FSB, The Federation of Small Businesses

Foresolutions are members of the FSB & we have found our membership extremely valuable over the years. Read below how the FSB may be able to support your business activities.

Established over 40 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by our members, for our members.

Members get an exclusive package of great value vital business services. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local networking, business banking and mentoring. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

We don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits – FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. We give our members a powerful voice in government.

I am always delighted when one of my members tells me how their membership has helped them, from the smallest to the most onerous of issues –

* The manufacturing firm who used some software on a secondhand computer without thinking and subsequently received a demand for £12,000 for the licence. After advice received from FSB Legal they succeeded in negotiating terms and settled on £2000.

* The builder whose tax investigation of 3 years of accounts lasted 14 months. We represented and it resulted in a discrepancy of £1 from several millions of £s of turnover! (We also picked up his accountants £4,000 bill for the extra work created.)

* The hairdresser who had a health & safety claim against her after a customer slipped up in her salon. Her H & S was all ship shape thanks to FSB resources. A couple of letters from our solicitors to the claimant’s solicitors nipped any further action in the bud – and it didn’t cost the hairdresser a penny in legal fees.

* The tech firm who saved over £20,000 in fees and settlement demands when we defended an employment tribunal. As he later said, that’s his membership fee paid for a hundred years!

* And so many small businesses joining up, registering with our Debt Recovery service and getting back all those niggling bad debts from months or even years ago, without paying a penny in most cases.

 Find out more here https://www.fsb.org.uk/