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.

What is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

What is a Frontline Employee or Key Worker?

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What 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

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

Top 20 Business Blogs 2020

Top 20 Business Blogs 2020

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Top 20 Business Blogs 2020

We’ve curated a list of the best blogs in 2020 for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to keep on top of the latest business news, best practice and emerging industry trends

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

YouTube is a great way to learn something new, get inspired, or find the answer to a question you’ve been stewing over. Here are 10 business YouTube channels to subscribe to in 2020

Strategies for Your 2020 Restaurant Marketing Mix

Strategies for Your 2020 Restaurant Marketing Mix

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Strategies for Your 2020 Restaurant Marketing Mix

From leveraging user-generated content to providing guest Wi-Fi, Hannah Hambleton of Beambox shares six essential strategies every restaurant should consider for their 2020 marketing mix

How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

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How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

Hannah Robinson of Larsen Howie breaks down the private sector IR35 reform due to be rolled out on 6th April 2020 and delves into what it will mean for business owners in practice

Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

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Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

As a small business owner, it's important to cultivate a working environment that encourages your employees to feel motivated and engaged. Here's how

The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

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The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

The shared workplace market has grown significantly in the last ten years. Harry Arnold of Free Office Finder explores why co-working spaces are such a popular option amongst UK SMEs

10 Best Business Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2020

10 Best Business Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2020

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10 Best Business Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2020

Apps should be a vital component of every small business' tool kit. Here's our list of the best business apps for entrepreneurs in 2020, including the likes of Rocketbook and Flock

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

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Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Security should be a top priority for any business. Izzy Schulman of Keys4U encourages employers to create a culture in which business security is every employee’s responsibility

How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

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How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

From gym memberships to stock options, there are many ways small businesses can offer benefits to their staff in order to attract and retain talent. Beau Peters explores

Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

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Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

We delve into how male startup owners in the UK receive a disproportionate amount of investment compared to females, and how this can be changed

Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

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Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

We've put together a list of the top podcasts for entrepreneurs and small business owners to listen to in 2020, including the likes of Masters of Scale, The Side Hustle and Creative Rebels

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2022

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2022

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Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2022

Research shows that UK businesses are prioritising investment in cybersecurity in 2022 to strengthen their defences. Adam Louca from Softcat explores