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.
Security, data management and protection have become vital issues that small businesses must be aware of and capable of mastering.
Dealing with customer and client transactions means valuable data is being stored and accessed, and the responsibilities for a small business should not be taken lightly.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of mandatory requirements which any business using card information must follow. This helps protect your customers’ card information from fraud and it can also benefit your business by helping prevent any financial or reputational loss resulting from a data breach.
To become PCI DSS compliant you need to complete the validation process using a compliance programme every year to check that you’re continuing to accept card payments safely and securely. The validation process includes 12 requirements which cover areas such as maintaining secure networks, creating strong passwords and access control measures, and regularly testing your security settings.
If you fail to meet these requirements, the card schemes can fine your business should you suffer a data breach. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep your PCI DSS compliance up-to-date.
PCI DSS compliance applies to any business that takes any credit or debit card transactions, even if it’s only a few each year or low value, or even if you just store, process or transmit card information. You will also need to become compliant if you outsource your payments to a third party.
There is a basic fee which covers the initial and ongoing costs of managing your PCI DSS compliance. On top of this, you may need additional scans or assessments depending on your business which could cost more.
IP scans – If you transmit card data over the internet you’ll need to successfully complete a vulnerability “IP Scan” to check the public-facing elements of your network for any potential security weaknesses that could leave to an Account Data Compromise.
Verbal assessment – In some cases you may need to speak to an advisor over the phone as part of your PCI DSS assessment.
It’s not as complicated as it all sounds to become PCI DSS compliant. In most cases you can complete the validation process in as little as 30 minutes. Often this will depend on the industry you’re trading in and the size of your business.
To find out the compliance programmes, such as Worldpay’s SaferPayments programme, we recommend you have a look at the PCI Security Standards Council website at www.pcisecuritystandards.org
For more information about FSB card payment processing go to www.fsb.org.uk/benefits/finance/fsb-card-payment-processing
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