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.
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?

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

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Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

As parliament takes its summer recess and attention turns to Brexit, how does one make sense of the last three months in UK politics? And what's next?

Giant Pandas, Doorbells & Dystopian Futures

Giant Pandas, Doorbells & Dystopian Futures

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Giant Pandas, Doorbells & Dystopian Futures

The two biggest reasons to visit Edinburgh this winter. Why The Handmaid's Tale cleaned up at the Emmys. How is Nest making smart homes smarter?

What Is a Sole Trader?

What Is a Sole Trader?

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What Is a Sole Trader?

Thinking of setting up as a sole trader? Find out what it means, how to register, and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of business structure

How to Make Meetings More Productive

How to Make Meetings More Productive

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How to Make Meetings More Productive

Meetings can be a huge drain on company resources, but they don't need to be. Wave goodbye to the bored room with these essential business meeting tips

Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

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Asset-Based Finance: a Guide for Small Businesses

Is asset-based finance a good fit for your business? This guide examines the pros and cons of factoring, invoice discounting and asset-based lending

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

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Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

The UK government introduced shared parental leave in 2015, offering parents a more flexible childcare arrangement. But what does it all mean for employers?

Driverless Cars, Blockchain & Shapeshifting Clowns

Driverless Cars, Blockchain & Shapeshifting Clowns

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Driverless Cars, Blockchain & Shapeshifting Clowns

Discovering how driverless cars actually see. How a Finnish fintech startup is making life easier for refugees. Is It the horror movie of the year?

Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

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Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

If you're looking to apply for a business loan or overdraft, you might be asked to agree to a debenture. Here's everything you need to know about debentures

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

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How to Find and Maintain Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is notoriously difficult for entrepreneurs. But it's not impossible. Here's how you can find your perfect balance

Space, Fake Co-Founders & the Future of Amazon

Space, Fake Co-Founders & the Future of Amazon

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Space, Fake Co-Founders & the Future of Amazon

The expensive business of the space race. How a fake co-founder exposed sexism in the tech sector. What would a house controlled by Amazon look like?

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant can deliver numerous benefits to a business, but there are a few things to consider before bringing a virtual PA on board

Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

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Secured and Unsecured Loans Explained

When applying for business funding, you might get quotes for secured and unsecured loans. What's the difference between these two types of business finance?

Tapas, Pay Gaps & the Secrets of Netflix

Tapas, Pay Gaps & the Secrets of Netflix

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Tapas, Pay Gaps & the Secrets of Netflix

Exploring the cheap eats of Seville. Tackling the super-sized salaries of corporate CEOs. How does Netflix know what you like and don't like?

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

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Business Energy: Getting the Best Deal for Your SME

As a small business owner, you'll want to pay as little as possible for your energy supply. Here's how to avoid the traps of the business energy market