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.
The right culture is one of the critical success factors in a healthy business. At FSB, we know how important it is for our members to foster a supportive, healthy and proactive operating culture, where staff enjoy their work and are motivated to go that extra mile for their customers.
Getting this kind of culture going leads to a recognisable and positive impact on bottom line results. So how can you begin thinking about your own business culture and work out a strategy for improving it further?
Defining this point is vital. Without understanding what success looks like for your particular business, you cannot devise strategies designed to achieve it, or indeed measure activity as it occurs. You will of course have financial success criteria, but many modern SMEs have a far broader range of measures.
These routinely include more holistic aims such as playing a positive role in the local community, providing sustainable local employment or being an exemplar of workforce diversity. Think broadly and engage with your leadership team to understand what drives them. There will undoubtedly be common values which you can develop into a mission.
Carry out a business audit using a consultant who specialises in a people framework such as IIP if necessary. This will allow you to review what is currently working well for your business in terms of its culture and behaviours and what is serving it less well. For example, many SMEs find that communication with their own staff could be improved to further build a sense of team and morale. And this becomes a focus area for an action plan.
If you are going to look at your business values and culture, engage willing staff from across the organisation and value their input. In the majority of businesses, staff on the front line have hugely important perspectives and insights that senior managers can so easily miss. Equally, you might want to interview your customers to get their perspective and to gather data about where you can improve. This can be an unnerving process, but it is a hugely valuable one.
Perfectionism is impossible to achieve and it often stifles creativity and innovation. Rather than forcing everyone to try to live up to an impossible ideal of what is 'right and good', foster a culture whereby mistakes can be made in the name of trialling new approaches and taking measured risks.
Start talking about your business in an open and engaging way, using blogs and social media. Encourage your staff to do the same, so that you start a positive conversation with prospects and customers alike. Provide training and guidelines to staff so that they have a useful framework within which to operate. Social media can also help you to convert your customers into brand advocates for you.
Local community business is a powerful driver of sales and morale alike, so finding your position in the community and supporting local causes can win you new custom and a great reputation. It's also something that staff greatly value.
As a member of the FSB, all your energy needs are covered.
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