I want to start a business, but I don’t know where to begin...
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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.
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Hear small business experts including experts from FSB Care and FSB Funding Platform cover the key things you need to know...
You'll discover whether to register as a sole trader, partnership or limited company is right for you, how to fund a new business, managing your cash flow, getting to grips with branding and marketing and online marketing and selling. You'll also hear how you can protect your physical and mental health when starting and running your own business.
I started my business during lockdown
Hear from three FSB members who started their business during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Briggy Owen started her business, Phoenix Rose PR & Communications, at the beginning of the first lockdown. We spoke to Briggy about starting a small business during a pandemic and how she's made the most of her FSB membership.
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.
Lucy Rouse is the brain behind Lucecannon PR. We spoke to Lucy about her experience networking online and starting a business during lockdown.
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.
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.
Which company structure should you choose for your new business? Learn about different types of business structures, including sole trader, partnership and limited company.
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.
Managing your finances
Discover how you can keep track of your small business’ cash flow with our tips for effectively managing your finances.
If you’ve recently started a new business venture and you’re looking to grow, learn about the flexible funding options available from FSB Funding Platform.
Ready to get your great business idea off the ground? From setting your objectives to applying for funding, find out how to get started.
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
FSB's new Let's Grow Business Together hub brings together advice and resources for LGBT+ businesses and entrepreneurs
A digital business is an agile business. Get started with social media marketing with our free step-by-step course.
From Facebook adverts and newsletters to traditional print and PR, there are so many ways to promote your small business. But how do you know which is best?