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.
There are millions of people out there who have aspirations to set up their own business and live comfortably off the profits. Well – that’s all well and good, but how do you take that first step towards untold success and riches?
The short answer is hard work. There are only a handful of lucky people in the world who have easily breezed through the small business world to the very top. But let’s not talk about them, let’s talk about you!
Here are some great ways to boost your success in the office or at home.
You will need to work hard if you want to be a success, but of course you know this. What we really mean is don’t let anyone belittle your dream or demotivate you. There will be competitors, co-workers and even acquaintances who will want to see you fail miserably. Use all your power to not let that happen! Just the fact that you have ambitions sets you apart from those who don’t.
Every small business needs this. You will feel a lot safer if you’ve got a great plan and an efficient way to implement it. It can be tempting to wing-it, but you’ll be much better off if you have carefully considered your path in the future and any necessary back-up plans.
This is a fantastic way to evaluate your product or service. If you can’t quite get your head around this, then ask someone else to, a friend or professional. Stepping back and taking a look at what you’re doing with a fresh pair of eyes is the best way to test, evaluate and learn from previous actions and gain even more success in the future.
It can be really tough to go it alone, especially in the business world. Just remember: you work to live. Not the other way around.
Having supportive friends and family around you is a massive bonus to you. You might not be able to see it through the stress (or even the good times), it helps to have someone around to boost your confidence or bring you back down to earth.
Furthermore, there might be someone you know who really sees the potential that you have. You may be lucky enough to receive guidance or financial support from that individual. Think carefully about accepting what you are offered, but don’t feel foolish in accepting help. It might be the start of something great.
Whether you’re new to owning a business or you have been doing it for a while, you must recognise the importance of search engine optimisation (SEO) and your website. Creating organic, interesting and innovative content will help you on that ladder to small business success. Increase hits to your website and sell more of the product you love. Keep in mind, though, SEO doesn’t fix all of your problems overnight. It’s a craft that you must work on to build up your Google ranking.
Nobody likes to receive criticism, nobody! It’s a part of life that we need in order to adapt and improve. Remember that when someone criticise what you are doing you need to take a step back and really think about what they’re saying. It might be the difference between making more sales or closing down.
This is, without a doubt, the most important tip. Believe in yourself and what you do, otherwise you’ve been defeated before you’ve even started! Setting up your own small business is no mean feat, it takes perseverance and strength so did deep into your inner resources. You can do it!
Small business owners, we want to hear your success stories! If you’d like to share yours, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org today.
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