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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.
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

Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

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Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree sellers to the stars, Pines and Needles, offer great advice on finding the ideal Christmas tree for your office.

How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

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How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Government want big firms to report pay for men and women, but SMEs can also take action to help close the gender pay gap. Here's how.

Santa: Master Burglar or Innocent House Guest?

Santa: Master Burglar or Innocent House Guest?

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Santa: Master Burglar or Innocent House Guest?

Father Christmas followers look away – our legal expert scrutinizes his odd annual antics...

Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

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Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

Get some small business advice – short audio interviews and advice from British micro-enterprise owners in the arts, tech and retail.

How to Conquer Your Debt

How to Conquer Your Debt

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How to Conquer Your Debt

Personal debt can be daunting, here’s how you can get help.

The Entrepreneur's Holiday Gift Guide

The Entrepreneur's Holiday Gift Guide

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The Entrepreneur's Holiday Gift Guide

With Black Friday approaching, Christmas gift buying can be a challenge, especially for busy people. So we've trawled the web for you. Here's our top picks.

Family Firm Stamps Down Christmas Post Prices

Family Firm Stamps Down Christmas Post Prices

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Family Firm Stamps Down Christmas Post Prices

Want to save money this Christmas? This family business offers a cheaper alternative to Royal Mail at Christmas. One in a series on SMEs at Christmas.

Indy Traders Love Easy Mobile Payment

Indy Traders Love Easy Mobile Payment

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Indy Traders Love Easy Mobile Payment

Droplet mobile payment app is fintech that's making Christmas trading easier and less costly for independent retailers and their customers.

Digital Nomad Makes the Impossible, Possible

Digital Nomad Makes the Impossible, Possible

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Digital Nomad Makes the Impossible, Possible

Know a friend who's impossible to buy for? This nomadic entrepreneur's got it in the bag. Find out about how she set up and runs her store from Thailand.

5 Tips for Surviving the Office Christmas Party

5 Tips for Surviving the Office Christmas Party

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5 Tips for Surviving the Office Christmas Party

With the festive season upon us, we've got the ultimate guide to surviving the office Christmas party, and avoiding disciplinary or legal action.

Top Tips for Christmas Email Marketing

Top Tips for Christmas Email Marketing

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Top Tips for Christmas Email Marketing

Do you know how to optimize your email strategy to get the best results at Christmas and New Year? This infographic shows you how.

What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

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What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

We explain the steps to finding an insolvency practitioner who'll help you get an Individual Voluntary Arrangement.

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

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Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Recruiting temporary Christmas staff? Here's a guide to understanding the difference between who's a worker, and who's an employee.

Best E-commerce Platforms for Small Retailers

Best E-commerce Platforms for Small Retailers

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Best E-commerce Platforms for Small Retailers

When starting your own e-commerce business, picking the right e-commerce platform can be tricky. Here's our guide what we think are some of the best.

How to Maximize on Christmas Mayhem

How to Maximize on Christmas Mayhem

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How to Maximize on Christmas Mayhem

Independent toy store owner, Kirit Kumar, offers wise words on getting the most from the Christmas shopping season on the high street and online.

The Careers of the Founders

The Careers of the Founders

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The Careers of the Founders

From Heinz to Zuckerberg: explore the successes and failures of 33 inspirational founders in this visual, interactive infographic.

Unwrap the Secrets to Online Retail at Christmas

Unwrap the Secrets to Online Retail at Christmas

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Unwrap the Secrets to Online Retail at Christmas

Prezzybox owner, Zak Edwards, opens up about the secrets to a merry Christmas in online retail, and offers wise advice to smaller retailers.

 

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