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'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.'
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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.
Scottish small business confidence rose in the second quarter of 2015 but an increasing proportion of firms are warning about skills shortages. The report reveals that while Scottish confidence tracks behind the UK average, a growing balance of Scottish FSB members believe that business conditions are set to improve.
Scottish small business confidence rose in the first quarter of 2015 but was still down in comparison to the first quarter of 2014. The Index showed that both profit and revenue growth weakened over the first quarter of the year. That said, firms expected both revenue and profits to improve on the approach to summer.
Small business confidence remains robust and firmly in positive territory, according to the first quarter results of the FSB's Small Business Index. Lower business costs and current economic conditions are relieving pressure for firms, giving them the confidence to take on new staff, reward staff with pay increases, and successfully access finance from their banks to invest in and build their business.
The report showed that Scottish small business confidence tracked below the UK average for a second quarter in a row. However, investment intentions were up in comparison to the same point last year and profits were rising.
Three in five (62%) small firms expect to grow their business in 2015 according to research published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The FSB's Small Business Index finds that while firms are less confident than in previous quarters, they still expect to hire more staff, increase exports and grow their businesses in the first quarter of 2015.
Scottish small business confidence fell below the UK average in the third quarter of 2014.The report showed that while average small business confidence grew across the UK as a whole in the third quarter of 2014, it fell in Scotland. However, the figure is still in positive territory and higher than at this point in last year. The report also highlights growing revenues and falling levels of spare capacity in Scottish small enterprises.
The latest Small Business Index reports record levels of confidence from the UK's small business community. Records were also broken in terms of small businesses hiring new staff with a net balance of five per cent of FSB members adding employees.
Scottish small business confidence was higher than the UK average in the second quarter of 2014.The Index showed that while small business confidence was growing across the UK, an average firm in Scotland was more bullish than its counterpart in England and Wales. The analysis also showed that, as spare capacity in small business fell, recruitment intentions were at their highest level since the research began in the first quarter of 2010.
The latest Small Business Index shows a growing skills shortage in the workplace. Now identified as a significant barrier to growth for small firms, almost one third (29.9%) of those surveyed report skills shortages as hampering growth, with construction and computer services particularly hard hit.
Scottish small business confidence rose to match the UK average in the first quarter of 2014.The Index showed Scottish small business confidence rising in the first quarter of 2014 to its highest level since the data series began at the start of 2010. The Scottish confidence index measures +36 points this quarter, up 15 points since the last measurement, and is now slightly higher than the UK average of +35.7 points.
The latest Small Business Index shows an increasing number of firms want to create jobs in the next three months. This marks the third consecutive quarter of job creation and provides yet more signs that confidence is returning and that momentum behind economic growth is being maintained.
Scottish small businesses were planning to increase their staff numbers and boost capital investment in 2014, the last small business confidence index of 2013 showed.Our research showed that despite business confidence taking a seasonal dip it remained much higher than it was in the same quarter of the previous three years.
The UK's small firms are showing increasing optimism for 2014 as businesses remain positive about the economic outlook. Latest research suggests small firms want to grow their business and find access to finance a little easier, according to the Quarter 4.
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