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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.

Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

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Construction Equipment Leasing vs Financing

Patrick Hogan, CEO of Handle, explores the pros and cons of equipment leasing and financing to guide you through which is a better fit for your construction business

Top 20 Business Blogs 2020

Top 20 Business Blogs 2020

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Top 20 Business Blogs 2020

We’ve curated a list of the best blogs in 2020 for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to keep on top of the latest business news, best practice and emerging industry trends

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Businesses in 2020

YouTube is a great way to learn something new, get inspired, or find the answer to a question you’ve been stewing over. Here are 10 business YouTube channels to subscribe to in 2020

Strategies for Your 2020 Restaurant Marketing Mix

Strategies for Your 2020 Restaurant Marketing Mix

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Strategies for Your 2020 Restaurant Marketing Mix

From leveraging user-generated content to providing guest Wi-Fi, Hannah Hambleton of Beambox shares six essential strategies every restaurant should consider for their 2020 marketing mix

How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

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How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

Hannah Robinson of Larsen Howie breaks down the private sector IR35 reform due to be rolled out on 6th April 2020 and delves into what it will mean for business owners in practice

Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

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Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

As a small business owner, it's important to cultivate a working environment that encourages your employees to feel motivated and engaged. Here's how

The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

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The Benefits of Shared Workspaces for SMEs

The shared workplace market has grown significantly in the last ten years. Harry Arnold of Free Office Finder explores why co-working spaces are such a popular option amongst UK SMEs

10 Best Business Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2020

10 Best Business Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2020

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10 Best Business Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2020

Apps should be a vital component of every small business' tool kit. Here's our list of the best business apps for entrepreneurs in 2020, including the likes of Rocketbook and Flock

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

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Getting Employees to Buy into Business Security

Security should be a top priority for any business. Izzy Schulman of Keys4U encourages employers to create a culture in which business security is every employee’s responsibility

How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

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How to Attract and Retain Talented Workers

From gym memberships to stock options, there are many ways small businesses can offer benefits to their staff in order to attract and retain talent. Beau Peters explores

Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

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Supporting Female-Led Startups with Investment

We delve into how male startup owners in the UK receive a disproportionate amount of investment compared to females, and how this can be changed

Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

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Top 10 Podcasts for Business Owners in 2020

We've put together a list of the top podcasts for entrepreneurs and small business owners to listen to in 2020, including the likes of Masters of Scale, The Side Hustle and Creative Rebels

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

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Why SMEs are Prioritising Cybersecurity in 2020

Research shows that UK businesses are prioritising investment in cybersecurity in 2020 to strengthen their defences. Adam Louca from Softcat explores

An SME's Guide to Exhibiting at a Business Show

An SME's Guide to Exhibiting at a Business Show

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An SME's Guide to Exhibiting at a Business Show

Exhibiting at an event or trade show for the first time can be an exciting opportunity to make an impact in your industry. Here are four tips to help you get the most out of your first show

Claims Management Software for SMEs

Claims Management Software for SMEs

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Claims Management Software for SMEs

Claims management software can speed up claims processing, reduce errors and enhance the customer experience. Here's a guide to how it can benefit your SME

Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

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Using Data to Compete Against Big Businesses

It's important to understand how analysing data could help you learn more about your customers and gain an edge over competitors. Tillpoint's Cordy Bartlett explores

Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

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Stopping Counterfeits in the Construction Sector

Counterfeit building materials and tools are a significant cause for concern among businesses in the construction sector. Here's a look at how IP registration can help

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

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How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

Alan Rolfe from HWB Chartered Accountants outlines the correct procedure for VAT error correction to follow if you've made a mistake on your quarterly tax return

Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

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Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Chris Woodard, Co-Founder of Handle.com, explores some of the biggest financial mistakes that new business owners make and how to avoid them

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

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How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

Mark Tighe of specialist tax relief consultancy Catax explores how businesses can generate revenue from existing assets, both physical and intellectual, with a focus on tax breaks