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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.
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

Understanding the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)

Understanding the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)

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Understanding the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)

What is the Data Protection Act 1998, how should you deal with data access requests, and what other aspects of DPA are likely to 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 micro, small and medium enterprise business criteria from HMRC, the EU, Companies House and others

6 of the Best Productivity Tools for 2016

6 of the Best Productivity Tools for 2016

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6 of the Best Productivity Tools for 2016

6 of the best digital productivity resources and tools for small businesses and entrepreneurs

Motivating Employees to Achieve Business Goals

Motivating Employees to Achieve Business Goals

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Motivating Employees to Achieve Business Goals

Top tips to keeping your employees motivated and locked on to the goal

5 New Year's Resolutions for the Digital Entrepreneur

5 New Year's Resolutions for the Digital Entrepreneur

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5 New Year's Resolutions for the Digital Entrepreneur

New Year's resolutions for digital entrepreneurs: some awesome resolution ideas for 2016. We've given resolutions a digital spin

The Ultimate List of Christmas Distractions

The Ultimate List of Christmas Distractions

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The Ultimate List of Christmas Distractions

Need some time away from screaming kids this Christmas? We went on an epic trawl across the internet to put together the ultimate list of 2015 distractions

Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

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Why do SMEs Need to Switch Energy Supplier?

Following npower's huge fine, Phil Foster says SMEs need to find cheaper, reliable suppliers

8 UX Elements That You May Be Getting Badly Wrong

8 UX Elements That You May Be Getting Badly Wrong

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8 UX Elements That You May Be Getting Badly Wrong

5 things about your website that are ruining your user experience

Top 50 Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2016

Top 50 Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2016

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Top 50 Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2016

Want your Twitter timeline to be filled with great content? Check out our favourite Twitter accounts, full of influencers, entrepreneurs and innovators

An Employee's Not Just for Christmas

An Employee's Not Just for Christmas

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An Employee's Not Just for Christmas

Find out why and how to reward your staff in 2016 and beyond

 

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