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.
Death Isn't the End for These Startups

Death Isn't the End for These Startups

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Death Isn't the End for These Startups

The only certain things in life: death and taxes. But when it comes to death, the funeral industry is over-charging and under-serving. Two startups explain how they're challenging the status quo

The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

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The Late Starters’ Guide to GDPR for SMEs

A little late to the GDPR table? Don't panic - the 25 May deadline is fast approaching, but there's still time to ensure full compliance with the new data regulations using these tips

The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

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The Revolutionary Subscription Startups

Vinyl Me, Please and uOpen explain how subscription box services are challenging the status quo in e-commerce with personalised and delivered treats

Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

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Buying a UK Franchise: 6 Things You Need to Know

Franchising is a great alternative to a brand new business concept offering stability, fixed startup costs and an established business plan

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

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How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

In a world with rapidly-advancing technology and an ever-changing business environment, could cloud technology be the answer to HR woes?

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

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The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The government and HMRC are cracking down on companies for their use of unpaid internships. So, what do employers need to consider when taking on an intern?

Top 10 Tips for Doing Your Own Publicity

Top 10 Tips for Doing Your Own Publicity

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Top 10 Tips for Doing Your Own Publicity

Getting effective press coverage for your new business is often tricky. This step-by-step guide shows you how to achieve this quickly, and without spending a fortune

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

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10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2018

The internet is brimming with brilliant business blogs, but which ones are worthiest of your reading time? Here are the best blogs to follow in 2018

How to Save Time on Social Media Marketing

How to Save Time on Social Media Marketing

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How to Save Time on Social Media Marketing

With social media marketing becoming an increasingly time-consuming job, how can you save time on social, whilst maintaining a consistently high-quality level of content?

Choosing the Right Accountant for Your SME

Choosing the Right Accountant for Your SME

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Choosing the Right Accountant for Your SME

With budgets tight, many entrepreneurs choose to handle their accounts on their own. However, the benefits of an accountant can far outweigh the cost.

FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

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FedEx’s HR Approach: What Can Businesses Learn?

With many business owners placing more importance on business development and customer satisfaction, just how important is HR? FedEx's HR strategy is a good place to start

Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

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Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

With April representing the start of a new quarter and financial year, here are the key employment law developments business owners need to be aware of over the coming months

The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

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The Biggest Cyber Threats Facing SMEs in 2018

With massive cyber-attacks increasing in regularity, what are the main cyber threats that businesses should be aware of? And how can they tackle them?

Personal Data, Problem Pollution & Equal Pay

Personal Data, Problem Pollution & Equal Pay

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Personal Data, Problem Pollution & Equal Pay

How to protect your personal data on Facebook. The company aiming to solve London's pollution problem. Investigating why equal pay still doesn't exist.

Five Essential Steps to Exporting Success

Five Essential Steps to Exporting Success

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Five Essential Steps to Exporting Success

Exporting is an exciting prospect for any business, but it’s not without its challenges. Learn how to conquer overseas markets with this simple guide

How to Increase Profit With New Revenue Streams

How to Increase Profit With New Revenue Streams

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How to Increase Profit With New Revenue Streams

Introducing new revenue streams is a great way to reduce risk and boost profit. But how can a business find the best opportunities for additional income?

Ed Sheeran, Geordie Startups & P2P Shopping

Ed Sheeran, Geordie Startups & P2P Shopping

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Ed Sheeran, Geordie Startups & P2P Shopping

Why there's more to Suffolk than Ed Sheeran. The app that's connecting shoppers with travellers. What makes Newcastle a startup hub to be reckoned with?

Business Awards: 7 Steps to Getting Shortlisted

Business Awards: 7 Steps to Getting Shortlisted

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Business Awards: 7 Steps to Getting Shortlisted

With plenty of free awards available to businesses in the UK, it’s a great chance to generate some positive PR. Get yourself shortlisted with these top tips

Google Home, Gangsters & Gun Control

Google Home, Gangsters & Gun Control

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Google Home, Gangsters & Gun Control

The essential guide to the internet of things. Examining the scale of America’s growing gun problem. What makes the BBC crime thriller McMafia a must-see?

Simplifying HR: How to Make Work Less Complicated

Simplifying HR: How to Make Work Less Complicated

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Simplifying HR: How to Make Work Less Complicated

A complex HR function can impair company performance and weaken employee morale. Here’s how to simplify it for the good of your business