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.
Marketing Your Niche Product in New Locations

Marketing Your Niche Product in New Locations

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Marketing Your Niche Product in New Locations

Kashif Naqshbandi of Anderson Frank shares how he successfully marketed a niche product in different locations

How to Build a Brand Image for a Family Business

How to Build a Brand Image for a Family Business

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How to Build a Brand Image for a Family Business

Strengthening your brand image can do wonders for your family business. We talk you through the four key areas to invest in when building your brand

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

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Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Andrew Mawson of Advanced Workplace Associates shares his thoughts on how business relocation can be the perfect opportunity for reinvention and a shift towards Agile working

How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

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How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

Darren Hockley of DeltaNet talks us through how UK SMEs can ensure their supply chain is ethical, including potential red flags to look out for and a supplier checklist to bear in mind

The Best Business Podcasts of 2019

The Best Business Podcasts of 2019

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The Best Business Podcasts of 2019

We’ve curated a list of the best business podcasts currently available, with quick summaries of each so that you can pick out those most suited to you

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

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The Startup Guide to Business Funding

Here’s a quick look at the main funding options available to budding startup founders across the UK, including bank funding, angel investment and government grants

Landing Big Pieces of Coverage on a Budget

Landing Big Pieces of Coverage on a Budget

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Landing Big Pieces of Coverage on a Budget

Landing big pieces of press coverage can lead to increased client exposure, inbound links to your site and credibility building. Here's how to secure that coverage on a budget

Women’s Day 2019: The Women Who Inspire Us

Women’s Day 2019: The Women Who Inspire Us

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Women’s Day 2019: The Women Who Inspire Us

As it’s International Women’s Day, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to highlight some of our favourite female entrepreneurs, businesswomen, books and podcasts

Best Business Apps 2019

Best Business Apps 2019

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Best Business Apps 2019

From collaboration through to accounting, here's a quick run down of the most useful business apps of 2019

How PR Can Contribute to Your Bottom Line

How PR Can Contribute to Your Bottom Line

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How PR Can Contribute to Your Bottom Line

Andy Barr of 10 Yetis Digital explores how PR campaigns can influence conversion rates by increasing authority and promoting engagement with new customers

How to Stand out in a Crowded Marketplace

How to Stand out in a Crowded Marketplace

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How to Stand out in a Crowded Marketplace

Differentiating your business is no easy task, and it’s getting more difficult all the time. Matt Stevens explains how to make your SME stand out from the crowd

A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

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A Guide to Choosing a Web Host Provider 

Kerry Leigh Harrison of UK Web Host Review talks us through the process of choosing a web host provider, covering the different types of website hosting available and how to prioritize functionality according to business needs

Goodbye Honda, Hello Taxes & Welcome Parents

Goodbye Honda, Hello Taxes & Welcome Parents

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Goodbye Honda, Hello Taxes & Welcome Parents

In this month's edition of Business Bookmarks, we share the latest on the Honda Swindon closure, a potential retailer tax, and the London coworking space with onsite childcare

How to Promote Your Business Offline

How to Promote Your Business Offline

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How to Promote Your Business Offline

Although digital marketing is the go-to way of promoting your business these days, traditional offline methods still play an important role in making connections with customers

 Employee Retention Strategies for SMEs

Employee Retention Strategies for SMEs

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Employee Retention Strategies for SMEs

How can busy SME owners ensure they're doing everything they can to retain valued staff? Jade Jordan of Maxmillion shares five strategies to boost employee morale and retention rates

The SME Guide to Better Records Management

The SME Guide to Better Records Management

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The SME Guide to Better Records Management

Paul Ravey of Access Records Management shares tips on how businesses can refine their records management practices

Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

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Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

We explore the pros and cons of flat-structured organisations, along with outlining how to implement a flat structure in your small business

A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

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A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

We share a complete rundown of everything you need to know about the Making Tax Digital scheme, including a useful visual guide to help prepare your business for the deadline

How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

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How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

Paul Fisher of Parallels talks us through how to create a mobile workforce so that your team can access everything they need from any location

Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

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Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

Marcus Herbert, Corporate Operations Specialist at Nuffield Health, explores the value of intelligent personal health assessments for SMEs