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.
Selecting the Right Business Vehicles for Your SME

Selecting the Right Business Vehicles for Your SME

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Selecting the Right Business Vehicles for Your SME

Whether you're leasing, renting or purchasing, choosing the right type of business vehicle for your SME can seem like a complex process. Here are six considerations to get you started

Is Private Healthcare Worthwhile for SMEs?

Is Private Healthcare Worthwhile for SMEs?

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Is Private Healthcare Worthwhile for SMEs?

Dr Zubair Ahmed, Co-founder and CEO of Medicspot, explains why small businesses should be thinking differently about employee healthcare

How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

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How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

Zoe Morris of recruitment agency Jefferson Frank explores what UK businesses can do to build an inclusive culture and make women feel more welcome in the technology industry

Creating a Productive Office Environment

Creating a Productive Office Environment

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Creating a Productive Office Environment

If you're looking for ways to give your workspace a boost, here's a quick look at six simple changes you can make to encourage productivity and keep staff motivated

An SME’s Guide to Fair Trade Principles

An SME’s Guide to Fair Trade Principles

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An SME’s Guide to Fair Trade Principles

Here's our guide outlining how UK SMEs can get involved with the fair trade movement, including a quick look at a couple of the UK businesses championing fair trade

5 Sales Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2019

5 Sales Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2019

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5 Sales Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2019

If you're looking for ways to motivate your sales team, we have the perfect fix - a list of the best sales podcasts of 2019

Choosing the Right UCC Platform for Your SME

Choosing the Right UCC Platform for Your SME

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Choosing the Right UCC Platform for Your SME

Unified Communications and Collaboration platforms can transform the working practices of your SME. Here's our guide to choosing the perfect UCC platform to suit your SME's needs

The Benefits of Google Data Studio to SMEs

The Benefits of Google Data Studio to SMEs

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The Benefits of Google Data Studio to SMEs

In this article by Cedarwood Digital, Edgars Boitmanis shares his experience of switching to Google Data Studio for client reporting and highlights eight benefits of the tool

Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

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Expert Tips on Hiring Your First Cloud Developer

Hiring a cloud developer for the first time can prove to be a complicated process for busy SME owners. Here are some expert tips from a technology recruitment specialist to help you along

Talent Pools, Secret Apps & Hypnotic Animations

Talent Pools, Secret Apps & Hypnotic Animations

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Talent Pools, Secret Apps & Hypnotic Animations

In this month's edition of Business Bookmarks, we take a look at the Finance sector's narrowing talent pool, the app which keeps film scripts secret, and hypnotic Instagram animations

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

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How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

Kelly Ivison, Managing Director of Exchange Utility, outlines her top tips on how SMEs can save money on their business utility bills through smart plugs, solar power and more

The UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

The UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

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The UK SMEs Harnessing the Written Word

It's UN English Language day today, so we're celebrating the UK SMEs, charities and enterprises that have built campaigns and products based around the written word

Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

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Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Jason Lark of Celerity shares his tips on how to collect the right types of data for your SME's marketing campaigns

The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

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The Importance of Business Interruption Insurance

Business interruption insurance could mean the difference between survival and closure for many SMEs. Doug Kelley of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services explains more

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

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How Can Vehicle Tracking Benefit SMEs?

Vehicle tracking and telematics devices are normally associated with insurance discounts, but could they provide other benefits when used to manage a company fleet?

The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

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The Best YouTube Business Channels of 2019

From thought leadership videos to advice from HMRC, here's our shortlist of the top YouTube channels for UK business owners to subscribe to in 2019

The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

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The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

In this detailed guide, KJ Dearie of Termly explores how SMEs can promote transparency through their data collection and marketing practices

Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

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Accepting Card Payments: A Guide for UK SMEs

Nick Healy of Suresite shares his expertise on everything UK SMEs need to know about accepting card payments including fees, compliance and charging structures

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

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Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Matthew Pitt of Wilbury Stratton shares his knowledge on why a record number of UK businesses are relocating to Europe in the lead up to Brexit

How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

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How to Recruit & Retain Generation Z

Howard Wiley of global technical recruitment consultancy VHR explores how SMEs can tailor recruitment drives to attract and retain Generation Z