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.
Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

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Taking the Stress out of Digital Marketing

Heather Baker, CEO of TopLine Comms, shares five tips to take the stress out of digital marketing campaigns, including setting clear metrics and staying on top of Google updates

Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

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Mistakes to Avoid When Upscaling Your Business

It's important to consider how to scale up your business without compromising customer experience, product quality and value for money. Huw Moxon of Informi explores the common pitfalls to avoid when upscaling your SME

An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

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An Introduction to Video Marketing for Startups

If you're unsure of how to get started with video marketing, we cover the top five types of videos that can benefit startups, and how they could help to boost your brand image

A Review of Early Repayment Charges & Penalties

A Review of Early Repayment Charges & Penalties

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A Review of Early Repayment Charges & Penalties

We’ve compared the early repayment terms of the UK's top alternative finance providers, pairing their claims with what this would mean for business owners in practice

Developing a Performance-First Approach

Developing a Performance-First Approach

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Developing a Performance-First Approach

Ben Hunt-Davis shares his thoughts on how focusing on performance rather than results, as used in sports psychology, can help SMEs achieve success

The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

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The Benefits of Digital Training and Webinars

Anthony Chadwick of The Webinar Vet shares his knowledge of how to leverage the digital training market and the ways it can grow your small business

Elections, Spreadsheets & Christmas Dinner

Elections, Spreadsheets & Christmas Dinner

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Elections, Spreadsheets & Christmas Dinner

We take a look at how the outcome of the general election could impact your businesses, the spreadsheet of the future, and how you can shop local for your 2019 Christmas dinner

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

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A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

It's important to be aware of how to chase up unpaid invoices to protect your business and its cash flow. Here's Sage's guide on how SMEs should approach chasing late payments

A Guide to East Anglia's Christmas Food Producers

A Guide to East Anglia's Christmas Food Producers

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A Guide to East Anglia's Christmas Food Producers

To celebrate Small Business Saturday 2019, we've put together a list of food producers across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Essex so that you can shop local this Christmas

2019 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

2019 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

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2019 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas just around the corner we share our favourite small businesses to shop with, including an interactive guide of the small businesses local to you

How to Make a Success of Small Business Saturday

How to Make a Success of Small Business Saturday

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How to Make a Success of Small Business Saturday

The UK's seventh Small Business Saturday takes place on 7th December, and it's not too late to get involved. Here's how your business can make the most of it

A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

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A Startup's Guide to Data Protection & GDPR

Stuart Cook of data protection services provider Evalian shares his guide to data protection and GDPR for startups, including managing personal data and compliance

How To Improve Your Visitor To Buyer Ratio

How To Improve Your Visitor To Buyer Ratio

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How To Improve Your Visitor To Buyer Ratio

Roberto Garvin, Co-Founder of Mofluid, shares his key findings on how you can increase your visitor to buyer ratio, covering value propositions, sales funnel audits and split testing

Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

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Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

Henry Brookman of Brookman Solicitors explores how to recognize the signs you might be feeling stressed in your role as a small business owner

How to Build a Successful Company Website

How to Build a Successful Company Website

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How to Build a Successful Company Website

Your company website is important for both customer communication and building trust in your brand. Here's a quick look at how to build a successful website for your small business

Content Development Tips for SMEs

Content Development Tips for SMEs

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Content Development Tips for SMEs

It's important to get content development right, as mistakes can have far-reaching effects on how customers perceive your brand. Here are five tips for developing customer-focused content

A Sole Trader’s Guide to Alternative Finance

A Sole Trader’s Guide to Alternative Finance

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A Sole Trader’s Guide to Alternative Finance

If you're a sole trader operating in the UK, it's worth considering the alternative finance options available to you. Here's our guide, covering crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, and more

How to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

How to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

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How to Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

Mark Tighe of specialist tax relief consultancy Catax shares his tips on how UK SMEs can achieve sustainable business growth, such as by protecting cash flow and managing payment terms

Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

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Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

Maria Espie Vidal of Time Doctor shares her insight into how small businesses can transition to remote working, including how to implement policy changes and address staff concerns

A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

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A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

Holding regular one-to-one performance reviews can help your team feel more confident in their roles and promote a healthy channel of communication. Here's how