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.
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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.
A cash advance, like a traditional or small business bank loan, can help you pay for key developments to your company or give your finances a cash injection when you need it most.
So how can you utilise a cash advance to the real benefit of your business? This guide explains.
Giving your company’s interiors a redesign or fresh new look, can sometimes be just what your business needs. Perhaps your office is in need of repairs after general wear and tear, or you need some new decor to bring your work space in line with a rebranding exercise. This is where having a quick injection of funding could help.
A cash advance could cover things like:
The loan could also cover the cost of new furniture to fit with your refurbishment, such as desks, chairs or shelving. Alternatively, could use it to pay for facilities to help improve the performance of your staff or to accommodate upcoming client projects. This could include a new social space or a redesigned meeting room, equipped for video and conference calls.
Perhaps you’ve outgrown your current premises, your workforce has increased and you need more space. In this case, a business loan could help you to secure a bigger building for your company or cover the cost of an expansion.
When expanding or relocating, a cash advance could be used to cover things like:
Having larger premises or increasing the size of your existing workspace can also help you to grow your business. By employing new staff and adding more advanced equipment and facilities, you can provide more services to your customers. It can put you in a good position to take on more client work in the future too.
Sometimes, the stock or equipment you need to run your business is made available in limited quantities or within a narrow timeframe. This can mean you have to move quickly to acquire such essentials. Doing this is especially important if you want to stand out from the competition in a big market sector, like technology, clothing or design.
When purchasing for your business, a cash advance could be used to:
A loan like this can also allow you to move faster on your business purchasing, if the need to buy something necessary, but outside of your budget, presents itself.
From having a decent website to advertising in relevant magazines, promoting your company to make your customers notice you can be crucial in business development. However, it can also be costly, especially if you have to enlist outside help or specialist services. With the help of a cash injection, however, you could pay for many aspects of your advertising and marketing.
For this, a cash advance could cover things like:
Access to a business loan to cover advertising is also especially useful if you’ve underestimated your budget requirements. It could be used to complete advertising within a short timeframe too, such as paying to promote a new and exciting addition to your business.
Unexpected high utility bills can upset your monthly budget and put your business finances on shaky ground. An electricity or heating bill following a particularly cold winter, for instance, which is higher than expected, could leave you struggling to find the money to pay it off.
Access to a business loan means you can get the funds to cover such unpredictable costs. This can also avoid the problem of service providers taking action and shutting off your amenities, like gas and water, allowing you to continue operating your company as normal.
A cash advance could help cover utilities bills like:
In business, there can be those difficult times when you just need some financial support to maintain or improve your cash flow. Perhaps you want to get your new company off the ground and up and running, or you need a cash injection to take your operation through a quiet and challenging period. This is where a cash advance can help too.
With the aim of helping to support our members’ business finances as best way we can, we provide the FSB Cash Advance business loan. From helping you to tackle unexpected problems to paying for big company developments, the loan can play an important part in building up your business.
Benefits of the FSB Cash Advance, include:
To find out more about how our business loan could help support your finances and benefit your business, please visit our FSB Cash Advance page or get in touch with a member of our team.
A risk-free way of raising finance for your business, which is not secured to your assets, giving you the cash injection you need, when you need it.
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