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Coronavirus Business Advice Hub

In uncertain times, businesses need clarity and information. We’ve created our Coronavirus Business Advice Hub to give small business owners the knowledge, resources and guides they need to help them keep their business trading.

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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.

Covid-19: Tips for Managing Cash Flow

Covid-19: Tips for Managing Cash Flow

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Covid-19: Tips for Managing Cash Flow

Patrick Hogan of Handle.com shares three tips on how small business owners across the UK can manage their cash flow through the coronavirus pandemic

Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

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Maintaining Company Culture Through Lockdown

With many employees working remotely during the pandemic, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of company culture. Dave Wrightson of Engage shares his tips

Covid-19: Financial Support for UK SMEs

Covid-19: Financial Support for UK SMEs

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Covid-19: Financial Support for UK SMEs

Nic Redfern, UK Financial Director of NerdWallet​, explores the financial support available to UK SMEs during the coronavirus pandemic

Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

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Covid-19: Showing Appreciation to Employees

Making your staff feel valued and appreciated is particularly important in the current climate of remote working. Here's how to recognize employees during the coronavirus pandemic

Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

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Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

Tamara Habberley, Senior Consultant at The VAT People, shares her guide exploring everything UK SMEs need to know about their VAT obligations during the coronavirus pandemic

A Guide to The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

A Guide to The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

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A Guide to The Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS)

Here's a quick look at the UK Government's Bounce Back Loans Scheme, including key features, eligibility criteria and how to apply for a BBLS product

Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

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Protecting Remote Workers from Cyber Attacks

With record numbers of employees being asked to work remotely, it's vital to ensure your business is protected from cyber attacks. Paul Callaghan of CyberInsurer shares his advice

How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

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How to Build Trust in the Remote Workplace

With record numbers of UK businesses shifting to remote working over the past couple of months, it's crucial to instil a culture of trust among your employees. Here's how

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

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A Guide to Data Driven Business Development

A data driven approach to business development can be highly successful for professional services firms that may have previously relied on face-to-face interactions. Here's how

Supporting Local Businesses During the Pandemic

Supporting Local Businesses During the Pandemic

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Supporting Local Businesses During the Pandemic

We're asking you to support small, local, independent businesses in any way you can. We've highlighted a number of businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk that are still trading and how you can help

Covid-19: Leveraging Social Media Campaigns

Covid-19: Leveraging Social Media Campaigns

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Covid-19: Leveraging Social Media Campaigns

Following the success of their reactive Instagram campaign, we speak to The Sole Supplier's Dan Timcke about how SMEs can leverage the power of social media to build their brands during lockdown

A Guide to Digital Marketing During Lockdown

A Guide to Digital Marketing During Lockdown

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A Guide to Digital Marketing During Lockdown

Mark Wright of The Apprentice and digital marketing agency Climb Online shares his guide on how to implement an effective digital marketing strategy during the coronavirus pandemic

Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

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Employee Self-Care Whilst Remote Working

Here's a guide to help remote working staff with self-care during the pandemic so they can stay healthy, happy and focused

A Step-by-Step Guide to Keyword Research

A Step-by-Step Guide to Keyword Research

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Keyword Research

Marketing expert Kerry Sheahan shares her step-by-step guide to conducting keyword research using free and accessible tools

Covid-19: Leveraging Online Campaigns

Covid-19: Leveraging Online Campaigns

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Covid-19: Leveraging Online Campaigns

Ecommerce has provided a lifeline for many businesses that would otherwise struggle to get sales during lockdown. Here's how to leverage online campaigns to keep your business trading

How to Survive Coronavirus as a Startup

How to Survive Coronavirus as a Startup

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How to Survive Coronavirus as a Startup

Nic Redfern, Financial Director of Know Your Money, outlines five steps UK startup owners can take to help protect their businesses from the impact of coronavirus

Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

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Legal Responsibilities for Remote Workers’ Safety

Chris Salmon of Quittance Legal Services explains the legal responsibilities employers have for ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of their remote working staff

How to Move Your Fitness Business Online

How to Move Your Fitness Business Online

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How to Move Your Fitness Business Online

Sarig Reichert of Wix outlines how UK gym owners and fitness coaches can adapt their offering by moving their business online during the coronavirus pandemic

Everything You Need to Know About CBILS

Everything You Need to Know About CBILS

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Everything You Need to Know About CBILS

We explore the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and how it can help small and medium-sized businesses affected by Covid-19

The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

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The Benefits of Fleet Van Insurance for SMEs

Mark McKenna of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services talks us through the key benefits of fleet van insurance for growing businesses in the UK