I want to start a business, but I don’t know where to begin...
Start with our free guide for start ups
How to start a business in seven simple steps
Learn about the basics of business with our step-by-step guide to starting a business.
Step 1: How to do market research
Step 2: Registering your business
Step 3: Building your brand identity
Step 4: Writing a brilliant business plan
Step 5: Business finance basics
Step 6: Your workplace
Step 7: Marketing your business online
Say hello to your own team of experts
Business life can be tough, but with FSB by your side, we’ll help you get it right the first time. Don’t go it alone – included in your membership, you’ll have access to valuable benefits and services to support you every step of the way.
✔️ Legal guides & templates available on demand 24/7/365
✔️ Nationwide events and workshops
✔️ Legal helpline included in membership
Ready to take the leap and start a business?
Once you’ve downloaded our free guide, it’s time to think about the bigger picture. Get off to a flying start with the resources below.
Every small business needs a detailed business plan. Find out how your business plan can help your business grow and succeed, why it's so important and how to get started.
When running a business, legal documentation is a must. From tax to employment, we take you through some of the important things you need to have in black and white.
Your ideas are your currency. Our guide covers the basics of intellectual property and what you need to do to make sure your ideas stay where they belong.
Getting the word out
Once your business is up and running, you'll need to raise your profile. Our guides will help you get started with marketing your business
Learn how to market your small business successfully and attract new customers with resources, videos and guides from marketing and PR experts.
A digital business is an agile business. Get started with social media marketing with our free step-by-step course.
From Facebook adverts and newsletters to traditional print and PR, there are so many ways to promote your small business. But how do you know which is best?