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.
The SME Guide to Better Records Management

The SME Guide to Better Records Management

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The SME Guide to Better Records Management

Paul Ravey of Access Records Management shares tips on how businesses can refine their records management practices

Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

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Is a Flat Structure Right for Your SME?

We explore the pros and cons of flat-structured organisations, along with outlining how to implement a flat structure in your small business

A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

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A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

We share a complete rundown of everything you need to know about the Making Tax Digital scheme, including a useful visual guide to help prepare your business for the deadline

How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

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How to Create an Effective Mobile Workforce

Paul Fisher of Parallels talks us through how to create a mobile workforce so that your team can access everything they need from any location

Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

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Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

Marcus Herbert, Corporate Operations Specialist at Nuffield Health, explores the value of intelligent personal health assessments for SMEs

The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

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The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

It’s imperative that SME owners and employees know exactly how to detect and react to potential phishing threats. Here's what to look out for in 2019

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

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How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

Many business owners may consider renting out a virtual office in the early stages of growth. Christina Attrah of Virtual HQ explores the benefits of virtual offices to SMEs

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

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Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

Ed Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder of PushFar, shares five reasons why every entrepreneur should consider becoming a mentor

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

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What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

David Tattersall of Handpicked Accountants takes an analytical view of how Brexit and the IR35 Private Sector Reform will affect the self-employed in 2019

Famous Eggs, Freelancer Hubs & Making Tax Digital

Famous Eggs, Freelancer Hubs & Making Tax Digital

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Famous Eggs, Freelancer Hubs & Making Tax Digital

The Fleximize Team take a look at how an egg broke world records, the freelancer hub making a difference, and how Making Tax Digital impacts your business

Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

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Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

Tony Mills, tax expert and Director of Online Tax Rebates, dispels some of the most common myths about Making Tax Digital

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