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.
At the Federation of Small Businesses, we hear from a lot of companies which are struggling to get noticed online. Many small business owners find that it is hard to compete against bigger brands, and they worry that they will never achieve good rankings in the search engines because they don't have the money or time to put towards SEO. These three simple tips can help any business, from a sole proprietor to a local chain, to get noticed online.
One thing that we have noticed is that many small companies try to rank for keywords that are too broad and too general. There is no point in a Durham-based business trying to rank for the keyword "wedding dresses" with no other modifiers. This is too broad a keyword; even if you could rank well for it, there would be little point, since only a fraction of the website visitors you would get from that keyword would be interested in buying from you.
It is much better to focus on local SEO, especially if you are a company with a bricks-and-mortar store. If you do mail order and you don't like shipping abroad, aim for national-level SEO, but don't try to reach customers all over the world unless you really do have a global audience.
Consistency is the most important thing for SEO. Instead of engaging in one mammoth marketing session, it is better to do a little marketing, link building and other promotion every few days or every week so that there is always fresh content and new links for the search engines to explore.
At the Federation of Small Businesses, we are big fans of social media. The power of social media marketing should not be under-estimated. You can solicit feedback, share news and enjoy the benefits of word-of-mouth marketing if you get your social media campaigns right. Consider outsourcing your social media campaigns to a local company if you are not confident that you can do this well. The return on investment from an effective social media marketing campaign will make it worthwhile.
FSB Cyber Protection includes an insurance policy with cover of up to £10,000 and an unlimited use helpline to answer all your Cyber Security questions.
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