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.
Welcome to the FSB Northern Ireland Policy Homepage.
Small businesses are at the core of the local economy. They account for 99.9% of all businesses in Northern Ireland and provide employment for around 347,000 people. It is these firms that will drive forward economic recovery and the FSB will continue to lobby and advise on the policies and legislation required to achieve this.
Since the inception of the Assembly the FSB has enjoyed a good working relationship with all the political parties, delivering positive benefits for small businesses, such as Small Business Rates Relief, and the simplified Workplace Disputes Resolution process.
We look forward to cementing these connections even further as we work together in the coming months and years to create the conditions that will rebuild our economy after one of the deepest periods of recession in history.
Wilfred Mitchell OBE
Chairman, Northern Ireland Policy Unit
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Saving money in business is important. It frees up budget to reinvest into staff, and training and equipment, or helps to provide a financial buffer should something go wrong.
One of the key ways businesses can look to save money is by reducing the overall cost of their energy bills. We’ve highlighted the key areas businesses can focus their attention in order to reap extra savings.
One way to help save is to look closely at your business’s energy usage. You can look at how much you are spending on gas, electricity and water each month.
If one area of energy is noticeably higher than another, it could be because your usage for that particular resource isn’t as efficient as it could be and warrants further investigation.
Monitoring usage might uncover issues with how efficient your energy usage is. You might discover that staff are ignoring simple methods to reduce energy, like turning off lights and closing doors to help save on electricity and heating bills.
You might also discover that areas of your business premises are poorly insulated, causing the cost of heating to rise. Or you might learn that your current boiler or central heating system need updating with a more modern and fuel-efficient model.
As a business you should make savings wherever you realistically can. Aside from monitoring how efficient your energy usage is, it can be beneficial to look at how much your energy provider is charging.
Shopping around and comparing deals from a variety of business energy providers can help you to lower the cost of your energy bills. This can help you to save money that could then be reinvested into your business to help make it even more energy efficient.
We are able to help FSB members by providing them with access to our Energy Service. This provides businesses with access to a range of services, which are designed to help companies asses their energy provision. They can find ways to be more efficient and increase any savings they’re able to make. Services include:
To find out more about how we can help your business save money on energy bills, get in touch with a member of our team or visit the FSB Energy page.
As a member of the FSB, all your energy needs are covered.
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