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.
Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

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Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

From an increase in NMW rates to CEO pay gap reporting, there are a number of employment law changes to look out for in 2019. Here's a closer look at the top 10

Why Your Marketing Leads Aren't Working

Why Your Marketing Leads Aren't Working

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Why Your Marketing Leads Aren't Working

Bryony Thomas from Watertight Marketing takes a look at common pitfalls SMEs face when executing their marketing strategy, and the four pillars of marketing success

Fleximize Misspellings

Fleximize Misspellings

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Fleximize Misspellings

At Fleximize, we’re pretty used to people misspelling or mispronouncing our name. Here's a quick rundown of our favourite misspellings from over the years

Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

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Managing Password Protection & Cyber-Stress

Many SMEs struggle with effective password management and cyber-stress. Ian Pitt of LogMeIn explains how technology can relieve the burden

Corporate Social Responsibility for SMEs

Corporate Social Responsibility for SMEs

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Corporate Social Responsibility for SMEs

Corporate social responsibility policies are highly valued by employees, investors and customers alike. But what can SMEs do to play their part?

Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

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Establishing a Social Media Policy for Your SME

Here's why every SME should have a watertight social media policy, along with a four-step guide on how to create one that your employees will abide by

2018 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

2018 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

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2018 Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas just around the corner we share our favourite small businesses to shop with, including an interactive guide of the small businesses local to you

Loss Aversion, Thinking Spots & Chimpanzees

Loss Aversion, Thinking Spots & Chimpanzees

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Loss Aversion, Thinking Spots & Chimpanzees

The Fleximize Team explore how loss aversion impacts your decisions, where entrepreneurs go to think and David Attenborough's new documentary

GDPR: How to Rectify Non-Compliance

GDPR: How to Rectify Non-Compliance

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GDPR: How to Rectify Non-Compliance

Many SMEs are still unsure if they are 100 per cent compliant with the GDPR. Adam Prince shares three changes to make within your business if you suspect non-compliance

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

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Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Intellectual property and brand image are an SME's most valuable assets. But how do you go about protecting your brand and enforcing your rights to preserve and grow it?

Is Vehicle Leasing the Right Option for Your SME?

Is Vehicle Leasing the Right Option for Your SME?

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Is Vehicle Leasing the Right Option for Your SME?

To buy or to lease? Many SMEs struggle to weigh the pros and cons of leasing a fleet of vehicles versus purchasing outright. Tom Preston talks us through the key points to consider

How to Improve Your Company Credit Score

How to Improve Your Company Credit Score

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How to Improve Your Company Credit Score

Credit scores are one of the most telling reflections of your business' financial health. We look at how to improve your credit score and the influence it can have on finance applications

How to Build a Feedback Culture That Works

How to Build a Feedback Culture That Works

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How to Build a Feedback Culture That Works

CharlieHR's Rob O'Donovan explains how an effective feedback culture can transform working processes and talks us through the seven pillars of sharing constructive feedback

What Can Cloud-Based Solutions Do for SMEs?

What Can Cloud-Based Solutions Do for SMEs?

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What Can Cloud-Based Solutions Do for SMEs?

More SMEs are harnessing the flexibility of cloud services to increase day-to-day efficiencies, support scalability and boost security. Dean Gardner talks us through the benefits

How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

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How Facial Recognition Technology Can Help SMEs

Identity verification is a vital part of many businesses' customer checks. Rhys David examines how facial recognition technology can help save time and resources

A Guide to Director Redundancy

A Guide to Director Redundancy

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A Guide to Director Redundancy

Closing down a business can be a complicated process, with directors often overlooking the fact that they are eligible for redundancy pay. Gary Addison talks us through the small print

Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

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Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

New Covent Garden Soup's John Stapleton shares his thoughts on the value a mentor can add to a startup and explores how to choose the right mentor for your business

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

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Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Having flexibility over where employees work can result in higher risk of a security breach. ShredallSDS Group's Nik Williams talks us through the importance of secure remote working policies

The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

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The Construction SME's Guide to Securing Tools

Tool theft can be a huge strain on any construction company, and can even put some out of business. Storage Giant's Simon Williams explores the best ways to secure your tools

How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

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How to Go Green Without Impacting Profit Margins

Implementing green workplace policies can save you money, improve company reputation, and help the environment. We explore eco-friendly changes that can boost profits