Whether you're interested in the smaller business community, are planning to start a business or have an existing business, we have a package for you.
Our most popular package is FSB Business Essentials which includes a whole range of benefits and products designed to make your business fly
A suite of legal benefits including a dedicated helpline, bundled insurance products and a range of online information to keep your business safe. Plus a whole range of negotiated benefits to help save you money and win business.
Our Business Creation package is designed to make starting a business simpler, allowing you time to focus on what's important - making it a success.
Specialist company formation benefits, access to FSB networking, business banking and a range of products to help get you setup in business.
Joining FSB Connect is free and is a great way to be part of the FSB Community and have your voice heard.
You'll be able to access specialist networking events with like-minded members of the community and have your say in our Big Voice survey panel.
Whatever your circumstances, we have a package to suit you and your business. Click the button below to see which benefits are included in each package and start your FSB journey.
'Within a few weeks of joining we'd taken advantage of FSB’s Online Legal Documents. We started a graduate programme and access to these documents gave us an understanding of the legal side, and has helped us to create a number of processes and procedures.'
'When we first took on a member of staff, we used the online legal document template library. FSB does more important stuff than you think it does, there are lots of member benefits, probably more than we actually use.'
'Having somebody like FSB behind you is fantastic. There is a whole team behind the organisations, whatever is required: support, advice, finance, you know that you’re not alone, you’ve got FSB.'
We represent a diverse range of businesses from retailers to marketing agencies and just about everything in between. Take a look at more member stories and see how we could help your business fly.
More Member Stories
We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has an introductory price of £99 in the first year.
Chris Green is the Digital Director of every1, an integrated marketing agency based in Preston who work with clients on both a local level and internationally. Chris describes every1 as a marketing agency that uses “insight, creativity and technology to connect businesses and brands to customers.”
The agency was formed by Chris and his business partner Simon five years ago. They saw it as an opportunity to create “something that was ours, something which allowed us to control the type of work we produced, for whom and in which sectors we worked.”
During that time, Chris and Simon have established a successful marketing business. “We are currently a team of just over twenty, with ambitions and a strategy to double growth in the next twelve to eighteen months.”
Chris explains that even though every1 have only been members for just over a year, they’re still discovering the wide range of benefits available to members.
“Simon, my business partner was originally approached years ago to join by a membership advisor, however at the time he didn’t feel it was necessary. FSB has been on our radar for a while and we joined just over 12 months ago. We recently used FSB Tax Investigation Protection, which as a benefit is worth the membership fee alone.”
Chris continues, “Within a few weeks of joining we'd taken advantage of FSB’s Online Legal Documents. We started a graduate programme and access to these documents gave us an understanding of the legal side, and has helped us to create a number of processes and procedures. These kind of documents are all over the web in some form or another but you don’t know who has written them or where they are from. With FSB’s legal and tax documents it's comforting to know they are regularly updated and have been written by legal and tax professionals.”
Like many other businesses, the company are also facing pressure to sign their staff up to a pension scheme by 2017, thankfully this dilemma is solved by every1’s FSB membership “We'll also be looking to use the Workplace Pension service to help us meet our obligations for auto enrolment.”
FSB’s work with small businesses on the issues that affect them is greatly important too, Chris explains,“Another factor for joining was the lobbying FSB do on issues effecting businesses, specifically super-fast broadband. Access to this is bug-bear of mine, and thankfully the government has seen how essential it is, especially for digital companies like ours.”
“They've also tackled the late payment of invoices, which is essential to allow businesses of our size to grow, we need that cash to be flowing so we can pay staff and reinvest for growth. The majority of small business owners don't have the time to tackle business issues. Without FSB fighting our corner we wouldn't have a voice and who knows what regulations we would be subjected to.”
We also asked Chris what advice he would give to anyone thinking of setting up their own business: “Do it, it's hard work, daunting, frustrating, but hugely rewarding when things go right. We work hard for our customers and when they show gratitude, no matter how small, it makes it all worthwhile. We’re glad that we had FSB behind us during this, they’re like our big brother or sister!”
We love to hear our members' success stories, especially when we have had a hand in supporting them during that tough journey. If you’d like to share your story with us like Chris has, email us via firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up today, simply visit our join portal to become a member today.
Join the Experts in Business today from as little as £142.50 with a £30 joining fee*.
National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses LimitedSir Frank Whittle Way / Blackpool / FY4 2FE. National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited (FSB) is registered in England, number 1263540