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.
How to Transition to Remote Working

How to Transition to Remote Working

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How to Transition to Remote Working

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular among UK SMEs. Here are 10 considerations to ensure your staff remain happy and productive when working remotely

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

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6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

If you're concerned about your business' carbon emissions, here are six ways to help your business become more environmentally-conscious

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

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The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating your business can offer many important legal and tax advantages. Here's a quick look at whether incorporation is right for your small business

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

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How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

Nuffield Health’s Brendan Street suggests how businesses can encourage dialogue about mental health and nurture a culture of openness in the workplace

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

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An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

There's been much research conducted into the detrimental impact that sitting at an office desk can have on our health. Here's a quick look at what employers can do to help

Plastic-Free Shopping, Tech Teams & Brand Writing

Plastic-Free Shopping, Tech Teams & Brand Writing

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Plastic-Free Shopping, Tech Teams & Brand Writing

We explore one of the UK's first packaging-free supermarket trials, how to lead a productive tech team, and why having a strong brand voice is crucial to any SME

How User Experience Impacts SEO

How User Experience Impacts SEO

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How User Experience Impacts SEO

Marc Woodhead, Founder and CEO of software development business Holograph, explores how having first-class user experience can contribute to better search rankings

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

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How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

Mark Hill of Pearson Frank shares three ways to cement your status as a great tech manager, even if you’re new to the leadership game or tech industry

2019's Top Marketing Trends for UK SMEs

2019's Top Marketing Trends for UK SMEs

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2019's Top Marketing Trends for UK SMEs

Peter Watson, Managing Director of award-winning advertising and marketing agency Distract, shares his thoughts on the digital marketing trends that UK SMEs should be aware of in 2019

DIY Digital Marketing Tips for UK SMEs

DIY Digital Marketing Tips for UK SMEs

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DIY Digital Marketing Tips for UK SMEs

If you're struggling to allocate the time and budget to find a digital marketing agency, here's a quick look at some DIY marketing tips to get you the exposure you deserve

A Guide to International Franchising

A Guide to International Franchising

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A Guide to International Franchising

Mike Ryan, CEO of PACK & SEND​, explains how UK businesses thinking of going international with their brand can seize the opportunities on offer

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

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How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

Siân Goodson, Founder of executive search business Goodson Thomas, shares her strategies to help SME owners ensure they have a more diverse workforce and senior team

Tips on Expanding to a Second Location

Tips on Expanding to a Second Location

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Tips on Expanding to a Second Location

Branching out to a second location can seem like a daunting feat. Zoe Morris, President of Frank Recruitment Group, shares her tips on how to approach expansion as a UK SME

Tips for Producing Your First Explainer Video

Tips for Producing Your First Explainer Video

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Tips for Producing Your First Explainer Video

Explainer videos provide a fantastic way to engage with customers and boost brand awareness. Here are some tips on how to go about producing your first one

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

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Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Sophie Chase-Borthwick, Director of Data Ethics & Privacy at Calligo, explains how to incorporate data privacy into digital transformation projects

7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

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7 UK SMEs with Incredible Workplace Cultures

Carolyn Nevitte of People Insight takes a closer look at seven SMEs in the UK who have taken the time to cultivate incredible workplace cultures

Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

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Five Ways to Boost Staff Wellbeing & Productivity

Sam Cropper of Viking reveals how providing the right office environment can boost the overall wellbeing and productivity of your workforce

The End of May, Reinventing Retail & Pride Prep

The End of May, Reinventing Retail & Pride Prep

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The End of May, Reinventing Retail & Pride Prep

In this month's Business Bookmarks, we share a couple of the top news stories from the last four weeks, along with looking ahead at how SMEs can prepare for London Pride Month

How to Master the Art of Delegation

How to Master the Art of Delegation

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How to Master the Art of Delegation

Small business owners often struggle with delegation, but handing over control can be vital for business growth. Here's Marianne Page's guide on how to delegate successfully

Maintaining Branding Across Multiple Channels

Maintaining Branding Across Multiple Channels

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Maintaining Branding Across Multiple Channels

Owen Simpson, Head of Marketing at medical negligence specialists Patient Claim Line, explains how to achieve a consistent brand voice across multiple channels