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 a fixed price of £129.
It’s hardly an exact science, but there are a lot of factors that will come into play when it comes to deciding the right time to start your business. We highlight what to keep in mind when it comes to deciding when to start a business.
One of the main things you need to have researched beforehand is whether or not there is space in the market for your business idea. Are you the first person with this idea in your area? If not, do you plan to offer something that separates you from them and makes you unique?
Specifically, you need to have something about your business that makes people want to use your service over anyone else’s. Plan in advance what your unique selling points will be and if they are enough to help generate business.
The main barrier you will come across is the financial costs involved in setting up a business. You shouldn’t think about starting a business until you have a clear idea of how much the initial start-up costs are, as well as what your overheads and running costs are and if you can afford them.
It’s important that you don’t rush into starting your business because you feel overly stressed or trapped in your current job. Doing so could cause you to rush, neglecting crucial planning and preparation, which could negatively affect your business in future. Either by failing to consider a key service you need to offer in your sector or failing to set up proper legal protection for your business for example.
You will need to accept that a lot of your time will be dedicated to developing your business, and this can be particularly stressful, especially as you get your business off the ground. However, with the right attitude, planning and support you can lessen the stress of getting a business up and running.
Start small and grow naturally. Certain business ideas can even begin from home, meaning you don’t have to spend time worrying about finding locations and hiring the premises. An accountancy firm can run from a small office in your house, or a fledgling bakery can run from your own kitchen. Once you have consistent cash flow, you can begin to consider upsizing your business.
It might never feel like the right time to start your own business, but having faith in your business idea, understanding the costs and having sensible expectations of your new endeavour can help create a business that you can successfully grow over time.
When you decide to set up your own business there are a number of different points to keep in mind, how to register your business, how to get funding and managing your finances to name a few.
FSB Business Creation provides people looking to start their own businesses with a range of services designed to help and support new start ups.
These services include access to:
To find out more about how FSB Business Creation could help you when setting up your own business get in touch with a member of the team or visit our FSB Business Creation page.
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