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.
5 Sales Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2019

5 Sales Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2019

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5 Sales Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2019

If you're looking for ways to motivate your sales team, we have the perfect fix - a list of the best sales podcasts of 2019

Choosing the Right UCC Platform for Your SME

Choosing the Right UCC Platform for Your SME

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Choosing the Right UCC Platform for Your SME

Unified Communications and Collaboration platforms can transform the working practices of your SME. Here's our guide to choosing the perfect UCC platform to suit your SME's needs

The Benefits of Google Data Studio to SMEs

The Benefits of Google Data Studio to SMEs

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The Benefits of Google Data Studio to SMEs

In this article by Cedarwood Digital, Edgars Boitmanis shares his experience of switching to Google Data Studio for client reporting and highlights eight benefits of the tool

Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

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Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

Hiring a cloud developer for the first time can prove to be a complicated process for busy SME owners. Here are some expert tips from a technology recruitment specialist to help you along

Talent Pools, Secret Apps & Hypnotic Animations

Talent Pools, Secret Apps & Hypnotic Animations

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Talent Pools, Secret Apps & Hypnotic Animations

In this month's edition of Business Bookmarks, we take a look at the Finance sector's narrowing talent pool, the app which keeps film scripts secret, and hypnotic Instagram animations

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

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How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

Kelly Ivison, Managing Director of Exchange Utility, outlines her top tips on how SMEs can save money on their business utility bills through smart plugs, solar power and more

The UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

The UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

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The UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

It's UN English Language day today, so we're celebrating the UK SMEs, charities and enterprises that have built campaigns and products based around the written word

Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

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Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Jason Lark of Celerity shares his tips on how to collect the right types of data for your SME's marketing campaigns

The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

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The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

Business interruption insurance could mean the difference between survival and closure for many SMEs. Doug Kelley of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services explains more

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

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How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

Vehicle tracking and telematics devices are normally associated with insurance discounts, but could they provide other benefits when used to manage a company fleet?

The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

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The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

From thought leadership videos to advice from HMRC, here's our shortlist of the top YouTube channels for UK business owners to subscribe to in 2019

The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

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The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

In this detailed guide, KJ Dearie of Termly explores how SMEs can promote transparency through their data collection and marketing practices

Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

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Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

Nick Healy of Suresite shares his expertise on everything UK SMEs need to know about accepting card payments including fees, compliance and charging structures

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

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Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Matthew Pitt of Wilbury Stratton shares his knowledge on why a record number of UK businesses are relocating to Europe in the lead up to Brexit

How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

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How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

Howard Wiley of global technical recruitment consultancy VHR explores how SMEs can tailor recruitment drives to attract and retain Generation Z

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

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Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

If you're undecided about your next office space, here's a quick look at the pros and cons of renting versus purchasing a commercial property

Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

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Saving Energy Costs Across Your Business Fleet

Tom Preston of Hippo Leasing explores the many ways SME leaders can save energy while running a more productive and efficient business fleet

Women in Fintech, Inspiring Leaders & Diversity

Women in Fintech, Inspiring Leaders & Diversity

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Women in Fintech, Inspiring Leaders & Diversity

In the wake of International Women's Day, The Fleximize Team takes a look at the 100 top women in fintech, the female business leaders who inspire us, and how to promote diversity

Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

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Streamlining Financial Processes for Growth

Neil Robertson of Compleat Software shares his thoughts on how streamlining financial processes can facilitate sustainable business growth

A Complete Guide to Google Ad Extensions

A Complete Guide to Google Ad Extensions

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A Complete Guide to Google Ad Extensions

Mathew Porter of Kumo Digital shares his guide to everything you could need to know about using Google Ad Extensions