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.
Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

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Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

New Covent Garden Soup's John Stapleton shares his thoughts on the value a mentor can add to a startup and explores how to choose the right mentor for your business

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

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Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Having flexibility over where employees work can result in higher risk of a security breach. ShredallSDS Group's Nik Williams talks us through the importance of secure remote working policies

The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

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The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

Tool theft can be a huge strain on any construction company, and can even put some out of business. Storage Giant's Simon Williams explores the best ways to secure your tools

How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

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How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

Implementing green workplace policies can save you money, improve company reputation, and help the environment. We explore eco-friendly changes that can boost profits

Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

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Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

Recruiting the right candidate for the right role can be stressful and time-consuming. BrighterBox's Charlie Johnson shares his tips on how to attract worthwhile applicants

Plastic Fifties, Storm Idris & Homemade Wi-Fi

Plastic Fifties, Storm Idris & Homemade Wi-Fi

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Plastic Fifties, Storm Idris & Homemade Wi-Fi

The Fleximize Team takes a look at the new plastic fifty-pound notes entering circulation in 2020, how storms are named, and the Wi-Fi solution helping refugees

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

Finding the perfect business premises can be a complicated task. Mike Patterson of We Buy Any House examines the key aspects to consider and pitfalls to avoid

How SMEs Can Overcome Financial Restraint

How SMEs Can Overcome Financial Restraint

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How SMEs Can Overcome Financial Restraint

Real Business Rescue’s Keith Tully explores some of the most common financial issues you might have to deal with as a business owner and how to overcome them

How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

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How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

Many small businesses start life from the kitchen table, spare bedroom or garden shed. Merje Shaw, MD of Path59, shares her advice on getting your business off the ground

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

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How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

SMEs are turning to the gig economy for a permanent solution that can support innovation and deliver quality to clients. Cause4's Michelle Wright explores how

Capitalizing on Business 'Micro-Moments'

Capitalizing on Business 'Micro-Moments'

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Capitalizing on Business 'Micro-Moments'

With the advancement of online shopping and increasing dominance of mobile browsing, capitalizing on the 'micro-moments' in your customer journey could be the key to success

The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

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The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

Employee wellbeing is becoming crucially important in the workplace, especially for small businesses. Here's one way to turn your office into a paradise of productivity

Blockchain Solutions to Supply Chain Problems

Blockchain Solutions to Supply Chain Problems

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Blockchain Solutions to Supply Chain Problems

The modern supply chain is facing incredible strain from increased demands from the digital ecosystem. We look at the impact blockchain could have on supply chain management

AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

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AI and Automation Technology for SMEs

Artificial intelligence and automation are transforming how large businesses operate, but they also offer huge opportunities for small businesses. Here's our guide

Leading With Honesty and Transparency

Leading With Honesty and Transparency

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Leading With Honesty and Transparency

Maintaining integrity, honesty, and transparency as the leader of a small business is no mean feat. Former serviceman Evan Weinburg shares his own experiences and advice

UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

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UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

With high economic growth and ideal market conditions in the Far East, exporting to Asia has never been easier and, potentially, more lucrative for UK SMEs

Taking the Guesswork out of Influencer Marketing

Taking the Guesswork out of Influencer Marketing

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Taking the Guesswork out of Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing has resulted in huge success for the companies that get it right, but choosing an influencer for your brand is tricky. Until, that is, you start using artificial intelligence

The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

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The Changing Tide of Women in Finance

The numbers of women in the financial services industry has been a topic of contention for a few years now but, slowly, the tide is changing. Aanisah Begg of Midven takes a look at why

Can High Street Stores Win Against E-commerce?

Can High Street Stores Win Against E-commerce?

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Can High Street Stores Win Against E-commerce?

The future of the high street relies on retailers understanding their customers and, in particular millennials and generation Z, the 20-30 years old of the present and future

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

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Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Using e-learning and staff training services is becoming more and more important for businesses. Here's how to update the skills of your workforce with online learning