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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.

How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

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How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

Having the right people in leadership positions is vital to the success of every SME. But how can coaching improve a leader's ability to manage their team? Susy Roberts explores

Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

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Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

If you're a small business owner who's scaling up, it's worth considering how you can free up valuable time by outsourcing business functions to freelancers and agencies

How SEO Can Benefit a Business

How SEO Can Benefit a Business

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How SEO Can Benefit a Business

Here's our guide to SEO for your small business, including a look at how search engine optimisation works and what to focus on if you're starting from scratch

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

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How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

Darren Hockley, Managing Director of DeltaNet International, explores the business benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion, along with how to build a culture of inclusion in your workplace

How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

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How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

Mark Halstead of Red Flag Alert shares his thoughts on the most effective approach for finding efficient and reliable suppliers for your business

Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

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Tailoring Employee Benefits to Your Workforce

Employee benefits should be a key part of your strategy to keep up with the employment evolution. Here's a closer look at how to create a benefits package tailored to your employees' needs

How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

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How to Prioritize Investment Within Your Company

It can be difficult to know which parts of your SME to invest in when looking into business growth. Lewis Miller of Nelson Frank shares his expertise on how to prioritize company investments

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

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Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Salary sacrifice is a tax-efficient way to boost your employees’ pensions. James Alesbury of HWB Chartered Accountants talks us through the details

A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

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A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

Operating your small business as a limited company comes with a host of financial benefits, incentivised schemes and tax relief. Here's a look at the expenses you could be claiming

UK Festivals: Stats, Sustainability & SMEs

UK Festivals: Stats, Sustainability & SMEs

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UK Festivals: Stats, Sustainability & SMEs

In this special edition of Business Bookmarks, the Fleximize Team highlight a handful of recent news stories and guides on the topic of small businesses and festivals

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

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Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Andrew Magee, Development Manager at software specialist Enigma Recovery, explains what to do if you've lost data from one of your business devices

A Small Business’ Guide to Trading at Festivals

A Small Business’ Guide to Trading at Festivals

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A Small Business’ Guide to Trading at Festivals

We’ve put together a useful guide for small businesses who want to get involved in supplying to music festivals, food markets and outdoor events across the country

The Benefits of Employee Mental Health Breaks

The Benefits of Employee Mental Health Breaks

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The Benefits of Employee Mental Health Breaks

It’s an employer’s duty to ensure that their employees have the opportunity to address their mental health. Here's how offering mental health breaks could benefit both your staff and business

Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

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Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

Creating your first pitch deck can seem like a daunting task. To help you get started, Mike Sims of ThinkLions shares three ways to leverage your pitch deck to win over investors

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

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How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

Here's a quick guide to the pros and cons of cloud-based and on-premises telephone systems to help you decide which system best suits your business needs

Tips for Branding Your SME at a Festival

Tips for Branding Your SME at a Festival

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Tips for Branding Your SME at a Festival

Richard Cutmore of TFH Gazebos shares five tips on how to brand your SME at festivals this year to draw in customers and increase engagement

How to Transition to Remote Working

How to Transition to Remote Working

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How to Transition to Remote Working

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular among UK SMEs. Here are 10 considerations to ensure your staff remain happy and productive when working remotely

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

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6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

If you're concerned about your business' carbon emissions, here are six ways to help your business become more environmentally-conscious

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

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The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating your business can offer many important legal and tax advantages. Here's a quick look at whether incorporation is right for your small business

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

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How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

Nuffield Health’s Brendan Street suggests how businesses can encourage dialogue about mental health and nurture a culture of openness in the workplace