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.
A Guide to Business Rates

A Guide to Business Rates

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A Guide to Business Rates

Here's everything you need to know about paying business rates bills in the UK, including how business rates are calculated, exemptions, and small business rates relief

Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

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Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

Melanie Jones looks at how investing in cybersecurity training can positively impact both your business and your wider workforce

SME Guide to Bidding for Government Contracts

SME Guide to Bidding for Government Contracts

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SME Guide to Bidding for Government Contracts

Public sector contracts can provide lucrative business opportunities for SMEs. But how do you go about applying for one? Here's our guide

Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

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Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

We explore how to organize, lay-out and decorate your office workspace so that it increases productivity within your SME

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

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Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

With uncertainty around Brexit dominating headlines, here's how to keep your business prepared in the face of the unexpected

Selling an Online Business

Selling an Online Business

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Selling an Online Business

Here's Bizdaq CEO Sean Mallon's guide to selling an online business, covering topics such as valuation, maintaining confidentiality and the importance of a transition period

What is Fintech?

What is Fintech?

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What is Fintech?

Here's our view of how fintech works and the impact it's having on the landscape of the UK economy

Mastering the Art of Project Management

Mastering the Art of Project Management

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Mastering the Art of Project Management

Jonathon Kofler walks us through the eight steps of getting project management right every time

20 Business Blogs to Follow in 2019

20 Business Blogs to Follow in 2019

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20 Business Blogs to Follow in 2019

If you're looking for some inspiration in 2019, we've curated a list of the best 20 blogs, magazines and websites that every business owner should bookmark. Here's the cream of the crop

How to Write & Deliver the Perfect Business Pitch

How to Write & Deliver the Perfect Business Pitch

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How to Write & Deliver the Perfect Business Pitch

Arden University's Alison Watson reveals how small business owners can develop their presentation skills to capture the attention of investors when delivering a business pitch

Is It Worth Branding Your SME as 'Family-Run'?

Is It Worth Branding Your SME as 'Family-Run'?

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Is It Worth Branding Your SME as 'Family-Run'?

Energy PR's Louise Findlay-Wilson considers the impact of marketing an SME as 'family run', including consumer and employee perceptions, along with the impact it can have on sales

Could You Benefit from a Leadership Audit?

Could You Benefit from a Leadership Audit?

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Could You Benefit from a Leadership Audit?

It's important to consider how your performance as a manager impacts staff productivity, company morale and, ultimately, the success of your business

Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

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Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

The new year is the perfect time to regroup and revisit your company's financial practices. Here are four resolutions to keep your business in the green this year

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

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Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

We explore why lone working policies are an important component of every SME's Health & Safety process, and how to go about writing one that's tailored to your employees

Pay Gaps, Disagreements & Christmas Reading

Pay Gaps, Disagreements & Christmas Reading

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Pay Gaps, Disagreements & Christmas Reading

The Fleximize Team run through key learnings from 2018, along with how to make 2019 a successful year for your business.

How Business Processes Impact Growth

How Business Processes Impact Growth

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How Business Processes Impact Growth

Many SMEs reach a state where growth plateaus while competition increases. But how can keeping on top of processes give your business the kick-start it needs?

The Four Pillars of Brand Purpose & Social Change

The Four Pillars of Brand Purpose & Social Change

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The Four Pillars of Brand Purpose & Social Change

Promoting brand purpose is all the rage at the moment, but it can backfire if executed badly. Tony Wright explores four key aspects to bear in mind for your next big campaign

The Psychology Behind Leading a Successful Team

The Psychology Behind Leading a Successful Team

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The Psychology Behind Leading a Successful Team

Having reliable employees that work well together is crucial to the success of any SME. Here are ten actionable changes you can make to ensure your teams are efficient and motivated

A Guide to Developing Confidence at Work

A Guide to Developing Confidence at Work

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A Guide to Developing Confidence at Work

Paul Russell of Luxury Training Academy explains how to develop your confidence and gain authority in the workplace

An SME's Guide to Business Award Applications

An SME's Guide to Business Award Applications

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An SME's Guide to Business Award Applications

Once your business has been running for a few years it's good practice to consider applying for small business awards. Here's how to go about it