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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.
The Ventures of the PayPal Mafia

The Ventures of the PayPal Mafia

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The Ventures of the PayPal Mafia

The Ventures of the PayPal Mafia: Awesome interactive graphic that lifts the veil on the 'Dons' running Silicon Valley

eBay Loans and Advice for eBay Seller Success

eBay Loans and Advice for eBay Seller Success

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eBay Loans and Advice for eBay Seller Success

Article offering great advice for eBay Sellers who want to boost business – from applying for eBay loans to strategic timing of auctions

How Revenue-Based Financing Works

How Revenue-Based Financing Works

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How Revenue-Based Financing Works

Revenue-Based Financing is a highly innovative form of business funding, merging aspects of both debt and equity financing. But how exactly does it work?

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

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How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

The Dragons' Den business woman, Deborah Meaden, may be worth millions, but how did she achieve her high-flying status? Read her story here

Millionaires to Billionaires

Millionaires to Billionaires

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Millionaires to Billionaires

Millionaires to Billionaires: See how long it took 21 of the richest entrepreneurs to build their fortunes and who went from $1m to $1bn the fastest

AirPnP – The Airbnb For Toilets

AirPnP – The Airbnb For Toilets

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AirPnP – The Airbnb For Toilets

AirPnP is the Airbnb for people renting our their bathrooms, and is one of the newest additions to the sharing economy

Top 10 Fintech for Small Businesses

Top 10 Fintech for Small Businesses

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Top 10 Fintech for Small Businesses

Top 10 fintech firms offering valuable tools for SMEs, sourced from the prestigious FinTech50 list

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2016

10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2016

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10 Business Blogs to Follow in 2016

Business blogs are becoming more mainstream, so we've hand-picked 10 of our favourites to give your bookmarks folder a spring clean

ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

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ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

New ESIF schemes are rolling out in 2016 and beyond. Our expert, Richard Harrison, explains how your business can benefit

Five Free Business Events to Visit in 2016

Five Free Business Events to Visit in 2016

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Five Free Business Events to Visit in 2016

Business Events can be a great resource, even for the most cash strapped Entrepreneur. Here are our top picks of free events to attend in 2016

Starting a Side Business

Starting a Side Business

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Starting a Side Business

It’s become the latest career trend – more people are launching their own side business. It sounds exciting, but is it the right career move for you?

Where to Find Small Business Funding

Where to Find Small Business Funding

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Where to Find Small Business Funding

Small business funding can be tricky to find, but this article tells you what's available, with more info in the FREE Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Fleximize Mission

The Fleximize Mission

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The Fleximize Mission

The Fleximize Mission is award-winning interactive content for entrepreneurs – the fun, animated games will help you unleash the potential of your business

How the Courts Help with Personal Debt

How the Courts Help with Personal Debt

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How the Courts Help with Personal Debt

You don’t have to tackle your personal debts alone - the courts can help you seek relief

Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

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Employing Apprentices: The Benefits to SMEs

SME owner Tracy Ewen talks about the huge value apprentices bring to small businesses and shares advice like how to recruit an apprentice and salaries

The Career of Steve Jobs

The Career of Steve Jobs

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The Career of Steve Jobs

The story of Apple founder Steve Jobs' career and his mission to revolutionize how we use consumer electronics – from the Apple 1 computer to the iPhone 5

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

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The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding gives you a comprehensive overview of bank lending, public funds and alternative finance

Morning Rituals of Highly Successful People

Morning Rituals of Highly Successful People

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Morning Rituals of Highly Successful People

Is your morning ritual setting you up for success? Find out how some of the most successful people structure mornings to get the best start to the day

What is the Data Protection Act 1998?

What is the Data Protection Act 1998?

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What is the Data Protection Act 1998?

How does the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) affect your small business?

What’s an SME?

What’s an SME?

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What’s an SME?

The definition of an SME can vary – we give you the criteria you need from HMRC, the EU, Companies House and others

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