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 an introductory price of £99 in the first year.
There is a great deal of support available for new businesses. Knowing where to look for help, and what support is best suited to your business can really help give your new business the boost it needs.
We’ve highlighted some of the key areas that can benefit a new business.
When starting a business, it is important to make sure you’ve laid down solid foundations to prepare both yourself and your business for working life.
From setting out the growth and trajectory of your business via a business plan or understanding the importance of insurance or how to register your business for example.
There is a wealth of information, guides, and support available to businesses. For example, if you’re struggling to create your business plan, there are guides available to help to make sure you have covered all the relevant points and details that you need to in order to help your business get started.
You can also seek out marketing reports, or competitor analysis to help you decide on which markets or sectors your business should target. This can help you to target areas where you stand to be more profitable.
As you get started there can be several surprising costs incurred, such as for providing equipment or preparing your business premises.
The financial support available to people who are looking to start their own business is quite varied. This support can take the form of a range of loans and grants from banks, charities, companies or the government.
For initial start-up costs, consider looking into loans and grants specifically for new businesses such as start-up loans or business incubation grants.
You can also look at specific grants based on a number of factors, such as supporting new businesses in a specific sector or geographical location.
There are also loans that can help with the hiring and training of employees. If any employee that you will take on is considered disabled, an Access to Work grant may be available to cover the financial costs of adapting your business to meet their needs.
Support is also available for making your business as green as possible. For example, The Carbon Trust offer the Green Business Fund and Energy Efficiency Financing to enable your business to be as eco-friendly as possible in an affordable fashion.
Though there is a great deal of support available in the early stages of starting your business, that does not mean that there is going to be an arbitrary cut-off point where support will no longer be offered to you.
If you would like the skills and experience of an established industry veteran to call upon for advice in running your business, business mentoring could be an option.
There is no obligation to use their services, but you could enlist their experience as a sounding board for ideas or as a source of guidance to determine the best possible plan for the future of your business.
While it may seem rather daunting to start your own business, there is a wealth of experience and support available for you to take up and make the process much easier.
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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