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 a fixed price of £129.
As many small business owners know, we spend a lot of time taking care of things that are all part and parcel of running a business but which are some way from what you actually set up in business to do. I’m thinking about things like accountancy, managing staff, social media or lead generation. With the explosion of cloud-based and software as a service packages there are lots of tools out there to help you.
There are many ways to manage your accounts: spreadsheets, a big bag of receipts that gets dropped off with the accountant once a year, expensive accountancy packages installed on a server; or you could opt for a cloud-based solution.
We use the latter and it allows us to manage our entire financial operation in real time. It can send out invoices (and chase them too!), manage payroll, take care of auto-enrolment and automatically link up with your bank accounts. Most importantly, it shows the financial state of your business in real time, so I know at any point in time what I have incoming, what is due to go out and how we’re performing month on month and year on year.
If your business relies on a large number of staff who work shifts, then managing their time and communicating with them can be tricky.
There are online packages that can take the pain away from this, so you can create rotas which are then communicated to your team and they can flag any issues in advance. Some packages also allow staff to clock-in too.
Packages to consider: RotaCloud, Get Scheduled, Humanity
Ensuring your staff have the latest information at their fingertips ensures that everything keeps moving smoothly, projects get finished quicker and customers receive the best possible customer service. Email is fine but things get missed and spam filters get in the way. Embracing new technologies can make communicating easier.
Packages to consider: Facebook Messenger, Whats App, Slack
Whether platforms like Twitter and Facebook form a big part of your marketing strategy or not, managing them can take a significant amount of time.
There are lots of ways that you can speed up the process by scheduling all your social posts for the weeks ahead – the techy-minded of you can get even more automated and set up work streams so you can send updates when other things happen (like a blog post going live on a website).
Packages to consider: Buffer, Tweet Deck, IFTTT (automated work streams)
The biggie. We can create the most sophisticated marketing strategies imaginable but it’s always difficult to know if it's worked and more importantly who it worked for. There are online platforms that can tell you which companies have looked at your website and where they’ve looked, and this makes it much easier to pick up the phone and engage with someone.
Packages to consider: LeadForensics, A1WebStats
Factsheets and downloads for: Employment Law, Taxation Matters, Business Law and Health & Safety information. All free. As well as monthly bulletins.
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