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We’ve been behind you every step of the way during COVID-19. Over the past 12 months, FSB has supported record numbers of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK. We secured over £100 billion in much-needed financial support, answered 147,000 legal advice line calls, hosted 2,600 online events, connected 65,000 small business owners, offered one-to-one support – and so much more.

As we enter the next phase, we’re here to support you through business recovery and growth. With challenges like the end of furlough, managing cash flow and rising costs on the horizon, our new hub is home to free resources and guides designed to help you thrive and grow this summer.

Moving on from COVID-19

FAQ: Removal of coronavirus legal restrictions in England for businesses

Our legal experts from Markel Law answer your frequently asked questions on the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in England, including checking in at venues and wearing face coverings.

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End of furlough: What you need to know
Article Fri, 01 October 2021

End of furlough: What you need to know

The furlough scheme ended on 30 September 2021. Our legal experts explain what this means for employers, the process for ending furlough and where you can find more guidance.

Funding sources for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Article Fri, 01 October 2021

Funding sources for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

National grants and schemes available to small businesses and the self-employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pay As You Grow and COVID loan repayment support
Article Wed, 26 May 2021

Pay As You Grow and COVID loan repayment support

Resources and helplines you can turn to for advice regarding Pay As You Grow and repaying coronavirus loans if you’re experiencing financial difficulty.

Be ready, be open, keep connected

Our First Voice Podcast is the go-to podcast for news, tips and important info for small businesses. In this episode we look at how customers needs and demands are changing post-pandemic. You'll hear from Ollie Sears of North Star Coffee and Charlie Harvey, small business development manager at Aruba

Click here to listen online or subscribe in your favourite podcast player by searching for First Voice. 

Grow your network

Our FSB events are open to both members and non members. Meet other small business owners, learn new skills and find out what's happening near you with our local and national events.

Tue, 30 November 2021

Women entrepreneurs in hospitality

This webinar will highlight key findings from FSB’s report A Menu for Recovery, and discuss why the sector appeals to women entrepreneurs to set up their business, but also what more could be done to help women in growing their businesses.

Fri, 3 December 2021

Lighting the Motivation inside your people and customers

FSB is delighted to join forces with Clemorton Training and Development’s Stuart Maddocks for a series of support events on leading more effectively emerging from lockdown, boosting staff morale, productivity and sales.

Wed, 8 December 2021

Maximise Your Membership

We are pleased to invite you to this webinar which will give you the tools to maximise your FSB membership. This will be an hour worth spending to ensure you’re getting all the help you can, when you need it most.

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Manage your cash flow

Every penny counts as a small business. Learn how you can stay on top of your cash flow and tackle late payments with the help of FSB Debt Recovery and FSB Funding Platform.

Five ways to manage your cash flow
Article Fri, 01 October 2021

Five ways to manage your cash flow

From forecasting to planning, FSB Funding Platform share how you can keep on top of your cash flow management and grow your business.

How FSB helped over 10,000 members chase late payments
Article Mon, 21 June 2021

How FSB helped over 10,000 members chase late payments

In June 2020, we launched a new FSB Debt Recovery service to help tackle late payments. Find out how we’ve been supporting members with expert tools, advice and guidance, and how you can access the service.

How your small business can deal with late payments
Article Mon, 01 March 2021

How your small business can deal with late payments

Sadly, late payments can be a big issue for small businesses, but there are steps you can take to deal with them and mitigate the effects.

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Are you ready for the unexpected?

From business continuity planning to protecting your brand, our experts from FSB Insurance Service and FSB PR/Crisis Management share their top tips.

Face coverings: What are the rules for businesses?
Article Mon, 29 November 2021

Face coverings: What are the rules for businesses?

Our legal experts answer your frequently asked questions about the new rules on face masks across the UK and what your business should do.

How to build your brand and protect it in a crisis
Article Wed, 16 June 2021

How to build your brand and protect it in a crisis

Your reputation goes a long way in business. Whether you’re looking to make a name for your new business, or strengthen your existing branding, learn how you can level up your brand - and protect it in a crisis.

Seven insurance considerations to remember as businesses reopen
Article Wed, 05 May 2021

Seven insurance considerations to remember as businesses reopen

From your business model to insurance warranties, FSB Insurance Service walks you through the insurance considerations you shouldn’t forget as businesses start to reopen and prepare for the summer season.

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Ready to start your own business?

Meet the Member: Beena Sharma, Novus UK Group Limited
Article Mon, 14 June 2021

Meet the Member: Beena Sharma, Novus UK Group Limited

Beena Sharma started her business journey during the first lockdown. From accessing legal advice to support with setting up pensions for her growing team, Beena shares her experience of FSB membership and why she recommends FSB to start ups.

What is a business plan?
Article Wed, 17 March 2021

What is a business plan?

Every small business needs a detailed business plan. Find out how your business plan can help your business grow and succeed, why it's so important and how to get started.

How to register a new business
Article Wed, 15 July 2020

How to register a new business

Which company structure should you choose for your new business? Learn about different types of business structures, including sole trader, partnership and limited company.

Visit our dedicated start up hub
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Free downloadable resources

Download and print our free A4 PDF posters for use in your business. Select the language you require to get started.

More from FSB

Webinars on demand

Webinars on demand

Missed an event? We’ve made it easy to catch up on a selection of our most popular national webinars and events on-demand. Whether it’s digital skills, procurement, or employment matters, our recordings are ready when you are.

Free guides for FSB members

Free guides for FSB members

Brush up on your business skills and expand your knowledge with Business Basics, our small business guides.

Take a deeper dive

Take a deeper dive

Visit our curated content hubs and expand your small business skills

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