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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.
Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

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Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Company culture means something different to everyone but no business can afford to ignore it. So how can you build a great culture for your company?

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

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Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

When recruiting a worker from outside the EU, employers might need to apply for a Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor licence. Here's all you need to know

EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

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EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

With one day left to the EU referendum, we were on hand to help business owners who were still sitting on the fence

5 Free Hacks to Improve Your Local Search Visibility

5 Free Hacks to Improve Your Local Search Visibility

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5 Free Hacks to Improve Your Local Search Visibility

5 free SEO hacks to improve your local search visibility on Google by utilising Google My Business, Facebook, Reviews and more

7 Handy Tools to Run Your Business on Holiday

7 Handy Tools to Run Your Business on Holiday

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7 Handy Tools to Run Your Business on Holiday

How do you keep your business running smoothly whilst on holiday? These 7 handy online tools may help you focus more on the beach and less on spreadsheets

What is Equipment Leasing?

What is Equipment Leasing?

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What is Equipment Leasing?

Want to invest in new equipment for your small business without compromising cash flow? Equipment leasing could be the answer to your problems

15 Image Resources for Businesses on a Budget

15 Image Resources for Businesses on a Budget

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15 Image Resources for Businesses on a Budget

Our run down of the best image resources, copyright free photography, design assets and WordPress themes for small businesses on a budget

4 Marketing Hacks for Every Small Business

4 Marketing Hacks for Every Small Business

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4 Marketing Hacks for Every Small Business

Can't afford a marketing team? You still need to think like one. Here are four hacks that marketers use all the time to prove ROI

‘Proptech’ Holds Key to Future of Buying and Selling Property

‘Proptech’ Holds Key to Future of Buying and Selling Property

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‘Proptech’ Holds Key to Future of Buying and Selling Property

Settled is a new 'proptech' firm on the block and it’s leasing the property revolution by placing the power in the hands of home buyers and sellers

Survival Rates of Businesses

Survival Rates of Businesses

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Survival Rates of Businesses

Fleximize's interactive visual debunks the myth that 80% of businesses fail in their first year. The picture is much more positive. Find out more now!

6 of the Best British Co-Working Spaces

6 of the Best British Co-Working Spaces

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6 of the Best British Co-Working Spaces

Want a co-working space with a difference? Check out some of the best – and coolest – co-working spaces for entrepreneurs from around Britain

Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

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Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

Gift retailer, Buyagift, reveals research on regional spending habits and what it means for businesses around the UK

The Fastest Unicorns in the World

The Fastest Unicorns in the World

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The Fastest Unicorns in the World

Today's billion-dollar companies: See who the world's fastest unicorns are, how quickly they got there, their industries and locations

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

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Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship stories: five small businesses using apprenticeships in inspiring ways that benefit the business and the young employees

Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

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Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

What your business can learn from this inspiring story of how a niche business found the perfect apprentice.

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

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Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Savvy SMEs know apprenticeships benefit their employees and business growth. From funded training to low employment costs, here's the lowdown.

Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

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Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

This International Women's Day, business woman and lawyer Annelie Carver shares how other female business owners can break down barriers to achieve success

Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

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Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

Find out what the big deal is about Funding Circle, the $1 billion P2P lending platform that offers great business borrowing and investment opportunities

The Changing Face of Trade Finance

The Changing Face of Trade Finance

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The Changing Face of Trade Finance

Trade finance expert looks at the rise of UK exporting, business funding and the future of trade finance

5 Ways for Small Businesses to Keep Staff Happy

5 Ways for Small Businesses to Keep Staff Happy

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5 Ways for Small Businesses to Keep Staff Happy

Employee engagement experts, Best Companies, provide advice on the ways SMEs can build a loyal workforce

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