You might already have heard of the Federation of Small Business (FSB) but be unsure what it is and how it could help your business. Established in 1974, it is a membership organisation for small businesses across the UK and currently has hundreds of thousands of members. But what does it offer and is it worth the money? We think so.
What are the benefits of FSB membership?
There are more benefits than we can possibly list here. The FSB website is the best place to look. But some of the benefits we think are particularly valuable are:
FSB Tax Investigation Protection
Members have automatic access to comprehensive and free tax advice and tax investigation insurance - protecting you if you're selected for certain business-related HMRC investigations.
FSB Legal Hub
When you need online legal information, FSB are a reliable source for factsheets and in excess of 750 legal documents to choose from. They cover key legal, HR, tax and health and safety issues that you might encounter when setting up and running your business. (Check out our guide to HR for startups too).
FSB Care (medical support)
Your health and wellbeing is important. If the worst should happen and you become unwell with a serious physical or mental health condition, FSB offer free access to a personal nurse adviser, an experienced Registered Mental or General Nurse.
FSB Cyber Protect
When it comes to cyber risk, FSB Cyber Protection is more important than ever. FSB Cyber Protection gives you access to both a helpline and limited insurance, designed to support and protect your business at no extra cost.
FSB First Voice
In addition to the above (and many more services) FSB has an excellent section on its website, called First Voice, providing all kinds of advice, plus other resources and a list of events they hold across the UK.
How much does it cost to join the FSB?
If your business doesn't have any employees (other than yourself) it only costs £147 per year. Usually you would have to pay a £30 registration fee but, because of our partnership with FSB, they have agreed to waive that fee for anyone who joins using this discount code TSU816). If you have 1-4 employees then you pay £199 per year.
Sign up here and be sure to use the TSU816 for your £30 discount.
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