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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 The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

A Guide to The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

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A Guide to The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

Here's a quick look at the UK Government's Bounce Back Loans Scheme, including key features, eligibility criteria and how to apply for a BBLS product

Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

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Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

With record numbers of employees being asked to work remotely, it's vital to ensure your business is protected from cyber attacks. Paul Callaghan of CyberInsurer shares his advice

How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

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How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

With record numbers of UK businesses shifting to remote working over the past couple of months, it's crucial to instil a culture of trust among your employees. Here's how

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

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A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A data driven approach to business development can be highly successful for professional services firms that may have previously relied on face-to-face interactions. Here's how

Supporting Local Businesses During Lockdown

Supporting Local Businesses During Lockdown

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Supporting Local Businesses During Lockdown

We're asking you to support small, local, independent businesses in any way you can. We've highlighted a number of businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk that are still trading and how you can help

Covid-19: Leveraging Social Media Campaigns

Covid-19: Leveraging Social Media Campaigns

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Covid-19: Leveraging Social Media Campaigns

Following the success of their reactive Instagram campaign, we speak to The Sole Supplier's Dan Timcke about how SMEs can leverage the power of social media to build their brands during lockdown

A Guide to Digital Marketing During Lockdown

A Guide to Digital Marketing During Lockdown

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A Guide to Digital Marketing During Lockdown

Mark Wright of The Apprentice and digital marketing agency Climb Online shares his guide on how to implement an effective digital marketing strategy during the coronavirus pandemic

Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

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Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

Here's a guide to help remote working staff with self-care during the pandemic so they can stay healthy, happy and focused

A Step-by-Step Guide to Keyword Research

A Step-by-Step Guide to Keyword Research

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Keyword Research

Marketing expert Kerry Sheahan shares her step-by-step guide to conducting keyword research using free and accessible tools

Covid-19: Leveraging Online Campaigns

Covid-19: Leveraging Online Campaigns

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Covid-19: Leveraging Online Campaigns

Ecommerce has provided a lifeline for many businesses that would otherwise struggle to get sales during lockdown. Here's how to leverage online campaigns to keep your business trading

How to Survive Coronavirus as a Startup

How to Survive Coronavirus as a Startup

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How to Survive Coronavirus as a Startup

Nic Redfern, Financial Director of Know Your Money, outlines five steps UK startup owners can take to help protect their businesses from the impact of coronavirus

Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

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Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

Chris Salmon of Quittance Legal Services explains the legal responsibilities employers have for ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of their remote working staff

How to Move Your Fitness Business Online

How to Move Your Fitness Business Online

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How to Move Your Fitness Business Online

Sarig Reichert of Wix outlines how UK gym owners and fitness coaches can adapt their offering by moving their business online during the coronavirus pandemic

Everything You Need to Know About CBILS

Everything You Need to Know About CBILS

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Everything You Need to Know About CBILS

We explore the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and how it can help small and medium-sized businesses affected by Covid-19

The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

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The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

Mark McKenna of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services talks us through the key benefits of fleet van insurance for growing businesses in the UK

What Is VoIP & How Can It Help Remote Workers?

What Is VoIP & How Can It Help Remote Workers?

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What Is VoIP & How Can It Help Remote Workers?

As UK businesses adapt operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we take a quick look at how VoIP technology can help maintain effective business communications

A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

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A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

Alice Hickling of Larsen Howie talks us through the minor status tests that assessors look at when evaluating a company's IR35 status

6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

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6 Steps to Building an Efficient Business Fleet

A savvy fleet strategy can help bring down costs and improve your business’ bottom line. Crown Oil's Simon Fitton shares six steps to help reduce your business' fleet overheads

Covid-19: Advice for Hospitality Businesses

Covid-19: Advice for Hospitality Businesses

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Covid-19: Advice for Hospitality Businesses

The hospitality sector is amongst the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. LawBite's Barbara Jamieson sets out five steps for hospitality business owners to take during this time

IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

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IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

Barbara Jamieson of LawBite talks us through the impact of IR35 changes on the construction industry, including how businesses should be using the delay to prepare