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Coronavirus Business Advice Hub

In uncertain times, businesses need clarity and information. We’ve created our Coronavirus Business Advice Hub to give small business owners the knowledge, resources and guides they need to help them keep their business trading.

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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.

A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

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A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Accounting talks us through the key tax deadlines for Companies House and HMRC that limited company business owners should be prepared for

5 Ways to Get More Restaurant Reviews

5 Ways to Get More Restaurant Reviews

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5 Ways to Get More Restaurant Reviews

We take a look at how restaurant owners can build business credibility and trust amongst UK consumers, including the importance of online customer reviews

How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

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How Hotels Can Use Tech to Drive Revenue

Peter King of Dialog360 outlines five innovative ways technology can help hotel owners ride out the pandemic and come out stronger, from cloud communication to contactless payments

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

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What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

The new 2021 VAT reverse charge impacts how VAT-registered businesses operating under CIS process their invoices. Here's everything you need to know

How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

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How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

A guide exploring how to prepare for the end of the 2020/21 tax year as a sole trader or director of a limited company, brought to you by the experts at Crunch

A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

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A Guide to The Recovery Loan Scheme

Here's a guide to the Recovery Loan Scheme for small, medium, and large UK businesses, including key features, eligibility criteria, and how to apply

Open Banking: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

Open Banking: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

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Open Banking: What Does it Mean for SMEs?

Open Banking has the power to transform how the financial industry works for consumers and business in the UK. We take a look at what this means in practice for SMEs

The Rise of the Tech Startup

The Rise of the Tech Startup

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The Rise of the Tech Startup

We take a look at how UK tech startups are managing to thrive despite the Covid-19 pandemic

Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

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Creating Consumer Trust for Ecommerce in 2021

Jon Higham of Medicine Direct outlines the importance of building consumer trust online so your business can keep trading during the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

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Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

When it comes to communicating with customers during the pandemic, marketing can help small businesses get back on their feet that bit quicker. Here’s how

Five Ways to Build Your Brand Out of a Recession

Five Ways to Build Your Brand Out of a Recession

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Five Ways to Build Your Brand Out of a Recession

Charlotte Nichols of Harvey & Hugo talks us through five ways business owners can utilize PR and marketing to rebuild their brand after a recession

How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

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How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

Ellen Widdup, ​Editorial Director of Prominent PR, explores how PR has fundamentally changed as a result of the pandemic and why SMEs should alter their approach for 2021

3 Reasons Why Customer Personas Really Matter

3 Reasons Why Customer Personas Really Matter

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3 Reasons Why Customer Personas Really Matter

Learn more about why customer personas are important when optimising your business strategy and how to create them using our easy step-by-step guide

8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

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8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

Patrick McCallum of Wright Hassall LLP talks us through eight steps business owners should take when entering into an introduction agreement

How to Check Your Business' HMRC Position

How to Check Your Business' HMRC Position

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How to Check Your Business' HMRC Position

Here's our handy guide covering how UK business owners can check their company's HMRC position for PAYE and VAT online

Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

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Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

Elizabeth Hughes of Pandle outlines the many ways an accountant can provide practical guidance to help business owners weather the Covid-19 storm

What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

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What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

Andrew Diver, Head of Taxation at Beatons Group, debunks some common myths about VAT after Brexit and sheds some light on what may happen in the months ahead

Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

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Commercial Contracts & Acting Responsibly

Evie Clemance of Backhouse Solicitors talks us through government guidance on acting responsibly when enforcing contractual arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic

Optimising Your Ecommerce Strategy for 2021

Optimising Your Ecommerce Strategy for 2021

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Optimising Your Ecommerce Strategy for 2021

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way consumers spend their money. With this in mind, Maura Monaghan takes a look at how SMEs can adapt their ecommerce strategy

Community Based Marketing for B2B SMEs

Community Based Marketing for B2B SMEs

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Community Based Marketing for B2B SMEs

Ashley Friedlein explores the concept of community based marketing and shares tips on how to create your own community as a B2B SME