Introduction

Setting up and running your own business requires courage, determination and a strong work ethic. These are attributes which service leavers have in spades, and why self-employment is a route well worth considering.

FSB membership already supports a significant number of small business owners from the military community. With around 925,000 veterans of working age in the UK, we’d like to support many more to achieve their ambitions of starting-up and running a business.

As the leading organisation in the UK for enterprise in the military community X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) is there to provide the handrail of support to help seed, start and sustain entrepreneurs. That's why we work in partnership with XFE to deliver additional support and resources to veterans starting up and scaling up their own businesses.