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.
Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

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Adapting Your Product to Reach New Customers

Matt Deighton, Managing Director of quality British furniture manufacturer Sofas By Saxon, shares his tips for tapping into a new market by adapting your product or service

Getting the Most out of Your Sales Team

Getting the Most out of Your Sales Team

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Getting the Most out of Your Sales Team

Ian Clark from Frank Recruitment Group shares his top tips on how to get the most out of your sales team, including management techniques and goal-setting

How to Donate to Charity as a Limited Company

How to Donate to Charity as a Limited Company

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How to Donate to Charity as a Limited Company

Donating to charity through your limited company can have many benefits, such as lowering your corporation tax bill. Here are the main points to be aware of when donating

A Guide to Certified B Corporations

A Guide to Certified B Corporations

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A Guide to Certified B Corporations

If you want to use your business to make a positive impact on your employees, customers, supply chain, or the wider world, it's worth looking into getting a B Corp Certification. Here's why

Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

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Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

Here's a quick guide from Phil Upton covering five ways to keep your small business and its data safe from malware

​Credit Control Checklist for Small Businesses

​Credit Control Checklist for Small Businesses

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​Credit Control Checklist for Small Businesses

If you offer your products or services on credit, it's vital that this is carried out in a controlled manner and a strict collection procedure is in place

A Guide to Fixing Google Site Crawl Errors

A Guide to Fixing Google Site Crawl Errors

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A Guide to Fixing Google Site Crawl Errors

In this detailed guide, Crispin Boden-Tebbutt covers how to fix Google crawl errors so that your website can be easily found and navigated by customers

Google, Iconic Phone Boxes & Origami Plant Pots

Google, Iconic Phone Boxes & Origami Plant Pots

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Google, Iconic Phone Boxes & Origami Plant Pots

We take a look at how less than half of all Google searches now result in a click, how the UK's iconic red telephone boxes are being repurposed, and 100% recyclable plant pots

How to Create Engaging Video Content

How to Create Engaging Video Content

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How to Create Engaging Video Content

As an SME owner, it's important to understand how video content can bring in new leads. Here's a quick guide covering how to create video content that works

How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

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How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

Having the right people in leadership positions is vital to the success of every SME. But how can coaching improve a leader's ability to manage their team? Susy Roberts explores

Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

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Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

If you're a small business owner who's scaling up, it's worth considering how you can free up valuable time by outsourcing business functions to freelancers and agencies

How SEO Can Benefit a Business

How SEO Can Benefit a Business

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How SEO Can Benefit a Business

Here's our guide to SEO for your small business, including a look at how search engine optimisation works and what to focus on if you're starting from scratch

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

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How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

Darren Hockley, Managing Director of DeltaNet International, explores the business benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion, along with how to build a culture of inclusion in your workplace

How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

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How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

Mark Halstead of Red Flag Alert shares his thoughts on the most effective approach for finding efficient and reliable suppliers for your business

Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

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Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

Employee benefits should be a key part of your strategy to keep up with the employment evolution. Here's a closer look at how to create a benefits package tailored to your employees' needs

How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

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How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

It can be difficult to know which parts of your SME to invest in when looking into business growth. Lewis Miller of Nelson Frank shares his expertise on how to prioritize company investments

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

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Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Salary sacrifice is a tax-efficient way to boost your employees’ pensions. James Alesbury of HWB Chartered Accountants talks us through the details

A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

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A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

Operating your small business as a limited company comes with a host of financial benefits, incentivised schemes and tax relief. Here's a look at the expenses you could be claiming

UK Festivals: Stats, Sustainability & SMEs

UK Festivals: Stats, Sustainability & SMEs

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UK Festivals: Stats, Sustainability & SMEs

In this special edition of Business Bookmarks, the Fleximize Team highlight a handful of recent news stories and guides on the topic of small businesses and festivals

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

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Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Andrew Magee, Development Manager at software specialist Enigma Recovery, explains what to do if you've lost data from one of your business devices