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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 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

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

Fleximize's Year 2015

Fleximize's Year 2015

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Fleximize's Year 2015

Star Wars, royal nippers, and a sexy new Fleximize — 2015 has been a year to remember. We round up the highlights of a busy year in fintech.

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

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Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Phil Foster discusses how the new National Living Wage could cause SMEs to make low-skilled staff unemployed to save on costs.

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

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The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

KFC founder, Colonel Sanders, fought hard for success – he triumphed after a lifetime of drama and bad luck. Read about his roller coaster of a career here.

How to File for Bankruptcy

How to File for Bankruptcy

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How to File for Bankruptcy

The different stages and restrictions involved in filing for bankruptcy.

4 Steps to Better Customer Loyalty in 2016

4 Steps to Better Customer Loyalty in 2016

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4 Steps to Better Customer Loyalty in 2016

Increasing customer loyalty in 2016 – follow advice from successful business owner of Love Energy Savings, Phil Foster.

Top 5 Board Games For Entrepreneurs

Top 5 Board Games For Entrepreneurs

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Top 5 Board Games For Entrepreneurs

Our round up of the best board games for all entrepreneurs - from the cutthroat strategy of Monopoly to a game that requires total collaboration to succeed.

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

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The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

Richard Harrison offers a candid view of the implications for providers and SMEs of the Business Growth Service closure, including GrowthAccelerator and MAS

 

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