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.
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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.
Cyber-attacks are big news, with TalkTalk, Ashley Madison and Vodafone just a few of the high-profile cases of the last year. But as a start-up or small business, it’s easy to think you won’t be affected. Why would anybody target you? Plus, with so many other things on your plate, it’s hard to find time to think about cybersecurity, or plan for the aftermath of an attack.
Speed is of the essence following a cyber-attack. You need to know what caused the breach, with a view to rectifying the problem quickly and ensuring it doesn’t happen again. As a small business, it is unlikely you’ll have this expertise in house, so have IT forensics experts on hand for if and when you need them.
There are numerous legal issues to consider, including whether to inform the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) of the breach and defending your business against any claims of malpractice, as well as managing your approach to customers and the media. For this, you’ll need a good lawyer, ready to support you from the moment you’re aware of the problem.
You could be the focus of media attention following a breach, so be ready to handle all external communications about what happened and how you’re responding. Again, time is of the essence, so you’ll need to have statements ready to go as soon as possible. If you don’t have your own PR expertise internally, make sure you have external support – whether an agency or experienced consultant – on speed-dial.
Depending on your customer base and the scale of the breach, you could have a lot of unpleasant phone calls to make! You’ll need to be ready with a way to handle this communication efficiently across numerous channels, including at least email and telephone. As a small business, this communication should be as personal as possible, but your lawyer will be able to advise on what you should and shouldn’t be saying.
If the worst does happen and you’re facing the repercussions, your final line of defence is a watertight and specialist cyber insurance policy. Bear in mind that policies can vary significantly, so be sure to seek specialist advice regarding the best option for your needs and how these might change over time. Some insurance policies will also offer an immediate response plan and external expertise as part of your cover.
Finally, take note that the new data protection regulations coming into force in 2018 mean the potential impacts of a breach will become even greater, with fines set to increase to as much as €20 million. So make sure you’re on top of cybersecurity, before it’s too late.
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