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Our most popular package is FSB Business Essentials which includes a whole range of benefits and products designed to make your business fly
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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.
In today’s society you will meet so many people who have become disenchanted or disengaged with their job, the monotonous clocking in and clocking out relentlessly drives them down into a pit of despair, but why?
The simple answer is engagement. They don’t feel connected to what they do so they just do it.
We often hear that the happiest employees are surrounded by other happy workers and an even happier boss. So if you’re a small business owner and you want to improve morale, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take a look at how you, as a manager, can motivate your employees.
Being passionate about what you do it is an attribute that you just can’t buy. If you love your small business make sure that your employees knows it, it’s going encourage them to feel the same way.
Don’t worry, you might not consider yourself a passionate individual, but be brave. Perseverance is key! Creating a positive work environment can work wonders for the entire company.
This is one of the biggest problems we have in business, not just in the UK but across the world. Be aware of what your staff need; whether that be everyday office equipment, tools to enhance customer service or something simple for the kitchen.
Back them up: as long as they feel supported they will endeavour to work hard for you.
I’m sure the majority of you will aim to treat those around you with both dignity and respect, but it’s always worth putting it out there anyway.
A small business is a long-term project, so you should communicate what you want to happen and where you want to take everyone. Your staff should really feel like they’re on board for the ride and their opinion matters to you! Think about creating a ‘Vision Wall’ where you can display goals and achievements.
From news about the business to words of wisdom or even inspiring stories with real meaning attached: there are of plenty of ways that you can impart knowledge to staff.
Also, while we’re on the subject, remember that you might learn a thing or two from them. Listen when you can.
Nobody is perfect, nobody! Feedback is incredibly valuable and so many people underestimate the power it holds. Adapt and improve, that’s how you become truly successful. So who better to offer you feedback than those that you manage on a day to day basis?
Now how can you tell if your actions are working? Analysis! Compare results from both before and after the date when you started to make positive changes.
Ask certain questions: Are staff willing to work harder? Are they investing themselves in the business? Do they seem happier? Even questions such as: Do I know more about them? Do they trust me?
With anything you do, analysis is the key, even in this instance. Measuring success rates is a great way to find out if you’ve made the right changes or if you need to make more in the near future.
Are you a small business owner who has tried to alter your company’s culture? Get in touch via @FSB_Voice on Twitter and let us know how you went about it.
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