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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.
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.

Guide to 20 Popular Startup Terms

Guide to 20 Popular Startup Terms

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Guide to 20 Popular Startup Terms

Read Fleximize's guide to 20 popular startup terms – ideal for entrepreneurs who are new to the buzzing startup and business funding scene.

The Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs

The Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs

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The Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs

Mobile apps are important tools for modern entrepreneurs, increasing productivity and enabling them to do business, but what ones make our Top 10 Apps list?

Google AMP is Coming – Are You Mobile-Ready?

Google AMP is Coming – Are You Mobile-Ready?

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Google AMP is Coming – Are You Mobile-Ready?

Mobile search is set to outdo PC, so it's time to get your content mobile-ready before you start to lose customers to other sites.

The Rise of the Tech Startup

The Rise of the Tech Startup

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The Rise of the Tech Startup

The swell in UK startups and digital businesses has been remarkable helping to grow the UK economy, But what are the stats behind this rise?

How Would Today's Courts Treat Guy Fawkes' Sentence?

How Would Today's Courts Treat Guy Fawkes' Sentence?

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How Would Today's Courts Treat Guy Fawkes' Sentence?

Fleximize's legal eagle shares her thoughts on how today's courts would treat Guy Fawkes' gruesome sentencing for treason.

What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

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What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

Fleximize's very own legal expert explains a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and the steps you need to take.

HSBC Business Loans

HSBC Business Loans

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HSBC Business Loans

What HSBC business loans are on offer for SMEs? Find out if HSBC is a suitable lender for your enterprise. Or maybe a altfi lender would be a better option.

The Expensive Video Game Problem

The Expensive Video Game Problem

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The Expensive Video Game Problem

Funding is an issue that plagues the gaming industry on a daily basis, so how can we overcome it, and how can developers find the finance they need?

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