Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

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Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

Doug Kelley of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services share his insights onto how UK SMEs can protect their business, employees and customers from future disasters

Getting Communication Right During a Crisis

Getting Communication Right During a Crisis

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Getting Communication Right During a Crisis

​Darren Hockley, Managing Director of DeltaNet International, shares insight into the importance of effective communication during a crisis and how it can help build lasting relationships

Covid-19 Business Stories: Ten Green Bottles

Covid-19 Business Stories: Ten Green Bottles

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Covid-19 Business Stories: Ten Green Bottles

We spoke to Simon Broad, Director of Brighton-based Ten Green Bottles, about how he was able to pivot his business offering to serve customers through lockdown

5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

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5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

With many small businesses considering a permanent shift to remote working, Mike Castle of ITRM shares five steps that will help you to create a long-term, highly efficient virtual office

Covid-19: The Future of The Workplace

Covid-19: The Future of The Workplace

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Covid-19: The Future of The Workplace

With most businesses instructing staff to work from home during the pandemic, many are now considering whether a return to the office is necessary. John Flanagan of Cartridge People explores.

Covid-19: How to Support Staff Returning to Work

Covid-19: How to Support Staff Returning to Work

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Covid-19: How to Support Staff Returning to Work

Nuffield Health's Brendan Street shares an extensive guide detailing how to effectively communicate with and support employees returning to work as the UK eases out of lockdown

Covid-19: Customer Engagement Strategies

Covid-19: Customer Engagement Strategies

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Covid-19: Customer Engagement Strategies

Customer engagement is a huge challenge for many businesses recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five key ways to re-engage your customer base

How to Make Your Office Space Covid-Secure

How to Make Your Office Space Covid-Secure

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How to Make Your Office Space Covid-Secure

As SMEs across the UK prepare for staff to return to work, it's crucial for employers to ensure workplaces are Covid-secure. Here are six ways to get started

Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

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Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

Alistair Aird of Easy R&D explores the impact of the UK Government's coronavirus support loans on the SME R&D Tax Credit Scheme

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

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The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Recruitment

In this exclusive from the Association of Staffing Professionals, Chief Executive Ann Swain explores the impact of Covid-19 on the UK recruitment sector