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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.
The Fastest Unicorns in the World

The Fastest Unicorns in the World

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The Fastest Unicorns in the World

Today's billion-dollar companies: See who the world's fastest unicorns are, how quickly they got there, their industries and locations

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

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Five Employers Doing Amazing Things with Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship stories: five small businesses using apprenticeships in inspiring ways that benefit the business and the young employees

Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

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Apprenticeships: Learn From England's Last Master Cooper

What your business can learn from this inspiring story of how a niche business found the perfect apprentice.

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

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Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Savvy SMEs know apprenticeships benefit their employees and business growth. From funded training to low employment costs, here's the lowdown.

Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

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Barriers That Stop Women Starting Up

This International Women's Day, business woman and lawyer Annelie Carver shares how other female business owners can break down barriers to achieve success

Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

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Funding Circle: Leading Peer-to-Peer Lender

Find out what the big deal is about Funding Circle, the $1 billion P2P lending platform that offers great business borrowing and investment opportunities

The Changing Face of Trade Finance

The Changing Face of Trade Finance

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The Changing Face of Trade Finance

Trade finance expert looks at the rise of UK exporting, business funding and the future of trade finance

5 Ways for Small Businesses to Keep Staff Happy

5 Ways for Small Businesses to Keep Staff Happy

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5 Ways for Small Businesses to Keep Staff Happy

Employee engagement experts, Best Companies, provide advice on the ways SMEs can build a loyal workforce

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

 

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