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.
Women’s Day 2019: The Women Who Inspire Us

Women’s Day 2019: The Women Who Inspire Us

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Women’s Day 2019: The Women Who Inspire Us

As it’s International Women’s Day, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to highlight some of our favourite female entrepreneurs, businesswomen, books and podcasts

Best Business Apps 2019

Best Business Apps 2019

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Best Business Apps 2019

From collaboration through to accounting, here's a quick run down of the most useful business apps of 2019

How PR Can Contribute to Your Bottom Line

How PR Can Contribute to Your Bottom Line

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How PR Can Contribute to Your Bottom Line

Andy Barr of 10 Yetis Digital explores how PR campaigns can influence conversion rates by increasing authority and promoting engagement with new customers

How to Stand out in a Crowded Marketplace

How to Stand out in a Crowded Marketplace

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How to Stand out in a Crowded Marketplace

Differentiating your business is no easy task, and it’s getting more difficult all the time. Matt Stevens explains how to make your SME stand out from the crowd

A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

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A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

Kerry Leigh Harrison of UK Web Host Review talks us through the process of choosing a web host provider, covering the different types of website hosting available and how to prioritize functionality according to business needs

Goodbye Honda, Hello Taxes & Welcome Parents

Goodbye Honda, Hello Taxes & Welcome Parents

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Goodbye Honda, Hello Taxes & Welcome Parents

In this month's edition of Business Bookmarks, we share the latest on the Honda Swindon closure, a potential retailer tax, and the London coworking space with onsite childcare

How to Promote Your Business Offline

How to Promote Your Business Offline

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How to Promote Your Business Offline

Although digital marketing is the go-to way of promoting your business these days, traditional offline methods still play an important role in making connections with customers

 Employee Retention Strategies for SMEs

Employee Retention Strategies for SMEs

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Employee Retention Strategies for SMEs

How can busy SME owners ensure they're doing everything they can to retain valued staff? Jade Jordan of Maxmillion shares five strategies to boost employee morale and retention rates

The SME Guide to Better Records Management

The SME Guide to Better Records Management

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The SME Guide to Better Records Management

Paul Ravey of Access Records Management shares tips on how businesses can refine their records management practices

Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

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Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

We explore the pros and cons of flat-structured organisations, along with outlining how to implement a flat structure in your small business

A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

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A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

We share a complete rundown of everything you need to know about the Making Tax Digital scheme, including a useful visual guide to help prepare your business for the deadline

How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

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How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

Paul Fisher of Parallels talks us through how to create a mobile workforce so that your team can access everything they need from any location

Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

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Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

Marcus Herbert, Corporate Operations Specialist at Nuffield Health, explores the value of intelligent personal health assessments for SMEs

The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

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The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

It’s imperative that SME owners and employees know exactly how to detect and react to potential phishing threats. Here's what to look out for in 2019

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

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How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

Many business owners may consider renting out a virtual office in the early stages of growth. Christina Attrah of Virtual HQ explores the benefits of virtual offices to SMEs

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

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Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

Ed Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder of PushFar, shares five reasons why every entrepreneur should consider becoming a mentor

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

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What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

David Tattersall of Handpicked Accountants takes an analytical view of how Brexit and the IR35 Private Sector Reform will affect the self-employed in 2019

Famous Eggs, Freelancer Hubs & Making Tax Digital

Famous Eggs, Freelancer Hubs & Making Tax Digital

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Famous Eggs, Freelancer Hubs & Making Tax Digital

The Fleximize Team take a look at how an egg broke world records, the freelancer hub making a difference, and how Making Tax Digital impacts your business

Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

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Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

Tony Mills, tax expert and Director of Online Tax Rebates, dispels some of the most common myths about Making Tax Digital

A Guide to Business Rates

A Guide to Business Rates

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A Guide to Business Rates

Here's everything you need to know about paying business rates bills in the UK, including how business rates are calculated, exemptions, and small business rates relief