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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.
Facebook Workplace: a Useful Tool for SMEs?

Facebook Workplace: a Useful Tool for SMEs?

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Facebook Workplace: a Useful Tool for SMEs?

With the launch of Workplace, Facebook will be competing with the likes of Slack and Yammer. We weigh up the pros and cons of the company's enterprise tool

Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

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Tackling Changes to Reporting Lines

With more and more businesses changing their reporting lines, how can you avoid employee conflict when you change your business structure?

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

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The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The new polymer £5 note was recently introduced by The Bank of England. But what does it mean for money and can it withstand the growth of digital payments?

How to Improve Cash Flow

How to Improve Cash Flow

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How to Improve Cash Flow

Poor cash flow is the biggest cause of small business failure, but there are plenty of ways that business owners can overcome this barrier to growth

Angel Investors: an Introduction

Angel Investors: an Introduction

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Angel Investors: an Introduction

Angel investors are an important part of the business funding landscape in the UK. But what is an angel investor, and how could they benefit your business?

Starting a Business

Starting a Business

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Starting a Business

Have you ever considered starting a business? Our step-by-step guide should be all you need to turn your startup dream into reality

Choosing a Domain Name

Choosing a Domain Name

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Choosing a Domain Name

Domain names are a key part of a company's online identity. So how do you go about choosing a domain name for your business, and how can you protect it?

How Does Crowdfunding Differ to P2P Lending?

How Does Crowdfunding Differ to P2P Lending?

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How Does Crowdfunding Differ to P2P Lending?

Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are often lumped together, but there's an important distinction between these two types of business finance

Communication Models: a Guide for Small Businesses

Communication Models: a Guide for Small Businesses

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Communication Models: a Guide for Small Businesses

There are numerous communication models in the modern workplace, but some can be more effective than others. Here are the pros and cons of each model

Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

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Working Past State Pension Age: What Are the Benefits?

More people in the UK are working past 65 than a decade ago. Fleximize examines the advantages of working beyond the state pension age

The Difference Between Creativity and Innovation

The Difference Between Creativity and Innovation

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The Difference Between Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and innovation rely on each other, and are easily confused. What's the difference between them and why should they be embraced by businesses?

Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

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Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

Many entrepreneurs have a brilliant business idea, but fail to back it up with solid financial projections. Why can this ruin their chances of investment?

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

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Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary periods can protect employers when a new employee doesn’t make the grade. But how can an employer implement one effectively and responsibly?

The Chinese ‘Super-App’ Changing the Face of Tech

The Chinese ‘Super-App’ Changing the Face of Tech

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The Chinese ‘Super-App’ Changing the Face of Tech

Chinese apps have long been derided as 'copy-cat apps'. But, with WeChat, could we be seeing the emergence of the world's first super-app?

Amazon Dash and the Internet of Things

Amazon Dash and the Internet of Things

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Amazon Dash and the Internet of Things

With Amazon's release of Dash Buttons in the UK, the internet of things has taken a sharp turn toward commerce and one-touch grocery ordering

The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

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The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

What is the difference between gross profit and net profit? Fleximize's simple guide should help clear things up

Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

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Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

It’s important to keep your staff safe when they get behind the wheel. These safety solutions should do the trick for any business with commercial vehicles

The Importance of Insurance to Business

The Importance of Insurance to Business

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The Importance of Insurance to Business

'Why do I need business insurance?' we hear you ask. That's one of the questions we answer in this super simple guide for startups and SMEs

Eight Photographs that Changed the World

Eight Photographs that Changed the World

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Eight Photographs that Changed the World

On World Photography Day, Fleximize threw the spotlight on the famous photos that stopped people in their tracks

The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

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The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

There are a number of myths swirling around the startup space – and many entrepreneurs fall for them hook, line and sinker. We debunk five of the biggest

 

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