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We've been supporting smaller businesses across the UK for over 40 years 

What we do

We are the Experts in Business. We're not for profit, run by a team of our members and provide our services to members across the whole of the UK. We offer market leading business services, lobby government on issues affecting SMEs and support a UK-wide network of members providing local change and networking. 

What's included with FSB Business Essentials membership?

Members of FSB can access a range of benefits. Some are included in the price of your membership and others at a discount or on preferential terms through specially selected service providers.

Below are a few of the key benefits included with membership at no extra cost:

  • Legal costs insurance covering HMRC tax investigations and employment tribunals with up to £100,000 payout per claim
  • Unlimited use 24/7 legal helpline covering a myriad of topics
  • Access to FSB networking in your area with our national network of FSB Regions
  • A printed copy of FSB's magazine 'First Voice' through the post each quarter
  • Over 750 online legal documents, templates and contracts available to download 24/7
  • Access to 'FSB Resources' with tips for new businesses and fact-sheets about business opportunities across a range of sectors.

Your welcome pack will be delivered to your door and includes

  • Membership certificate (unless a digital version has been requested)
  • Membership card
  • Legal Protection Scheme guide
  • Guide to all FSB member services
  • Welcome letter from your FSB Region
  • Guide to making the most of your membership

The full range of membership benefits fall into three categories



Leading advice from a business you can trust

You'll have access to the helpline and document bank mentioned above but can also phone our commercial insurance helpline for advice or submit your energy bills for tips on how to save money. You'll also have access to a trained nurse adviser should you need support on a range of health issues.



Finance support from the Experts in Business

We've secured a free business banking account for members (subject to status), a cost effective auto enrolment pension solution starting from £399+ Vat, great deals on a wide range of card payment processing options and various finance options to help your business grow.



Business support to make your business fly

From securing a great deal on telecom to networking with like-minded business owners across the UK, you'll be in good hands with FSB. We offer a business leads service to boost your sales, a business continuity product to make sure you're prepared should the worst happen and can also offer you or your business a range of personal and commercial vehicles to fit all circumstances. 

Meet one of our members

Chris Green

Chris Green is the Digital Director of every1, an integrated marketing agency based in Preston who work with clients on both a local level and internationally.

Learn more about FSB and how we can help you and your business


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FSB Business Essentials

Our most popular package is FSB Business Essentials which includes a whole range of benefits and products designed to make your business fly. Join today from as little as £147 per year with a one-off £30 joining fee.

*Membership starts at £147 per annum for businesses with no employees, with a £30 registration fee payable for the first year only.