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.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in July 2018. The new rules are designed to protect consumer rights and clarify laws for businesses right across the European Union (EU) but, vitally, also those that trade with it. Your business needs to protect itself by fully adhering to these changes in the law.
The GDPR protects all personal data (such as name, identification number etc) and, interestingly, there is no distinction between private, public or work roles. Despite the Brexit, all the indications are that the UK will toe the line on the rules, to ensure trading with the EU. Organisations outside the EU are also still subject to the jurisdiction of GDPR just by collecting data on EU citizens.
Sensitive data has never been easier to obtain or disseminate electronically, while the risks have never been greater. A responsible organisation will need to recognise the risks and prevent or mitigate any potential problems.
Some organisations could face a fine of 4 per cent of turnover – potentially very expensive and damaging indeed. This doesn’t even begin to assess the damage to reputation or the company’s public image, so it makes more sense (both practically and financially) to avoid the penalties in the first place.
If a company has a substantial number of complaints lodged against it even before July 2018, it could be liable for a significant fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), reputational fallout and potential bad press, which can be very damaging for a small business.
We all know about environmental IT legislation such as WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling), but the safe disposal of data is equally important.
Data can be stored on a wide variety and number of different devices in a modern organisation, from servers and PCs to tablets, smartphones, USB sticks, portable hard drives etc. A well designed IT lifecycle will look at all the potential problem areas and ensure policy and protection is in place throughout, from installation through to safe destruction at the data erasure stage.
• If you haven’t done so already, make sure your organisation is fully up to speed with the legislation within the GDPR. Make sure your internal processes provide protection to data and can also demonstrate this to satisfy any inspection of it
• When it comes to securing your IT systems, speak to a reputable ADISA registered asset disposal expert to get full advice on your IT lifecycle. This will ensure you have a robust solution which will limit your risk of data leakage and the potential consequences from it
• Ensure your data is fully contained and hardware is safely and efficiently disposed of, with compliance in terms of GDPR approved data protection and environmental legislation firmly at the forefront of this
• Think about employee use of personal devices. Be wary of all access to data and, where possible, limit this beyond the systems owned by the business itself (and therefore under its direct control)
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