Whatever your business, the FSB will work for you.
FSB Federation of Small Businesses and Intellect partner to identify how small firms are using technology to create jobs and grow
The joint report into investment in technology reveals that, on average, small businesses are investing £3,500 in technology, which takes them to new markets, streamlines work processes and aids employment prospects and career development.
Read the full report
Latest FSB update from the European Parliament
Features Herefordshire based MEP, Anthea McIntyre.
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Do you have a story to tell?
The FSB is on the look-out for new case studies to speak to print and broadcast media on a range of topics, such as the business climate, access to finance through the banks or other providers, late payment, exporting and your use of technology.
Email your story to be a case study.
Has broadband or superfast broadband transformed your businesses?
The FSB is working closely with Defra on a ‘Demand Stimulation' programme to achieve a higher take up of broadband services among firms that are not yet as digital as they could be. The FSB believes that the best way of stimulating broadband demand is by showcasing digital success stories. So tell us if trading online, using smarter business software or social media has transformed your business.
FSB seeks case studies from businesses which use tractors and light trailers
Does your business rely on light trailers under 3500kg or tractors? The EU is considering plans for a new MOT regime which could introduce regular tests for light trailers and tractors. These are currently exempt from MOTs in the UK and testing them could bring huge costs for small businesses. FSB would like to know how it would affect your business so we can put your views across to politicians in the European Parliament.
Email your comments to email@example.com
Challenge you MP on the proposed increase in Business Rates
Business rates have risen by over ten per cent in the last two years, and they are set to rise by a further 2.6 per cent April 2013.
Imposing a substantial rise in Business Rates for the third year running can only lead to more empty shops on high streets and fewer chances of work, especially for young people.
Challenge the rise by contacting you MP
The Apprenticeship Journey
Apprenticeships are critical for increasing skill levels, developing sustainable employment and careers, and to help businesses develop and grow. The FSB wants to see small businesses make full use of this valuable resource to enhance and grow their business and for young people to see this as a viable career option to gain new skills.
More information about the Apprenticeship Journey here.