Federation of Small Businesses

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FSB's legal help saves me more than the membership costs each year. Solicitors are pricey! Just having all the legal documents I need for things like employee contracts, rental agreements, and so forth keeps me from having to hire someone to craft those for me. Brill! Mind you, the most amazing work they do is that they fight for the rights of small businesses. Their work changing laws and legislation won us all the 10% tax rate on the sale and closure of our businesses. The free legal aide is just icing on the cake.
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I attended this Webinar with Dan Stoner as the main speaker. Dan was a great personality and shared his expertise well. The Video he featured was well made and to the point. He is a very experienced Videographer but got the message out clearly, with humour and personality. He also offered to answer anything Viddyoze or Video related by email so totally reachable. Tina Conner did a great job facilitating and hosting. Well done all. Usual fsb High Standard
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I have just attended the webinar about corporate video making, and it was excellent.
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Attended a webinar today, "Why all businesses need to create video content". It was very helpful information, what I took from it was - Youtube, DaVinci and Statistics, all can lead back to your website for growth.
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This was a great presentation by Dan, simple and easy to follow. great tips and answers in the Q&A. Refeshingly honest with his replies about the areas of his expertise. Yet offers of help and advise in those other areas in which he dosen't claim to be an expert in. Also, very encouraging in terms of the equipment and level of skill needed to get going.
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FSB have been a great resource over the 18 or so years we have been a member.
Access to specialist helplines, particularly legal and taxation, various services eg insurance, credit card processing plus general information and networking have all been a real help but especially since Covid-19 hit; we have been offered free training and advice particularly with webinars etc. Great support operation, and for a very reasonable cost. Canot recommend highly enough.
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Excellent host firstly, video presentation very good, great ideas to promote businesses of all nature. Looking forward to future presentations.
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I attended the "Why all businesses need to create video content" webinar today. A lot of content put across well with an excellent Q & A session afterward. Another helpful webinar from the FSB.
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I've been an FSB member for over 20 years. It's been useful backup resource for my business as well as great local networking over the years. More recently, the webinars and virtual meeting have wbeen an interesting development.
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Thank you so much to the FSB. I have had such useful information through the training they offer as part of the membership. Today was about POA for your business and Wills - I had not thought about what would happen if I could not run my business etc., so thank you for bringing this to my attention. Also had great and quick advice about sub-contractors and rights to work in the uk. Which put my mind at rest. The networking is great and specific to areas as well, but no restriction on the ones you can join. People are on hand to have a chat through ideas and ask for advise as well. A Big Thank you.
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I highly recommend becoming a member of the FSB due to the support and networking opportunities given. Recently, they helped me secure a discretionary Covid grant from my local council for which I am very grateful for. Hisashi Kuboyama has been ever so helpful is any dealings I have had with him and his assistance helped ensure I was awarded the grant which is very important to the business.
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We have been a member of the FSB for only 2 months and already it's been well worth the membership fee. During that time we have been introduced to an IP lawyer, received some free advice and been supported (on appeal) with a successful COVID19 recovery funding application.

I cannot recommend Robert Downes and Simon Edmondson highly enough to any Small or Medium Sized Businesses looking for support, whatever it may be.

Gary
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Thank you FSB for keeping me in the loop to apply for the grant which will hopefully help us with some professional advice regarding the seemingly very complicated process, of exporting our products.
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As a business advisor one of the first things i recommend to my clients, particularly in start up situations, is that they join the FSB. Many of them have saved £1000's by making full use of their membership and often thank me for recommending it.
I think it is the best value business membership organisation around. Keep up the good work
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The FSB are a lifeline support for all small businesses, from downloading legal documents, legal advice, networking, care, access to finance, insurance and more. Simply one of the best investments you can make in your own business. You might not use the products or services but you may need them. Add to this the lobbying of government both national regional and local it is good to be involved.
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The FSB has been amazing during COVID outbreak and proud to be a member. There has been support for small businesses and sole traders during the pandemic and some great networking events, webinars and education for small businesses as well as active lobbying with government.

Proud to be a member.
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I was recently struggling to claim some grant money from my local council for my business.
Robert at the FSB was extremely helpful putting me in touch with the person at the council who could point me in the right direction and help with the claim.
I have now been successful and have received some financial help which has been a huge relief.
Worth every penny of my annual fee to the FSB.
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I've been a member for a number of years now, I've used a number of the FSB services including the free legal advice which resolved an issue with a former employee and saved me thousands in legal fees! I've also used the template policies and other forms on many occasions and the free webinars are really useful too! It really is money well spent!
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Virtual Networking:
The FSB have provided a lot of valuable support throughout the Pandemic. This has included the virtual networking. I have attended 45 events in the last 2 months and met some fabulous people from over 1,000 businesses. This has only been possible through the efforts of all the volunteers and staff at the FSB. Thanks to everyone for creating the opportunities that have help my business to grow. John
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Very useful seminar hosted by FSB about how to get access to government contracts.
Also a series of brilliant networking sessions online across the country - great for connecting with other businesses you wouldn't normally meet.
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Why I joined FSB.

I had an issue with Cornwall Council charging me for parking space during the lockdown of 2020 and 2021. The Town Clerk of Looe gave me the name of Ann Vandermeulen, FSB Cornwall Development Manager.

I contacted Ann who took up my case with Cornwall Council. She wrote letters, attended meetings and challenged the Council on several occasions. At this stage I was not a member of FSB but Ann put 100% effort into challenging the Cornwall Council decision to charge even though we were in an enforced lockdown and consequently had no guests who could use the spaces. Unfortunately she was not able to persuade the Council to back down.

I was so impressed by her effort that I began to look more closely at FSB and I was amazed at the options they offer their members. I thought if this is the service and attention given to a non-member then becoming a member is a no brainer. I just wish I had joined earlier!

Colin Clements TOBH Looe.
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Being a member of FSB for many years has always felt like being part of a larger family and discussions about things and business issues were always followed with interest and supportive actions. Communication is the key to solve most problems especially in business and FSB gives a great opportunity for such discussions anytime is asked or made aware. Also very effective on connecting people and different communities facing similar situations.
In this last year of Pandemic it has proved also very supportive and helpful in every way possible.
Thank you and let’s hope we will restart our business venture together as strong as we were before the Pandemic.
Bottega Prelibato
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I really value being a member of FSB for the networking, support and also how they lobby Government about small businesses. This has been particularly important during the pandemic. This has been the most challenging year of my business life so I rely on my connections with FSB. I have even been able to give business to fellow FSB members. Keep doing what you do FSB!!
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The information was provided in a very professional manner. It is just such a shame that it was about dealing with the business disaster of leaving the EU. A bit like a calm 'life boats this way' guide on the Titanic.
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Thank you for the support you have given me as a small business. I especially want to thank Lee Osborne who is always at the end of the phone or email.
The FSB is excellent value for money and I will always recommend you to others
Thanks - Amy @Nomad HR and Recruitment
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