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 UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

The UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

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The UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

It's UN English Language day today, so we're celebrating the UK SMEs, charities and enterprises that have built campaigns and products based around the written word

Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

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Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Jason Lark of Celerity shares his tips on how to collect the right types of data for your SME's marketing campaigns

The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

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The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

Business interruption insurance could mean the difference between survival and closure for many SMEs. Doug Kelley of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services explains more

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

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How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

Vehicle tracking and telematics devices are normally associated with insurance discounts, but could they provide other benefits when used to manage a company fleet?

The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

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The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

From thought leadership videos to advice from HMRC, here's our shortlist of the top YouTube channels for UK business owners to subscribe to in 2019

The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

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The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

In this detailed guide, KJ Dearie of Termly explores how SMEs can promote transparency through their data collection and marketing practices

Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

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Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

Nick Healy of Suresite shares his expertise on everything UK SMEs need to know about accepting card payments including fees, compliance and charging structures

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

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Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Matthew Pitt of Wilbury Stratton shares his knowledge on why a record number of UK businesses are relocating to Europe in the lead up to Brexit

How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

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How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

Howard Wiley of global technical recruitment consultancy VHR explores how SMEs can tailor recruitment drives to attract and retain Generation Z

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

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Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

If you're undecided about your next office space, here's a quick look at the pros and cons of renting versus purchasing a commercial property

Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

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Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

Tom Preston of Hippo Leasing explores the many ways SME leaders can save energy while running a more productive and efficient business fleet

Women in Fintech, Inspiring Leaders & Diversity

Women in Fintech, Inspiring Leaders & Diversity

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Women in Fintech, Inspiring Leaders & Diversity

In the wake of International Women's Day, The Fleximize Team takes a look at the 100 top women in fintech, the female business leaders who inspire us, and how to promote diversity

Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

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Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

Neil Robertson of Compleat Software shares his thoughts on how streamlining financial processes can facilitate sustainable business growth

A Complete Guide to Google Ad Extensions

A Complete Guide to Google Ad Extensions

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A Complete Guide to Google Ad Extensions

Mathew Porter of Kumo Digital shares his guide to everything you could need to know about using Google Ad Extensions

Marketing Your Niche Product in New Locations

Marketing Your Niche Product in New Locations

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Marketing Your Niche Product in New Locations

Kashif Naqshbandi of Anderson Frank shares how he successfully marketed a niche product in different locations

How to Build a Brand Image for a Family Business

How to Build a Brand Image for a Family Business

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How to Build a Brand Image for a Family Business

Strengthening your brand image can do wonders for your family business. We talk you through the four key areas to invest in when building your brand

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

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Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Andrew Mawson of Advanced Workplace Associates shares his thoughts on how business relocation can be the perfect opportunity for reinvention and a shift towards Agile working

How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

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How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

Darren Hockley of DeltaNet talks us through how UK SMEs can ensure their supply chain is ethical, including potential red flags to look out for and a supplier checklist to bear in mind

The Best Business Podcasts of 2019

The Best Business Podcasts of 2019

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The Best Business Podcasts of 2019

We’ve curated a list of the best business podcasts currently available, with quick summaries of each so that you can pick out those most suited to you

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

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The Startup Guide to Business Funding

Here’s a quick look at the main funding options available to budding startup founders across the UK, including bank funding, angel investment and government grants