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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.
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

The Best WordPress Plugins for E-Commerce Startups

The Best WordPress Plugins for E-Commerce Startups

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The Best WordPress Plugins for E-Commerce Startups

There's a multitude of WordPress plugins that can help e-commerce startups offer customers a seamless shopping experience. Here are four of the best

How SMEs can Compete with Big Brands on PPC

How SMEs can Compete with Big Brands on PPC

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How SMEs can Compete with Big Brands on PPC

PPC offers a perfect, cost-effective platform for small businesses to position their brands among market leaders, and contend in the paid search arena

The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

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The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

Launching your next product on Kickstarter could be the best and worst thing you ever do. Here's our guide to navigating the crowdfunding minefield

How to Improve Your Productivity

How to Improve Your Productivity

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How to Improve Your Productivity

It seems we’ve hit an all-time low in productivity levels in the UK and, as a result, are more stressed. What’s holding us back and how do we escape it?

The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

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The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

Revenue Advance is one of the most flexible business loans available to SMEs. But how exactly does it work and what types of business does it suit best?

Moving Office Made Easy

Moving Office Made Easy

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Moving Office Made Easy

Moving to a new office is a sign of business growth, but it can also be a stressful experience. So how can you take the pain out of the moving process?

VR for Small Businesses

VR for Small Businesses

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VR for Small Businesses

Virtual reality isn't just a platform for gamers. It could provide your customers with the best shopping experience they've ever had

Pokémon Go: How Can Small Businesses Take Advantage?

Pokémon Go: How Can Small Businesses Take Advantage?

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Pokémon Go: How Can Small Businesses Take Advantage?

With Pokémon Go taking the gaming world by storm, there are plenty of ways that SMEs can capitalize on the craze

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