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.
When cloud first appeared, it was seen as a potential replacement for traditional IT platforms, writes Mike Dearlove, managing director of EACS.
The key consideration was price – did it offer a more cost efficient solution?
While this may still hold true, it also has the advantage of being scalable and flexible, enabling the solution to grow as a business grows, and offering significant mobility and productivity benefits.
People want better access to their business systems and resources and to be able to consume them from any location, including at home. This is particularly important to small businesses, for whom speed of response can be vital.
As a result, some organisations are turning to corporate equivalents of social applications such as Yammer to share information in real time, while actively encouraging their staff not to email as it reduces human interactions and their ability to innovate.
The first applications an organisation typically puts into the cloud are end-user email and those that encourage collaborative working, such as document sharing, at a fixed price per month.
In addition, we are seeing a large adoption of cloud-based backup and business continuity solutions.
Managed cloud services are also available; these are cloud services with a management layer on top, which can be of significant benefit if the organisation has limited IT skills available in-house.
Cloud then, should not just be considered for its ability to reduce costs. By removing barriers to success and helping staff work together in new ways, it can help organisations innovate and collaborate and move their business forward in new directions.
Risk and compliance continue to be important considerations, but these can be addressed with appropriate choices and due diligence.
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