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.
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.
'I just felt wow, I want to be part of this organisation so I joined.'
'Having someone there like the FSB who you can just call on for those other things you’re not quite sure on, it’s been invaluable.'
'What you can save by taking up some of the membership offers will save you your membership fee.'
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.
More Member Stories
We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £177 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has a fixed price of £133.
As I enter my 40th year, I get reflective, writes Tim Campbell, founder of Bright Ideas Trust and winner of The Apprentice.
I think back to an apparently simpler time when I had this crazy idea to help more people start their own businesses. Ten years ago I founded Bright Ideas Trust, a charity established to support the next generation of small business owners. I started it because I was frustrated with the lack of opportunity for people under 30 to get access to significant start-up investment capital and advice from successful business owners, as well as ad hoc guidance from expert business advisors.
A decade later, the environment for aspiring small business owners from underserved backgrounds, and the wider start-up market, are much more positive. We now have open access to information online and from institutions such as Mintel and the British Library’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre. We also have access to start-up and growth funding, democratised by peer-to-peer platforms and social networks such as Funding Circle.
Having helped start more than 250 businesses ranging from hairdressers to cleaning firms, we have seen what works and what doesn’t. Every business we have supported has been founded by someone who ‘knows their onions’. It is not enough to have the desire to be a florist if you don’t know your chrysanthemums from your carnations. Doing what they know and love makes the start-up process easier.
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