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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.
The Chinese ‘Super-App’ Changing the Face of Tech

The Chinese ‘Super-App’ Changing the Face of Tech

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The Chinese ‘Super-App’ Changing the Face of Tech

Chinese apps have long been derided as 'copy-cat apps'. But, with WeChat, could we be seeing the emergence of the world's first super-app?

Amazon Dash and the Internet of Things

Amazon Dash and the Internet of Things

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Amazon Dash and the Internet of Things

With Amazon's release of Dash Buttons in the UK, the internet of things has taken a sharp turn toward commerce and one-touch grocery ordering

The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

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The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit

What is the difference between gross profit and net profit? Fleximize's simple guide should help clear things up

Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

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Safety Systems for Commercial Vehicles

It’s important to keep your staff safe when they get behind the wheel. These safety solutions should do the trick for any business with commercial vehicles

The Importance of Insurance to Business

The Importance of Insurance to Business

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The Importance of Insurance to Business

'Why do I need business insurance?' we hear you ask. That's one of the questions we answer in this super simple guide for startups and SMEs

Eight Photographs that Changed the World

Eight Photographs that Changed the World

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Eight Photographs that Changed the World

On World Photography Day, Fleximize threw the spotlight on the famous photos that stopped people in their tracks

The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

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The Five Myths of Entrepreneurship

There are a number of myths swirling around the startup space – and many entrepreneurs fall for them hook, line and sinker. We debunk five of the biggest

The Best WordPress Plugins for E-Commerce Startups

The Best WordPress Plugins for E-Commerce Startups

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The Best WordPress Plugins for E-Commerce Startups

There's a multitude of WordPress plugins that can help e-commerce startups offer customers a seamless shopping experience. Here are four of the best

How SMEs can Compete with Big Brands on PPC

How SMEs can Compete with Big Brands on PPC

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How SMEs can Compete with Big Brands on PPC

PPC offers a perfect, cost-effective platform for small businesses to position their brands among market leaders, and contend in the paid search arena

The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

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The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

Launching your next product on Kickstarter could be the best and worst thing you ever do. Here's our guide to navigating the crowdfunding minefield

How to Improve Your Productivity

How to Improve Your Productivity

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How to Improve Your Productivity

It seems we’ve hit an all-time low in productivity levels in the UK and, as a result, are more stressed. What’s holding us back and how do we escape it?

The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

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The Lowdown on Revenue Advance

Revenue Advance is one of the most flexible business loans available to SMEs. But how exactly does it work and what types of business does it suit best?

Moving Office Made Easy

Moving Office Made Easy

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Moving Office Made Easy

Moving to a new office is a sign of business growth, but it can also be a stressful experience. So how can you take the pain out of the moving process?

VR for Small Businesses

VR for Small Businesses

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VR for Small Businesses

Virtual reality isn't just a platform for gamers. It could provide your customers with the best shopping experience they've ever had

Pokémon Go: How Can Small Businesses Take Advantage?

Pokémon Go: How Can Small Businesses Take Advantage?

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Pokémon Go: How Can Small Businesses Take Advantage?

With Pokémon Go taking the gaming world by storm, there are plenty of ways that SMEs can capitalize on the craze

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

 

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