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.
Promoting a new business can be a daunting experience. There are many factors to consider, and it may feel like you don’t know where to start. To make the process simpler, here are some tips on how to promote your new business.
You need to begin by deciding on how exactly you are going to promote your business. This can take a number of forms, such as:
However, there is often a cost incurred when promoting a business using one of these means, either to pay for the creation of an advert or to pay for it to be broadcast or circulated. As your business is getting off the ground you might not necessarily have the funding to do this effectively. So what are the other options?
Friends and family will likely be your first and simplest networking opportunity. When you don’t yet have a sizeable customer base to rely on, your initial networking through friends and family can grow your business from a grassroots level.
Start your business off right by making sure your early customers - even if they are friends and family - leave with a positive experience.
British customers today are more likely than ever to complain about bad service. Ombudsman Services found that, in 2015, 47% of Brits “actioned” a complaint by going to the supplier or a third party.
Consistently offering positive customer service can lead to exponential growth for your business, and avoid a chain reaction of negative feedback.
Customers are often less invested in the exact features of your products and services; what they want to know about instead are the benefits of your products and services. You may have a similar business idea than a competitor, but something about what you offer should stand out and separate you from any other competitors.
Do you provide something extra that others don’t? Can you provide more benefits to using your service that others cannot match? Try and pin down some key factors and use these as a cornerstone of your marketing plan.
Maybe your business has more of a national-level scope, or maybe you’re focused specifically on leading the local market? Whichever your goal is, your early promotion and marketing is likely going to start locally and expand from there.
Competitions through social media can turn viral quickly as more and more people see your service. You can also look for any local events taking place that your services can benefit, offer to provide equipment or sponsor them. This could be a case of providing prizes for a local charity night or sponsoring a part of a larger business event. These short term financial investments can lead to long-term sizeable gains through continual exposure.
It can be hard to plan the marketing and promotion of your new business in the early stages, but giving due diligence to the topic will provide benefits for years to come.
FSB Business Creation provides people looking to establish their own business access to a range of services designed to help and support new start-ups.
These services include access to:
To find out more about how you could benefit from FSB Business Creation get in touch with a member of the team or visit our FSB Business Creation page.
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