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Start your business with FSB

From start up to scale up, we’re here to help you on your business journey. Learn everything you need to know about starting a business, including business law basics, finance fundamentals and how to secure your first sale.

I want to start a business, but I don’t know where to begin...

Start with our free guide for start-ups

Learn about the basics of business with our step-by-step guide to starting a business.

Step 1: How to do market research
Step 2: Registering your business
Step 3: Building your brand identity
Step 4: Writing a brilliant business plan
Step 5: Business finance basics
Step 6: Your workplace
Step 7: Marketing your business online

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Say hello to your own team of experts

Business life can be tough, but with FSB by your side, we’ll help you get it right the first time. Don’t go it alone – included in your membership, you’ll have access to valuable benefits and services to support you every step of the way.

✔️ Legal guides & templates available on demand 24/7/365
✔️ Nationwide events and workshops
✔️ Legal helpline included in membership

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I started my business during lockdown

Lucy Rouse started her own PR consultancy business, Lucecannon PR, during the first lockdown in 2020. We spoke to Lucy about her experience networking online and taking the first steps in her business journey.

Read Lucy's story

Ready to take the leap and start a business?

Once you’ve downloaded our free guide, it’s time to think about the bigger picture. Get off to a flying start with the articles below.

What legal documentation does my small business need?
Article Tue, 07 July 2020

What legal documentation does my small business need?

When running a business, legal documentation is a must. From tax to employment, we take you through some of the important things you need to have in black and white.

Guide to writing a business plan
Article Thu, 21 March 2019

Guide to writing a business plan

Writing a business plan is crucial when setting up a new company. But how should you set it out and what should you include? This guide aims to help.

Everything you need to know about intellectual property
Article Fri, 14 September 2018

Everything you need to know about intellectual property

Your ideas are your currency , our guide covers the basics of intellectual property and what you need to do to make sure your ideas stay where they belong.

Getting the word out

Once your business is up and running you'll need to raise your profile. Our guides will help you get started with marketing your business

Get to grips with Digital Marketing
Web page Wed, 11 November 2020

Get to grips with Digital Marketing

A digital business is an agile business. Get started with social media marketing with our free step-by-step course.

5 Digital Marketing Tips for Your Business
Article Sun, 15 December 2019

5 Digital Marketing Tips for Your Business

Five tips to level up your online game

8 Marketing Tips & Tricks for Beginners
Article Wed, 15 March 2017

8 Marketing Tips & Tricks for Beginners

We've rounded up 8 tips and tricks from those in the know to get you started on your journey.

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