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.
Four million of us in the UK now work from home, that’s equivalent to 14 per cent of the working population. Setting up your own office at home can be just as productive and profitable as working in a traditional office environment. Whether you’re looking to maximise your concentration levels, or increase your financial stability, there are some important points to consider.
Working from home allows you greater flexibility, especially if you have a family. However, keeping focused on business issues throughout your working day, is crucial to ensure working from home is a success.
Think about the best space to work in your home. Where will you be able to concentrate on your work, without any distractions? Is there an area away from your family, where you’ll be able to focus on work, make phone or video calls without interruptions? If you’re planning to work in a communal, living area, how will you manage your family or friends who want to use it while you’re working? It could be worth speaking to them before you set up, to ensure they understand you need to complete your daily work tasks.
Don’t underestimate the importance of having a professional, working environment. An area that inspires work, free of clutter and household mess will help you concentrate on your work. Will clients or colleagues visit your home for meetings? What impression will they take away with them of your business?
Here are some basic office solutions:
While there is no rule-book when it comes to setting up your home office, having the right equipment is vital. It’s worthwhile putting the effort into finding the best equipment and software for your work, other businesses will have done the same, so don’t get left behind. If you’re unfamiliar with any aspect of the technology, it could be worth attending a course that will show you how to use it.
If you find your budget won’t stretch far enough for the equipment you need, we can help. Our FSB Cash Advance service can offer you money upfront, which you will receive within 15 days. The repayments can be made through your debit/credit card sales, or via daily direct debit.
If you do decide to run your business from home, there are other areas you’ll need to look into. For example; business insurance, reliable broadband, telecom services and expenses. We can help with whatever you need to support your business.
Having separate business and home phone lines are essential to avoid any possible embarrassment, just in case the wrong person answers the phone. As one of the fastest growing providers of telephone lines and call charges, our FSB Telecom is extremely reliable and intuitive. Contact us for a free, no-obligation bill check, to find out how much money we can save your business on calls and lines. Our experienced team will quickly identify where any potential savings can be made. We also have one of the most competitive tariffs on the market, which will make a big difference to your businesses phone bills.
Wherever your business is based in the UK, access to fast and reliable broadband will be a priority. If your business needs a little bit more from your internet connection, our FSB Telecom Service can also offer an advanced ADSL 2+* service. This will boost your available download speed, and offers a free wireless router. There aren’t any bandwidth restrictions on our ADSL 2+ products, so you’re free to use the internet as much as you need, without any extra monthly charges.
ADSL stands for ‘Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line’. It’s the software that allows greater amounts of data to be transmitted down a telephone line, giving increased upload and download speeds. ADSL2 and ADSL2+ use the same cabling and exchange infrastructure as a regular ADSL connection. However, the software allows for greater amounts of data to be transmitted. A standard ADSL connection offers 24Mbps download and 1Mbps upload, whereas ADSL2 and ADSL2+ offer three times greater upload and download speeds.
Our FSB Business Telecom Service can also find you a cost-effective mobile deal for your business. Our 'One and Only' tariff is designed in direct response to our member’s requests. Rather than offering numerous, complex tariff and handset options, ‘One and Only’ instead offers a SIM-only package, using the national Vodafone network. It’s a simple, unlimited tariff with bolt-on options available, whatever your business needs.
Thousands of our members are already benefiting from exclusive member-only deals, including a starting package of £12.50 per month, with all-inclusive packages from only £17.50 per month. This provides unlimited local and national calls, unlimited text messages, unlimited calls to other mobile networks and 1GB of Mobile Data.
Perhaps one of our most popular and important services is our FSB Insurance. For over 20 years we’ve offered our members exclusive access to added benefits and services, on a diverse range of business policies. Cover can include:
Unlike most brokers, we offer our members the chance to specifically tailor their policy. If you’re worried about cover for an item that isn’t mentioned above, then feel free to give our advisors a call today and ask their advice.
Factsheets and downloads for: Employment Law, Taxation Matters, Business Law and Health & Safety information. All free. As well as monthly bulletins.