Make your voice heard. Be part of something bigger.

Since 1974, the Federation of Small Businesses has made the voice of small businesses and the self-employed heard at the highest levels of Government across the UK.

As an FSB member, you’re invited to take part in our unique online survey programme, Big Voice. By sharing your experiences and views, you’ll make a real difference and help improve the environment in which small businesses and the self-employed operate. The findings result in FSB’s quarterly Small Business Index (SBI), which helps inform decisions taken by every sphere of government.

You’ll be invited to take part in surveys about specific issues that affect your business, from tax to energy. We will use the findings to set out recommendations to policymakers through our published reports as well as through other activity. The Big Voice survey programme gives us powerful evidence of the direct impact of policy decisions on small businesses, based on the real-life experiences of our members.

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Make a difference

Have your say on key business areas. In the last 12 months, we’ve asked our members about business confidence and costs, insurance, finance, skills, energy, and disability and health.

Make an impact

Your answers provide valuable data for our policy reports and quarterly Small Business Index. We highlight what’s really happening in the small business world and test potential solutions.

Make the news

Our findings are regularly featured in news outlets such as the BBC, Sky News and The Times. There are also opportunities to feature in our media work and gain exposure for your business.

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How long does it take?

It only takes a few minutes to sign up, and then once a month we’ll invite you to a survey relevant to you and your business. Each survey will take around 10 minutes. Once you’ve signed up to Big Voice, general questions about you and your business will already be saved for the next survey.

Where can I see the survey results?

We publish our survey data in our policy reports and highlight them in our media work. If you take part in our surveys we will also email you when we’ve published the results.

Who carries out the surveys?

Big Voice is managed by Verve, an independent market research company. They undertake all our polls, surveys and discussions in the unique online research community.

Can I sign up if I’m not an FSB member?

Big Voice is only for FSB members. It’s an important part of the work we do to ensure that the voice of our members is heard.

I truly appreciate the wide breadth of opportunities offered by FSB, the team are really supportive and the Big Voice initiative is so valuable. You feel like part of something bigger, a wider community, where your perspective on the needs of small businesses can have a positive influence and impact.

Tania Diggory, Founder and Director of Calmer

Our latest reports and research

As well as sharing what our members think with Government and senior officials, survey data often forms the basis of our trusted policy reports.

Manufacturing Momentum
Report Wed, 17 January 2024

Manufacturing Momentum

Growing SME Manufacturing in Wales

VAT for Small Businesses
Report Tue, 16 January 2024

VAT for Small Businesses

VAT impacts millions of small businesses, with 2.7 million businesses registered for VAT in the UK.

Cracking the Case: Uncovering the cost of small business crime
Report Wed, 13 December 2023

Cracking the Case: Uncovering the cost of small business crime

FSB report highlights the corrosive impact of business crime on small businesses across England and Wales.