From launching a start up and becoming a sole trader, to finding funding and filing your taxes, our experts share their top tips, advice, and guidance. We regularly publish new guides and review existing ones. As an FSB member, you’ll also discover how you can make the most of your membership with helpful hints from our team in every business guide.

Browse our most recent guides below or view all our current guides instead.

Business Basics: How to easily improve your digital strategy on a budget
Document Thu, 24 June 2021

Business Basics: How to easily improve your digital strategy on a budget

Download our free guide for FSB members and level up your digital game without breaking the bank.

Business Basics: Health and Safety Compliance
Document Mon, 07 June 2021

Business Basics: Health and Safety Compliance

Download our free guide to Health and Safety for FSB members.

Business Basics: Insurance for contractors and freelancers
Document Mon, 17 May 2021

Business Basics: Insurance for contractors and freelancers

Being your own boss can be freeing, but it also means all the paperwork falls onto your shoulders. Our free interactive guide will help you decide what insurance you need to keep you covered.

Business Basics: Dealing with data
Document Thu, 13 May 2021

Business Basics: Dealing with data

Download our free guide to data protection for everything you need to know about keeping data secure in your small business

Business Basics: Hiring your first employee
Document Tue, 11 May 2021

Business Basics: Hiring your first employee

Ready to take the first steps to expand your team, but don’t know where to begin? We’ll take you through the process of how to employ someone, whether you’re a sole trader or limited company, so you can get it right from day one.

Business Basics: Managing Payroll and Pensions
Document Mon, 01 March 2021

Business Basics: Managing Payroll and Pensions

Learn the basics of setting up and managing a compliant payroll and workplace pension scheme for your employees, whether you have one employee or 100.

Business Basics: How to set up as a sole trader
Document Mon, 01 February 2021

Business Basics: How to set up as a sole trader

From registering with HMRC to getting your paperwork right, we’ll take you through what you need to know when setting up as a sole trader.

Business Basics: Taking card payments securely
Article Thu, 19 November 2020

Business Basics: Taking card payments securely

Everything you need to know about credit card processing and taking payments in a secure, compliant way.

Business Basics: Small business taxes guide
Document Wed, 14 October 2020

Business Basics: Small business taxes guide

Whether you’re new to the world of working for yourself, or you just want a tax refresher, you’ll find everything you need to know about small business taxes.

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