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.
As a small business, operating a website on top of managing the general day-to- day obligations of running a business can seem like an added burden. However, there are many benefits that having a website can provide to your business. FSB takes you through some of the reasons you should have your own website.
In today’s market, access to the internet is essential and customers now expect the businesses they want to use to have an internet presence.
In fact, 70% of all internet users access the internet daily. Think how many of those people could find your business’s website through a Google search, or how many current customers will be able to continue engaging with your brand?
In essence, not having a website of your own can seriously hinder your business’s potential for reaching out and engaging new and existing customers.
It’s one thing to engage well with your customers on social media, but without some centralised location for all business needs, information, and purchasing options, you may find that not enough people are actually becoming customers.
Instead they can only engage with your brand identity to a minor extent, or simply decide that one of your competitors is a more comprehensive provider for their needs and take their business elsewhere.
Aside from the simply practical reasons of adapting to your customers’ purchasing habits, a website should also function as a key marketing tool throughout the life of your business. While social media is a useful tool for your marketing efforts, the website should always be the core.
For example, instead of writing a long post on Facebook try writing a longer post as an article on your website and then link to it through your social media platforms.
Having a content-rich site can also benefit you in terms of the number of customers who come across your business. High-quality and well-written content, as well as relevant pages on your site, means that you’re more likely to show up higher in search engines for whatever industry-relevant subjects potential customers are looking for. If your website is better designed than a competitor’s, then those customers are more likely to do business with you over anyone else.
Granted, a badly-designed and poorly-written website will likely be more detrimental to your business than having no website at all. But having said that, designing a website in today’s business landscape has become much more accessible, with a range of services available to help businesses build a strong online presence.
FSB members gain access to the FSB Website Set Up service. This can help business owners to take their first steps towards promoting their business on the internet.
Working with our experienced partners the FSB Website Set Up services helps you to easily establish your online presence. Other benefits of the service include:
To find out more about our Website Set Up service, get in touch with a member of our team or visit our FSB Website Set Up page.
We will help you to take your first steps in promoting your business online.
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