After telling clients and contacts to go and join the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), I have finally got around to joining this myself.
The Federation started in 1974 as a lobbying group that protects the interests of small business owners as well as the self-employed. It now has over 213,000 members and 194 branches.
Some of its core objectives are
To promote the interests of members
To protect members’ business
To publicise the benefits of self-employed and business ownership
The organisation regularly hold events up and down the country which are open to members and often non-members. In the Devizes and North Wiltshire area, two members of the committee, Adrian Chase and Bill Ryan are actively promoting new events.
The key benefits of joining the federation are
Free business banking with the Co-operative bank
Free legal advice helpline
Tax investigation insurance
Insurance cover for employment disputes
The full range can be seen on their website.
For further information, have a look at their website or contact me and I will put you in touch with the local representatives.
I am looking forward to a long standing relationship with this organisation for the benefit of me and my clients.