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.
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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.
When you create your start-up, you might be a little nervous about setting a specific price for what you offer.
Whether it’s just not being sure of the value of your service, or it’s a case of nerves over the process of charging for it, there’s a lot that goes into finding the right pricing level. To help we’ve put together this guide on figuring out how much your start-up should charge for its services.
The most important factor to consider when it comes to deciding on your prices is making sure that you can actually afford to charge the sum you have in mind. This starts with your operating costs, the amount of income you will need to cover your costs could vary quite drastically depending on the kind of business you’re operating.
For example, if you’re operating an accounting start-up business that’s based within your home, then you may have fewer overheads than if you also had to pay for rent, utilities, and equipment in a dedicated new office.
Calculate exactly what your obligatory outgoings are, and compare that against your business projections to see when you’ll break even, and when you’ll start making a profit.
Being a start-up doesn’t mean you’re worth any less than a competing business that’s been in operation for years; you wouldn’t be looking to form your own business if you didn’t have the right mind-set and skillset to succeed, and you didn’t have something about your new business that you felt separated you your competitors.
Your research and preparation before forming your business will likely have given you an idea of a range of prices that your competitors charge. This information will be a useful starting point.
However, you could also use that information to figure out an additional service or feature that your competitors don’t provide. If it’s possible for you to provide something that separates you from everyone else, you could charge a premium for your service.
The additional feature or features and the benefits provided could be the cornerstone of your marketing campaign and promotional materials. If businesses realise how beneficial your start-up can be for them, they’ll be willing to pay for your services.
Though it may initially seem a little counter-intuitive, one way you could handle the amount you charge for your services is to deliberately undercharge in the early periods of your business.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a very long period that you maintain this strategy. The goal is to essentially build up a portfolio of glowing reviews from your clients. Once you have a handful of recommendations secured, you’ll later be able to demonstrate a history of fantastic service and a provided value to any potential clients looking to make use of your service.
When you can undoubtedly demonstrate to these potential clients that your business is so useful, you’ll be able to increase the amount you charge. Proving that what you provide has been so well-received by customers and clients means new potential customers and clients will be more willing to pay for your services.
Creating a start-up business brings with it a great deal of potential issues and roadblocks that may make the process a little more difficult that you may have initially expected.
FSB’s Business Creation package is there to help you overcome any obstacle that you may meet throughout the initial formation of your business, and the early stages of business operation. Benefits of this package include:
To find out more about this package, take a look at our FSB Business Creation page, or get in touch with a member of our team.
We will help you to take your first steps in promoting your business online.
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