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.
Do you keep wishing there were more hours in the day? And do you often feel that you’re working more hours than you want to, but not seeing the rewards you would expect?
When you have too much to do, and not enough time in which to do it, you may find it difficult to make good decisions and prioritise sensibly. After all, that can take up time! Also, you may resist delegating tasks to others, feeling that, until you have time to explain it fully, it’s quicker just to do it yourself.
It’s too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you’re too busy to use your time to your best advantage. You may feel that you simply don’t have time to stop what you’re doing. But if your time is not working well, try these steps and take charge of time management for you and your team.
Look at all the tasks you do during one month and estimate how long you spend on them. Who else could do them if you had all the team members you could possibly need? And what wage value would you put on each task? Also look at the total average number of hours you work each week. How many hours do you actually want to work?
Now ask yourself which tasks you enjoy, and which tasks would be enjoyed more by another. Also consider whether another member of the team would achieve a greater output in less time. Be honest with yourself: do you have colleagues who could do some of those tasks as well as or better than you?
Agree where changes could be made, who will do what and when they will do it. Discuss and agree on what the benefits or successes will look like for each type of reallocated task. Consider and decide on any other support needed, making sure the objectives are SMART (Specific objectives which are Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely).
Arrange to check in with all those involved in the acquiring or handling of tasks after 60 days. Discuss as a team what worked well, and what could be improved over the next 60 days. How does each member of the team feel about their amended role and productivity? Arrange another review meeting to repeat the process and keep driving continuous improvement.
Make the time to recognise and celebrate the successes achieved by yourself and the rest of your team. I don’t mean you need to have a party (but do if you want to)! Simply noting the achievements of individuals and the team, and saying thank you, can help to keep everyone feeling positive and valued.
By pausing and rethinking in this way, you can make your time work smarter and harder, driving continuous improvement in your business. This exercise will also simplify decision-making around resource allocation, creating productivity uplift and supporting everyone in the team when they need to choose priorities.
The analysis involved here will enable you to value and reward each team member’s contribution. Job satisfaction is likely to increase, as everyone’s work/life balance will be better, and the productivity of each role in the team should improve.
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