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.
Getting paid for any work you carry out, and – importantly - getting paid on time, is crucial to successfully run and develop your business. Lapsed payments can cause cash flow problems, which can hinder business growth and the way your company operates.
So, if a client is running late with your payment, what are your options?
If you’ve invoiced for work and the payment date you’ve specified has been and gone, you’re in a position to chase up payment with a client.
Initially, this could be a simple phone call or an email, where you just reiterate that you need to receive payment before you release any completed work to them, for example. Or you could reiterate the terms of your contract with the client and inform them that you don’t want the situation to escalate beyond them paying late.
If a simple reminder doesn’t work, you have a number of other options. These include stopping all future work that you’re doing for your client until existing bills are paid. You could also notify your client that a final deadline for payment has been imposed, informing them that failing to meet it will result in legal action being taken.
It’s important that you keep your client notified of the steps you’re taking. A letter is usually the best option as it means both parties will have a written record of any action being taken.
It would also serve as evidence if you have to progress from chasing non-payment to pursuing legal action against a client.
If all other avenues have failed, initiating a debt recovery process can help you recoup any money and compensation that’s owed to you.
This often results in one of two actions being taken:
Late payments can cause your business financial problems, which can hinder your ability to operate and even damage your relationships with clients.
To help businesses recover debts, FSB offers access to a debt recovery service as part of its Business Essentials package.
This service includes features designed to help businesses with recovering debt, including:
To find out more about how FSB could help your business recover debts, please visit our FSB Debt Recovery page. Or to see how else our Business Essentials package could help your company thrive, visit our package comparison page.
FSB Debt Recovery gives you the opportunity to recover 100% of the money you are owed and in most cases this costs absolutely nothing
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